Top 10 Best Newark Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 27 public schools serving 16,512 students in Newark, DE (there are 24 private schools, serving 3,203 private students). 84% of all K-12 students in Newark, DE are educated in public schools compared to the DE state average of 86%. 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 53% 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 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Delaware public school average of 58% (majority Black).

Best Newark, DE Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Newark Charter School
Charter School
Math: 83% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
200 Mcintire Drive
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 369-2001
Grades: K-12
| 2,436 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
| 350 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
| 265 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: K-5
| 413 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
| 686 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
| 470 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: 6-12
| 1,080 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: K-5
| 286 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
| 340 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: K-5
| 456 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
| 462 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
| 508 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
| 332 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-9
| 1,060 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: K-5
| 398 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: K-5
| 373 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: K-5
| 288 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
| 739 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
| 1,069 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
| 876 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
| 862 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: 9-12
| 1,103 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: K-12
| 132 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
| 734 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) 292-6021
Grades: PK-12
| 413 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
Rank: n/an/a
Christina Early Education Center
Special Education School
620 East Chestnut Hill Rd
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2720
Grades: PK
| 278 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
179 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 660-1190
Grades: 9-12
| 301 students
Reachcbip (Closed 2014)
Alternative School
620 East Chestnut Hill Rd
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2720
Grades: PK-12
| 148 students

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