Cliffside Park School District


The Cliffside Park School District in New Jersey consists of 5 schools, including 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school, serving students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. While the district's schools exhibit varying levels of academic performance, with the middle school and one of the elementary schools standing out for their relatively strong state rankings and English Language Arts proficiency, the district faces challenges in improving math performance, particularly at the high school level.

The Cliffside Park High School boasts a commendable 91.7% four-year graduation rate and a low 0.4% dropout rate, but its academic performance on state assessments lags behind the state averages. Chronic absenteeism rates across the district range from 11.2% at the high school to 18.5% at one of the elementary schools, indicating a need to address attendance issues. The district serves a significant population of economically disadvantaged students, with free/reduced lunch rates ranging from 43.87% at the high school to 64.25% at one of the elementary schools, which may contribute to the academic challenges observed.

The schools in the district also exhibit variations in their student-teacher ratios, with the elementary School #3 having the highest ratio (14.6) and the elementary School #5 having the lowest (8.7). This suggests the need for a deeper analysis to understand the potential impact of these differences on the learning environment and student outcomes. Overall, the Cliffside Park School District faces a mix of strengths and challenges, and addressing the identified areas for improvement can help enhance the educational experiences and outcomes for all its students.

District Detail

 525 Palisade Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

 (201) 313-2300

SchoolDigger Rank:
348th of 615 New Jersey districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 3,067

Primary Schools: 3
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

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