Top 10 Best Newark Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 27 public schools serving 16,710 students in Newark, DE. Newark has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Delaware.
The top ranked public schools in Newark, DE are Newark Charter School, West Park Place Elementary School and Wilson (etta J.) Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Newark, DE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the Delaware public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Newark have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Delaware public schools.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Delaware public school average of 56% (majority Black).

Best Newark, DE Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Newark Charter School
Charter School
Math: 83% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2001 Patriot Way
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 369-2001
Grades: K-12
| 2,354 students
Rank: #22.
West Park Place Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
193 West Park Place
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-2290
Grades: K-5
| 346 students
Rank: #33.
Wilson (etta J.) Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
14 Forge Road
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-2180
Grades: K-5
| 317 students
Rank: #44.
Downes (john R.) Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
220 Casho Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-2133
Grades: PK-5
| 486 students
Rank: #55.
Marshall (thurgood) Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
101 Barrett Run Road
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 454-4700
Grades: K-5
| 782 students
Rank: #66.
Gallaher (robert S.) Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
800 North Brownleaf Road
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2464
Grades: K-5
| 547 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Christiana High School
Math: 49% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
190 Salem Church Road
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 631-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 716 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Maclary (r. Elisabeth) Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
300 St. Regis Drive
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-2142
Grades: PK-5
| 348 students
Rank: #99.
Jones (albert H.) Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
35 West Main Street
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 454-2131
Grades: K-5
| 371 students
Rank: #1010.
Smith (jennie E.) Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
142 Brennen Drive
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2174
Grades: PK-5
| 530 students
Rank: #1111.
Forest Oak Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
55 South Meadowood Drive
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-3420
Grades: K-5
| 554 students
Rank: #1212.
Keene (william B.) Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 Lagrange Avenue
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 454-2018
Grades: K-5
| 626 students
Rank: #1313.
Mcvey (joseph M.) Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
908 Janice Drive
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2145
Grades: K-5
| 394 students
Rank: #1414.
Las Americas Aspira Academy
Charter School
Math: 40% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
326 Ruthar Drive
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 292-1463
Grades: K-7
| 692 students
Rank: #1515.
Leasure (may B.) Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1015 Church Road
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 454-2103
Grades: PK-5
| 447 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Brader (henry M.) Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
350 Four Seasons Parkway
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 454-5959
Grades: PK-5
| 483 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Brookside Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
800 Marrows Road
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-5454
Grades: PK-5
| 315 students
Rank: #1818.
Kirk (george V.) Middle School
Math: 27% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
140 Brennen Drive
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 451-7021
Grades: 6-8
| 654 students
Rank: #1919.
Newark High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
750 East Delaware Avenue
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 631-4700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,131 students
Rank: #2020.
Shue-medill Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 Capitol Trail
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-2171
Grades: 6-8
| 774 students
Rank: #2121.
Gauger-cobbs Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
50 Gender Road
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2358
Grades: 6-8
| 967 students
Rank: #2222.
Hodgson (paul M.) Vocational Technical High School
Vocational School
Math: 14% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2575 Glasgow Avenue
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 834-0990
Grades: 8-12
| 1,125 students
Rank: #2323.
Meadowood Program
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
55a South Meadowood Drive
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-3400
Grades: PK-12
| 150 students
Rank: #2424.
Glasgow High School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1901 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 631-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 752 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Brennen School
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
144 Brennen Drive
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2202
Grades: PK-12
| 433 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Delaware School For The Deaf
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
630 East Chestnut Hill Road
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2301
Grades: PK-12
| 103 students
Christina Early Education Center
Special Education School
620 East Chestnut Hill Rd
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2720
Grades: PK
| 313 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Newark, Delaware

Newark, Delaware Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
300 Executive Dr
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 552-2600
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
630 East Chestnut Hill Rd
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2301
Grades: 1-5
| n/a students
Reachcbip (Closed 2014)
Alternative School
620 East Chestnut Hill Rd
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2720
Grades: PK-12
| 148 students

Recent Articles

Common Behavioral Issues in School-Age Children and How Alternative Schools Can Help
Common Behavioral Issues in School-Age Children and How Alternative Schools Can Help
Being a parent is never easy, but some children are more challenging than others. If you're concerned that your child's behavioral issues might be more than just temporary, consider whether an alternative school might be the next move.
Signs of Sex Abuse at School: What Parents Should Know
Signs of Sex Abuse at School: What Parents Should Know
Nearly 10% of students will encounter sexual misconduct at school. Make sure you know how to protect your child and recognize the signs of potential sex abuse.
Denver Public Schools Buck Trend, Plug School-to-Prison Pipeline
Denver Public Schools Buck Trend, Plug School-to-Prison Pipeline
In a district where progressive discipline policies are already the norm, Denver Public Schools seek to limit student exposure to the criminal justice system, rather than criminalize student behavior.