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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 a public school located in Clifton, NJ. It has 2,944 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 14% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
333 Colfax Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013
Telephone
(973) 470-2312
Website

Clifton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
14%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1120
368 responses
Average ACT
25
25 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
Urban
Median Household Income
$71,830
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,329
National
$949
Median Home Value
$330,300
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
66%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 112 responses
Report
  • Plays, concerts, games
    26%
  • CAST Film Festival
    23%
  • Pep rally
    19%
  • Prom Fashion Show
    7%
  • Project Unify
    5%
  • Varsity indoor/outdoor track
    5%
  • 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
2,944
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,574
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 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
$16,059/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.73 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.73 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses
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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! 👍
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Clifton High School was a wonderful place to be at for my high school experience. It had many activities, clubs, and sports available to its students; The staff was very diverse and wanted to make life for students and parents accommodating.
They also offered extraordinary opportunities for its students such as working with the local community college to offer an abridged program for a group to complete their first year of college in advanced!
It was and still is a lovely school and I'd encourage attending!
What I love about Clifton High school is its diversity, although not necessarily in race. Yes it is true the student body and faculty is diverse with people from Black to White to Hispanic to Arabic, it is not what is special about Clifton High school. CHS is also diverse in character. Within the student body alone you have the advanced placement student activists who are surely running towards acceptance in the Ivy league schools. You have a few sport jocks extremely proud and popular. Lastly you have the General Ed. students who are ordinary and practical, trying to get through every day alive and well and survive the asphalt jungle that is Northern New Jersey. This diversity in personality is what counts. I believe that in our modern age, we surround ourselves too much with like-minded persons which keeps us detached and elitist. If we allow ourselves to listen with patience to all people we will find out that the world is much more complex than we originally thought.