Award Year: 2015

Essex County Newark Tech Campus

91 West Market Street
Newark, NJ, 07103-3451

(973) 412-2070

Mr. Oge Denis Jr., Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Essex County Vocational Technical Schools

School Website


Essex County Newark Tech Campus' motto is: The pursuit of excellence. Its mission is to ensure that every student strives to achieve excellence and its vision is to become a national model of Educational Excellence.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 60%
  • White: 1%
  • Hispanic: 37%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • ELL: 16%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Essex County Newark Tech HS Campus Technology Enhanced Active Learning Center

Essex County Newark Tech HS Campus Technology Enhanced Active Learning Center

The Essex County Vocational-Technical District Newark Tech HS Campus encourages students to pursue educational excellence by infusing 21st century technology into teaching and learning. Through this avenue special emphasis and focus has been devoted to the integration of overarching ideas that truly make it possible for our students to fulfill their “Pursuit of Excellence”. In our student-centered learning environment, students receive hands-on, real world experiences in their Academic and Career and Technical Education programs (i.e., Engineering, Robotics, Allied Health, Business, Auto Technology, Music Production, and Manufacturing) from instructors with many years of experience in their subject and field. Hence, several mediums such as in-person instruction, synchronous and asynchronous online learning, and off-site college level instruction are just a few of the many paths used to facilitate learning.

Moreover, our students’ continued academic advancement has resulted in our school being designated as a Title One Distinguished School, and a “High Performing School” as per the NJ DOE’s criteria. We were also recognized by U.S. News and World Report Magazine as one of America’s Best High Schools.

Our students are well-rounded individuals with opportunities in a variety of co-curricular activities, including athletics, student government, the arts, and community service. Our achievements in this area have resulted in state championship trophies from basketball to track and field, and awards in Robotics and Debate competitions. We believe that the ECVTS Newark Tech Campus models how knowledge in all of its shapes and forms truly empowers our students to succeed in their future pursuits.