Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Superintendent Brian Osborne: CHS "a fantastic place"
The school district released the following comments upon hearing about Columbia High School breaking into the top 50 high schools in New Jersey according to the latest NJ Monthly ranking:

“The entire community should be proud of CHS’s movement up the rankings and the accomplishment of our students that the rankings represent,” said Superintendent of Schools Brian G. Osborne.  “The steady improvement comes from the commitment and professionalism SOMSD educators and staff, and the enthusiastic support that the SOMa community gives its public schools. CHS is a fantastic place to go to high school, and we will work tirelessly to make it even better for all of our students.”

“We are pleased to see Columbia High School move up in the rankings, “ said Board of Education President Beth Daugherty.  “CHS and district leaders have had a strategic commitment to excellence and equity over the past several years that is moving Columbia High School forward.  The Board of Education is grateful for the efforts of our teachers and staff and the support of the entire community.”

“Over the past several years, we have been working on enhancing instruction, improving the ways we support and evaluate teaching, making curriculum more rigorous, and increasing access for students to our most challenging classes,” said Columbia High School Principal Lovie Lilly.  “While we know we still have work to do to make Columbia High School all it needs to be for every student, these rankings are further evidence that we are moving in the right direction.  We have a great, hard-working staff at CHS, and I am confident that we will continue to improve.”

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