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For the 2021 school year, there are 87 public schools serving 55,665 students in Newark, NJ. Newark has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
The top ranked public schools in Newark, NJ are Robert Treat Academy Charter School, Science Park High School and The Gray Charter School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Newark, NJ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 55% statewide average). Schools in Newark have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New Jersey public schools.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top Newark, NJ Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Robert Treat Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    443 Clifton Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 482-8811

    Grades: K-8 | 681 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Science Park High School Math: 74% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    260 Norfolk Street
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 733-8689

    Grades: 7-12 | 811 students
  • Rank: #33.
    The Gray Charter School Charter School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    55 Liberty Street
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 824-6661

    Grades: K-8 | 336 students
  • Rank: #44.
    North Star Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 66% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    10 Washington Place
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 642-0101

    Grades: K-12 | 4,866 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Technology High School Math: 55% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    223 Broadway
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 481-5962

    Grades: 9-12 | 597 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Maria Varisco Rogers Charter School Charter School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    18 Heller Parkway, 243 Woodsid
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 481-9001

    Grades: K-8 | 551 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Branch Brook School Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    228 Ridge St
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 268-5220

    Grades: PK-4 | 151 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Discovery Charter School Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    240 Halsey St
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 623-0222

    Grades: 4-8 | 114 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Ann Street School Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    30 Ann St
    Newark, NJ 07105
    (973) 465-4890

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,276 student
  • Rank: #1010.
    Oliver Street School Math: 42% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    86 Oliver St
    Newark, NJ 07105
    (973) 465-4870

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,042 student
  • Rank: #1111.
    First Avenue School Math: 48% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    214 First Ave
    Newark, NJ 07107
    (973) 268-5240

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,209 student
  • Rank: #1212.
    Lafayette Street School Math: 42% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    205 Lafayette St
    Newark, NJ 07105
    (973) 465-4860

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,187 student
  • Rank: #1313.
    Team Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 42% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    60 Park Place, Suite 802
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 622-0905

    Grades: K-12 | 4,059 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Park Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    120 Manchester Place
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 268-5210

    Grades: PK-8 | 841 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Mt Vernon Place School Math: 48% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    142 Mount Vernon Pl
    Newark, NJ 07106
    (973) 374-2090

    Grades: PK-8 | 759 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Newark Technical Vocational School
    Math: 30% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    91 West Market Street
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973) 412-2204

    Grades: 9-12 | 771 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    North 13th Street Technical Vocational School
    Math: 22% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    300 N 13th St
    Newark, NJ 07107
    (973) 412-2203

    Grades: 9-12 | 690 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Roseville Community Charter School Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    540 Orange Street
    Newark, NJ 07107
    (973) 483-4400

    Grades: K-4 | 325 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Phillip's Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 37% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    342 Central Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973) 624-0644

    Grades: PK-9 | 373 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Bard Early College High School Math: 26% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    321 Bergen Street
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (212) 995-8479

    Grades: 9-12 | 355 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Link Community Charter School Charter School
    Math: 28% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    23 Pennsyvania Ave
    Newark, NJ 07114
    (973) 642-0529

    Grades: 5-8 | 287 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Abington Avenue School Math: 33% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    209 Abington Ave
    Newark, NJ 07107
    (973) 268-5230

    Grades: PK-8 | 983 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Ridge Street School Math: 33% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    735 Ridge St
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 268-5210

    Grades: PK-8 | 682 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Great Oaks Legacy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 32% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    24 Maiden Lane
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 565-9170

    Grades: PK-12 | 1,445 student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Wilson Avenue School Math: 33% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    19 Wilson Ave
    Newark, NJ 07108
    (973) 465-4910

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,156 student
  • Rank: #2626.
    Uplift Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    150 Newton St
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973) 424-4391

    Grades: 9-12 | 83 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Arts High School Math: 17% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    550 M L King Blvd
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 733-7391

    Grades: 7-12 | 685 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Harriet Tubman Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    504 S Tenth St
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973) 733-6934

    Grades: PK-6 | 390 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Sussex Avenue School Burnet Street School Math: 35% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    307 Sussex Ave
    Newark, NJ 07107
    (973) 268-5200

    Grades: PK-8 | 473 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    American History High School Math: 13% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    74 Montgomery St
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973) 733-7333

    Grades: 7-12 | 482 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Roberto Clemente Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    257 Summer Ave
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 268-5290

    Grades: PK-4 | 547 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    42 Park Ave
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 268-5250

    Grades: PK-4 | 504 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Newark Educators Community Charter School Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    9-11 Hill St
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 732-3848

    Grades: PK-4 | 291 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Elliott Street Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    721 Summer Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 268-5360

    Grades: PK-6 | 745 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Kipp: Cooper Norcross A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation Math: 25% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    525 Clinton Street
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 622-0905

    Grades: K-8 | 1,120 student
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