Eastside High School
) is a four-year public high school
, New Jersey
, United States, that serves the eastern section of Paterson. EHS, which serves grades 9 through 12, operates as part of the Paterson Public Schools
Eastside High School opened on February 1, 1926. The school mascot is the Ghost.
The school was the 311th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 316 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly
magazine's September 2008 cover story on the state's Top Public High Schools
. The school was ranked 309th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state., New Jersey Monthly
, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
Demographics and achievement
As of the 2008-09 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,731 students and 295.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE
basis), for a student–teacher ratio
of 5.9., National Center for Education Statistics
. Accessed January 30, 2011.
EHS is 70% Hispanic
of various Latin American nationalities, 43% Black
, 2% White
. 37% of the school speaks Spanish in their homes while another 32% speaks another language that isn't English at home. There are also Limited English Proficiency
students or LEPs who compose 12% of the school. Limited English Proficient students cannot speak, read, or write in English and are placed in "bilingual" classes. 45% of the students participate in the free or... Read More