A-
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
West Orange Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in West Orange, NJ. It has 6,848 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% 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
44%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1120
391 responses
Average ACT
26
83 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
6,848
Free or Reduced Lunch
43.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,901
Teachers in First/Second Year

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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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.
I believe that if you excel at academics, you will have a great experience at West Orange High school. However, in general, college prep classes will only encourage success if you get lucky. Meaning that you have a teacher and classmates who are willing to learn and have the same motivation as you. Without this, many of the classes become off topic or you simply will not pass. On the contrary, in honors and advanced placement classes, close to all the students are on the same level as the teacher and truly wish to be the best they can possibly be.