B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
750 East Delaware Avenue
Newark, DE 19711
Telephone
(302) 631-4700
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Newark High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1110
166 responses
Average ACT
23
12 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
52%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Football season
    15%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Club meetings
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Big events
    8%
  • Sports
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,555
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$19,432/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Newark High School Reviews

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Newark High has a diverse group of personalities throughout the school. The school has a good curriculum that pushes students to do their academic best. We have a lot of creative and artistic individuals in our school. As such, we continue to push towards more funding for the arts. Our school also holds many many musical and cultural events throughout the year. The sports section of our school is known to have very entertaining games. Especially from our football, basketball, and soccer teams. There are many clubs to join here. The best club being the dance club (shameless plug). Lastly the teachers and counselors focus on preparing us students for college and keeping us on the right track. Overall the school is pretty great.
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Newark High is like the typical public school. It's nothing extraordinary nor terrible. There have been a few negative incidents, however, I personally wouldn't say that Newark is a bad or dangerous school because of it. There seems to be a good amount of diversity within the school among both teachers and students. The academics have seemed fine to me. However, keep in mind I took the more advanced classes. I'm not sure how the "regular classes" operated. There were only a handful of teachers that i really liked, but I guess that depends on the type of people you like. I was on the track and field team and the basketball team and i enjoyed myself and my teammates. Band was an awesome experience for me. I also enjoyed the aerospace and astronomy club, BASSU, and the nature society club. Overall, I would say my high school experience was alright. I have many fond memories to look back on and i feel as though I am sufficiently prepared for the next level of schooling.
Newark High was a truly wonderful place for my high school experience. The teachers that I had the opportunity to learn from were always willing to prepare me for college or to help further my education in any way, and I succeeded at Newark High. A plethora of AP and Honors classes were offered for a challenging education. It was easy to get involved with extracurriculars, and the students made the environment friendly and fun. The aura of school spirit was always present, and the student body was diverse and passionate about the school.