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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Clifton High School is an above average, public school located in Clifton, NJ. It has 2,887 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
Address
333 Colfax Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013
Telephone
(973) 470-2312
Website
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Clifton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1130
433 responses
Average ACT
25
32 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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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-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$74,963
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,353
National
$949
Median Home Value
$331,800
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
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 123 responses
Report
  • Plays, concerts, games
    25%
  • CAST Film Festival
    21%
  • Pep rally
    18%
  • Prom Fashion Show
    7%
  • Project Unify
    6%
  • Varsity indoor/outdoor track
    6%
  • Varsity cross country
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,887
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,387
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,829/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.75 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.75 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.75 responses
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Clifton High School is a great school in my opinion. No school is perfect, but this comes really close. I've been to many schools, and as a senior at this school, it's been my favorite. The teachers are active and energetic, classmates are participating, and the environment is also supportive. If I were to change something, it'd most certainly be the college readiness. This school does indeed give challenging classes and hard courses, but as far as getting me ready for college, I'm not sure. Such as SATs and standardized tests, you are on your own. I would highly recommend this school for your child though. Amazing experience!
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It's a small school but every teacher has big hearts! I do not want these 4 years to go by too fast. Seeing these teachers and staff always make my day no matter what class! Everyone gets along very well and there are plenty of extra curricular clubs to get involved with! Our sports teams are dedicated and timely! We win as a team and celebrate as a family! We may be small, but we are all a big family!
I was very fortunate to get my diploma at CHS. My experiences while I was attending from freshmen to senior year was very fun. In addition, the teachers were very helpful and fun. They want everybody in the class to participate and pass the class. One of the best teacher that I will never ever forget is Mrs. Landesberg; she was very patient and she always motivate her students about pursuing our dreams. Furthermore, CHS is a very neat high school and the security is incredible including the security who are patrolling around the school, plus the cctvs. Ultimately, if the time ever restarts, I will not have any doubt and attend CHS once again! 👍