Cranford High School

Public 9-12

 201 West End Place
       Cranford, NJ  07016


(908) 709-6272

District: Cranford Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
110th of 422 New Jersey High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,384 Help


Feeder schools for Cranford High School:

Elementary:    Bloomingdale Avenue School
    Brookside Place School
    Hillside Avenue School
    Livingston Avenue School
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Middle:    Orange Avenue School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.0 Help
Number of students:  1,095

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.5%
Hispanic:
11.0%
Asian:
3.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  1.5% Help


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Compare Details Cranford High School ranks better than 73.9% of high schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 61.82. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Cranford High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (79.5%), Hispanic (11%), Asian (3.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cranford High School is 11. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cranford High School is $10,384.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cranford High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cranford High School 110th of 422 New Jersey public high schools. (See Cranford High School in the ranking list.)

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Cranford Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Cranford Public School District 83rd of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Cranford High School

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Rank History for all students at Cranford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 82.07 47th 343 86.3%
2004 86.58 14th 348 96.0%
2005 72.17 113th 351 67.8%
2006 80.78 43rd 357 88.0%
2007 77.96 75th 361 79.2%
2008 78.15 66th 359 81.6%
2009 69.86 131st 370 64.6%
2010 68.83 125th 371 66.3%
2011 80.47 45th 378 88.1%
2012 77.41 61st 388 84.3%
2013 76.77 72nd 396 81.8%
2014 75.38 83rd 411 79.8%
2015 38.10 221st 406 45.6%
2016 50.81 153rd 409 62.6%
2017 67.17 79th 411 80.8%
2018 64.19 93rd 415 77.6%
2019 49.75 169th 416 59.4%
2021 73.60 61st 405 84.9%
2022 50.27 152nd 415 63.4%
2023 61.82 110th 422 73.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Cranford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.03 36th 355 89.9%
2019 72.52 64th 349 81.7%
2021 81.57 26th 333 92.2%
2022 55.68 96th 344 72.1%
2023 86.18 17th 339 95.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cranford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 31.02 241st 347 30.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Cranford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.96 81st 403 79.9%
2019 53.43 156th 408 61.8%
2021 74.01 60th 402 85.1%
2022 49.53 151st 414 63.5%
2023 57.23 112th 416 73.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Cranford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.74 79th 405 80.5%
2019 56.13 129th 407 68.3%
2021 73.64 57th 402 85.8%
2022 52.81 129th 410 68.5%
2023 67.40 84th 414 79.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Cranford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 70.52 31st 191 83.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Cranford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.60 82nd 266 69.2%
2019 56.28 85th 254 66.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cranford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.22 38th 368 89.7%
2019 69.46 68th 364 81.3%
2021 73.26 51st 374 86.4%
2022 56.35 109th 382 71.5%
2023 61.90 87th 385 77.4%
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Rank History for White students at Cranford High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.45 72nd 340 78.8%
2019 46.77 142nd 339 58.1%
2021 59.28 67th 336 80.1%
2022 50.36 115th 335 65.7%
2023 63.29 66th 335 80.3%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Reviews:
by a parent
Thursday, March 16, 2023

Open Quote Great school system, but no school is perfect. There are too many variables including outside influences in this crazy world. The foreign language program is the weakest link in the Cranford Schools. Five languages are offered to students, but the teachers aren't great in the foreign language department and should be. There are so many other great teachers and course offerings, along with extra curricular activities, plus extra help is offered to all students. Close Quote


by a student
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Open Quote A great school to help prepare you for life after HS. High quality education and fun place to go to school. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Open Quote CHS is an excellent school system, it's one of New Jersey's most underrated schools. Five stars. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Cranford High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 937 53 7 21 0 n/a n/a 0 1018
1989 847 50 10 27 0 n/a n/a 0 934
1990 821 42 12 23 0 n/a n/a 0 898
1991 812 37 17 27 0 n/a n/a 0 893
1992 811 45 18 31 0 n/a n/a 0 905
1993 801 45 22 39 1 n/a n/a 0 908
1994 812 44 20 40 0 n/a n/a 0 916
1995 819 31 17 27 0 n/a n/a 0 894
1996 819 31 17 27 0 n/a n/a 0 894
1998 841 26 14 19 1 n/a n/a 0 901
1999 881 33 12 13 0 n/a n/a 0 939
2000 879 40 16 25 0 n/a n/a 1 961
2001 895 42 13 30 0 n/a n/a 0 980
2002 906 54 23 38 0 n/a n/a 0 1021
2003 906 54 23 38 0 n/a n/a 0 1021
2004 953 56 24 39 0 n/a n/a 0 1072
2005 1003 63 26 39 0 n/a n/a 0 1131
2006 1015 70 26 50 0 n/a n/a 0 1161
2007 1013 55 1 49 0 n/a n/a 0 1118
2008 1007 50 23 57 0 n/a n/a 0 1137
2009 1011 58 28 61 0 0 0 0 1158
2010 1016 53 34 62 0 0 0 0 1165
2011 1008 42 31 57 0 0 1 0 1139
2012 1023 32 36 64 0 0 2 0 1157
2013 1010 36 37 71 0 0 1 0 1155
2014 986 41 39 94 0 0 3 0 1163
2015 980 44 39 98 0 0 2 0 1163
2016 1017 53 37 78 0 0 2 0 1187
2017 1021 52 36 93 0 0 6 0 1208
2018 1037 55 33 86 0 0 10 0 1221
2019 1043 51 36 91 0 0 12 0 1233
2020 1009 40 36 98 0 0 15 0 1198
2021 970 39 37 107 1 0 18 0 1172
2022 886 39 40 120 1 0 21 0 1107
2023 870 34 40 120 0 0 31 0 1095

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Cranford High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1018 88.0 11.5 n/a
1989 934 86.0 10.8 n/a
1990 898 82.0 10.9 0.6
1991 893 81.0 11.0 1.5
1992 905 75.0 12.0 2.2
1993 908 79.9 11.4 2
1994 916 81.8 11.2 2.7
1995 894 90.6 9.9 1.9
1996 894 90.6 9.9 1.9
1998 901 86.0 10.5 2
1999 939 84.3 11.1 1.9
2000 961 93.5 10.3 2.6
2001 980 93.7 10.5 2.2
2002 1021 98.3 10.4 2.7
2003 1021 98.3 10.4 2.7
2004 1072 101.6 10.6 2.1
2005 1131 95.9 11.8 n/a
2006 1161 93.2 12.5 4.6
2007 1118 99.0 11.3 2.6
2008 1137 82.0 13.9 3.2
2009 1158 95.7 10.9 4.6
2010 1165 98.0 11.8 5.6
2011 1139 97.6 11.6 2.8
2012 1157 111.0 10.4 3.5
2013 1155 100.1 11.5 3.6
2014 1163 102.2 11.3 4
2015 1163 104.0 11.1 4.1
2016 1187 107.0 11.0 2.7
2017 1208 100.1 12.0 2.9
2018 1221 101.4 12.0 3.4
2019 1233 100.9 12.2 3
2020 1198 97.2 12.3 2.3
2021 1172 98.2 11.9 1.8
2022 1107 97.7 11.3 1.5
2023 1095 99.2 11.0 1.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Cranford High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1018 88.0 11.5 n/a
1989 934 86.0 10.8 n/a
1990 898 82.0 10.9 0.6
1991 893 81.0 11.0 1.5
1992 905 75.0 12.0 2.2
1993 908 79.9 11.4 2
1994 916 81.8 11.2 2.7
1995 894 90.6 9.9 1.9
1996 894 90.6 9.9 1.9
1998 901 86.0 10.5 2
1999 939 84.3 11.1 1.9
2000 961 93.5 10.3 2.6
2001 980 93.7 10.5 2.2
2002 1021 98.3 10.4 2.7
2003 1021 98.3 10.4 2.7
2004 1072 101.6 10.6 2.1
2005 1131 95.9 11.8 n/a
2006 1161 93.2 12.5 4.6
2007 1118 99.0 11.3 2.6
2008 1137 82.0 13.9 3.2
2009 1158 95.7 10.9 4.6
2010 1165 98.0 11.8 5.6
2011 1139 97.6 11.6 2.8
2012 1157 111.0 10.4 3.5
2013 1155 100.1 11.5 3.6
2014 1163 102.2 11.3 4
2015 1163 104.0 11.1 4.1
2016 1187 107.0 11.0 2.7
2017 1208 100.1 12.0 2.9
2018 1221 101.4 12.0 3.4
2019 1233 100.9 12.2 3
2020 1198 97.2 12.3 2.3
2021 1172 98.2 11.9 1.8
2022 1107 97.7 11.3 1.5
2023 1095 99.2 11.0 1.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Cranford High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,384

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Cranford High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 169th of 416 High schoolsRanks 110th of 422 High schools
 14.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Cranford High School)60.873.2
 12.4%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Cranford Public School District)60.873.2
 12.4%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)55.952.1
 3.8%
9th Grade Algebra I (Cranford High School)21.616.7
 4.9%
   9th Grade Algebra I (Cranford Public School District)21.616.7
 4.9%
   9th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)27.219.2
 8%
9th Grade Geometry (Cranford High School)5057.5
 7.5%
   9th Grade Geometry (Cranford Public School District)5057.5
 7.5%
   9th Grade Geometry (New Jersey)59.150
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Cranford High School)22.816.7
 6.1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Cranford Public School District)64.257.4
 6.8%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%
End of Course Geometry (Cranford High School)33.557.5
 24%
   End of Course Geometry (Cranford Public School District)33.557.5
 24%
   End of Course Geometry (New Jersey)32.251.2
 19%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students12331095
 11.2%
African American5134
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian3640
 11.1%
Hispanic91120
 31.9%
Pacific Islander00
White1043870
 16.6%
Two or More Races1231
 158.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients3%1.5%
 1.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Cranford High School

Cranford High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Bloomingdale Avenue School
Elementary : Brookside Place School
Elementary : Hillside Avenue School
Elementary : Livingston Avenue School
Elementary : Walnut Avenue School
Middle : Orange Avenue School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,095 students attended Cranford High School.

Cranford High School ranks 110th of 422 New Jersey high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Cranford High School are 79% White, 11% Hispanic, 4% Asian, 3% African American, 3% Two or more races.


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