East Side High School

East Side High School
238 Van Buren Street
Newark, NJ 07105
Attendance Zone State Code NPS Code School Type Grade Structure Gross Area Construction Type
East/Central Region – East 040 030 Comp. HS 9-12 302,353 SF
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Date Area Perimeter Stories
Original 1911 133,035 SF 3,256 FT 4
Addition 1 1916 51,400 SF 1,385 FT 2
Addition 2 1925 57,447 SF 2,197 FT 6
Addition 3 1979 60,471 SF 2,660 FT 4
Description: SUMMARY FINDINGS East Side High School is currently structured as a comprehensive high school. The 2012 facility condition assessment survey finds this school to be in POOR physical condition, based mainly on the antiquated original 1911 structure that is over a century old, 84 year old addition, and a newer 30 year old addition that is now showing signs of aging. A number of the building elements and systems in the 1911 and 1928 wings are obsolete and in poor condition, including the exterior walls, floors and ceiling, as well as, HVAC systems and emergency generator. Additionally, the Educational Adequacy of the Classrooms and Special Spaces are GOOD, with only the Media Center space undersized and inadequate based on the NJDOE Facilities Educational Standards (FES). This school will require substantial investment to remedy deferred maintenance deficiencies and modernize the building to serve as a 21st Century learning environment. The 2005 LRFP recommended replacing East Side High with a new building on a new site to serve the overcrowded Iron Bound neighborhood, and then converting the existing building to house PK to 8 students. It is recommended that East Side High School be replaced as described above as part of the 2012 long range plan, and that the existing building either be full renovated and re-purposed.

Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP)

Facility Condition (2013-02-08)
Facility Condition Index (FCI) % Score 48
Facility Condition Poor
FCI Deficiency Cost $32,758,518
FCI Replacement Cost $68,269,725
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Capacity Utilization (2013-02-08)
2012-13 Enrollment 1467
Adjusted Capacity
2012-13 Utilization
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Educational (Facility) Adequacy (2013-02-08)
Classroom Adequacy % Score
Classroom Adequacy
Special Spaces Adequacy % Score
Special Spaces Adequacy
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Energy Use (2013-04-10)
Gas Usage (Therms)
Electric Usage (kWh)
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