D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Adm. W.F. Halsey Leadership Academy is a public, magnet school located in Elizabeth, NJ. It has 1,232 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 4% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
Address
641 South Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Telephone
(908) 436-6600

Adm. W.F. Halsey Leadership Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
4%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
890
67 responses
Average ACT
18
6 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$43,831
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$949
Median Home Value
$262,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Prom and senior prank
    50%
  • Activities that include all grades to participate.
    38%
  • I dont have one
    13%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,232
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,206
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$21,971/ year
National
$12,239
17%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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I originally began Halsey Academy wanting to become a marine because of their MJROTC program. The First sergeant at the time was an incredible guy! But after a year into the program, it seemed like it wasnt what i wanted to do with my life so i went off to join the nursing program and began volunteering at my local hospital! Little did i know that my science and math teachers at the time would motivate me to go into a STEM related field since i enjoyed those classes so much. Halsey Academy has been so great to me! I am honor to be the Senior class president and represent the diversity and how good the school has become.
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Adm. W.F. Halsey Leadership Academy has helped me learn about several life situations and how to handle them in rough times. The school has been a multicultural atmosphere that has helped me shape myself into who I am today.
However, what I would like to change would be the motivation of many of the students, make them want to come to the school and have a peaceful and educational school system.
At Halsey, I learned to become a better person, and that not everything needs a reaction to it. My favorite experience at this school is that whenever I was going through something I could always go talk to Mr. V and Mr. M. They always things in a perspective where you could understand both sides, and they'll always keep it real with. They tell you the truth because they know no one else will. The unique thing about the school is the teachers, because when you go to Halsey people always think were a bad school but in reality were not, we just be going through somethings that we can fix by just talking to someone, like your favorite teacher. This is the reason I'll go back to Halsey if i could, I just wish i had these teachers earlier.