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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Central Jersey College Prep Charter School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Somerset, NJ. It has 476 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% 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
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1190
67 responses
Average ACT
25
10 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$73,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,641
National
$949
Median Home Value
$417,200
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
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Next Awards
    25%
  • Culture Night
    20%
  • Principal's list and Honor Roll Breakfast
    15%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Talent Show
    10%
  • None
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
476
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.6%
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
30%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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My school lacks diversity. They have a lot of white students and Indian. The minorities are looked down upon. An idea would be having teachers go to workshops that include how to deal with different students and situations. A big part of students going to school feeling like they are less than is because of the administration. The core classes in my school do not include honors courses, they have dual enrollment classes that make it impossible to pass with the amount of workload they give us. They also have AP classes that are helpful if passed. All of the classes are super challenging. The electives are super boring and they don’t have anything that is based on any career field. They have basics like music and art.
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This school isn't for everyone. I've heard countless times from various students that the school is trash, if the school pisses you off once, it will continue to. From the perspective of someone who constantly heard the grievances, and compliments of the school and has come to their own decision, the school honestly sits right in the middle. I personally feel that everything that matters such as the cafeteria food, the education, and the safety of the students was handled very nicely, aside from some notorious substitute teachers that are popular amongst every grade in the school.
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.