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  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
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Clifton Public School District is a public school district located in Clifton, NJ. It has 10,430 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
About Clifton Public School District...
Address
745 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013
Telephone
(973) 470-2300
Website

Clifton Public School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1130
421 responses
Average ACT
25
32 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,430
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,387
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$163,157,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,829/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    3%

Clifton Public School District Reviews

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I liked my experience at Clifton Public Schools since as a student the school faculty has shown continuous regard for the students' learning and wellness. Teachers are continuously trying to make the students learn through experimentation and efficient lesson plans.

As a demographically diverse school, I can also add that many opportunities in terms of not only activities or sports but recreation in general make it an ideal place to learn in. With so many options to choose from, one can get to participate in extracurricular activities not all schools provide.

The school's concern for progressively improving and bettering safety measures and conditions are also remarkable and to be highlighted, and the involvement of parents is present.
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Growing up in Clifton Public Schools was truly different. From the first time I stepped foot in School #16, I knew I would learn not only from my books but from teachers. They enforced using our manners every day which developed me into becoming a young respectful woman. Student's education was Clifton's main priority for us. The staff prepared us for the next level of education: junior high. Woodrow Wilson Middle School was the most difficult period in my life. When I was only 13, my father was sent to prison. I felt that no one knew what to say, except my guidance counselor. She guided me through the darkness and help me fight the adult-like struggle I was dealing with. I got to slowly understand what the true definition of "diversity" meant. That was Clifton Public Schools.
I've been in this school system for 12 years and there were some high points and low points. I wasn't a fan of my elementary educational instructors, and middle school held a few. However in CHS, there are such talented and passionate educators there that it baffles me. Teachers like Mr. McCunney and Mr. Lesler have such a passion for the education and the students, it's such an amazing feeling.