345 Plainfield Ave
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Columbia Middle School serves 566 students in grades 6-8.
Columbia Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 82% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Columbia Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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School Overview

Columbia Middle School's student population of 566 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
566 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Columbia Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Columbia Middle School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#232 out of 2221 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
19%
10%
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Hispanic
9%
29%
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Black
n/a
15%
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White
67%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score
0.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
1%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 566 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.51 (Top 50%)

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