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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Essex County
Cedar Grove Township School District
Cedar Grove High School is a public school located in Cedar Grove, New Jersey with 502 students in grades 9-12.
CGHS is Future Ready certified with Bronze ranking. We are committed to digital learning and college and career readiness. Previously Ranked 62nd Best High School in NJ by U.S. News World Report.
We prepare students for C&C readiness. Almost 40% of Juniors and Seniors take Adv Placement courses.
AP college credit courses, Sports Mgmt, Acctg I & Tomorrow''s Tchr are options for students to prepare for C&C Readiness. Our Robotics course is doing so well that we will add Robotics II next year.

Previously ranked 62nd Best High School in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report in 2016-17. About 40% of our Juniors and Seniors take Advanced Placement courses. 98% of our students in grades 9, 10 & 11 take the PSAT assessment.

90 Rugby Road
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Principal: Mr. Richard Mangili
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White 85%
Black 2%
Asian 5%
Hispanic 8%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1%
Multiracial 0%
School size
Female 47.0%
Male 53.0%
Economically disadvantaged students 1%
Students with disabilities 14%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
9th Grade 25%
10th Grade 25%
11th Grade 23%
12th Grade 26%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 5
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 1
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 6
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 6%
1 to 5 days 37%
6 to 10 days 40%
11 to 15 days 13%
Over 15 days 4%
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English 90.9%
Other 4.8%
Spanish 2.7%
Arabic 1.6%
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Learn more about Cedar Grove High School.


Through its dedication to high standards, collaboration, digital learning and community involvement, the Cedar Grove School District, an academic community committed to excellence, provides a comprehensive education that empowers all students to become life-long learners & productive citizens in the 21st century. In C.G., we envision a digitally connected school district & community where learning is continuous, collaborative, relevant, & adaptive to meet the needs of the 21st century learner


Cedar Grove High School has a small population of about 500 students. Although we are a small size, we offer a large amount of classes to prepare our students for college and career readiness. We offer 13 AP classes and over 20 honors classes along with 3 duel enrollment classes which college credit is given: Tomorrows Teachers (Fairleigh Dickinson University), Sports Management and Accounting I (Syracuse University)


Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Coed), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Football (Coed), Ice Hockey (Coed), Lacrosse (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Tennis (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Girls), Wrestling (Coed)


Cedar Grove High School offers over 25 extra-curricular clubs; there is something for everyone at CGHS; All School Council, Film Club, Chess Club, Robotics, Science Club, Red Cross Club, Peer Leadership, Spanish & Italian Club, Irish Club, Travel Club, GSA, Robotics and much more!


Cedar Grove High School offers juniors a Zero Period 2 credit pass/fail SAT prep class from January to March at 7:10 AM. Students meet twice a week in preparation for the March SAT which is offered at CGHS.


Staff at CGHS continues to focus more and more on analyzing data; teachers are able to use a program called, Measure of Academic Progress to see what their students range is in reading and mathematics; Fall testing is solely for baseline data and the Spring MAP will see improvements in those same areas. Additionally, the staff at CGHS has incorporated technology into their classrooms, google documents and google classroom are used daily through chrome books in most classes as well as the art of flipping the classroom.

Post high school

95% of students in the class of 2018-19 were accepted into 2 or 4 year colleges. Cedar Grove High School offers an annual Financial Aid night for students/parents each fall. Students attend a variety of colleges/universities such as; Dartmouth, Fordham, Rutgers, Connecticut, Delaware, Pittsburgh, Rhode Island, Ohio State, Montclair State, Penn State, Rowan and Marist


CGHS offers a various amount of student support services such as; academic support, I & RS, 504 Committee, ESL, Child Study Team, Peer Tutoring, Math Applications and Reading/Writing Strategies


Cedar Grove High School offers breakfast daily for students beginning at 7:30 AM. Students participate in physical education for three marking periods and have one marking period of health class. Sophomores take Driver's Education as their health requirement. In addition to health class, CGHS has a full time Students Assistance Counselor on staff to assist students with personal problems and encourage them to build upon their strengths.


It is paramount for the success of CGHS to have parent and community involvement continually. Our Association of Parents and Teachers (APT) work tirelessly to provide scholarships to students in the senior class as well as using funds for beautification purposes inside & outside CGHS. We have a true partnership with the community and it is evident by the tremendous amount of support we receive when having events such as; drama & musical performances, concerts and especially athletic events.


Our Robotics/Engineering course has taken off. 20 students experienced self directed personalized instruction enriched with authentic learning experiences and engagement in a digital community of learners. With such a large interest from the students, GCHS will offer Robotics II and STEM Design for the 2019-2020 school year.


In the 2019-20 School Year CGHS will be adding two new dual enrollment classes such as, Criminal Justice through Fairleigh Dickinson University and Foundations Human Behavior (psychology) through Syracuse University. We are constantly adding to our program of studies. We will also be adding the following new courses: AP Language and Composition, AP Computer Science, Engineering/Robotics II and Film II. Additionally, we will increase our commitment to digital learning by going one-to-one with all students in CGHS.

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