West Orange High School

51 Conforti Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
West Orange High School serves 2,095 students in grades 9-12.
West Orange High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

West Orange High School's student population of 2,095 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 192 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,095 students
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Total Classroom Teachers192 teachers
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School Comparison

West Orange High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of West Orange High School is 0.68, 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 Testing Rank
#1656 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
10%
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Hispanic
28%
29%
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Black
46%
15%
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White
19%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.680.70
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Graduation Rate
91%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Orange School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to West Orange High School is Verona High School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Liberty Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kelly Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Orange Kelly Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 447 students
    0.2 miles
    555 Pleasant Valley Way
    West Orange, NJ 07052
    (973) 669-5452
    0.2 PK-5 447
  • West Orange Redwood Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 533 students
    0.7 miles
    75 Redwood Ave
    West Orange, NJ 07052
    (973) 669-5457
    0.7 K-5 533
  • Verona Forest Avenue School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 210 students
    1.5 miles
    118 Forest Ave
    Verona, NJ 07044
    (973) 571-6754
    1.5 K-4 210
  • West Orange Mount Pleasant Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 364 students
    1.5 miles
    9 Manger Road
    West Orange, NJ 07052
    (973) 669-5480
    1.5 K-5 364
  • Verona Brookdale Avenue School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-4 | 130 students
    1.7 miles
    14 Brookdale Court
    Verona, NJ 07044
    (973) 571-6752
    1.7 K-4 130

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