Newark Junior High School

6201 Lafayette Ave.
Newark, CA 94560
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 679 students in grades 7-8, Newark Junior High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 679 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : 34%
  • : 43%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Newark Junior High School's student population of 679 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 36% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
679 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Newark Junior High School is 0.63, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
(18-19)
34%
40%
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(18-19)
43%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
24%
12%
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Hispanic
55%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Newark Junior High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
3%
5%
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White
10%
21%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.63
This chart display the diversity score of Newark Junior High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Newark Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Newark Junior High School often compared to?
Newark Junior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Thornton Junior High School, Centerville Junior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 43% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Newark Junior High School?
679 students attend Newark Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Newark Junior High School students are Hispanic, 24% of students are Asian, 10% of students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Newark Junior High School?
Newark Junior High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Newark Junior High School offer ?
Newark Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Newark Junior High School part of?
Newark Junior High School is part of Newark Unified School District.

School Reviews

5   2/21/2019
I have 2 students attending and I feel they are succeeding in education because of the help of Newark Jr High.
- Posted by Parent - Tiffany Smith

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 679 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : 34%
  • : 43%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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