Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Newark Unified School District is a public school district located in Newark, CA. It has 5,758 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 30 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.

Newark Unified School District Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1140
216 responses
Average ACT
26
40 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,758
Free or Reduced Lunch
48.8%
Do You Work at Newark Unified School District? Claim Your School District Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school district's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
30:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$130,926
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,332/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$108,181
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,128
National
$949
Median Home Value
$668,700
National
$184,700

Newark Unified School District Reviews

16 reviews
All Categories
I was apart of the Newark Unified School district from kindergarten to my senior year of high school. My overall experience went pretty well, especially in elementary school and middle school. Although when I went to high school, we went through about 3 different school principle changes through my 4 years there. In fact, pretty much my whole senior year we didn't even have a principle at the school. Despite the lack of administration, I loved high school at Newark. The diversity was great and the activities were super fun; especially homecoming. The sports programs at Newark are truly great and the coaches are great too.
Start Your Review of Newark Unified School District
Rate It!
With my experience at Newark Memorial High School, overall, it is a great high school. Most, if not all, staff members and teachers will most definitely be there for you and will do their best for you to succeed. There are times where you feel like giving up and you’re emotionally wrecked, there is a counselor who helps many students with beings related to this. I play basketball, it’s honestly the best. You get to meet new people who become your teammates, your friends and FAMILY. Overall, students at this school work very hard & believe in themselves.
Newark school District is very unorganized, they don’t seem to get along themselves and have their stuff organized which affects the kids learning. Always short on teachers