Named after Rev. James Caldwell, the fighting parson of the American Revolution, the approximately 800-student high school serves the Township of West Caldwell and the Borough of Caldwell.Each year, more than 90 percent of Caldwell High graduates attend schools of higher education and student achievement is above state averages. Caldwell High School is consistently recognized by New Jersey Monthly magazine as one of the top 75 high schools in the state. The high school offers a comprehensive curriculum, including academics, visual and performing arts and practical arts. There are also more than 15 advanced placement courses offered in addition to a program for remedial and educationally disabled students.
- Fax: 973-226-9236
- Hours: School hours: 8:15am - 2:41pm; Early dismissal hours: 8:15am - 12:45pm; Delayed opening hours: 9:45am - 2:41pm
- Number of students: 800
- Public/Private: Public
- Accreditation/licenses: Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the New Jersey Department of Education
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 9 to 1
- Number of faculty: 91
- Grade levels: 9 to 12
- Advanced placement courses: English Language, English Literature, U.S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, European History, Human Geography, Spanish Language, French Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Calculus AB and Computer Science
- Extracurricular activities available: Pep Band, Marching Units School, Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Madrigal Singers, Chamber Orchestra, RetroMen (Accapella), Women of Note (Acapella), Fall and Winter Drama
- Student clubs: Student Leadership & Service, Literary, Chemistry Oympics, Science and Technology Club, Amnesty International, Mock Trial, Environmental Club, Spanish Club, Latin Club, Italian Club
- Sports teams: Caldwell competes within the Super Essex Conference. Both lacrosse programs are a part of the State Lacrosse leagues. The Chiefs are a Group II, Section II program, but wrestling and indoor track will be Group I programs this year.