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West Market Street Vocational School

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Posted December 1, 2004

My name is Lady, I'm a current junior student in TCC also known as; 'Newark Tech.' I've been in this school since the summer of 2002. All these years that I've been here are unforgetable. This school may need some arrangements, however, it has so many good teachers and our principal is the best, too bad he's leaving in January. I always have said that the day I become a parent my child will go to TCC. I believe this school has a lot to offer to every student, not only that but it also has a lot to offer to parents. The school gives meetings for the parents so they could know how their kids doing in school. Don't look any further, you found the perfect school for your child. Send an Application ASAP!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 15, 2004

My daughter goes to this school and she's very happy with all her classroom mates and teachers as well. Dr. Noble, the principal, is a wonderful leader.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male99%
Black97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learners93%
Not migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former95%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learners80%
Not migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former85%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%
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 Students25%
Female20%
Male32%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education29%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant25%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

78%

SAT college ready

3%

Graduation rate

94%


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 64% 16%
Hispanic 34% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Oge Denis

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  • Vocational education

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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91 West Market Street
Newark, NJ 07103
Phone: (973) 622-1100

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