Newark Public School District

765 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Newark Public School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 65 public schools serving 36,949 students in Newark Public School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
Public Schools in Newark Public School District have an average math proficiency score of 9% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 26% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NJ)
# Schools
65 Schools
2,557 Schools
# Students
36,949 Students
1,339,860 Students
# Teachers
2,737 Teachers
115,689 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Newark Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 646 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 81% has increased from 73% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NJ)
Overall District Rank
#597 out of 648 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Newark Public   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
26%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Newark Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Newark Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
81%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Newark Public   School District and public school graduation rate of NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.57
0.71
# American Indian Students
112 Students
2,422 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
307 Students
138,661 Students
% Asian Students
1%
10%
# Hispanic Students
20,198 Students
423,348 Students
% Hispanic Students
55%
32%
# Black Students
13,628 Students
196,542 Students
% Black Students
37%
15%
# White Students
2,623 Students
536,279 Students
% White Students
7%
40%
# Hawaiian Students
81 Students
2,962 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
n/a
37,132 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
2,114
43,886
# Students in K Grade:
2,403
86,189
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,359
88,385
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,415
90,397
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,517
91,186
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,534
92,179
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,449
93,667
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,456
95,200
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,513
98,764
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,649
100,169
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,700
107,364
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,431
100,102
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,322
98,448
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,167
98,516
# Ungraded Students:
2,920
55,408

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $35,605 is higher than the state median of $27,348. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $35,768 is higher than the state median of $26,228. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NJ)
Total Revenue
$1,316 MM
$36,642 MM
This chart display total revenue of Newark Public   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$1,322 MM
$35,142 MM
This chart display total spending of Newark Public   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$35,605
$27,348
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Newark Public   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$35,768
$26,228
This chart display average spending per public school student in Newark Public   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Newark Public School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Science Park High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
260 Norfolk Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 733-8689
Grades: 7-12
| 918 students
Rank: #22.
Technology High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
223 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 481-5962
Grades: 9-12
| 685 students
Rank: #33.
Bard Early College High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
321 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-8363
Grades: 9-12
| 381 students
Rank: #44.
Arts High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
550 M L King Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 733-7391
Grades: 9-12
| 601 students
Rank: #55.
Newark School Of Global Studies
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
24 Crane Street
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5112
Grades: 9-10
| 211 students
Rank: #66.
First Avenue School
Math: 21% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
214 First Ave
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 268-5240
Grades: PK-8
| 1,081 students
Rank: #77.
American History High School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
74 Montgomery St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-7333
Grades: 9-12
| 432 students
Rank: #88.
Ann Street School
Math: 13% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
30 Ann St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4890
Grades: K-8
| 1,200 students
Rank: #99.
Oliver Street School
Math: 12% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
86 Oliver St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4870
Grades: PK-8
| 1,109 students
Rank: #1010.
Ridge Street School
Math: 12% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
735 Ridge St
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5210
Grades: K-8
| 595 students
Rank: #1111.
East Side High School
Math: 17% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
238 Van Buren St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4900
Grades: 9-12
| 2,163 students
Rank: #1212.
Wilson Avenue School
Math: 14% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
19 Wilson Ave
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 465-4910
Grades: K-8
| 1,144 students
Rank: #1313.
Mt Vernon Place School
Math: 13% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
142 Mount Vernon Pl
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 374-2090
Grades: PK-8
| 775 students
Rank: #1414.
University High School
Math: 6% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
55 Clinton Pl
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 374-3190
Grades: 7-12
| 464 students
Rank: #1515.
Park Elementary School
Math: 11% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
120 Manchester Place
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5210
Grades: PK-8
| 789 students
Rank: #1616.
Sussex Avenue School
Math: 12% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
307 Sussex Ave
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 268-5200
Grades: PK-8
| 446 students
Rank: #1717.
Lafayette Street School
Math: 10% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
205 Lafayette St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4860
Grades: PK-8
| 1,213 students
Rank: #1818.
South Street Elementary School
Math: 11% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
44-48 Hermon Street
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4880
Grades: PK-8
| 900 students
Rank: #1919.
Mckinley Elementary School
Math: 9% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Colonnade Pl
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5270
Grades: PK-8
| 722 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Eagle For Young Men Of Newark
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
279 Chancellor Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 733-1234
Grades: 6-12
| 170 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Weequahic High School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
279 Chancellor Ave
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 705-3923
Grades: 9-12
| 396 students
Rank: #2222.
Thirteenth Avenue School
Math: 8% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
359 Thirteenth Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-7045
Grades: PK-8
| 614 students
Rank: #2323.
Newark Vocational High School
Math: 5% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
301 West Kinney St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-7308
Grades: 9-11
| 514 students
Rank: #2424.
Malcolm X Shabazz High School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
80 Johnson Ave
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 733-6974
Grades: 9-12
| 273 students
Rank: #2525.
Abington Avenue School
Math: 7% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
209 Abington Avenue
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 268-5230
Grades: PK-8
| 855 students
Rank: #2626.
Camden Street Elementary School
Math: 5% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
281 Camden St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-6994
Grades: PK-8
| 547 students
Rank: #2727.
Roberto Clemente Elementary School
Math: 6% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
257 Summer Ave
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5290
Grades: PK-7
| 701 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Dr. E. Alma Flagg School
Math: 7% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Third St
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5190
Grades: K-8
| 489 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Ivy Hill Elementary School
Math: 6% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
107 Ivy Street
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 351-2121
Grades: PK-8
| 483 students
Rank: #3030.
West Side High School
Math: 3% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
403 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-7019
Grades: 9-12
| 658 students
Rank: #3131.
Elliott Street Elementary School
Math: 5% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
721 Summer Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5360
Grades: PK-8
| 881 students
Rank: #3232.
Harriet Tubman Elementary School
Math: 5% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
504 S Tenth St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-6934
Grades: PK-8
| 389 students
Rank: #3333.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 3% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
87 Richelieu Ter
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 374-2290
Grades: PK-8
| 373 students
Rank: #3434.
Avon Avenue School
Math: 4% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
219 Avon Ave
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 733-6750
Grades: PK-8
| 518 students
Rank: #3535.
Salome Urea Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
284 First Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 733-8280
Grades: PK-7
| 399 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Newark Public School District?
Newark Public School District manages 65 public schools serving 36,949 students.
What is the rank of Newark Public School District?
Newark Public School District is ranked #597 out of 646 school districts in New Jersey (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of New Jersey school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Newark Public School District?
55% of Newark Public School District students are Hispanic, 37% of students are Black, 7% of students are White, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Newark Public School District?
Newark Public School District has a student/teacher ratio of 13:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 12:1.
What is Newark Public School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $35,768 is higher than the state median of $26,228. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 65 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 36,949 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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