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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Cliffside Park High School is a public school located in Cliffside Park, NJ. It has 1,110 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 14% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
About Cliffside Park High School...
Address
538 Palisade Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
Telephone
(201) 313-2370
Website
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Cliffside Park High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
14%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1110
161 responses
Average ACT
27
5 responses
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$67,799
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,332
National
$949
Median Home Value
$432,200
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Pep rally
    30%
  • Games
    27%
  • School plays
    27%
  • I enjoy the annual robotics competition.
    7%
  • Athletics
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,110
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,689
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.1%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,105/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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My experience in Cliffside Park High School has been very decent with great memories, whilst having terrible moments also. What I liked about the school is that the faculty can easily be very helpful into teaching students subjects they don't understand. In fact, the school has fantastic sport teams that will help represent the school well. If there needs to be any changes made within the school, it would be pleasurable for the faculty to pay more attention to the student's needs. In addition, having more healthy options for healthy meals rather than fast food would also help as well. Overall, my high school experience was average at best.
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In my experience of attending Cliffside Park High School for three years, I believe that it is an extremely diverse school and should be commended for all of the extracurricular activities that it has to offer. Also, most of the teachers are extremely educational and take the extra mile in order to provide the best education possible. Although, while most teachers are very passionate about there job, there are teachers that choose to not educate their students to their full potential. Overall, I would rate Cliffside park High School as "very good" due to the sports, extracurricular activities, and their extremely diverse population.
It isn't as bad as people make it out to be, but if you don't want your experience here to be bad, you kind of have to go out of your way to make it good rather than just trudge through it and expect everything else to change for you. For me it was a solid time mostly because of the peers I surrounded myself with, the classes I took (and forced myself into/OUT of) and the clubs I joined (and what I did, being a part of them). Things could be better, but I won't blame the administration for it. (Completely, anyway.)