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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Colonia High School is an above average, public school located in Colonia, NJ. It has 1,337 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.
Address
East Street
Colonia, NJ 07067
Telephone
(732) 726-7060
Website

Colonia High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1170
234 responses
Average ACT
26
24 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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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
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$102,979
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,380
National
$949
Median Home Value
$351,200
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Football games
    21%
  • Games
    21%
  • Shows
    19%
  • Dances
    9%
  • Basketball games, baseball games
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Band Competitions
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,337
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,606
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,158/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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I met a lot of new and different people and made many friends. Teachers treated students professionally for the most part. There were many fun clubs and activities one could join after school in which both students and teachers were very enthusiastic in.
The only downside would be the students (behaviour-wise). A good amount of students the "didn't really care", cutting class, being rude in general, not receiving the discipline they needed.
However, the teachers and staff would usually do their best to discipline such students. The only downside to that would be (NOT all teachers- some in particular) a negative attitude towards most students.
Another thing that would be best improved would be the Gym class. Not all classes were equally active (certain periods would literally just walk/ sit around while others would play more sports/ do more activities).
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If you are looking for an open-minded and innovative environment, CHS is the place for you. You just must be clear with what you want. We have so many amazing clubs and sports. Students come from all over the world. And the teachers are legendary!
Overall it was a great typical high school experience. It had its ups and downs and I was proud to be a student there. I learned a lot! There were teachers who were very passionate and loved their jobs and others who weren't much special but did their jobs none the less. Colonia's sports are outstanding and highly competitive and the coaches, especially the football program, love what they do and are good at their job. The lunch has improved and come a long way! As a student there are kids you like and kids you don't so you can't expect to like everyone but in colonia you'll find your place with minimal effort. There is some good school spirit and you will be proud to be a Patriot. Regarding administration the only complaint is they take their phone policy very seriously but overall it's not a huge issue. There are better schools but there are certainly worse ones. I'm satisfied with my experience in colonia.