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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Cranford High School is a highly rated, public school located in Cranford, NJ. It has 1,177 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
201 West End Place
Cranford, NJ 07016
Telephone
(908) 709-6272
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Cranford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
308 responses
Average ACT
28
53 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$122,848
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,566
National
$949
Median Home Value
$463,800
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
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  • Prom
    27%
  • Powderpuff Football Game
    17%
  • Senior Fashion Show
    17%
  • Senior Awards Night
    15%
  • Pep rallys
    13%
  • Mr. CHS
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,177
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,571
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$16,700/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Cranford High School Reviews

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CHS has articulate and knowledgeable honors/AP teachers facilitate success in the classroom and adequately prepare students for the future. Unfortunately, Cranford lacks ethnic diversity, which makes it impossible for students to benefit from different perspectives, which hinders the potential discussion. While the guidance department, when prompted, is a good resource for students that aspire to attend college, it fails to provide satisfactory options for those students that may be looking to continue their education in directions that do not involve a traditional 4 year degree (trade school, a full time job, the military, gap year,etc).The students are generally caring, open minded, considerate individuals that support justice and equality. Most students are smarter than the grades they earn or GPA they possess, but I suppose that's the definition of most high schools: grades that reflect effort, not intelligence.
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As a senior at Cranford High School, I would say my four years went very well. Cranford High School offers over 200 exciting and interesting courses, including core classes, so there was always a class I looked forward to. The staff is excellent, they are always willing to help you in answering questions, and explaining material. They are also there to assist in any personal problems you might be dealing with. CHS believes strongly against HIB, and radiates a positive learning environment and school spirit. Speaking of which, they have a diverse athletics program, with boys and girls teams for most sports. However, if you're not into athletics, they offer several diverse clubs suited to your interest, along with an arts department and a technology department. This is a school where a student can truly find where they belong.
I really like the close-knit community. Most of the students and staff know each other by name and are always willing to help out. Our sports teams are competitive and there is a lot of school spirit around them. Whether football, hockey or basketball, there is always a crowd cheering you on.

I do find the school strict especially for me at the senior level. I would like to see more senior privilege options for students who demonstrate responsibility as many of us are legally adults.