East Orange Campus High School
|East Orange Campus High School|
|344 Prospect Street
East Orange, NJ 07017
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||"Rising to a Standard of Excellence"|
|School district||East Orange School District|
|Principal||Abdulsaleem R. Hasan|
|Asst. principals||Debra Boone
Dr. Damein Phoenix
|Enrollment||1,632 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.3:1|
|Athletics conference||Super Essex Conference|
East Orange Campus High School is a comprehensive community public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades in the city of East Orange, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, on the former campus of Upsala College. The school is part of the East Orange School District, classified as an Abbott District. The school has been accredited since 1928 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,632 students and 132.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.3:1. There were 1,092 students (66.9% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 84 (5.1% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch. The enrollment was 93.8% African American, 5.7% Hispanic, 0.3% Asian / Pacific Islander and 0.2% White.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 337th-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 318th in the state of 328 schools in 2012 , after being ranked 292nd in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 263rd in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 286th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
East Orange Campus High School was opened in 2002, resulting from the merging of the former Clifford Scott High School and East Orange High School. The school is located in the largest building of the refurbished campus of Upsala College and has been expanded to accommodate increased demand for enrollment. As a result of the merger, students now have access to new and much improved educational facilities. The former Clifford Scott High School facility was home to East Orange Campus Nine High School, the home for all 9th grade high school students in East Orange. Announced in November 2010, East Orange Campus Nine was updated to become East Orange STEM Academy, which will serve students from 9-12th graders.
The East Orange Campus High School Jaguars 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). With 1,887 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as North II, Group IV for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 1,118 to 4,800 students in that grade range. Prior to the NJSIAA's 2010 realignment, the school had participated in the Iron Hills Conference, an athletic conference made up of high schools located in Essex County, Morris County and Union County.
The girls basketball team won the Group IV state championship in 1980 vs. Atlantic City High School. The boys basketball team won the Group IV title in 1940 vs. West New York Memorial High School, in 1969 vs. Perth Amboy High School and in 1974 vs. Neptune High School, in Group III in 1972 vs. Lakewood High School, in 1973 vs. Northern Burlington County Regional High School and in 1976 vs. Woodrow Wilson High School.
The track team was co-winner of the 1975 Group III indoor relay state championship. The girls track team was Group III co-winner in 1989.
In 2007, the team won the North I, Group IV state sectional championship with a 31-13 win over Montclair High School, in a game played at Giants Stadium. The win was the team's first sectional title since the playoff era began in 1974.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Abdulsaleem R. Hasan, Principal
- Debra Boone, Assistant Principal
- Wanda Davis, Assistant Principal
- Dr. Damein Phoenix, Assistant Principal
Notable alumni of East Orange Central High School (including graduates of East Orange High School and Clifford Scott High School, whose histories have been claimed by East Orange Central) are:
- Chris Fletcher (born 1948), former American football player.
- Janis Ian (born 1951), singer-songwriter.
- Treach (born 1970), Vin Rock and DJ Kay Gee, members of rap group Naughty by Nature.
- Oliver deGray Vanderbilt (1884–1960), All-American basketball player for Princeton University in 1905.
- Dionne Warwick (born 1940), singer, graduated 1958.
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- Kinney, Mike. "Pendleton rallies East Orange past Montclair", The Star-Ledger, December 3, 2007. Accessed December 3, 2007. "And so he did, completing six of eight passes for 112 yards and a touchdown in the second half to rally East Orange Campus, No. 12 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, to a 31-13 victory over No. 19 Montclair for the NJSIAA/Gatorade North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 title yesterday at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford. It was the school's first crown since the playoff format began in 1974."
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- Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 19, 2015.
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- Nash, Margo. "JERSEY FOOTLIGHTS", The New York Times, March 16, 2003. Accessed December 19, 2007. "Yet when Janis Ian went to East Orange High School, she was kicked out of the chorus. 'They said my voice wasn't good enough, she said. It's a good thing I didn't listen.'"
- McCall, Tris. "Naughty By Nature celebrates 20th anniversary with new release", The Star-Ledger, December 11, 2011. Accessed August 13, 2012. "The song's chorus became a catchphrase that persists to this day, and Treach, Vin Rock and DJ Kay Gee found themselves in an unexpected position. The kids from East Orange High School had become genuine MTV stars."
- Fifth Year Record, Class of 1906: Princeton University – Oliver deGray Vanderbilt Jr. 3. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University. 1911. p. 201.
- Warwick, Dionne. "We All Walked Together: East Orange native Dionne Warwick reminisces about growing up in New Jersey, and how the music of the streets that surrounded her helped propel her to super-stardom.", New Jersey Monthly, November 15, 2010. Accessed June 17, 2011. "That was at Oval Park in East Orange, which is still there. I was nothing special as an athlete, then or later, at East Orange High School."
- East Orange High School
- East Orange School District
- East Orange School District's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the East Orange School District, National Center for Education Statistics