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Essex Cty Voc Bloomfield

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 492 students

 

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Posted June 30, 2012

I have recently graduated from this school and to say I have done so does not make me feel significant, but to say that I have done so and have left an important image for people there to remember makes me proud. I have left behind new clubs and activities for future generations to hopefully continue. This school has always lacked in extracurricular activities and the only activities for students to participate in are basically sports. If you're not the jock kind of guy, you have a rare number of clubs or organizations to attend. I would encourage students who want a new club or sport for this school to create their group, show support and talk to the principal and staff about it so that they know people care and will continue the activity. Parents who want their students to have a perspective of a good education (with Honors and AP) and some experience in the work field (CTE options are the Building Trades for people interested in construction or working on infrastructure, the Arts for students interested in the media, drawing and video production, Business for students interested in accounting, management, and more, and then there's the more recent Green Energy Academy).
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2009

i currently attend this school&&+ im a junior i enjoy the school, it may be a little boring sometimes but the education is what's important =] they just made a student council&&+ hopefully that should help with the lack of after school activites
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2009

This school is excellent, and so many different activity's for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

As a involved parent of this school, I think it is a wonderful school, academically. Yes, it is a tech school and they just need to offer more to the college bound students. Times are changing. The Vice Principal is a wonderful asset warm and caring. The Principal could be more warmer to parents, but I guess we all have our own ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

Bloomfield Tech is a good high school that has all the qualities that a high school should have in this country. Bloomfield has great teachers that take their time making sure all their students learn the concept each day. The principal is an ok guy who cares about the school as much as the students and the teachers. The security is a must each day in school and safety for all is ensure. The only problem with the school is the activities for students to enjoy which is hard to come by. I'm starting my second year at Bloomfield and I believe that its a excellent school for parents to check into. Interview and Test is require the apply for the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2006

I attend this school currently. and it seems to be a good school. but the onky thing is is that it lacks extra curricular activities. this year would be my 4th year there and ive kind of enjoyed myself so far. we'll just wait till school comes bac to see what happens this year. Principal Love seems to handle things really well. There is good security in this school, we rarely have any problems or fights. If youre thinking about sending your child here, dont hesitate, especially if you dont really care for extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
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Hispanic100%
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Whiten/a
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Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant100%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students82%
Female75%
Male90%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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SAT participation

85%

SAT college ready

12%

Graduation rate

99%


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 50% 16%
Hispanic 44% 22%
White 2% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Eric Love

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  • Vocational education

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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209 Franklin Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: (973) 429-8893

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