School is extremely overcrowded, student body is mainly composed of Hispanics than any other race. Some teachers are extremely nice while others are just terribly harsh to students. Discipline policies are outrageous, statistically speaking CCMS has the more suspensions and Saturday detentions than any other school within Passaic County. Teachers and administrators take their job too seriously when it comes down to discipline and not serious enough when it comes down to education. If you are thinking of sending your child here think about it twice or three times even, not worth it. I placed my child in Private School mid 7th grade and I'm glad I made that change. I think the teachers in that school are not only unprepared to handle the masses but they also need to attend workshops to help them deal with looming teens.
My daughter went to this school since the beginning till graduating with honors, so don t be fooled my the grade 2 given, but yet then it was 10 years ago. Things have changed I guess. She never had a problem.
I graduated from CCMS last year, and it's really not that bad. I got really close to alot of my teachers, and they were all really caring and nice. If people are having problems with overcrowding in CCMS, I don't reccomend they go to CHS because it's like, a 1,000 times worse. It's a good school, the academics aren't amazing, I did absolutely nothing and still passed with decent grades, but it's a good school with alot of diversity. I liked it, I've had some great memories there.
I am a student attending CCMS. I am a high honors student and work exttremely hard to attain my grades. However, no matter how many people insult the school, it wont matter. the only thing that matters is the student. It all depends on the student whether or not they will become succesfull attending CCMS. If your student strives for high grades, then you could send them anywhere and they will adjust. although if your child easily gives in to peer pressure, than you are better off sending them to a private school or another school. the reson i say this is because some pupils who attend CCMS can be a horrible influence on you child. So, i recomend you, a parent, to think through whether or not you child can deal with some of the wrong-doing students. i say 'some' because of course not all teenagers are angels. (5/10/09)
I absolutely love the school. They are very, very friendly. The only thing that might be a negative, or positive, is that the parents can be involved but it is not necessary because the children basically are very independent in the school. Everything there is very nice. They seem very enthusiastic, and they are very together. I love Christopher Columbus Middle School. I would recommend you send your child to this school if you are in the Clifton District Area.
i actually go to C.C.M.S. yes it is not the best school compared to wildrow wilson but this school is nice. most teachers are nice and the after school programs are very fun.'Students are treated very harshlyby teacher and admnistration' Teahcers are nice,most of them, and administration are very nice if students behave properly