This school is all right has a lot of Extracurricular Activities the students always has school spirit and may so fight s bit the police has it under control. This school needs more money but is an all right school
Your child has to do well to reap the benefits of this school. Doing well, is not hard at all. All students have to do is go to class everyday and do their work, this is what the 'smart' kids do. The teachers (for the most part) are excellent and if kids would avoid all the FAKE gang activity and sit in the front of class, and have parents who actually come to open house, they would excel.
The Academic programs, sport and other activitites are OK,if you have an 'A' student. All other are lost in the crowd. Parental involvement is non-existant. Trying to see a teacher is a JOKE unless your child is in trouble. The building is a work of art but that's where it ends. It's just too big. For the shy or less then perfect student, this not the place. These young adult still need guidance NOT a POLICE presence, however necessary for the fights within. Classes are too large to control and at dismissal too many students are concentrated in one area, not to mention the 3 middle schools plus 1 elementray 2 blocks away Fights are abundant. 2500+ students in a 4 block radius. Mr. Educator, What Were You Thinking. Only two high schools. This was waste of extremely high tax dollars. Smaller would be better.
This school is tottally out of control if you are moving to east orange and thinking about sending your child here don't ,these kids fight everyday and some even get wounded they have even found guns,knifes,and drugs at this school during thier RANDOM searches. I hope I have been helpful in your school-choosing process.