Overall Niche Grade
- College ReadinessC-
- Clubs & ActivitiesB
- Health & SafetyB-
- Resources & FacilitiesB
Niche users from this school are most interested in the following colleges.
- B57 Students
- A56 Students
- B55 Students
- C42 Students
- C+28 Students
- B+26 Students
- B-24 Students
- A+18 Students
- A18 Students
- B-17 Students
Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
- Very Good30
As graduation slowly approaches, it prompts me to reflect over my years at Abraham Clark High School. When I first entered the spirited halls of Abraham Clark, I was greeted with encouragement and school pride fostered by the energized principal, amiable staff, and lively upperclassmen. Thenceforth, I was met with intellectually stimulating coursework and dedicated teachers. My interactions with my peers were mostly filled with welcoming and affable exchanges. As thrilling as my experience was, I would still like to see my school flourish and make improvements. I can say that Abraham Clark did not lack in school culture nor failed to impress in athletics, but I did wish that there was an emphasis placed on students who had interests in areas such as astronomy, beauty, debate, math, poetry, etc. Lastly, I can say that my experience at Abraham Clark was certainly an amazing adventure and I am ready to use the tools that I have learned in order to commence the next chapter of my life.
- 25 days ago
This school is terrible. Everyone makes it seem like they're there for you, but end up humiliating you and making you feel like you ultimately mean nothing. Literally everybody is crabby, with the exception of the JROTC staff and the AP teachers. Security doesn't care for anyone and let some kids leave the school whenever they please, all due to favoritism. It's sad, yet, these same foul individuals will suspend innocent kids who wear a sweater that is a color aside from the standard dress code- instead of simply telling them to remove the article of clothing. Really, the security aspect of this school needs to be improved dramatically- specifically the females; they tend to humiliate students and belittle them by making rude comments from time to time. I graduated top of my class somehow despite all the majority of the staff being nothing but rude. Parents, have your kids study hard to enter the vo-tech schools in scotch plains, I beg you
- 4 months ago
My school is smaller than most other high schools in our region: about 700-800 students in this 9th-12th grade high school. I like this aspect of it since we're all very familiar and comfortable with each other. Admittedly, we're not known for being judgmental towards each other in regards to sexuality, disability, etc. Meanwhile, I've conversed with students from other NJ high schools such as those in Montclair, Mountainside, and Linden. There was not one school who told me they didn't experience bullying, fights, discrimination, and ableism on a regular basis. My school won't complain for years if somebody is transgender, gay, or is missing a leg, we accept everybody for who they are and that's part of what makes me proud of this school even when most of society shines a negative light on it. The only problem I'd have to say about this school, however, is that it is in need of more AP classes geared towards students with specific majors (Physics, Chinese, Art History, etc), but even then, it's understandable since they've struggled hard enough to get AP Biology in this past year (which I gladly take now). We also should fund our fine/graphic arts programs more since we are constantly being overlooked and forgotten about when we attend regional art contests, which include pieces of art that we worked from weeks to even months on. If I had to choose to attend this school again, I must admit I might have chosen a different school right away, a bigger, diverse one to be more specific. I'd want to attend a high school with more classes geared towards my major and more diversity and motivation as a class since my class isn't even having a prom. My class now refuses to help in bake sales and has no care of us having no prom, no class trip, and no homecoming dance. In the end, I just try seeking the positives that do stand out from this school.
- High School Senior
- Nov 1 2015