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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
American History High School is a public school located in Newark, NJ. It has 425 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
74 Montgomery St
Newark, NJ 07103
Telephone
(973) 733-7333

American History High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
950
62 responses
Average ACT
20
15 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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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
$33,025
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$981
National
$949
Median Home Value
$222,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
425
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,189
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$31,960/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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American History High School Reviews

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I had a good time at American History High School. They were very diverse and had so many opportunities for students to express their cultures and beliefs. Many students achieved so many opportunities with the resources and connections that the school staff had. Even though the building was run down the staff and student body still found ways to make things work. One thing I would change would be the lunch. Many times the same thing would be served for weeks, even months. And most of the time people weren’t able to eat the food due to how little variety there was that fit some student’s eating habits. Overall the education and environment offered at American History High School is on the top of the list for best institutions for succeeding students.
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The curriculum is pretty simple, it's not that challenging for any students. The students are a bit disrespectful towards the teachers and often disrupt the class. The teachers usually leave it alone, so the issues are never addressed. They should also address more controversial topics.
I came to American History to get a better education compared to what I was getting at my old school. Academically, the school is great. But, it lacks in almost all other areas. The building isn't the best, the food could be better, and there really isn't any school spirit. Our guidance team is very helpful and hands on and we recently got a new principal who in interacts with the students daily.