School Details

Essex County Vocational School

620 Passaic Ave, West Caldwell, NJ 07006
(973) 412-2205
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 247 students 5 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Essex County Vocational S School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
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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
  • Essex County Vocational S School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Essex County Vocational School is a public high school in West Caldwell. The principal of Essex County Vocational School is Mr Chetram Singh, who can be contacted at csingh@essextech.org. 247 children attend Essex County Vocational School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 75% of the 247 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Essex County Vocational School is 5:1. James Caldwell High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 46% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 42% 54%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Asian 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 86%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    MY SON HAS JUST GRADUATED FROM THE WEST CALDWELL VO-TCH SCHOOL.IT WAS THE BEST DECISION WE AS A FAMILY EVER MADE.A WONDERFUL SCHOOL WITH GREAT TEACHERS AND STAFF.IT WAS A PLEASURE WATCHING MY SON MATURE UNDER THIER HELP.THE TECH PROGRAM FOR AUTOMOTIVE IS OUTSTANDING AND MY SON WILL BE CONTINUING HIS CAREER IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY.I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO A GREAT SCHOOL AND STAFF WHO REALLY DO CARE.IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A REALLY GOOD SCHOOL WITH GREAT TEACHERS AND CHARACTER THIS IS IT BAR NONE.YOU CHILD WILL LOVE YOU FOR IT.I CANT SAY ENOUGH.CONGRATS CLASS OF 2012....................JOB WELL DONE..

  • (8 years ago)

    There are 4 Vocational High Schools in Essex County (Newark Newark Bloomfield and West Caldwell). 2005-2006 was the first year the school offered a program to accommodate regular high school level academics. Except for about 30 students this year ( along with 30 students that will be added next year) the student's academic program here is less challenging than at a regular high school. A new principal was hired in 2005. The school is very safe and the teachers are quite good. The reason we chose the school was because the vocational training is amazing. This kind of school is not for everyone but it was perfect for our child. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in one of the vocational programs that they offer. Students can go on to college and they can learn wonderful skills at this high school that a normal high school can not offer.

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