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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
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Colonia High School is an above average, public school located in Colonia, NJ. It has 1,330 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% 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
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1170
273 responses
Average ACT
26
24 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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+
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Games
    20%
  • Football games
    20%
  • Shows
    18%
  • Dances
    8%
  • Basketball games, baseball games
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,330
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,900
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 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
$16,740/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Colonia is a school with lots of school spirit and student engagement. You get a good sense of community at CHS. Colonia offers an array of clubs, societies, and athletic programs for its students. In terms of academics, you are being taught by teachers that care about your education and your long term goals outside of high school. The english department is the best here!
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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).
Colonia high school has been a great experience. I love that it’s very diversified and has a lot involvement within our community. I enjoy being a part of Colonia’s soccer and basketball team. Being part of a sports team at Colonia has taught me confidence and discipline. Teachers. Coaches, and counselors have all helped me academically and athletically to achieve my goals and guide me with my future decision. The school has given me great memories and friends I will have forever.