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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
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.

Chatham High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1290
279 responses
Average ACT
30
248 responses
AP Enrollment
46%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$182,619
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,061
National
$949
Median Home Value
$909,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
  • Senior internships
    20%
  • Senior skip day
    13%
  • Seniors vs teachers volleyball game
    11%
  • Amusement park
    11%
  • Senior Picnic
    11%
  • Senior Day
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,313
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,101
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.4%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$17,795/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Chatham High School Reviews

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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.
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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.