Technology High School (New Jersey)

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.[3]

Technology High School
Address
187 Broadway

, ,
07104

United States
Coordinates40°45′27″N 74°10′09″W / 40.7574°N 74.1691°W / 40.7574; -74.1691Coordinates: 40°45′27″N 74°10′09″W / 40.7574°N 74.1691°W / 40.7574; -74.1691
Information
TypeMagnet public high school
Established1996
School districtNewark Public Schools
NCES School ID3411340[1]
PrincipalEdwin Reyes
Faculty53.0 FTEs[1]
Grades9-12
Enrollment614 (as of 2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio11.6:1[1]
CampusUrban
Color(s)  Black and
  silver[2]
Team namePanthers[2]
Websitewww.nps.k12.nj.us/TEC/

As of the 2018–19 school year, the school had an enrollment of 614 students and 53.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.6:1. There were 459 students (74.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 76 (12.4% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankingsEdit

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.[4] 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.[5]

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).[6]

AthleticsEdit

The Technology High School Panthers[2] compete in the Super Essex Conference, which is comprised of public and private high schools in Essex County and was established following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[7] Prior to the 2010 realignment, the school had participated in the Mountain Valley Conference. With 449 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2019–20 school year as Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 75 to 476 students in that grade range.[8] The school's main rivalry is with Science Park High School.

CoursesEdit

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.

AdministrationEdit

The school's principal is Edwin Reyes. His core administration team includes two vice principals.[9]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e School data for Technology High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Technology High School (Newark), New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Our History, Technology High School. Accessed October 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed August 27, 2012.
  6. ^ New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2010-2011, Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 4, 2012.
  7. ^ League & Conference Officers/Affiliated Schools 2020-2021, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 20, 2020.
  8. ^ NJSIAA General Public School Classifications 2019–2020, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 20, 2020.
  9. ^ Administration, Technology High School. Accessed October 31, 2020.
  10. ^ Kenneth Faried fuels Morehead State's run to NCAA tournament. USA Today, March 16, 2011. Accessed January 14, 2018. "Morehead State presented an opportunity to Faried, who was a lightly recruited 180-pound forward at Technology High in Newark."

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