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Malcolm X. Shabazz High School

Public | 9-12 | 831 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2013

This school like every other school in Newark has a very low educational value the new principal might've calmed the school down and slightly changed its students demeanor but if you think you're gonna send your kid in here to get quality education you're not the truth is this school is very disorganized and I feel I have been robbed of my education attending this school yea sure some of the teachers will work with you and what not but this school is so focused on its athletics that it seems to the point where education is the second priority it's also focused on building a narcissistic reputation based on I would say "imaginary" statistics that I find very hard to believe I don't think education is on this schools agenda based on the relentless focus on its sports/athletics some of the teachers don't even seem qualified if you ask me and the only reason this school seems more under control is because of the decrease in student body everyone knows a smaller population is more controllable i really believe this school has a lot of work to do and I still wouldn't send my children to this school (if I had any) despite any the changes made the school is still no good


Posted April 23, 2012

Well Malcolm X. Shabazz Is a school That has allot of pride and school Spirit . The time i've spent there i left with memories for a lifetime .my teachers all were so caring . Your teachers were like you second parents in that building. I strived to be a bulldog scholor like many other but people cant see past the rift raft that walks in and get kicked out . Malcom X. Shabazz is Moving foward I love my Bulldogs
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2010

This school SUCKS!! It is a ZOO, the principle has no control over the kids, my daughter can't go to school because she keeps getting into fights and jumped by a bunch of other girls....my child will not be attending this school anymore. They should have kepy trhe old principle on board.....DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

I recently transfered my daughter to Shabazz and it is in one word: HORRIFIC!!! There is no learning and its pretty much a zoo. I wouldn't advise to send their child there. I regret moving because of this school. Any parent who is ok with this school is either not involved in their education or is a parent of an athlete. yes they have a great band and sports program....but you arent safe and none of those programs mean anything if you are uneducated. they are ranked 296 out of 314 schools in nj...so you know they arent learning. the behavior ive seen 1st hand. avoid this school ....please
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

This school is horrible like no one ever wants to come here no teachers are qualitied and this school is not safe so don't ever send your children like ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2008

My son attends Malcolm X Shabazz and I find the school to be very positive in many aspects. The teachers really care about the students, If there were ever a problem with my child, I would get a personal phone call from his teacher right away. All schools have their problems, but Shabazz is like a second home for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

malcolm x shabazz has a lot of problems, we dont have enought teachers, the school is not safe, and there is apsolutly no learning going on
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2008

I appreciate the fact that my son attends Malcolm X. Shabazz High School. I love that as a parent I can go to my son's teachers and speak with them openly about his progress and classroom etiquette. He gets good reports and is a B- student. Kudos to the teachers because they recognize student potentials and encourage them to strive higher for their goals. The Principal, Vice Prinipals, Counselors, and Coaches all deserve an A for encouraging the students and keeping their minds focused and teaching them that: 'A Mind is a terrible thing to waste'. Signed, Concerned Parents of one of your future Pro-Football or Pro-Basketball athletes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2007

I think that shabazzz is the best scool in newark things are safe for your kids they learn all they need to and it keeps them out of the streets
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

shabazz is the best school that anyone could ever attend. Its safe fun and provides many activities to us young people to keep us out of trouble both in and out of school. The teachers really care about what goes on in the classrooms. If a parent was looking for a school to place their child in Shabazz High School should be at the top of the list.
—Submitted by a former 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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
21%
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 Students48%
Female55%
Male39%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students37%
Female40%
Male33%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant37%
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

 
 
n/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.

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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education13%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 92% 16%
Hispanic 8% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 52%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Gemar Mills

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
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
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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80 Johnson Ave
Newark, NJ 07108
Phone: (973) 733-6974

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