B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  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
Website

Newark High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1100
153 responses
Average ACT
23
12 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Football season
    16%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Club meetings
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Big events
    9%
  • Sports
    6%

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%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,927
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
39%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$18,313/ year
National
$11,890
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses

Newark High School Reviews

235 reviews
All Categories
I started my first year of high school as a freshman at Newark High and I will be ending my years as a senior at Newark High. I thought that transitioning from an 8th grade to a freshman in high school was going to be very difficult because Newark is a fairly big school, however, the administration and upperclassmen helped me a lot along the way which made high school less stressful. Newark is filled with diversity and clubs and there is always someone there to help you when you feel as if all hope is lost. There are many teachers that will sit down and work with you if you have a problem understanding a subject or even if you just need someone to talk to. There is so much school spirit all throughout the high school and I'm proud to have been apart of this yellow jacket hive.
Review Newark High School
Newark was very helpful when it came to picking classes suited for you. They had many electives options and counselors would always meet with you so you could discuss which classes would best prepare you for the college classes you would take. There were many sports teams, all of which are pretty competitive. They even had a golf team. The band was competitive and fun and we traveled to competitions. Most teachers were willing to go the extra mile to help you succeed.
Teaching performances vary depending upon the teacher. Newark High has music, art and animal science teachers who go above and beyond for their students. Their grading is consistent and fair, making no exceptions even for good students. These teachers set high standards for their students and take questions and ideas from them very seriously. Other teachers do not take their jobs seriously and slack off by giving hand-out grades. We have one teacher who instructs a travel class but does not teach them anything about travel. Instead this teacher insults the students and lets them mess around on computers during class time. The person lies to administration for the students and promotes reckless behavior.