Whitney E. Houston Academy

215 Dodd St
East Orange, NJ 07017
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 322 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Whitney E. Houston Academy ranks 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%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 26%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 322 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Whitney E. Houston Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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School Overview

Whitney E. Houston Academy's student population of 322 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
322 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Whitney E. Houston Academy ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,183 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Whitney E. Houston Academy is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (NJ)
#1908 out of 2183 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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5%
26%
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29%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
16%
32%
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Black
84%
15%
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White
n/a
40%
Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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0.27
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Whitney E. Houston Academy's ranking?
Whitney E. Houston Academy is ranked #1908 out of 2,183 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 26% NJ state average), while 29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NJ state average).
How many students attend Whitney E. Houston Academy?
322 students attend Whitney E. Houston Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
84% of Whitney E. Houston Academy students are Black, and 16% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Whitney E. Houston Academy?
Whitney E. Houston Academy has a student ration of 12:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Whitney E. Houston Academy offer ?
Whitney E. Houston Academy offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Whitney E. Houston Academy part of?
Whitney E. Houston Academy is part of East Orange School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 322 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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