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Visualize a public high school with a deep-rooted passion for pursuits both artistic and academic; a high school with a long and distinguished history of producing talented, creative individuals who pursue their dreams with a fervent desire to make a difference; a visual and performing arts high school established in 1931, the first of its kind in the United States.
As the artistic flagship of the Newark Public Schools, today’s Arts High offers a rigorous program for grades 9-12 in dance, drama, music, TV production and visual art. The interdisciplinary studies in which our students participate enable post-secondary matriculation to many of the best conservatories, colleges, and universities in the country.
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Famous Arts High School Alumni
Creating famous actors, artists and musicians for decades.
Sarah Vaughan (1930s)
Jazz Legend Sarah Vaughan attended Arts High School in the 1930s.
Michael B. Jordan (2005)
Arts High Alum Michael B. Jordan with AHS students during a 2019 Photo Shoot at Arts High School.
Saxophonist & Composer
Wayne Shorter (1952)
Saxophonist and Composer Wayne Shorter.
Latin Award Winning Artist
Kat DeLuna (2006)
Latin Billboard Music Award Winning Artist Kat DeLuna.
Tony Award Winner
Melba Moore (1958)
Tony Award Winner, Grammy Nominee, Star of Stage and Screen Melba Moore
Crystal Clarke (2011)
Crystal Clarke of Ordeal by Innocence and Star Wars in Sanditon.
Golden Globe Winner
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (2008)
Golden Globe Winner Michaela Jaé Rodriguez.
Tisha Campbell (1988)
Star of Martin and My Wife and Kids, Tisha Campbell.
Dancer, Choreographer, and Actor
Savion Glover (1991)
Tony Award Winning Dancer, Choreographer, and Actor Savion Glover