Columbia High School 17 Parker Ave, Maplewood, NJ07040 Columbia High School (CHS) has students from South Orange and Maplewood. Dr. Lovie Lilly is the principal. Famous grads…More (and inductees to the CHS Hall of Fame) include Lauryn Hill ('93), Elisabeth Shue ('81), Andrew Shue ('85) and Paul Auster ('65). School statistics are taken from the state Department of Education's school report card for 2006-2007.
One of the most recent improvements to the school was converting the industrial arts section in the B-wing into a Black Box Theater used by the school's Parnassian Society for theater productions. Columbia competes in the Iron Hills Conference and is historically strong in soccer and track and field.
Memorial Park 299 Valley St, South Orange, NJ07079 Memorial Park is adjacent to the train tracks and is located just a few blocks from the Maplewood border and Columbia…More High School. It's a small refuge just off busy Valley Street, not to be confused with Maplewood's much larger Memorial Park (also on Valley). It has swingsets, a jungle gym, benches and picnic tables.