Newark Tech High School

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Newark Tech High School
Newark Tech High School is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Newark Tech High School
Newark Tech High School
Newark Tech High School is located in New Jersey
Newark Tech High School
Newark Tech High School
Newark Tech High School is located in the US
Newark Tech High School
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 54.9 FTEs[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 737 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 13.4:1[1]
Color(s)      Purple and
Athletics conference Super Essex Conference
Team name Terriers[2]

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, serving students in ninth through twelfth grades as part of the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 737 students and 54.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.4:1. There were 514 students (69.7% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 109 (14.8% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Students were informed of wearing school uniforms as of the 2011-2012 school year.[citation needed]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

In 2015, Newark Tech was one of 15 schools in New Jersey, and one of nine public schools, recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in the exemplary high performing category by the United States Department of Education.[3][4]

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.[5] The school was ranked 204th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[6]


The Newark Tech Terriers[2] 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).[7] With 569 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as North II, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 508 to 770 students in that grade range.[8] The school had previously competed in the Mountain Valley Conference before the 2010 realignment.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11]

The boys' basketball team won the Group II state championship in 2013 (defeating Burlington County Institute of Technology Medford Campus in the tournament final) and 2014 (vs. Camden High School).[12]


Core members of the school's administration are:[13]

  • 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 and onwards present. A majority of the alumni were from the late 1980s and early 1990s. 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d School data for Newark Tech, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Essex County Vocational-Technical Market St, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 3, 2017.
  3. ^ 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools All Public and Private, National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Accessed November 14, 2016.
  4. ^ Mueller, Mark. "Which N.J. schools were named National Blue Ribbon schools?", NJ Advance Media for, September 29, 2015. Accessed November 14, 2016. "Fifteen New Jersey schools have been recognized by the federal government as National Blue Ribbon Schools, a designation that celebrates excellence in academics or progress in closing the achievement gap among groups of students.... Each of the 15 New Jersey schools was chosen for the 'exemplary high performing' category, which weighs state or national tests, high school graduation rates and the performance of subgroups of students, such as those who are economically disadvantaged."
  5. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed July 6, 2011.
  6. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  7. ^ League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 30, 2016.
  8. ^ General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  9. ^ Home Page, Mountain Valley Conference, backed up by the Internet Archive, as of February 17, 2009. Accessed November 20, 2014.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 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."
  12. ^ Public Past State Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 3, 2017.
  13. ^ Administration, Essex COunty Vocational Technical Schools. Accessed May 30, 2016.

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