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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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West Orange Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in West Orange, NJ. It has 6,349 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
179 Eagle Rock Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052
Telephone
(973) 669-5400
Website

West Orange Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1120
414 responses
Average ACT
26
87 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,349
Free or Reduced Lunch
44.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,901
Teachers in First/Second Year
12%

Finances

Total Expenses
$146,446,000
Expenses Per Student
$22,508/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    2%

West Orange Public Schools Reviews

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I had a great education for most of the time I went to school in West Orange. I had a few subpar teachers, a few teachers that were clearly burned out, and two particularly horrible math teachers who punished me for not understanding the topics, which led to me (to this day) not knowing most of my multiplication tables or anything from Algebra 2. Other than that, however, my experience was okay. I experienced some censorship from the school district while I was editor-in-chief of The Pioneer in high school, but I think West Orange is more progressive than most school districts in terms of diversity and cultural celebration. We had a Gay-Straight Alliance in high school that was pretty well attended, mostly by straight students wanted to expand their understanding of queer identities. In terms of education, let me put it this way: some people in my college courses went to private schools and I was far more prepared for the work and am doing much better than they are.
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Coming from a private boarding school with no more than 125 people , transitioning to a public high school with over 2400 people could strike fear into anyone. However while the feel of the campus was not overly welcoming, that doesn’t have to be a negative thing. My first week as WOHS everyone was so focused on kicking the school year off with a bang that at first glance it seemed like I was an outsider, however as time progressed I became more and more adjusted to the constant hustle and bustle of the campus and couldn’t be doing any better.
The public schools in the West Orange school district are nice and cozy. They provide a warm welcoming feel to it and the teachers are very supportive.The education is a little above average because the teachers work around every students ability. West Orange public schools provide many opportunities for extra help along with offering extra curricular activities, clubs, and organizations. The town West Orange is a nice and safe town all around. Therefore overall the public schools are very good and the town itself is inviting.