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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
The School District of the Chathams is a highly rated, public school district located in Chatham, NJ. It has 4,212 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

The School District of the Chathams Rankings

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Middle Schools in The School District of the Chathams

High Schools in The School District of the Chathams

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1280
250 responses
Average ACT
30
226 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,212
Free or Reduced Lunch
1.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,833
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$62,470,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,841/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$182,619
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,061
National
$949
Median Home Value
$909,700
National
$184,700

The School District of the Chathams Reviews

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Don't let the numbers fool you, because this district uses these skewed numbers to self-promote. The district is subsidized by wealthy parents who will do anything to get their child an A or get them on a varsity sport. The school is full of tutored and privately coached students. Sports teams are filled with athletes whose parents are int he same circle of friends. Ask anyone about the special education program and you will find it's filled with students who could do better with the proper support. The district recently built a large addition onto the high school for administrative offices, meanwhile the student body can't fit into the cafeteria or auditorium so they eat on the bleachers and folding tables in the gym with a tarp on the floor and have only grade level assemblies. It really leaves a lot to be desired if you look beyond the numbers.
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The schools in Chatham New Jersey are one of the best education places I've ever been to. I haven't finished school yet, but the teachers are kind and helpful. There are also free chips, candy, etc. during classes and science is one of the most amazing subjects I've ever had. I had live in Chatham for my entire life so far and I hope other residents will love these schools.
Fantastic programs for all students. I have a daughter in special education and one who is quite advanced and have been very impressed with support services and administrators throughout our time in the district.