215 Dodd St
East Orange, NJ 07017
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Whitney E. Houston Academy serves 365 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Whitney E. Houston Academy 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

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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 365 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
365 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Whitney E. Houston Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Whitney E. Houston Academy is 0.08, 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 Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1787 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
4%
29%
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Black
96%
15%
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White
n/a
44%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 365 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08 (Btm 50%)

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