Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepA+
- Clubs & ActivitiesA-
- Health & SafetyA+
- Resources & FacilitiesB
Chatham High School is a top rated, public school located in Chatham, NJ. It has 1,313 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Chatham High School Reviews
I'm currently going to be a sophomore at Chatham High School. I really enjoyed my freshman year because the staff and the teachers were all very friendly, and approachable. In addition, my school has over 50 clubs, in which I'm grateful to be apart of the French Club, French Honor Society, Book Club, and Green Team, to help me be more involved with the school. However, throughout my freshman year, I noticed that there was an extreme lack of diversity at my school. There were mainly only white teachers, occasionally some Latin American teachers, but never any black teachers. This upset me because I want my school to be more diverse, and help students to be anti-racist. But, I did virtually attend the most recent BOE meeting, as well as emailing about my complaint for a lack of teacher diversity in the school to hopefully make a change. Overall, the education and teachers are extremely good, with diversity being the only crucial problem at Chatham High School.
The teachers at Chatham High School are extremely qualified, capable, and smart. Many of them make a considerable effort to really connect with their students over subjects outside of class as well as those discussed in class. The student body is also very intelligent and passionate about different issues. Most students are also warm and welcoming. One of the main drawbacks is that the school strongly lacks diversity. The administration seems to consider students' concerns, but this is not completely reflected in their policies and actions.
Overall it's pretty decent; the teachers are good and there are a lot of academic opportunities. However, there's basically zero diversity and its really cliquey. 90% of the students do some sort of sport (soccer and lacrosse are most popular) and being athletic is really important in making friends. As someone who doesn't play sports and is on the shier side, making friends was very difficult for me and I've lived in Chatham for about 7 years. Additionally, most families here are on the afluent side, so the kids are pretty entitled sometimes. Even though the school atmposphere and culture is not the best, there are still some good teachers and an okay amount of clubs. But bottom line- I wouldn't reccomend moving here unless you're rich, white, and conservative.