Newark Public School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 63 public schools serving 36,407 students in Newark Public School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, 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 26% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 57% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Newark Public School District are Technology High School, Science Park High School and First Avenue School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Newark Public School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

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%)

Overview

School District Name
Newark Public School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NJ)
# Schools
63 Schools
2,564 Schools
# Students
36,407 Students
1,342,156 Students
# Teachers
2,821 Teachers
115,003 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Newark Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 648 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 76% has increased from 69% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NJ)
Overall District Rank
#575 out of 652 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Newark Public   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
44%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
57%
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 2018-19 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 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.58
0.71
# American Indian Students
84 Students
2,095 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
335 Students
141,159 Students
% Asian Students
1%
10%
# Hispanic Students
19,060 Students
412,704 Students
% Hispanic Students
52%
31%
# Black Students
14,130 Students
198,944 Students
% Black Students
39%
15%
# White Students
2,731 Students
550,269 Students
% White Students
8%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
66 Students
2,646 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1 Student
34,254 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,971
37,500
# Students in K Grade:
2,240
82,457
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,429
90,889
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,550
91,259
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,586
92,196
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,451
93,838
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,490
94,854
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,504
98,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,578
100,214
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,599
102,176
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,331
102,349
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,321
100,975
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,139
100,074
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,057
99,076
# Ungraded Students:
3,161
55,792

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $33,284 is higher than the state median of $26,132. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $32,546 is higher than the state median of $25,552. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NJ)
Total Revenue
$1,212 MM
$24 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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$1,185 MM
$24 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 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$33,284
$26,132
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$32,546
$25,552
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Newark Public School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Technology High School
Math: 70% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
223 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 481-5962
Grades: 9-12
| 685 students
Rank: #22.
Science Park High School
Math: 65% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
260 Norfolk Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 733-8689
Grades: 7-12
| 868 students
Rank: #33.
First Avenue School
Math: 54% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
214 First Ave
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 268-5240
Grades: PK-8
| 1,139 students
Rank: #44.
Oliver Street School
Math: 43% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
86 Oliver St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4870
Grades: PK-8
| 1,080 students
Rank: #55.
Park Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
120 Manchester Place
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5210
Grades: PK-8
| 848 students
Rank: #66.
Ann Street School
Math: 48% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
30 Ann St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4890
Grades: K-8
| 1,243 students
Rank: #77.
Bard Early College High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
321 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-8363
Grades: 9-12
| 406 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Lafayette Street School
Math: 40% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
205 Lafayette St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4860
Grades: PK-8
| 1,202 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Mt Vernon Place School
Math: 40% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
142 Mount Vernon Pl
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 374-2090
Grades: PK-8
| 816 students
Rank: #1010.
Wilson Avenue School
Math: 39% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
19 Wilson Ave
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 465-4910
Grades: K-8
| 1,135 students
Rank: #1111.
Roberto Clemente Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
257 Summer Ave
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5290
Grades: PK-6
| 678 students
Rank: #1212.
Salome Ure?a Elementary School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
284 First Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 733-8280
Grades: PK-6
| 368 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Abington Avenue School
Math: 33% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
209 Abington Avenue
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 268-5230
Grades: PK-8
| 879 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Ridge Street School
Math: 33% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
735 Ridge St
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5210
Grades: K-8
| 637 students
Rank: #1515.
Sussex Avenue School
Math: 43% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
307 Sussex Ave
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 268-5200
Grades: PK-8
| 426 students
Rank: #1616.
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
42 Park Ave
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5250
Grades: PK-6
| 616 students
Rank: #1717.
Arts High School
Math: 13% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
550 M L King Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 733-7391
Grades: 9-12
| 614 students
Rank: #1818.
Camden Street Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
281 Camden St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-6994
Grades: PK-8
| 596 students
Rank: #1919.
South Street Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
44-48 Hermon Street
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4880
Grades: PK-8
| 798 students
Rank: #2020.
Harriet Tubman Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
504 S Tenth St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-6934
Grades: PK-7
| 373 students
Rank: #2121.
Ivy Hill Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
107 Ivy Street
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 351-2121
Grades: PK-8
| 517 students
Rank: #2222.
Hawkins Street School
Math: 24% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8 Hawkins St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4920
Grades: K-8
| 675 students
Rank: #2323.
Elliott Street Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
721 Summer Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5360
Grades: PK-8
| 945 students
Rank: #2424.
Mckinley Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Colonnade Pl
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5270
Grades: PK-8
| 785 students
Rank: #2525.
Hawthorne Avenue School
Math: 18% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
428 Hawthorne Ave
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 705-3960
Grades: PK-8
| 466 students
Rank: #2626.
Dr. E. Alma Flagg School
Math: 20% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Third St
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5190
Grades: K-8
| 433 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Avon Avenue School
Math: 17% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
219 Avon Ave
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 733-6750
Grades: PK-8
| 551 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
South Seventeenth Street School
Math: 17% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
619 S Seventeenth St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 374-2570
Grades: K-8
| 354 students
Rank: #2929.
Speedway Avenue School
Math: 13% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
701 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 374-2740
Grades: K-8
| 579 students
Rank: #3030.
Quitman Street School
Math: 18% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
21 Quitman St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-6947
Grades: PK-8
| 546 students
Rank: #3131.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 14% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
87 Richelieu Ter
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 374-2290
Grades: PK-8
| 394 students
Rank: #3232.
American History High School
Math: 7% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
74 Montgomery St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-7333
Grades: 9-12
| 445 students
Rank: #3333.
Thirteenth Avenue School
Math: 16% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
359 Thirteenth Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-7045
Grades: PK-8
| 619 students
Rank: #3434.
Peshine Avenue School
Math: 16% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
433 Peshine Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 733-7004
Grades: PK-8
| 642 students
Rank: #3535.
Chancellor Avenue School
Math: 13% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
321 Chancellor Ave
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 705-3870
Grades: K-8
| 500 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Newark Public School District
  • 765 Broad Street, Newark, NJ, 07102
  • (973) 733-7333
  • NPS.K12.NJ.US
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 36,407 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 76% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58

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