Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepA
- Clubs & ActivitiesA+
- Health & SafetyA+
- Resources & FacilitiesA
West Essex High School is a highly rated, public school located in North Caldwell, NJ. It has 1,123 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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West Essex High School Reviews
The facilities and resources are generally good and clean. The highlights of the school are definitely the arts department and athletics. Both programs are very strong and well supported by the district. Of course there are favorites and least favorite teachers among the students, but the teachers are good overall. There are a lot of opportunities for AP and honors level classes and the student body is very competitive. Socially, most people find a group of friends and stick with them. The majority of friend groups come from extracurricular activities and sports teams.
West Essex High is probably the most cliquey and stuck up public school you'll see. There is absolutely no diversity, just for reference there is a SINGLE black guy on the basketball team. The only thing you'd probably learn here is how to show of your new white Jeep Wrangler and be petty. There are a few good things about the education, some of the teachers are actually pretty cool and good at what they do and I felt well prepared for my college classes from regular level class at West Essex-- they hold you to a decently high academic standard. Also, our sports teams are quite good like field hockey and football, so if you play those sport you probably own they school.
After moving through multiple different schools, this schools was different. I learned a lot about myself and people were accepting, the teachers were especially really easy to communicate with and I just felt comfortable overall. It made learning much easier and more enjoyable and lessened the stress. This changed in high school when stress levels increased but overall, it was a great experience.