Newark Tech High School

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Newark Tech High School
91 West Market Street
Newark, NJ 07103

Type Vocational Public high school
School district Essex County Vocational Technical Schools
Principal Oge Denis, Jr.
Asst. Principal Carmen Morales
Faculty 55.2 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 729 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 13.20:1[1]
Athletics conference Super Essex Conference
Team name Terriers

Newark Tech High School is a regional public high school located in Newark, that offers occupational and academic instruction for students in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the school had an enrollment of 729 students and 55.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.20:1. There were 516 students (70.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 101 (13.9% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Newark Tech's principal is Oge Denis, Jr., and the vice principal is Ayisha Ingram-Robinson. At Freshman Orientation, students were informed of wearing school uniforms for the 2011-2012 school year.

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 156th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 322 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2010 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 165th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[2] The school was ranked 204th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[3]


The Newark Tech Terriers compete in the Super Essex Conference, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[4] With 556 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as North II, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 493 to 732 students in that grade range.[5] The school had previously competed in the Mountain Valley Conference before the 2010 realignment.[6] Colors are purple, silver, and black.

As of 2011, the girls track and field was ranked number 3 in the nation for the Shuttle hurdles relay and the boys 4x400 team competed in the New Balance nationals. Both boys and girls team were successful in the Penn Relays track meet, with the boys winning first place in their heat in the 4x400 relay meter dash.[7]

In 2012, the girls track team won their second consecutive Group I outdoor track and field championship with 93 points, more than double the 44 points earned by the second-place team Weequahic High School which earned 44 points.[8]


Core members of the school's administration are:[9]

  • Oge Denis, Jr. - Principal
  • Carmen Morales - Vice Principal


Newark Tech had its first-ever All Alumni Class Reunion at the new gym on April 23, 2011, with alumni from the 1970s an onwards present. A majority of the alumni were from the late 80s/early 90s. There were VIP teachers and staff from various decades present as well. The oldest alumni was a 1954 graduate, John Scranton, who was a Print Shop Teacher/Coach in later years. Mr. Scranton as well as other VIPs worked at the old school (Sussex Avenue) and the new school (West Market Street.) A video presentation was done of yearbooks and alumni's private photos. The reunion was a goal of Vandovese "Makepiece" Williams, an English teacher with 42 years at the school who died on January 26, 2011, short of seeing his vision, but his students accomplished his dream with the All Alumni Class Reunion.


  1. ^ a b c d Data for West Market Street Center, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 20, 2014.
  2. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed July 6, 2011.
  3. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  4. ^ League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 20, 2014.
  5. ^ 2014-2015 Public Schools Group Classification: ShopRite Cup–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for North II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of July 8, 2014. Accessed November 20, 2014.
  6. ^ Home Page, Mountain Valley Conference, backed up by the Internet Archive, as of February 17, 2009. Accessed November 20, 2014.
  7. ^ Lambert, Jim; and Bevensee, Rich. "Penn Relays: Paramus Catholic, Newark Tech, South Brunswick reach Tri-State 4x100 final", The Star-Ledger, April 28, 2011. Accessed July 19, 2011.
  8. ^ Lambert, Jim. "Group state championship track: Girls Group 1 recap", The Star-Ledger, June 3, 2012. Accessed August 27, 2012. "Newark Tech was missing one of its biggest stars.It didn’t matter.The Essex County power is so deep and talented that even the absence of the versatile Iana Amsterdam didn’t stop Newark Tech from punishing the competition by running off with its second straight title at the NJSIAA Group 1 championships on Saturday at Lombardi Field in Old Bridge."
  9. ^ Home page, Newark Tech High School. Accessed August 27, 2012.

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