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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
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West Orange High School is a highly rated, public school located in West Orange, NJ. It has 1,907 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

West Orange High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1140
593 responses
Average ACT
26
116 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$93,954
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,450
National
$949
Median Home Value
$370,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 99 responses
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  • Pep rally
    21%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Music: Marching Band, Jazz, Italian club, Science
    15%
  • Boys Soccer games
    11%
  • The musicals and plays
    10%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • Band Concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,907
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,444
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$23,741/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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We LOVE WOHS, with two kids currently attending. The best principal in the world, with a new fabulous superintendent. The Cross Country and Track team is phenomenal, as are the music and language programs. The school itself is a bit dated, but environmental quality tests are up to date. We couldn't recommend West Orange as a place to live (taxes are ever increasing, and the township is not keen on environmental/sustainability practices) - feels a bit like a Soprano state! People moving into town are great, though!
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I have had a great experience. People generally get along well with one another, and I have witnessed very few instances of bullying. It is such a huge school that it's easy to avoid people you don't like, anyway. The school is well-equipped with a woodshop, autoshop, a fleet of 3D printers, and a laser cutter. Whatever you like, there is a class or club for it. There are so many opportunities to succeed at WOHS!
I have been attending West Orange High School for four years.The administration is very strict and stress the rules for our safety.Our programs after school are phenomenal, students are involved with the sports, theater, music, political, and entertainment programs. Academically there are an abundant amount of classes to take along with multiple advance classes.West Orange is very diverse, the families are very involved in all activities taking place in and outside the school. The safety of our students are a priority, all doors in our school have a ID swipe to get in, along with all doors have alarms from the inside, if opened it will be activated. Within the school are eight security guards and a police officer.At all times students, visitors and facility wear Ids and if not will be guided to security for one or exited from the building.West Orange High School are a family of Mountaineers!