PROFICIENCY 30% 30% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
41%West Essex Regional School District
59%North Caldwell
43%New Jersey

West Essex High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "West Essex Regional School District" in North Caldwell, NJ. There are a total of 1,070 students and 92 teachers at West Essex High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 12 to 1. There are a total of 29 free lunch students and 9 reduced lunch students.

West Essex High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 30.0%, which is 30% lower than the New Jersey average.


Student/Teacher ratio12:1
Free lunch29
Reduced lunch9


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment292
Taking some courses207
Taking some courses (not tests)85
Passing some courses179
Passing no courses26

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At West Essex High School, there are a total of 292 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 207 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School20%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School40%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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West Essex High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictNew JerseyNational
Caucasian 87.5% 87.7% 50.3% 51.1%
African American 0.6% 0.7% 15.1% 15.9%
Asian 4.0% 4.2% 9.7% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 6.8% 6.5% 22.9% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.1% 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.9% 0.9% 1.5% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

West Essex Middle School52%0.0North Caldwell, NJ
Grandview Elementary School75%0.8North Caldwell, NJ
Gould/mountain Elementary School79%0.9North Caldwell, NJ
Little Falls Township Public School # 367%1.5Singac, NJ
Grover Cleveland Middle School48%2.0Caldwell, NJ
Lincoln Elementary School65%2.3Caldwell, NJ
Essex Fells Elementary School92%2.8Essex Fells, NJ
Lincoln Park Elementary School45%3.0Lincoln Park, NJ
Memorial Middle School34%3.5Woodland Park, NJ
Beatrice Gilmore School32%3.5Woodland Park, NJ
Washington Park School45%3.6Totowa, NJ
Bradford Elementary School70%3.7Upper Montclair, NJ

North Caldwell demographics profile

StatisticNorth CaldwellNew JerseyNational
Population density (sq mi)2,125191
Median age44.939.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)77%56%55%
Speak English89%69%79%
Speak Spanish3%16%13%

Education level achieved in North Caldwell

IndexNorth CaldwellNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade96.4%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school96.4%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college82.6%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree73.3%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors69.5%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters31.9%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree13.0%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.2%1.5%1.3%
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Source: The West Essex High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.