School Details

Columbia Middle School

345 Plainfield Ave, Berkeley Hts, NJ 07922
(908) 464-1600
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 627 students 12 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

86%
86%
66%
92%
92%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Berkeley Heights School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
86%
65%
80%
80%
64%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Berkeley Heights School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
96%
82%
91%
91%
69%
99%
99%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Berkeley Heights School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Columbia Middle School is a public middle school in Berkeley Heights. The principal of Columbia Middle School is Mr Frank Geiger, whose e-mail is fggeiger@bhpsnj.org. 627 students go to Columbia Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0.8% of the Columbia Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 1.0% of the 627 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Columbia Middle School is 12:1. New Providence Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 82%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 11%
Asian 12% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1.0% 1%
Limited English proficiency 0.8% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a perfect example of everything a school shouldn't be. Teachers don't teach. They don't explain anything. You can spend hours a night with your child explaining what should have been taught in school. Parents pay exorbitant taxes in exchange of a dilapidated building with fixtures from 1925 I think. If your child has any kind of a personality the administration will pounce on them and harass them until their love of school has completely disappeared. The school is staffed with mostly teachers who don't have a joy if teaching. The superintendent should definitely visit this school more often. Adults should set an example. The staff is full of unimaginative employees who should choose another career - like correctional facility management. 4 words - "Let the buyer beware".

  • (6 years ago)

    It has a great sense of comunity but if you want to be popular the current fashion trend is a Northface jacket

  • (7 years ago)

    Columbia Middle is an awesome school... It teaches things that kids think are absolutely impossible to learn and somehow the teachers make it all so easy! Yay!

  • (7 years ago)

    Has a great educating system for my kids. The teachers are very passionate.

  • (10 years ago)

    This was my child's first year in the middle school and I was pleased. I would have liked to see more emphasis on writing skills and felt opportunity period was a waste. She had some very good teachers and her transition went very well.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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