East Side High School

238 Van Buren St, Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4900
2

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Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1372 students 15 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

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High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)

In 2013-2014 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.
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New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)

In 2013-2014 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.
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About this school

East Side High School is a public high school in Newark. The principal of East Side High School is Dr Mario Santos, whose e-mail is msantos@nps.k12.nj.us. 1,372 students attend East Side High School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 22% of the East Side High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 1,372 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at East Side High School is 15:1. Alpha and Omega is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 50% 38%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 53%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 85%
Limited English proficiency 22% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is very unappreciated. I'm going on my fourth year at this school and it's top of the line because it's intellectually stimulating. You can pay for your child to go to a top of the line private school where they learn to regurgitate information and fill in bubbles. East Sides teachers are extremely intelligent and caring about ALL their students. The problem is that students need to take more advantage of their educational opportunities and develop their talents accordingly. I feel there is some neglect upon the more academically involved activities and a focus on athletics. Also many electives are unappreciated by higher administration. The problem is not the students are teachers because the students want to attain useful education that is more suited and catered to their career path that teachers are than willing to do. When we still enforce the same standardized testing that focus on Math and reading comprehension that have no real relation to students as individuals is where we come to see the problem. The students at East Side are incredibly intelligent but the failure to recognize this by the superintendents and governor fails these great minds

  • (2 years ago)

    Over the decades East Side has been the place where immigrant teens would learn the American way of life. It is a place that holds really great memories for thousands of students. I think its location in itself creates the opportunity for students to learn and have city smarts as well. Bloom where you're planted --as the saying goes. So....forget Millburn and live within your means. There is a great neighborhood feeling that you will not find in suburbia---one the greatest neighborhoods in the USA.

  • (3 years ago)

    East Side High School is the safest of the non magnet schools but is by far ill-equipped to send children to a good higher institute of education. The teachers are there by nepotism. Because the principal is Portuguese which means that more than half of the teachers and administration are Portuguese. Many might say it is because it is in a Portuguese neighborhood but there are 3 ESL classes for Spanish and Portuguese so I do not get why there are so many Portuguese teachers in this school specifically. The people that get the most attention are the athletes and the students that are consistently in trouble. The A.P Calculus class is great BUT NONE OF THE REST should've offered B.C. The principal Santos does not focus on students getting to the honors and A.P classes they don't care to push them. Also you have to be recommended for these classes which is why no one knows about those classes. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE. IF YOU WANT THEM TO SUCCEED GET A STUDIO OR 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT IN MILLBURN AND WATCH YOUR KIDS GET INTO THE TOP OF THE LINE SCHOOLS! highest SAT SCORE for the past 3 years is a 1770 out of 2400 which could not even get you into Rutgers Business School.

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree!One of the most underrated schools in Newark. The leadership pf the school is turning that school around!My son is a junior in the Honors program and is getting an excellent well-rounded education.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is perhaps one of the most underrated schools in all of newark. The teachers are great and the leadership is great. My child attended this school and graduated with a scholorshp to a school in new york. I recommend this school for everyone

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