WHITNEY E. HOUSTON ACADEMY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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215 DODD ST
EAST ORANGE, NJ 07017
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Phone: 973-266-5880
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: East Orange School District
  • Students/Teacher: 11:1
  • Students/Grade: 37.9
  • Number Students: 379
  • Number Teachers: 60
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 10571
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Henry Hamilton
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (24 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (16 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-08-31
    "This school is horrible my daughter broke her in that school. I wish they would just put it for six to eight graders."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-08-31
    "Hello, i used to go to whiney E. Houston Academy i was there from 4th grade form 8th grade. the reson i went to houston was i was a bron with speech problems and houston was the only school in the east orange who had a program for me. i love the school because the teacher would stay on top of u and sure u no the work that bein teach. the suff is friendly and careing. the school is a performing art school from pk-5 u would have arts,drama,dance,music,tech, olny once a week and from 6-8 u would have a major. with the same principal and a new VP ans the samee sprits i would not be where im am now . i learn and enjoy a lot from this school i hope u do to"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-01-18
    "not a good school staff are not friendly at all, have this crazy thing about students being late even if the parents are with them no respect for parents at all can't wait to take my child out"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-12-02
    "This school is horrible. My son went here for 1 year. First, it is NOT a performing arts school. They might have music or drama once a week if that. The school is falling apart and in horrible shape. The students use the worse language I have ever heard! Bullying, name calling and cursing are a norm. The principle has been there forever and does nothing. The vice principles hands are tied in policies. My son has never been in a fight before this school. During his year, I have heard stories of cops being called, children getting beat up in bathrooms, closets, hallways, you name it! I had to go to the board of education for answers and action. I pulled my son out of that so called "school" and he his now thriving and on the honor roll in a REAL performing arts school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-11-03
    "This school is a stepping stone on my children's path to success. The teachers have helped to solidify the foundation that was already laid out from home. My children have done outstanding work under the guided leadership of the administration and the teachers. I love this school and would recommend it to anyone, especially for the arts."
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