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Redirection High School

Address: 131 13th Avenue Opened: 1990 Merged: With Alternative High School 1995. Earlier in building: Robert Treat/13th Avenue, Marcus Garvey

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Newark Public School of Fine and Industrial Arts

Address: 550 MLK Blvd. (current) Opened: 1882, became Newark Public School of Fine and Industrial Arts (1928) Original Name: School of Fine Arts Integrated into Arts High School (1931) Famous Alumni William Armstrong Leo Dee Carla Dunlap Henry Gasser Douglas Kolk Adolf Ferdinand Konrad Donald Martin Eli Reed Bill Sienkiewicz Griffith (Grif) Teller Charles Waterhouse

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Fawcett School of Fine Arts

(1911 atlas) Addresses: Commerce Street, 55-57 Academy St. Opened: 1882 (Commerce Street), 1897 (55-57 Academy Street) Renamed Newark Public School of Fine and Industrial Arts (1928) Integrated into Arts High School (1931)

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Academy of Vocational Careers

Address: 74 Montgomery Street Previously in building: Montgomery Street Elementary,, Montgomery Academy, Montgomery Street Binet Later in building: American History High School

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West Kinney Alternative High School

Address: 301 W. Kinney St. Opened: 1985. Previously in building: West Kinney Junior High. In 1998 the Redirection High School program merged with the West Kinney Alternative High School program.

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Barringer Prep

Address: 63 Webster St. 9th grade. Opened: 19xx Closed: 1996 Reopened: 2006 Previously in building: Summer Avenue, Webster Street, Gladys Hillman Jones, Webster Junior High

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South Side High School

Address: 80 Johnson Ave. Opened: 1914 Later Name: Malcolm X Shabazz (changed in 1971) Remains Open. Famous Alumni Matee Ajavon (2004) Madeline Bell Vivian Blaine Marion Alexander Bolden, (1964) Li’za Monique Donnell (1985) Leah Gaskin Fitchue (1959) Gloria Gaynor (1961) Joshua Glenn (1944) Cleo Hill (1959) Emily (Cissy) Houston Sharpe James (1954) John Jenkins (1970) Edward…

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American History High School

Address: 74 Montgomery Street Opened: 2007 Previously in building: Montgomery Street Elementary, Montgomery Street Binet School, Montgomery Academy, Academy of Vocational Careers.

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Vailsburg High School

Address: 107 Ivy St. Opened: 1961 Closed: 1988 Previously in building: Ivy Hill Elementary (1931), Ivy Street Junior High  (1935) Later in building: Vailsburg Middle (1988), Ivy Hill Elementary (2007) Famous Alumni Wyclef Jean (1987)

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