Award Year: 2015

Essex County Bloomfield Tech High School

209 Franklin Street
Bloomfield, NJ, 07003-4878

(973) 412-2206

Mr. Eric G Love, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Essex County Vocational Technical Schools

School Website


The mission of Essex County Bloomfield Tech is to produce graduates who are capable of taking on the challenges of a global society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 44%
  • White: 1%
  • Hispanic: 54%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Spartan Pride, along with students in their technical and career programs.

Spartan Pride, along with students in their technical and career programs.

Bloomfield Technical-Vocational High School Campus is part of the Essex County Vocational-Technical School district, which is one of the oldest vocational technical school districts in the State of New Jersey. Students attend from among the twenty one municipalities within Essex County and enter our school as ninth graders from more than a dozen middle schools. We are very proud of the diversity of our student population: it represents the many cultures within the County, which is one of our school’s greatest strengths. Our students have the opportunity to explore many career and technical opportunities such as Television and Video Production and Green Energy. The Green Energy Program was the first type of sustainability studies program for secondary students in the State of New Jersey. Our academic program provides students the option of selecting from a growing list of Advanced Placement courses in addition to taking coursework to meet the requirements for graduation. Our co-curricular program gives our students the opportunity to explore and develop their interests and talents in a variety of clubs and athletic teams.

Bloomfield Tech was previously honored with the National Blue Ribbon School recognition in 2009 and has continued to build on this success through an approach that encourages continuous professional learning, collaboration, access to curricular/technological resources, data-driven decision making, and reflective inquiry and professional dialogue. The school’s Principal, Eric Love, is a 1981 graduate of Bloomfield Tech and continues to promote pride in the school through a strong commitment to the students and staff.