Details overview

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Hours 8:00 - 2:40
School leader Ms Dara Gronau
District Newark School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
2
Music
including: Band
2
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Drama
Dance
Visual arts Painting
Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught French
Spanish
Special schedule Block scheduling

Support

1
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Speech and language impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Facilities Cafeteria

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School cultural diversity1

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 93% 16%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
White 0% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 34%
Female 53% 49%
Male 47% 51%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

10
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
10
Boys Sports
including: Tennis
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Baseball
Cross country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Wrestling
Boys sports (misc.) Bowling
Girls sports (misc.) Bowling

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement The parents and community are involved in West Side High School in a variety of ways. Parents sit on our school’s School Leadership Council (SLC) and get an opportunity to be a vital part of the school’s decision making process. They also attend PTA/PTO meetings and provide school administrators, staff, and other parents with suggestions and ideas to enhance and improve the school. In addition, our parents get involved with our school by attending students' athletic events, performances, open houses and parent/teacher/administrator conferences. More importantly, parents provide the West Side High School administrators and staff with support by ensuring that their child adheres to the school/district policies and regulations (as evidenced by over 95% of our students wearing their school uniforms). At West Side High School, parents are our Partners in Education and we can’t achieve success without them. The community is involved in West Side High School via an array of important and innovative initiatives. We have community partnerships with the Ameliore Foundation; Capital One Bank; The Newark Police Department; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; The Street Warriors; numerous Faith Based Organizations; The West Ward Collective; The Prudential Center; AppleBee’s; Seton Hall University, Rutgers, Essex County College, social service agencies, and other community partners. These partners offer mentoring, tutoring, enrichment, funding, internships, jobs, incentives, discounts, college credits, workshops, trainings, uniforms, safety, guidance, tickets, networking opportunities, and more. All of these support services assist West Side High School in developing well rounded citizens that will be better prepared for college, work and life. We appreciate our community partners and the contributions they make in the lives of our students on a daily basis.
Students typically come from these schools Camden Middle School
  Thirteenth Avenue School
  South Seventeenth Street School
Students typically continue on to these schools Essex County College
  Lincoln Technical Institute
  Rutgers University

Teachers

1
Staff
including: Art teacher
Staff Art teacher
World languages spoken by staff French
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Passes / tokens provided for public transportation

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012