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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
East Side High School is a public school located in Newark, NJ. It has 1,997 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 7% of students are at least proficient in math and 15% in reading.
About East Side High School...
Address
238 Van Buren St
Newark, NJ 07105
Telephone
(973) 465-4900

East Side High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
15%
Percent Proficient - Math
7%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
980
157 responses
Average ACT
20
33 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$45,022
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,104
National
$949
Median Home Value
$219,707
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Spring concert
    52%
  • Home games
    30%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,997
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,680
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$31,698/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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I like how they have different programs, one of them being Big Picture. It's a program where we get to intern at a facility that falls within our interest. Many of us don't know what to pursue, so this prepares us for the future. I have develop many skills along the way and I am college ready! Everyone here is like family and the teachers actually sit down , listen, and talk to you. Our teachers have pushed us to do our best, motivated us, and guided us to succeed.
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I'm a Brazilian student following my dream of studying in the US. I've always studied in a private high school in Brazil, and I have to say, it is much better than here. However, for a public school, it is amazing. The staff really show interest in trying to teach you, the structure is pretty good for something public (I'm used to Brazil standards, so this was really impressive) and the miscegenation of cultures is amazing! It was a great experience to study at East Side High School.
I am a senior a East Side High School now and the teachers at East side from my experience are nice and I am able to have a good friendship with my teachers. They offer lots of good sports for girls and boys such as ice hockey, Basketball, Bowling, and soccer. At East side you can also take honors and AP classes which if you are taking these types of classes you may be eligible to go out for lunch. You can join all sorts if clubs like the Spanish club, Portuguese club, robotics, student council, debate club and a lot more. East side is very diverse with many different languages and cultures surrounding the school. My time at East Side is very good and is coming to a end soon but overall I I believe that it is a good school.