School Details

American History High School

74 Montgomery St, Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-7333
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7, 9-12 & ungraded 283 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

48%
35%
66%
63%
53%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newark School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
78%
92%
82%
61%
80%

High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newark School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

16%
24%
58%

New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess high school students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it
  • This school in 2013
  • Newark School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

American History High School is a public high school in Newark. The principal of American History High School is Mr Robert Gregory, who can be contacted at rgregory@nps.k12.nj.us. 283 students go to American History High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 83% of the 283 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at American History High School is 11:1. West Market Street Vocational School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 73% 53%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Hispanic 23% 38%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The people that review this school are very misinformed. And I am disappointed to here the negativity that is bestowed upon my school . This school have remarkable expectations. They require you to take 5 years of mathematical courses. You have to keep a 2.0 or higher to remain a student. You don't graduate unless you accepted into a college. And finally we have 99% graduation rate. The other one percent are in the armed forces . This school does lack a decent facility because of the lack of fundings it has. Other than that your child would be honored to attend an academy of such prestige .

  • (5 years ago)

    I contradict the statement that was previously made. If the school does lack the quality in peforming the actual activity into playing the role in educational value then why is American History High ranked as #3 in Newark Highest Performing High Schools? American History High School is doing very well. It may be a small school with other small problems like any other school but 98% of the first graduating class were accepted into institutions of higher learning because of thier academic performance.

  • (5 years ago)

    they have no quality in erforming the actual activity into playing the role in education value

  • (5 years ago)

    This school could be great but the discipline is poor. The principal is a good guy but he is weak and wants to be the friend to the students. My relatives go to North Star and the difference is night and day. Most parents only have the other high schools to compare this one to. Another example of low expectations in Newark. We expected more. Public schools are too easy and watered down in Newark. They don't read and hardly get homework. At home we make our child read novels because they are never assigned at this school. I'm still grateful that my child does not have to go to the other schools where all they do is fight. The teachers are nice but the demands are low.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my fourth year in American History High School and I can say nothing but good about this school. As my Senior years reaches its' full swing I am reminded of the great experiences in the classrooms and hallways. The teachers some still hold your hand to make sure you keep up with the work and than others treat you as if you were in College they don't hold your hand they don't tell you what to do. The school's curriculum is just like any other High School so I don't see why another student would deem it fit to attack the school on that level. It is up to you to make the effort not the teachers and it certainly prepares you for High School. If you want to be prepared and have a chance of taking on College (plus the College courses AHHS offers) then come here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Quite honestly as a freshman at AHHS i'm utterly dissapionted i expected more of a challenge. In every class. The teachers are sufficent enough. The curriculm is okay. It not mind altering or anything of that sorts unfortunatly. The counselors are not up to par and with certian teachers you feel definetly lost. AHHS is a nice school but if you're looking for a chalenge i'd look otherwise like I am.

  • (5 years ago)

    its cool not to big not to small you can get to your classes on time. cool people. not soo much drama. lots of clubs

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is amazing. Rarely do you see a building where every child is known by a staff member who is vested into their future. I couldn't chose a better school for my son who is in his first year at A.H.H.S. I hope they get a new school so they can really take off.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am still in my third year at American History High School and I am sad. I am sad because these three years have been some great high school years and I don't wont to leave. I have met new people that I would have never thought in my life that I would meet such as Bill Cosby and Jesse Jackson. I am sad that it is all about to end but I would not trade the experience that I had here for the world. I love American History High school and I am proud to go here.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been a student of A.H.H.S for 2 years now nad i can say that through it all the drama this has been a great school thanks to the A.Robert Gregory he has set such a high excellence to the school its like you cant help but to achieve it.......

  • (6 years ago)

    No wait let me just say that I LOVE MY SCHOOL! I enjoy learning there and experiencing different things. I don't know where I would be if I wasn't so busy trying to build my school. I appriecate my principle and teachers. I think that it is important to learn from the past live in the present and plan ahead for the future. American History High School is on the rise and no one is going to pull us done. Who are we? History... Who are we? Her story... Who are we? Our story....

  • (6 years ago)

    Im a proud student at American History High. I can honestly say I LOVE MY SCHOOL! I wouldnt give it up or loose faith in it for anything. Yes I admitt we have had our hardships and down times but we have always seemed to make it through with the help of our wonderful principle and the dedicated staff we were able to show that History High shouldnt be just a program but the product of inteligent scholars. We have accomplished one goal and will continue to accomplish every other one set before us because 'EXCELLENCE IS THE STANDARD'. I have been there since the begining and will stick with it until the end. I root for my EAGLES! We defintily SOAR! GO HISTORY!

  • (7 years ago)

    American History High School enables the students to shape the school and extracuricular activities the way they've planned. As a student of the sophmore class I will be graduating as the first class of this school it is an incredible honor to start traditions give this school good recognition and watch as this school grows.

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