Malcolm X Shabazz High School

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Malcolm X Shabazz High School
Shabazz HS SW jeh.jpg
Home of the Bulldogs
80 Johnson Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07108 USA

Type public high school
School district Newark Public Schools
Faculty 60.0 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 898 (as of 2010-11)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 14.97:1[1]
Athletics conference Super Essex Conference
Nickname Bulldogs

Malcolm X Shabazz High School is a four-year public high school in Newark, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Newark Public Schools. The school was formerly named South Side High School until it was renamed in 1972.

As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 898 students and 60.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.97:1. There were 641 students (71.4% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 31 (3.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 291st-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 314th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[2] The magazine ranked the school 296th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[3] The school was ranked 312th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[4] Malcolm X Shabazz has scored 20.4 and 46.1 in the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) test results in the subjects of math and language arts respectively.[5]


The Malcolm X Shabazz High School Bulldogs compete in the Super Essex Conference, which includes schools in Essex County and operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[6] The school had previously participated in the Watchung Conference, which included high schools in Essex County, Hudson County and Union County in northern New Jersey.

The girls' basketball team won the 2003 Tournament of Champions, defeating Marlboro High School 48-45 in the tournament final.[7][8]

The boys' basketball team won the 2001 North II, Group III state sectional title with a 56-45 win against Cranford High School.[9] The team won the 2005 NJSIAA Group III State Championship, defeating Ramapo High School 64-59 in the semifinals and Camden High School 76-58 in the championship game.[10]

The boys' basketball team won the 2006 North 2 Group III State Championships. In the Group III State Tournament, the team knocked off North 1 Group III champion Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan 77-68 in the semifinals, before falling to Hamilton High School 66-34 in the Group III championship game on March 12, 2006, at Rutgers University.[11]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Data for Malcolm X Shabazz High, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 10, 2012.
  2. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed December 2, 2012.
  3. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed February 3, 2011.
  4. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  5. ^ Malcolm X Shabazz High School Performance Results. Accessed December, 2009.
  6. ^ League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 27, 2012.
  7. ^ Narducci, Marc. "Shabazz girls outlast Marlboro, 48-45", The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 26, 2003. Accessed July 17, 2007. "The seeds held form as top-seeded Shabazz held off second-seeded Marlboro, 48-45, in the championship game at the Continental Airlines Arena."
  8. ^ 2003 Girls Basketball - Tournament of Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  9. ^ 2001 - North II, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 29, 2007.
  10. ^ 2005 Boys Basketball - Group III, Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 4, 2007.
  11. ^ 2006 Boys Basketball - Public Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, accessed December 7, 2006
  12. ^ Araton, Harvey. "High School Foes Form a Family at Rutgers", The New York Times, April 3, 2007. Accessed August 16, 2012. "“Don’t you want to be able to look up in the stands and see your mom?” Carson, from Paterson’s Rosa Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts (for academics and music) and Paterson Eastside (for basketball) asked Ajavon, from Newark’s Malcolm X. Shabazz."
  13. ^ "Anthony Avent statistics". Retrieved June 8, 2009. 
  14. ^ Grimes, William. "Vivian Blaine, the First Adelaide In 'Guys and Dolls,' Is Dead at 74", The New York Times, December 14, 1995. Accessed August 16, 2012. "Ms. Blaine was born in Newark. Originally her last name was Stapleton. While she was still in elementary school, her father, a theatrical agent, booked $1-a-night singing dates for her at nightclubs, company parties and police benefits. At 14 she began singing with the Halsey Miller Orchestra, and after graduating from Southside High School went on the road with little-known bands."
  15. ^ Cissy Houston, Accessed August 16, 2012.
  16. ^ "Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, whose new book is 'Buzz: How to Create It and Win with It'", The Bob Rivers Show, June 26, 2007. Accessed July 25, 2007. "Koch graduated in 1941 from Newark's South Side High School in 1941 (now called Malcolm X Shabazz High School)."
  17. ^ Greg Latta, database Football. Accessed April 14, 2008.
  18. ^ Jackson, Chanta L. "Malcolm X alum plan meeting", The Star-Ledger, November 20, 2008. Accessed February 3, 2011.
  19. ^ Amir Pinnix profile, Minnesota Golden Gophers. Accessed August 26, 2008.
  20. ^ Greg White player profile, Accessed September 3, 2007.
  21. ^ Lonnie Wright, Accessed February 3, 2011.

External links[edit]

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