Newark Public School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 63 public schools in Newark Public School District, serving 35,713 students. Newark Public School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
Public schools in Newark Public School District have an average math proficiency score of 24% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 55% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
The top ranked public schools in Newark Public School District are Science Park High School, Technology High School and Branch Brook School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 56% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is more than the New Jersey public school average of 12:1.

Overview

School District NameNewark Public School District
School District Websitehttp://WWW.NPS.K12.NJ.US
School District Phone Number(973) 733-7333
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (NJ)
# of Schools63 Schools2,593 Schools
# of Students35,713 Students1,370,037 Students
# of Teachers2,484 Teachers113,509 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1

District Comparison

Newark Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 654 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 76% has increased from 68% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#564 out of 655 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Newark Public   School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
42%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
55%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
76%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Newark Public   School District and public school graduation rate of NJ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.590.70
# of American Indian Students88 Students1,764 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students299 Students139,807 Students
% Asian Students
1%
10%
# of Hispanic Students17,212 Students387,558 Students
% Hispanic Students
48%
29%
# of Black Students15,159 Students205,579 Students
% Black Students
43%
15%
# of White Students2,780 Students605,321 Students
% White Students
8%
44%
# of Hawaiian Students66 Students2,908 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students109 Students27,100 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:1,96340,174
# of Students in Kindergarten:2,45090,834
# of Students in 1st Grade:2,58794,517
# of Students in 2nd Grade:2,64094,807
# of Students in 3rd Grade:2,68398,088
# of Students in 4th Grade:2,65299,118
# of Students in 5th Grade:2,597100,315
# of Students in 6th Grade:2,53099,690
# of Students in 7th Grade:2,25598,862
# of Students in 8th Grade:2,514100,569
# of Students in 9th Grade:2,007103,043
# of Students in 10th Grade:2,128100,115
# of Students in 11th Grade:2,11698,802
# of Students in 12th Grade:1,99597,710
# of Ungraded Students:2,59653,393

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $33,057 is higher than the state median of $24,433. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $32,055 is higher than the state median of $24,452. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (NJ)
Total Revenue$1,181 MM$23 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$1,145 MM$23 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$33,057$24,433
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$32,055$24,452
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 2016-17 school year data.

Newark Public School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ivy Hill Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    107 Ivy Street
    Newark, NJ 07106
    (973) 351-2121

    Grades: PK-8 | 546 students
  • Mckinley Math: 24% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1 Colonnade Pl
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 268-5270

    Grades: PK-8 | 860 students
  • South Street Elementary School Math: 22% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    104 Oliver Street
    Newark, NJ 07105
    (973) 465-4880

    Grades: PK-7 | 714 students
  • Speedway Avenue School Math: 15% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    701 South Orange Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07106
    (973) 374-2740

    Grades: PK-8 | 685 students
  • Camden Street Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    281 Camden St
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973) 733-6994

    Grades: PK-8 | 632 students
  • Hawthorne Avenue School Math: 20% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    428 Hawthorne Ave
    Newark, NJ 07112
    (973) 705-3960

    Grades: PK-8 | 430 students
  • Salomé Ureña Elementary School Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    284 First Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 733-8280

    Grades: PK-4 | 196 students
  • Hawkins Street School Math: 22% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    8 Hawkins St
    Newark, NJ 07105
    (973) 465-4920

    Grades: PK-8 | 715 students
  • B.r.i.c.k. Peshine Academy Math: 21% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    433 Peshine Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07112
    (973) 733-7004

    Grades: PK-8 | 731 students
  • B.r.i.c.k. Avon Academy Math: 19% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    219 Avon Ave
    Newark, NJ 07108
    (973) 733-6750

    Grades: PK-8 | 494 students
  • University High School Math: 8% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    55 Clinton Pl
    Newark, NJ 07108
    (973) 374-3190

    Grades: 7-12 | 558 students
  • Thirteenth Avenue School Math: 17% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    359 Thirteenth Ave
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973) 733-7045

    Grades: PK-8 | 675 students
  • Quitman Community School Math: 18% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    21 Quitman St
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973) 733-6947

    Grades: PK-8 | 576 students
  • Lincoln Math: 15% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    87 Richelieu Ter
    Newark, NJ 07106
    (973) 374-2290

    Grades: PK-8 | 420 students
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