School Details

Communications High School

1740 New Bedford Road, Wall, NJ 07719
(732) 681-1010

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 323 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade


High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Monmouth County Vocationa School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess high school students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it
  • This school in 2013
  • Monmouth County Vocationa School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Communications High School is a public high school in Wall Township. The principal of Communications High School is Mr. James Gleason, whose e-mail is 323 students go to Communications High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 0.9% of the 323 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Communications High School is 11:1. Wall High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 73%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 21%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
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 0.9% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I am about to graduate as Communications High School's third Design Academy class. DA is a vocational program for sophomores going into their junior year that are interested in art. Being a senior we feel as though it's our duty to inform incoming juniors as well as incoming freshman. This school is the most amazing academic driven socially accepting school I've had the pleasure of stepping foot into. Everyone here students as well as teachers is so welcoming and willing to help with any questions you may have. As far as CHS being socially awkward I've yet to witness a student with less than five good friends here. Students are so outgoing to are eager to make new friends so don't worry if you're the new kid. That title won't last long. I remember the first day of school a Thursday actually I sat with the senior Design Academy kids as they taught us the ropes. By the next day no one wanted to leave for the weekend. CHS became our home away from home and I'm truly sad to graduate but this school helped me prepare for the outside world. Go to Communications and I promise you won't regret a thing. )

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a recent graduate of Communications High School. All I can say is that CHS was the perfect high school for me. The all-honors classes were challenging but the project-heavy curriculum and engaging teachers made them interesting and fun. Clubs at CHS are very important and everyone is involved in them it is not "uncool" or "nerdy" to be in them. I read in a previous post that most CHS students are "antisocial." This couldn't be further from the truth; maybe in its first years CHS attracted more... intelligence-centered students but I have found that the past few years' classes were full of social involved intelligent and creative teenagers. Many are involved in their home high school's varsity sports teams theater programs and other outside activities. Block scheduling absolutely prepares us for college the hour-long lunch period allows for all clubs to hold meetings during school hours and traditions such as Color Wars and Spirit Week allow students to do more than just schoolwork. Overall I would highly recommend this school to students with an interest in communications and a drive to succeed; but also who want to have fun and make great friends.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son was part of the initial class entering CHS. The enthusiasm of the faculty and the students was infectious. They interacted like one harmonious family. Over the succeeding years we saw that family grow and inclusive attitude grew with it. The quality of the instructors is top notch. They challenge the students to expand their perspectives and seek new opportunities. The fact that students seeking athletic opportunities return to their sending high schools does not detract from the school spirit. It does allow the students to remain close with their neighborhood friends while extending their universe to teens in other parts of the county. The glue that keeps this mosaic together is the principal. Mr. Gleason is ever present and engaged. It is great to see that the CHS family continues to remain connected even after they have moved to the next level.

  • (7 years ago)

    Ok I was in the very first class at CHS in Fall 2000 and graduated Spring 2004. While the programs and classes are challenging there is another factor that is more important than any class - 'the social aspect.' Forunately I wasn't the traditional nerd type so I had friends at other high schools but over 90% of the kids at CHS are socially challenged that is they have little social skills which matter in the real world. They are smart no doubt but they lack the ability to connect with people on a real and personal level. In college they will make little friends as this high school experience is vastly different than a traditional high school with traditional kids traditional programs and traditional experiences. Don't be mad if your kid goes to college and makes no friends if he went to CHS because it is mostly the parents decision.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our child just graduated from CHS. Words cannot describe our admiration for this school its curriculum its faculty and administration and especially its students. We are very picky parents -- if there were any flaws at CHS we'd say so. There aren't. Academic programs are rigorous and effective. The technology component is integrated effectively into every area of study in addition to fabulous specialized courses in journalism tv production radio photography and others. Your children will work hard here but they will be richly rewarded.

  • (10 years ago)

    This high school presents the type of education you wish all students could have. The staff is enthusiastic well trained and motivated. They have the complete support of their principal and administration to present education in different formats which not only appeal to the students but excite them. The principal is part of the school he seems to be everywhere at once and interacts extensively with the students. These are bright motivated articulate kids that are going to lead rather than follow.

  • (11 years ago)

    A dedicated staff talented students solid leadership provide an enriched academic atmosphere at CHS. Students who desire to work above and beyond the focused curriculum have a wide variety of opportunities and plenty of support. The program is highly praise worthy. The only draw backs are distances between the students' home towns and the difficulties with athletic programs at homeschools.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is an example of the very best in public education. The faculty is young (though very well-qualified) eager and optimistic. The physical facilities are superb with a television studio radio studio print publishing equipment and state-of-the-art computers. The school rates a '4' on extracurriculars only because students return to their home school districts for team sports music and performing arts -- which is beneficial in a social sense but can pose some transportation challenges. The parents are very active involved and supportive. Admission is competitive but very well worth the effort.

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