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Newark, NJ
Students enrolled: 761

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260 Norfolk Street
Newark, NJ 07102

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(973) 733-8236
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November 29, 2011
Very PROUD alumni (Class of '96)... I am VERY grateful that once I received my acceptance letter that my Grandma insisted that I attend Science High. Although I must admit I initially had my heart set on attending MX Shabazz to be a member of the Lady Bulldogs Bball team. And not only did i received an excellent education, many valuable life lessons, was exposed to an extensive amount of versatility,...and countless others, had I attended MX Shabazz I would have never had the opportunity to be Science High 1ST EVER 1000+ point scorer (Male/Female). I am glad that the students currently have the luxury of enjoying a wonderful building, although yall are getting the enjoyment that us alumni was promised b4 a lot of you were even born. It's cool though because our future truly needs ALL the POSITIVE exposure they can be given. So I thank you again Grandma (R.I.P.) for your insistence and I thank ALL of my teachers, counselors, coaches, administration, office ladies, and I def can't 4get Ms. White (School Nurse).

- submitted by a community member
August 14, 2011
I am proud to be a Science High Alumni (Class of 95). I can only pray that this school continues to maintain its excellent rep. May the students continue to excel and not fulfill the stereotypes that comes along with the city of Newark.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
Newark children need all the exposure to science that we can provide.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 09, 2010
it's great! especially the math department!

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2010
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- submitted by a student
April 10, 2010
Science Park High School is a great, well-rounded institution. As stated by its mission statement, it's purpose is to introduce students to different ways of thinking and a plethora of courses, necessary for success in the real world. Currently, I am a senior at Science. Though the administration needs a little more work (for instance, they need to expel all those incompetent students that are making our school look bad), Science Park is the best thing that has happened to me. Extremely diverse, academically rigorous, comprised of bright and innovative students; Science Park shines the most out of all schools in the City.

- submitted by a student
April 07, 2010
I am currently a Freshman at Science Park and i have been attending that school since 7th grade. I would have to say that it is one of the best schools academically, but just because the school does well with the grades does not mean the students are the greatest. You would be suprised at how many of the staff call us rude and disrespectful. Yea there are a few of us (i can count them on my hands) who will never get in trouble but trust me when I say we get into alot of petty drama. You wouldnt belive it. So dont be fooled by the smarts because we get into just as much trouble as the non-magnet school students. We just get our work done as well !

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October 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 03, 2009
Science Park High School is a great High School because of the education you get there. It is highly strict therefore you get exactly what you deserve. There are many activities to join so it's not all about academic achievements but also about enjoy the time spent at the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2009
I would say SPHS. I currently attend there and it is wonderful! This coming September I will be a Junior andall I can say is that SPHS is the best and will be the best. We might be given vast amounts of homework, but overall we have the best scores in the city.

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April 03, 2009
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April 03, 2009
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December 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2008
SPHS is the best, great teachers determined kids and surrounded by a cluster of universities

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May 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 21, 2008
SPHS is the best high school in Newark and i know because i attended there. It was the best before they moved, imagine now! I recoment the best students to attend there.

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February 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2008
Currently, I attend SPHS. I strongly believe that is one of the best schools out there. Despite the fact that it is in Newark, Science makes sure that the ill-fated things that occur in the streets do not interfere with our educational environment. This school has a lot to offer and the students that attend it, sure do take advantage of it. They may give vast amounts of homework, and acquire extremely rigorous work (test/courses), however that is the reason why the students become prepared for college and the real World.

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February 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 31, 2008
It could be a little better staff coud care a little more. But of all it an okay school I know because i attend it as well

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2008
SPHS is a great school and i should know because i attend it. Its the best hs in Newark and one of the best in NJ. I love SPHS...

- submitted by a student
no rating January 10, 2008
I graduated from Science in 04' before they moved. To tell you the truth I think that this is a great school. Despite all of the outdated things he needed and our lack of actual school facilities (like a gym) we got the best education in Newark. there is no doubt in my mind that Science High prepared me very well for college. I will be graduating college in May 08' and I owe a lot of it to Science High!

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January 04, 2008
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December 20, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 13, 2007
I Love this school so much. I love being a student there.

- submitted by a student
October 24, 2007
We have a new building. We are the best high school in the city of newark. Take a look at our standardized test scores. I attend there, and I am loving it.

- submitted by a student
October 19, 2007
Science is not the best school in the state, but without a doubt the best high school in newark. With the new building, now called Science Park High School, there's the security we've never had before and a clean environment. As a student there, I've noticed an increase in courses available including a few AP classes and a better gym experience. At the old building, we had to go over to the YMCA for gym and its availability was limited. Now, we're able to have regular gym class in the gym or outdoors in the soccer field and swimming in our Olympic size pool. I couldn't have asked for a better high school experience or teachers. They are incrediable. I haven't met many with such passions for teaching in the same building before coming here. Come for a tour and sit in, you'll see =)

- submitted by a student
September 06, 2007
The school is O.K. overall. The administration always lacked from the Principal on down. And as for the students I would say that the majority, when I was on my way out, acted like a bunch of thugs. Personally, I would never enroll my kids there at that time I attended and I doubt much has been done to change that. However, on a good note, the teachers made the school what it is. Mr. Khichi, Ms.Bopp, Mr.Rippey, Mr.O'Neill, Ms. Flores, Mr.Bristol, Ms.Stawsky are but a few of the fine teachers that should be commended for their fine work in educating Newark's Youth

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December 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2006
Science High School is an excellent high School. I graduated from Science HS in the Class of '06,and now I attend Princeton Univeristy.I owe it all to Science High School, and the amazing teachers that work there. Science High School is, and forever will be the best school in Essex County, and one of the best in the state! It is not long before it will become one of the best in the country!

- submitted by a former student
July 13, 2006
Excellent teachers, but horrible administrators. When I was there, the building was filthy and no one followed any rules. If you got caught doing something wrong you could just talk your way out of it. We NEVER even had fire drills.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 09, 2006
Science High is a great academic and college prep experience. The nurturing environment has made a difference in the lives of many students over the years.

- submitted by a former student
January 31, 2006
This school has always been there for me and im happy to say that it still is. When i was 14 and in the 9th grade i dropped out of school. This school science high. At that time i did not care everything for me was up so i thought? i stayed out of school for 1 whole year before my parents knew. A teacher by the name of Mrs. Thomas i dont know if she still teaches there but she came to my home and talked me right back in school.Science high was there for me and im sure it'll be there for you and yours! This school was never a waste of time even when i was fast and dropped out. I graduated with a scholarship and now attend John Hopkins University. It did miracles for me. Science high has and always will be the place to be!

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January 21, 2006
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January 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2005
Science for now has been a good experience but once we move to the new school I bet it is going to be one of the best in education and just a place to be.

- submitted by a student
August 17, 2005
Science High School is possibly the best school in Newark. The teachers are great and really want the students to succeed. Although the building is small my daughter learned to adapt very quickly. Science is extremely safe. The students are very well behaved and curteous. The academics are excellent. This school is even ranked 70 among all of the top schools in New Jersey. Im proud to have my daughter attend this fine institute of higher learning.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2005
Science High School is not to be judged by its appearance. I'll admit that the school is a fire hazard and some times it is too crowded. But all of the students are towards the top in the district. Alot more than 75% of the students go to college, and there has yet to be a problem with students graduating. And keep in mind that there is a slightly advanced curriculum. The science that is learned in this school is superior to that in other schools. Tenth Graders at this school and two others take Physics, which is not required at all in a few other schools. The school maintains as much safety standards as possible though alot can be improved. There is a PTSO that conducts regular meetings, the teachers stay late and come early to help students, and there are many ExC activities. Good Choice for Newark Students.

- submitted by a student
December 26, 2004
I was a student at Science High School. I loved the fact that the teachers, students, parents, and principal are so involved. The school is small but this doesn't but a hault on the learning process. The hardest part about Science High is getting in and out of the Freshman/ Sophmore Locker room and getting along with every student. I helped design the new Science Park High School...and my only question is when will it be done? (It was promised a very long time ago) the Board of Edu needs to give funds to excellent schools like this one. CLASS OF 2002...KEEP SHINING!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2004
I highly recommend Science High School to other parents and prospective students. Great school and staff that actually cares about the students.

- submitted by a former student
October 04, 2004
Science High School may APPEAR to be a good school academically but the school it self is terrible. The school has too many students for such a small building. They have classrooms in places I wouldn't even imagine. It is a fire hazard waiting to happen. I had to pull my child out of there because of the poor conditions, and my child is doing better at another school. Stacey Johnson

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September 02, 2004
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May 07, 2004
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- submitted by a student
December 15, 2003
I was claas on 2001, Science High School was the best and most involved school I ever went to. The teachers were involved with each aspect of each individual student and they were very helpful and concerned.

- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2003
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Science High School
260 Norfolk Street, Newark, NJ  07102
(973) 733-8689
Last modified Science High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Science High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top