West Side High Scool

West Side High Scool serves 810 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower 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 51%.
West Side High Scool operates within the 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 810 students has declined by 46% over five years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 810 students
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 84 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 12:1
Hispanic
5%
24%
Black
95%
17%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.10 0.42
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.
81%
31%
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.
6%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 37,278 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 75% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $28,406 is higher than the state average of $20,414. The district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four years.
The district spending/student of $28,802 is higher than the state average of $19,395. The district spending/student has grown by 26% over four years.
School District Name The Newark School District
Number of Schools
Managed
77
2
Number of Students Managed 37,278 922
Graduation Rate 75% 92%
District Total Revenue $1,136 MM $20 MM
District Spending $1,152 MM $19 MM
District Revenue / Student $28,406 $20,414
District Spending / Student $28,802 $19,395
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Independence High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Fast Track Success Academy (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is John F Kennedy School (0.2 miles away)
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    Special Education School
    311 South Tenth St
    NewarkNJ 07103
    (973)733-6788
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    0.2 mi | Gr. KG | 161 students                      
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    186 14th Ave
    NewarkNJ 07103
    (973)733-6940
    0.3 mi | Gr. KG-4 | 228 students                      
  • NewarkThirteenth Avenue School Martin Luther King
    359 Thirteenth Ave
    NewarkNJ 07103
    (973)733-7045
    0.4 mi | Gr. PK-8 | n/a students                      
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    Charter School
    1 Negative Reviews
    370 374 South 7th St
    NewarkNJ 07103
    (973)621-0060
    Charter School

    0.4 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 687 students                      
  • Newark Harriet Tubman Elementary School
    504 South Tenth St
    NewarkNJ 07103
    (973)733-6934
    0.4 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 296 students                      

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