Newark Memorial High School

  • Newark Memorial High School serves 1,703 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 62% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

Newark Memorial High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Newark Memorial High School's student population of 1,703 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,703 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Newark Memorial High School's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Newark Memorial High School is 0.64, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#3621 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
24%
11%
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Hispanic
53%
54%
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Black
4%
6%
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White
15%
24%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Newark Memorial High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.640.64
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Graduation Rate
90%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Newark Memorial High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewark Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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My experience with this school is frustration. My child is not doing well. I went to the district for alternative programs, and it was said that I have to see the counselor first. I had already done that, but then the counselor changed. I went to see the principal, and it seemed to be a burden. His body language was one of tiredness and kept looking at his watch. There was no attitude or reassurance of what can we do together to help this child. It was more, that my child will have these consequences, if these things continue. No hope to be given. I spoke with the new counselor 1 time, and she was helpful-the only problem was that there was no consistent follow up. The 2 emails that I have gotten from teachers has been negative with no encouraging words behind it. How can anybody survive without being encouraged once in a while? Not only students need to be encouraged, but teachers, parents, etc..I feel my child has no motivation to try an improve because no one takes an interest or gives an encouraging word. That little breath of don't give up, can possibly ignite a fire in a student. The negative body language or lack of encouragement makes me feel wanting to give up on the school system. I called the school to ask questions about Saturday school, and the response I got was wow, did you know that your child was doing this bad? This is serious. My thoughts were, gosh, didn't you already know that? Help! But, no offering of help, more of an overtone of judgement upon me, within seconds. Frustrating, again, I state please help, but to whom? Help my child to get involved, I will sit down with you personally, as well as my child.
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