Essex High School

  • Essex High School serves 27 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Essex High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

Top Placements

Essex High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

  • Essex High School's student population of 27 students has grown by 28% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 5 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students27 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Essex High School
Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Essex High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,234 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has increased from 4:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Essex High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1163 out of 2234 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Essex High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Essex High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio5:112:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Essex High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
44%
28%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Essex High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
56%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Essex High School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Essex High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.500.70
This chart display the diversity score of Essex High School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate (10-11)≤20%
86%
Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Essex High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Essex High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEssex Regional Educational Services Commission School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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