West Side High School

at 238 Van Buren St, Newark, 07103-1924 United States

West Side High School
238 Van Buren St
Newark , NJ 07103-1924
United States
Contact Phone
P: (973) 465-4900


West Side High School is a four-year comprehensive community public high school in Newark, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in ninth through twelfth grades as part of the Newark Public Schools.As of the 2012-13 school year, the school had an enrollment of 810 students and 84.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.64:1. There were 660 students (81.5% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 55 (6.8% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.Awards, recognition and rankingsThe school was the 326th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 268th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 319th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 313th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 313th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.HistoryWest Side High School opened on September 14, 1925, in a building designed to provide students with classrooms, an auditorium, gyms, and other facilities, serving 520 boys and 809 girls.

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