West Side High School

West Side High School serves 1,058 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
West Side High School operates within the Newark School District.
The school district's 75% graduation rate is lower than the NJ state average of 92%.

Overview

The student population of 1058 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,058 students
West Side High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
West Side High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Side High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 12:1
West Side High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
9%
Hispanic
5%
23%
West Side High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
93%
17%
West Side High School Black (1988-2012)
White
n/a
51%
West Side High School White (1989-2004)
All Ethnic Groups West Side High School Sch Ethnicity West Side High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.13 0.66
West Side High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
71%
29%
West Side High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
West Side High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 38,202 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 75% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Newark School District
Number of Schools
Managed
74
2
Number of Students Managed 38,202 919
Newark School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 75% 92%
Newark School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,136 MM $20 MM
Newark School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,152 MM $19 MM
District Revenue / Student $28,406 $20,414
District Spending / Student $28,802 $19,395
Newark School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is John F Kennedy (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is John F Kennedy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fourteenth Avenue Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Newark John F Kennedy
    Special Education School
    311 South Tenth St
    Newark , NJ , 07103
    (973)733-6788
    Special Education School
    0.2  mi  |  154  students  |  Gr.  Inquire with school
  • Newark Fourteenth Avenue Elementary School
    186 14th Ave
    Newark , NJ , 07103
    (973)733-6940
    0.3  mi  |  215  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Newark Thirteenth Ave Elementary School
    359 Thirteenth Ave
    Newark , NJ , 07103
    (973)733-7045
    0.4  mi  |  616  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Newark Marion P Thomas Charter School
    Charter School
    370 374 South 7th St
    Newark , NJ , 07103
    (973)621-0060
    Charter School
    0.4  mi  |  635  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Newark Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Harriet Tubman Elementary School
    504 South Tenth St
    Newark , NJ , 07103
    (973)733-6934
    0.4  mi  |  266  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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