Technology High School (New Jersey)
|Technology High School|
Newark, NJ 07104
|Type||Magnet public high school|
|School district||Newark Public Schools|
|Vice principals||Soraia Mendes
|Enrollment||594 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.1:1|
Technology High School is a magnet public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades, located in the Broadway neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey's north ward. The school was integrated into the Newark Public School system in 1996 after formerly serving as a Newark State Teachers College (now Kean University) and the Center of Occupations and Education Development (COED) and is located in a building designed by Guilbert and Betelle in 1913.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 594 students and 59.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.1:1. There were 442 students (74.4% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 63 (10.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 199th-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 190th in the state of 328 schools in 2012 , after being ranked 156th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.
Schooldigger.com ranked the school tied for 120th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (a decrease of 49 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (85.0%) and language arts literacy (95.6%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
The Technology High School Panthers 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 437 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as North II, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 73 to 487 students in that grade range. Prior to the 2010 realignment, the school had participated in the Mountain Valley Conference. Its main rivalry is with Science Park High School.
|9th grade||10th grade||11th grade||12th grade|
|Art or Music||Geometry or Honors Geometry||Ethics/Financial Literacy||Elective (a)|
|Intro to Engineering||1st year of Cluster- 1 period (b)||2nd year of Cluster- 2 periods (b)||3rd year of Cluster- 2 periods (b)|
|English I or Honors English I||English II||English III or AP English Language||English IV or AP English Literature|
|Algebra I or Honors Algebra I||Algebra II or Honors Algebra II||Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus||Calculus, ECC Math or AP Calculus AB|
|Physics||Chemistry (AP Physics) (c)||Biology (AP Chemistry) (c)||Forensics (AP Biology) (c)|
|Physical Education/Health I||Physical Education/Health II||Physical Education/Health III and Drivers Ed (1 quarter)||Physical Education/Health IV|
|Spanish/French I||Spanish/French II||(AP Spanish as Elective)|
|World History||US History I||US History II||African American History|
a. Possible electives for Seniors: ECC Criminal Justice/Sociology/Psychology, Journalism, Drama, AP Spanish, or Cooking.
b. Cluster Course choices are: Computer Science (AP Computer Science in 12th grade), Office Systems, Pathways to Engineering, CISCO Networking, Graphic Design, Bio-medical Science, CADD/Architecture, and HVAC.
c. Science courses in parentheses can be taken (not required) alongside the other course listed. Example: Sophomores who choose AP Physics would also take Chemistry.
Note: By senior year, students will have completed 4 or 5 years of Math, 4 or 5 years of Science, 4 years of English, 4 years of Health/Phys Ed, 2 or 3 years of a foreign language, 3 years of their cluster, 1 year of Ethics/Financial Literacy, and possible 1 year of an elective.
Core members of the school's administration are.
- Edwin Reyes - Principal
- Soraia Mendes - Vice Principal of Humanities
- Milagros Ortiz - Vice Principal of Mathematics, Related Arts, World Language
- Chamiris Mantrana - Vice Principal of Science, Engineering, Technology
- Nelson Tejada - Vice Principal of Scheduling, Guidance
- Kim Wiener - Vice Principal of SPED, Health/Physical Education
- Kenneth Faried (Class of 2007), basketball player for the Denver Nuggets who is the NCAA Division I modern era's all-time leading rebounder
- School data for Technology High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Technology High School (Newark), New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 6, 2015.
- Our History, Technology High School. Accessed October 13, 2014.
- Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
- Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed August 27, 2012.
- New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2010-2011, Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 4, 2012.
- League & Conference Affiliations 2016-2017, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2017.
- General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- School Administration, Technology High School. Accessed November 6, 2015.
- Kenneth Faried fuels Morehead State's run to NCAA tournament. USA Today. Accessed March 21, 2011.
- Technology High School
- Newark Public Schools
- Newark Public Schools's 2014–15 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Newark Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics