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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
1030
1,071 responses
Average ACT
22
276 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 recently graduated from University High School in Newark this last spring. A lot of the teachers do care about your education but there's lots of kids who don't care. The reason why we aren't well prepared for college is because most kids in most NPS schools are last and don't want to work, if they fail the teacher is actually forced to make it easier on us. I was in a math class my senior year with seniors and juniors and ⅓ was passing with high 90s but because ⅔ the class wasn't passing the teacher had us work off of edgenuity(online class). In this online class most student copied off each other in front of the teacher. We weren't 100 % prepared for college math and much less college English. Thought my 4 years of high school I have only written 2 essays and had no idea what MLA format was up until college. I believe everyone at my college knew what MLA format was except the kids that came from my high school and I still wasn't able to build an essay.