Park Elementary School

120 Manchester Place
Newark, NJ 07104
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Park Elementary School serves 841 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Park Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Park Elementary School's student population of 841 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students841 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

Park Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Park Elementary School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1277 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:112:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
81%
29%
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Black
16%
15%
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White
2%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.320.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewark Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Park Elementary School is Bloomfield Technical (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ridge Street School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Belleville Ps4 (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Belleville Belleville Ps4
    Grades: PK-5 | 319 students
    0.5 miles
    30 Magnolia St
    Belleville, NJ 07109
    (973) 532-5014
    0.5 PK-5 319
  • Newark Ridge Street School
    Grades: PK-8 | 682 students
    0.5 miles
    735 Ridge St
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 268-5210
    0.5 PK-8 682
  • Belleville Belleville Ps10
    Grades: K-5 | 171 students
    0.6 miles
    527 Belleville Ave
    Belleville, NJ 07109
    (973) 532-5010
    0.6 K-5 171
  • Newark Elliott Street Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 745 students
    0.7 miles
    721 Summer Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07104
    (973) 268-5360
    0.7 PK-6 745
  • Belleville Belleville Ps8
    Grades: K-5 | 442 students
    0.8 miles
    183 Union Ave
    Belleville, NJ 07109
    (973) 532-5018
    0.8 K-5 442

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