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Columbus Elementary School (leave a review)
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+1 (732) 541-8960

1 Carteret Avenue

Carteret, New Jersey


About Columbus Elementary School
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

Columbus Elementary School is one of 5 schools found in the Carteret Public School District of New Jersey.

A relatively average sized school, it has an enrolment of 669 students from Prekindergarten to 5th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

The average teacher's salary is $54,079, which is lower than the New Jersey state average of $68,978.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Columbus Elementary School 669$10,85914$54,0790.70
Carteret High School (0.53 miles) 1028$14,57013$66,4300.71
Nathan Hale Elementary School (0.77 miles) 493$9,37413$53,3670.65
Carteret Middle School (0.78 miles) 868$9,10713$67,3520.70
Port Reading School (1.03 miles) 408$7,74412$76,2660.68
Matthew Jago Elementary School (2.2 miles) 419$17,79711$71,8280.67

Columbus Elementary School

Number of pupils669
Funding per pupil$10,859
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$54,079
Diversity index0.70

Carteret High School (0.53 miles)

Number of pupils1028
Funding per pupil$14,570
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$66,430
Diversity index0.71

Nathan Hale Elementary School (0.77 miles)

Number of pupils493
Funding per pupil$9,374
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$53,367
Diversity index0.65

Carteret Middle School (0.78 miles)

Number of pupils868
Funding per pupil$9,107
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$67,352
Diversity index0.70

Port Reading School (1.03 miles)

Number of pupils408
Funding per pupil$7,744
Pupils per teacher12
Average teacher salary$76,266
Diversity index0.68

Matthew Jago Elementary School (2.2 miles)

Number of pupils419
Funding per pupil$17,797
Pupils per teacher11
Average teacher salary$71,828
Diversity index0.67
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Rankings within New Jersey
There are 2,603 schools in New Jersey. Rankings don't always go up to 2,603 because some schools have missing data.
616thlargest school
768thhighest number of FTE teachers
2053rdlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2204thhighest average teaching salary
454thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
315thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
127thhighest diversity index
1751sthighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten: 2.5 hours

1st Grade - 5th Grade: 4 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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