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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Weequahic High School is a public school located in Newark, NJ. It has 258 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.
About Weequahic High School...
Address
279 Chancellor Ave
Newark, NJ 07112
Telephone
(973) 705-3923

Weequahic High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
900
53 responses
Average ACT
19
16 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
D+
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
$41,675
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,076
National
$949
Median Home Value
$220,867
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
30%
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 20 responses
Report
  • Dress down days
    35%
  • Prep rallies
    35%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Talent shows
    10%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
258
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,680
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.1%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$31,698/ year
National
$12,239
41%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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My experience at weequahic high school was ok. I did my work and the grades said work deserved . I dipped my toes in a little of everything sports (volley ball) clubs( book club, stand and deliver, student council). Never the less my experience was good because i had the support of my friends and faculty when i first moved to New Jersey.
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My experience at Weequahic High School was amazing. I attended there since my freshman to senior year and graduated with my high school diploma. I can say so many great things about this high school because it made me grow and the teachers and principals were very helpful throughout those four years. It was times when i was lazy or didnt feel like doing anything so the pushed me to do my best. I ran track and field and became a cheerleader my senior year. Weequahic helped me get a 1,000 dollar scholarship from Alvin Attles and i am very thankful for that because that helped me pay for my book expenses. One thing i would love to see change is the community that the school is in. Weequahic has some very big people who have graduated thats now in the nba, or play baseball and that's major.
My experience at weequahic high school have been amazing. The last four years at the school I have been challenged not only in the classroom but in outside activities. My school is all about school pride we don't waste no time and expressing that orange and brown from day to day basis. I am also involved in school based things outside the classroom I am currently senior class president and apart of my school marching band. Weequahic high school is an amazing school and I encourage anybody to attend get the same experience that I received my last four years.