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Newark Vocational High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 37 students

 

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Posted May 24, 2013

I worked in this school doing an outreach project & I was constantly challenged by students. I found the staff/faculty sadly worn down from the abrasive nature of the student body. Student's curse, speak inappropriately to each other, bully each other, use racial slures, male students berate & disrespect the female students, & hurl sexual assaults at gay students. If I were a parent of a student at this school, I'd be outraged. The school's culture can be better than this. School used to be a safe place for students to grow & learn in, but in this school, I felt unsafe as an adult visitor. It's a very hostile environment the minute you hit the front door. Hostility, aggression, anger...is in the hallways as well as the classrooms. I don't know how the teachers manage to educate students when they're constantly being cursed out by students and physically challenged all the time. About 15% of the students I worked with respected the education they were getting. 85% of the class I worked with was abrasive & disrespectful to me as an educator; unfocused, easily triggered, & unable to control their impulses, language, & behavior. There's no way kids here are learning anything


Posted August 29, 2010

I agree the school has come a long way but cosmetic surgery isn't everything. Aside from the name change and updated facility the school lacks merit in scholarship. How can test scores go up when the necessary tools needed for such is lacking. Highly qualified teachers and leadership that is genuine! Test scores are going up but clearly not at NVHS; you're in the bottom five percent....come on man
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

This is a wonderful school that has come a long ways under the present Principal. Staff and student attendance is over 90% and test scores are going up. As a parent you can truly feel the school culture from the moment you enter the building. You can tell that they value education in a family like setting.The student are well behaved and demonstrate they value their education. The environment is safe with very few incidents and the teaching staff work hard to improve student achievement and raise their performance on district and state standardize test. There is still work to be done, but I will do my best to support this school's efforts and highly recommend that other parents get on board and do the same. Collectively we can make a difference. The school cannot do it without a strong parent body that supports student success! Go Eagles!
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Posted August 29, 2008

As a graduate of NVHS now in college I'm finding out how limited the academic challenges were, except for english and history. The other classes did not have high expectations for students. It was hard to concentrate because there were soo many students who had no plans for the future. I am not sorry that I attended and graduated from NVHS but I wish that more teachers were like Ms.Braton and Hohl.


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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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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36%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students36%
Female40%
Male32%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education40%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant36%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
19%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
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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26%
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SAT participation

97%

SAT college ready

3%

Graduation rate

75%


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 88% 16%
Hispanic 11% 22%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
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 91%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Kimberly Honnick

Programs

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  • Vocational education

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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301 West Kinney St
Newark, NJ 07103
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