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17 Parker Ave

Maplewood, NJ 07040

(973) 762-5600

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,800

Students Per Teacher: 10

Parent Reviews

25 Parent Reviews for Columbia Senior High School

While there are many positive aspects to my son's experience at this school (2010 graduate), we made the decision to move out prior to our daughter starting her freshman year. We were paying very high taxes and for that expected an excellent school. If you ask the teachers themselves, they will tell ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/12/13

This is a good school with tons of A.P class options and extracurricular activities. Inside the classrooms, I feel very safe and in a good learning environment. The hallways, however can be overwhelming at first, and I sometimes expect to see fights breaking out. If you get involved and stick with the ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/21/12

I have two sons who have graduated from CHS and a third who is completing his second year. I am an active parent and have always been very pleased with the academic and extra-curricular programs. Both of my older sons got accepted to the colleges of their choice and are progressing well and ready to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/13/12

My son graduated from this school, completed college and is now working in a wonderful job. In addition to academics he grew because of the diverse environment. He is proud to have know so many people with so many race and/or religious foundations. He also learned more the love of knowledge and the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/09/11

In 1967,68 and 69 it was a fabulous school. I am not familiar with its qualities now.

Posted by a other on 03/25/11

The upper levels of this school have expanded greatly in recent years, under the guidance of the excellent principal who took the helm in 2006. Many students now take AP classes, and most continue to receive credit-worthy test scores. The school continues to excel in the arts, receiving a Grammy (yes, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/13/11

Full of opportunity, Columbia High School can provide an incredibly positive environment and atmosphere that allows talented and determined kids to grow. Rich with AP courses and a diverse array of extra-curricular activities, the school can provide a structure that sets students up for future success, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/16/10

Columbia is a great school for anyone who wants a diverse, intense education, with a supportive arts and sports program.

Posted by a parent on 03/30/10

Diverse, accepting community.

Posted by a parent on 10/03/09

This school has loads of character and history the community is great and the kids in the school are so friendly

Posted by a parent on 09/01/09

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School Profile for Columbia Senior High School

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Test scores for Columbia Senior High School

HSPA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Columbia Senior High School
South Orange-maplewood School District
New Jersey
* In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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Maplewood schools — Columbia Senior High School is located at 17 Parker Ave, Maplewood NJ 07040. 17 Parker Ave is in the 07040 ZIP code in Maplewood, NJ The school district for Columbia Senior High School is the South Orange-maplewood School District. Columbia Senior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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