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East Side High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2 students

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Posted August 1, 2013

This school is very unappreciated. I'm going on my fourth year at this school and it's top of the line because it's intellectually stimulating. You can pay for your child to go to a top of the line private school where they learn to regurgitate information and fill in bubbles. East Sides teachers are extremely intelligent and caring about ALL their students. The problem is that students need to take more advantage of their educational opportunities and develop their talents accordingly. I feel there is some neglect upon the more academically involved activities and a focus on athletics. Also many electives are unappreciated by higher administration. The problem is not the students are teachers because the students want to attain useful education that is more suited and catered to their career path that teachers are than willing to do. When we still enforce the same standardized testing that focus on Math and reading comprehension that have no real relation to students as individuals is where we come to see the problem. The students at East Side are incredibly intelligent, but the failure to recognize this by the superintendents and governor fails these great minds
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2013

Over the decades, East Side has been the place where immigrant teens would learn the American way of life. It is a place that holds really great memories for thousands of students. I think its location, in itself, creates the opportunity for students to learn and have city smarts as well. Bloom where you're planted --as the saying goes. So....forget Millburn and live within your means. There is a great neighborhood feeling that you will not find in suburbia---one the greatest neighborhoods in the USA.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 26, 2012

East Side High School is the safest of the non magnet schools, but is by far ill-equipped to send children to a good higher institute of education. The teachers are there by nepotism. Because the principal is Portuguese, which means that more than half of the teachers and administration are Portuguese. Many might say it is because it is in a Portuguese neighborhood, but there are 3 ESL classes for Spanish and Portuguese, so I do not get why there are so many Portuguese teachers in this school specifically. The people that get the most attention are the athletes, and the students that are consistently in trouble. The A.P Calculus class is great BUT NONE OF THE REST, should've offered B.C. The principal, Santos, does not focus on students getting to the honors and A.P classes, they don't care to push them. Also you have to be recommended for these classes which is why no one knows about those classes. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE. IF YOU WANT THEM TO SUCCEED, GET A STUDIO OR 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT IN MILLBURN AND WATCH YOUR KIDS GET INTO THE TOP OF THE LINE SCHOOLS! highest SAT SCORE for the past 3 years is a 1770 out of 2400, which could not even get you into Rutgers Business School.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 4, 2008

I agree!One of the most underrated schools in Newark. The leadership pf the school is turning that school around!My son is a junior in the Honors program and is getting an excellent, well-rounded education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

This is perhaps one of the most underrated schools in all of newark. The teachers are great and the leadership is great. My child attended this school and graduated with a scholorshp to a school in new york. I recommend this school for everyone
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education42%
General education93%
English language learners22%
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former37%
Limited English Proficient Former81%

Math

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education15%
General education86%
English language learners35%
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former47%
Limited English Proficient Former81%
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.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
29%
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 Students24%
Female22%
Male25%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special educationn/a
General education33%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant24%
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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48%
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SAT participation

92%

SAT college ready

7%

Graduation rate

73%


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
Hispanic 50% 22%
White 35% 51%
Black 13% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Ann Street School
Wilson Avenue School
Lafayette Street School
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish
Portuguese
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • HSPA IMPROVEMENT AWARD - DISTRICT (2006)
  • HSPA IMPROVEMENT AWARD - DISTRICT (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20am
School end time
  • 2:40pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr Mario Santos
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (973) 465-4936

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Community/parent groups that utilize the school: ptso - monthly meetings adult learning program - esl & ged soccer tournament - ironbound soccer club & lar dos leoes ironbound little league
More from this school
  • Art Club - Ms. Pires Audio - Visual - Ms. Saraswat Badminton - Mr. Arora Book Club - Ms. Spirito Close-Up - Mr. Ramsey Close-Up for New Americans - Ms. Valente Computer Club - Ms. Salagaj Debate - Mr. Moussab Diamond Girls - Ms. Davis French Club - Ms. Martins Future Teachers Coordinator - Ms. Leon Future Teachers Mentor - Ms. Mendes Gardening Club - Ms. Paulose Gospel Choir/Dancers - Dr. Jones Graphic Arts - Ms. Wiseman Guitar Club - Mr. Rasczyk Hispanic Heritage - Mrs. Leon History Club/ Law - Ms. Nascimento Junior Class - Ms. Nascimento Literary Magazine - Ms. Wiseman The League - Ms. Pires Marine Biology Club - Mr. Romney Math/ Logic Board Games - Ms. Sherman National Honor Society - Ms. Salagaj Portuguese Club - Ms. Duarte Portuguese Literary Magazine - Ms. Duarte Pre- Calculus Club - Mr. Arora REBEL (anti-smoking) - Mr. Dudley Robotics - Bazarga/Monteiro Senior Class - Mr. DeOliveria/Ms. DeOliveira Spanish Club - Ms. Luna Stage Crew - Mr. DeOliveira Student Council/ Leadership - Ms. Naporano The Announcer - Ms. Rodrigues Varsity Club - Mr. De Oliveira Winterguard - Dr. Grant Women in Science - Ms. Monteiro Yearbook - " The Torch" - Mr. Afonso
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Students typically come from these schools
Ann Street School
Wilson Avenue School
Lafayette Street School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Rutgers University
Montclair University
Essex County College
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Newark, NJ 07105
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