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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Central Jersey College Prep Charter School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Somerset, NJ. It has 420 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
101 Mettlers Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
Telephone
(732) 649-3954

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1180
49 responses
Average ACT
24
6 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$91,072
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,534
National
$949
Median Home Value
$325,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
56%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
44%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Next Awards
    27%
  • Culture Night
    20%
  • Principal's list and Honor Roll Breakfast
    13%
  • Talent Show
    13%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • None
    7%
  • So You Think You Can Dance
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
420
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,091
Teachers in First/Second Year
37.2%
36%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
22%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Social-wise, CJCPCS is a very close community of students and faculty, so everyone usually knows everyone. It's a close group, making it easier to get to know your peers and make friends easily. Small class sizes also allow students to have one-on-one communication with their teachers, allowing them to receive help in a more relaxing setting than if placed among a large class. However, I would like to see change in administration and the way they view the student body. Even as a senior, it still becomes difficult to bring up certain topics or to discuss our own opinions without being ridiculed and ignored. We should be able to sit down with administration and be able to have a reasonable conversation where all of our opinions and views are respected without being shut down. Also, there needs to be more communication with the school and the student body and teachers, as major changes are performed that directly affect staff and the students, yet we are uninformed until days later.
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The school helps involve students to gain a better education. The school has gotten students to take part in college credit courses. Central Jersey College Prep Charter School helps voice their opinions on the students' improvement and how can the student take a step further than what he or she has been doing. Currently, the school has taken part in helping students to take part in clubs and activities. By aiding the students to take a step higher than what the student is used to, the staffs work nonstop to get us closer to a higher goal. One thing that could help the school progress is if the staffs do not force the load upon the students. Instead, the staffs should aid the students to believe that they should accomplish the work themselves.
Teachers are good but current administration is bad, they only care about the money and overspending. They do not use the money where it is needed, they keep having studies done about expansion. The administration needs to focus in getting all issues hammered out before trying to expand enrollment or campuses. Administration was better a few years ago. School is getting worse instead of getting better. Blue Ribbon status was obtained by previous administration and for grades 6-12.