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  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 820 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1210
80 responses
Average ACT
24
12 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$77,961
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,641
National
$949
Median Home Value
$441,100
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
  • Culture Night
    23%
  • Next Awards
    23%
  • Principal's list and Honor Roll Breakfast
    15%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Talent Show
    8%
  • None
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
820
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.6%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
42%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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I have been at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School (CJCP) since I was in 6th grade. Some of the things that I did like at CJCP were the small class sizes because you were able to get a 1 on 1 with the teacher if you didn't understand the material. Another thing I liked was how dedicated our guidance counselor was to his job and helping students get into school. Some of the things I would like to see change are giving the students more freedom. As a student, I could say that coming into school some days would feel like going to prison. The school was way too strict especially when they didn't even need to be because all the students did what they needed to do and were excelling academically. I would also like to see more interest and additions to the athletic program. I say this because I attended CJCP for all these years, but everyday after school I would go to Franklin High School where I played football and ran track because my school didn't offer those sports.
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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.
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.