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West Side High School

Lead with Love

About Our School

West Side High School had their first graduating cohort in school year 2022 with a high school diploma and Associates Degree in Business Administration. We believe that from the moment your child enters our doors and until they are gainfully employed, we will be right by their side.

Unique Fact

Dual Credit Program - West Side offers an associate degree in Business Administration with Essex County College. College courses with New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers.

School Information

  • Principal

    Akbar Cook

  • Address

    403 South Orange Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07103

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  • Parent Liaison

    Fatima Salaam

  • School Hours

    8:10 am - 2:40 pm

  • Uniform Colors

    Top: Black, Green, White
    Bottom: Black, Gray, Khaki

  • Before School Options

    None offered at this school

  • After School Options

    Cost: Free
    Grades: 9-12
    End Time: 5:00 PM
    Provider: School

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More Information

Seats Available
Seats Available in Entry Grade last Year Grade 9: 143 NA
Percentage of Applicants Who Listed This School
1st and Were Matched to this School Last Year
School Attendance
Average Daily Attendance Last School Year Percentage of Students Chronically Absent Last School Year
92% 29%
School Data
Average Section Size Student to Teacher Ratio Teachers with 5 or more years of experience Retention of Effective and Highly Effective Teachers Percentage of Teachers with Advanced Degrees
25 12 to 1 60% 89% 52%
Gradution Rates
Graduation Rates 2020-2021 Graduation Rates 2021-2022 Graduation Rates 2022-2023
74% 77% 74%
Number of Devices 1:1

For more information on school performance, please see the NJDOE’s website: www.nj.gov/education/data