CHS excels academically on various assessments. Last year, our tenth grade students had the highest passing rate in the county on the ELA PARCC. We have a long history of success on standardized tests including several perfect scores on SAT, subject tests and the ACT. We frequently have commended scholars in the National Merit Scholarship Program. We administered 362 AP exams last year and were recognized for distinction six years in a row. We are one of very few schools in the county who offered the State Seal of Biliteracy exam. Our graduation rate at 97.3% is one of the highest in the state.
|White|| 78% |
|Black|| 9% |
|Asian|| 3% |
|Hispanic|| 6% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 3% |
|Female|| 47.4% |
|Male|| 52.6% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 15% |
|Students with disabilities|| 14% |
|English learners|| 1% |
|Homeless students|| 2% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 1% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|9th Grade|| 23% ||186|
|10th Grade|| 27% ||216|
|11th Grade|| 26% ||211|
|12th Grade|| 23% ||186|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||3|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 5% |
|1 to 5 days|| 38% |
|6 to 10 days|| 27% |
|11 to 15 days|| 17% |
|Over 15 days|| 13% |
|English|| 93.9% |
|Turkish|| 1.9% |
|Other|| 1.6% |
|Spanish|| 1.4% |
|Portuguese|| 1.3% |
Learn more about Cinnaminson High School.
Our mission is to educate and to assist students' development into self-motivated, multi-faceted and physically fit individuals who are productive, responsible citizens. It is expected that students will achieve at all grade levels. Students will gain an appreciation of knowledge, a desire to learn, and a respect for themselves and others. In partnership with family and community, we will foster achievement and model excellence and responsible behavior. Commitment, Honor, Spirit: Pirate Pride. Our mission is to educate and to assist students development into self-motivated, multi-faceted and physically fit individuals who are productive, responsible citizens. It is expected that students will achieve at all grade levels. Students will gain an appreciation of knowledge, a desire to learn, and a respect for themselves and others. In partnership with family and community, we will foster achievement and model excellence and responsible behavior. Commitment, Honor, Spirit: Pirate Pride.
Students have the opportunity to complete four-year programs in English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science and World Languages. The high school program of studies offers 16 Advanced Placement courses, 18 Honors courses, and an extensive college preparatory program. Furthermore, the College Accelerated Program (CAP), offered in conjunction with Rowan College at Burlington County, provides students with the opportunity to earn college credits with the successful completion of approved courses.
Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Bowling (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Coed), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Field Hockey (Girls), Football (Boys), Golf (Coed), Lacrosse (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Swimming (Coed), Tennis (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Coed), Volleyball (Boys & Girls), Wrestling (Boys)
CHS has a comprehensive set of activities available to students to compliment our academic and athletic options. They include: Student Government and Student Council, Adventure Fitness Club, Amaranth, Battle of the Books, Buccaneer (Yearbook), Chamber Choir, Chamber Ensemble, Color Guard, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Community Arts, Dance Club, Debate Club, Distributive Education Clubs of Am. (DECA), Drama Club, E-Sports, Future Educators of America, French Club, Gay and Straight Alliance, Girls Who Code, Global Economic Forum, Homecoming Committee, International Student Summit, Interact Club, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Math League, Mock Trial, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Percussion Ensemble, Physics Olympics, Pit Orchestra, Play Unified, Prom Committee, Robotics, Science League, S.A.D.D., The Ship's Log (school newspaper), Stage Crew, S.T.O.P., String Ensemble/Orchestra.
The National Honor Society provides after-school tutoring for CHS students.
CHS offers in-district professional development (PD) opportunities during numerous inservice days. Staff are always encouraged to pursue outside PD from private providers and various county/state consortiums. Many departments have established PLC clusters of teachers who work in common areas of the curriculum.
Postsecondary From the graduating class of 2019: 82.4% went to a four/two year schools. Naviance, Financial Aid Night, College Application Night and Assembly, College Rep visits and info sessions for local colleges all support students in applying for college or financial aid. CHS supports students taking college entrance exams by providing the PSAT to all 10th and 11th grade students during school and at no cost to the student, fee waivers and free practice sessions through various testing programs.
NHS hosts a tutoring program for groups and private tutoring. Students who are experiencing difficulties can be referred to the I&RS team who meet regularly to assist students. Students are then assigned a mentor teacher to help guide them.
Our CHS Red & Black games encourage our students to bond together in celebration of the complete CHS student experience. We highlight athletics, academics, visual and performing arts through our two-day event. Our Interact Club participates in many school-based volunteer opportunities to help the needy. During the school day, all of our students participate in health or physical education classes for 164 minutes a week. We also have a weight-room available to students during and after the school day.
The CHS parent group is represented by the CHS Home and School Association. The CHS HSA meets once/month and all parents are invited. The principal also attends the meetings. There are subgroups within the organization that meet additional times as needed. One of the primary functions of the HSA is to fundraise for various student events. One of the largest of those events is Project Graduation. It provides a safe, drug and alcohol free event for the graduates.
Originally built in 1964, CHS is over 50 years old. The high school recently completed a 40 million dollar construction project renovating the entire building and adding a second floor, air conditioning, science labs and a new gym. Since then we have remodeled the culinary arts room, the engineering room, the TV studio, the digital arts lab, the lockers and exterior finishes on the building.
CHS employs a full-time Class 3 Resource Officer. We recently added several security features, including a secure vestibule, Lobby Guard system, which visitors are required to use upon entry into the building. All classroom doors are protected by a Columbine lock. In addition, most of the school's common areas are covered by security cameras.
CHS has a full complement of technology courses starting with an introductory computer usage course and culminating in AP Programming. Students can participate in a Television production course, that include student created broadcasts. We have a dedicated STEM lab to house our newly created Intro to Engineering course. We have a second Engineering course and a robotics course offered through our science curriculum. We have several extra-curricular STEM and technology activities available through the Robotics Club, Girls Who Code Club, Physics Olympics, and Advanced TV.
Whether college or career-bound, students are encouraged to schedule electives in Art, Music, Business and Technology, and Social Science. We offer co-operative career programs in business and marketing. Additionally, we offer electives in life skills to prepare students for the rigors of our 21st century world. To meet the needs of our students there are five computer labs and 11 Chromebook carts available for students' use. Our staff is educated and skilled in Google Classroom. We also offer excellent co-curricular opportunities in music theater, journalism, and television production. There are more than 40 clubs for students to join as well as a complete athletic program for boys and girls. More than half of our students participate in these programs. CHS facilitates several programs throughout the year to promote student and staff morale and good character. These include the Pirate Pride program, Winner's Circle, Student of the Month, Athlete of the Month, Golden Apple, Teacher of the Year, and the Achievement Award. Through our counselors and guidance department, CHS conducts several programs throughout the year to promote good decision making and address at-risk behaviors. Cinnaminson School District and CHS enjoy an outstanding reputation in the educational community. Our district continues to experience steady growth from families who relocate to Cinnaminson for the educational opportunities our schools provide.