Science Park High School

  • Science Park High School serves 811 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher 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 87% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Science Park High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56%.

Top Placements

Science Park High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

  • Science Park High School's student population of 811 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students811 students
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Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Science Park High School is ranked within the top 10% 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Science Park High School is 0.65, 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 School Rank#138 out of 2239 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
10%
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Hispanic
46%
28%
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Black
34%
15%
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White
17%
44%
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Diversity Score0.650.70
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Graduation Rate≥95%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
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

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