Irvington High School

1253 Clinton Ave, Irvington, NJ 07111 | (973) 399-6897
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,521
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  • Mailing Address: 1253 Clinton Ave, Irvington, NJ 07111
  • Principal or Admin: Neely Hackett
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Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,521
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 130.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 11.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 832 (54.7%)
  • Females: 689 (45.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 118 (7.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 760 (50.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 878 (57.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Irvington High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black1,41392.9%
Asian20.1%
Hispanic1036.8%
White30.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Irvington High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade42828.1%
10th Grade39526.0%
11th Grade31720.8%
12th Grade30319.9%
Ungraded785.1%
Source: NJ Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

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5 reviews for Irvington High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on December 29, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I graduated IHS in 2009 of June. I had my share of disputes with people and almost fighting, but some of the teachers really cared about the students. My English teacher Dr. Baron was the cause of me getting an A in college English. I'm only 18 years old but I know for a fact the IHS built me stronger instead of breaking me down. I hold my head high to all who thought I wouldnt make it. Graduated with a 3.6 GPA, honor student and captain of my track team. I forced the lazy teachers to educated me properly and I took note on what not to do when I become a teacher. You cannot hide your children from the real world they have to learn. My principal didnt like me at all for some strange reason and I tried to get along with her. She treated kids so disrespectfully yelling and screaming. I gave her my opinion. NOT ALL STUDENTS ARE BAD! You cant speak to everyone in a disrespectful tone. I hear she's leaving this year but I'm glad I had a chance to meet her because I learned from her to never let anyone put me down. I dont care how much power you think you have and how right you think you might be. Although I was a child a had sence I wasnt stupid and my grades being accepted into All Stars showed who I was as a person. I never disrespected any teacher but I did put them in their place when needed. IHS has many great opportunities and they now wear uniform it looks extremly nice on the students. And not to forget that one of our students graduated and went to harvard university. Two more students got accepted into yale and many more into great universities. I will never regret going to where I did and you shouldn't either.......
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 30, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • MY DAUGHTER WAS SUPPOSE TO GO TO IHS THIS YEAR. NEGATIVE...I ALREADY HAD INTENTIONS OF SENDING MY CHILD TO ANOTHER SCHOOL TO START HS. THESE 4 YRS IS GOING TO BE THE MOST CRUCIAL PART OF HER LIFE & I BE DAYYUUMM IF I'M GOING TO LET ANYONE OR ANYTHING INTERFERE WITH THAT. I KNOW SHE'S A STRONG LITTLE GIRL AND ANY SCHOOL SHE ATTENDS CAN HAVE NEGATIVITY. HOWEVER, THIS ONE GOT TOO MUCH OF A BAD REP. NOW SHE HAS SOME FRIENDS FROM HER PREVIOUS SCHOOL THAT GOES THERE. SO I DO KNOW THAT NOT ALL OF THE KIDS THERE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT FIGHTING & COLORS (IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN). I'M JUST NOT FEELING THE SCHOOL @ ALL...COME ON SINCE '98 IHS HAD BAD REVIEWS AND HAVEN;T UPGRADED YET...WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THAT PICTURE? I'M NOT BLAMING THE STUDENTS, I'M BLAMING THE BOE FOR NOT MAKING SOME CHANGES. IT'S THERE RESPONSIBILITY AS WELL AS THE PARENTS TO COMPLAIN! I WANT MY CHILD TO HAVE THE BEST & IHS IS NOT!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 23, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I graduated IHS in 98’ I remember feeling that safety was top priority, next was to fit in fashionably so I would not be humiliated the whole day, then an education. I hated going to school, if not for my parents I would have dropped out, it was a waste of time with all the foolishness going on. I didn’t go to the prom, nor get a ring. I was not even in the yearbook; they was lucky I decided to walk during my graduation. Recently I begged and pleaded for my sister to not send my niece to IHS.
  • Reviewed by Student on September 03, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school was an abysmal failure 15 years ago and from what I am witnessing, nothing has changed in the year 2007. The quality of learning is close to zero. The teachers [rightfully] don't care about the students since most of them are criminals in training. Some are actually FULL BLOWN criminals, drug-dealers, etc.. The I'm not sure if metal detectors were ever installed but they were sorely needed when I was there. Many of the students I knew carried lethal weapons that most police officers didn't have access to at the time.

    The violence, especially toward non-black students caused me to drop out of high-school. 15 years later I decided that I would not let this school be the destruction of my life and have since become successful and living completely OUT of the United States altogether. However, I can say that this school almost stole my soul and DID brutally murder a large part of my precious childhood that I will NEVER be able to recover. Stay away from Irvington High and I would venture to say, stay away from IRVINGTON and neighboring towns such as Newark altogether.

    DON'T DENY YOUR CHILDREN THE FUTURE THEY DESERVE BY SENDING THEM TO A PLACE WHERE THE ONLY DREAMS THEY CAN HAVE ARE IN THE AREA OF SPORTS. YOUR KIDS DON'T DESERVE THE SESPOOL OF DRUGS, IGNORANCE AND VIOLENCE THAT IS THE DEFINITION OF IHS.

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Irvington High School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on HSPA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Language Arts
  • Math

HSPA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Language Arts Test
201052.1%52.1%74.2%
200952.4%52.4%85.3%
 
Math Test
201017.3%17.3%77.6%
200920.5%20.5%39.8%
 
Source: NJ Department of Education 2009-2010

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