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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
The Newark Public Schools is a public school district located in Newark, NJ. It has 37,907 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.
Address
2 Cedar Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Telephone
(973) 733-7333

The Newark Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1020
1,002 responses
Average ACT
22
266 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
37,907
Free or Reduced Lunch
78.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,189
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,164,481,000
Expenses Per Student
$31,960/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    51%
  • Support Services
    45%
  • Other
    4%

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The Newark Public School is a public school district located in the city of Newark New Jersey . The school district provide parents essential information to help improve educational opportunities for their children. The school district meet the need of parents by offering actionable, research-based parenting information, including articles, videos, podcasts, and interactive tips, to help parents engage with and support their children’s academic and social-emotional development at every grade and stage from Pre -K through 12th grade.The Minority enrollment is 54% (majority Hispanic and Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.Currently The largest school district is Newark Public School District, serving 35,330 students.
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I attended Newark Central High School. I LOVED THE SCHOOL! It was very diverse and it embraced the cultures of all students. All faculty members are actively involved in all of the students life and sometime go extra miles to make sure each student has equal opportunities. However, after we changed principals our lunch went bad. The only time we actually got a decent meal was around Thanksgiving time. Another thing is the area. The area of Central high school is bad but however, the faculty memebers walk the kids to each and ever bus stop near the school to ensure safety.
I like the opportunity that students are given in the NPS system. Teachers put a lot of dedication and strive for our success. As all systems, this one needs to fix some areas. Our buildings are slowly deteriorating to a the max. In my school, closets have been sealed because they are unsafe and unstable. When do we take action about these issues? Education is a fundamental need in current society but that is always compromised by these issues. All students should safely attend school without being concerned about the stability of our building. Change can only come when we capture the attention of our superintendent, administrators, parents and students like me. We must emphasize the need for funding to fix our building and provide good quality education. We must advocate for more parent involvement and speak openly about our infrastructure issues. Only by speaking about the current issues can we find a solution to address them.