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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
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
County Prep High School is a highly rated, public school located in Jersey City, NJ. It has 782 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
About County Prep High School...
Address
525 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Telephone
(201) 631-6302
Website

County Prep High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
223 responses
Average ACT
26
14 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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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
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$62,739
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,271
National
$949
Median Home Value
$344,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • Talent Show
    19%
  • Open Mic Night
    16%
  • Fashion Show
    14%
  • Field trips
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Battle of the Classes Tournament
    8%
  • Multicultural Day
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
782
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,244
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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County Prep HS is a place of opportunity. Here you can explore various interests, such as theatre, music production, culinary, medical science, psychology, business, you name it! This school is very lively and big on diversity, our lenient dress code let's us dress in whatever you want, however you want (the food is pretty delicious too). You will always find a teacher that you can relate to, I have several that I look up to, each one is different in both their personality and their efficient ways of teaching. Our guidance counselors AND school therapists are good resources if you have any questions or doubts, because everyone here just wants to see you succeed, and will be helpful as long as you are willing to put in the effort as well. Overall, I couldn’t find myself in a school better than County Prep, because of the creative leg room they give you and for the opportunities they offer! If you’re a NJ student who is very ambitious and wants to reach for the stars, consider us!
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I've attended County Prep High School for 4 years and to be completely honest, I've had such a good experience. When you picture high school, you usually picture kids being bullied and what not. County Prep is probably the safest school you can attend, it's the most diverse, and I've learned so much from attending here. I've gotten really comfortable here to the point where I'm close with a few of my teachers and I'm involved in school clubs while also paying close attention to my school work.
The teachers are very nice and friendly, and the overall atmosphere is great. There is also a lot of diversity. The cafeteria food is amazing. However, there aren't a lot of ordinary clubs, such as Robotics. CPHS also does not have organized sports, which is a huge drawback. They do offer college classes, though, so that is a helpful benefit. The security guards are very strict with IDs, which is very reassuring with everything going on. They are also friendly and easy going. Most of the other students are also engaging, cheerful, and positive.