District Summary

The Newark School District is the largest and one of the oldest school systems in New Jersey. Its origin dates back to 1676. Barringer High School, in Newark’s North Ward, is the third oldest public high school in the nation. The racial and ethnic diversity of the city provides a rich educational experience for pre-kindergarten to secondary school students. The district continues to revise its services to meet the changing needs of students. The information below came from the New Jersey Department of Education and summarize the most recent publicly available data. These data sources enable comparison with all other districts in the state of New Jersey. Newark students served outside of the district are not included in the data.

District Data: Number of Schools

District Data

Number of Schools
for the 2020-2021 School Year62 Schools

Interesting Fact

Newark Public Schools serves more students than any other district in the state of New Jersey.

District Data: Student Enrollment

Student Enrollment

GradeEnrollment% of Total Enrollment
PK19375.3%
K-823,02192.7%
9-128,50023.2%
Ungraded3,2188.8%
Total36,676100%
District Data: Student Race/Ethnicity

Student Race/Ethnicity

Race/EthnicityEnrollment% of Total Enrollment
Hispanic1867550.9%
Black1465940%
White28747.8%
Asian3340.9%
Native American720.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander620.2%
Total36,676100%

*Data comes from NJDOE Enrollment District Counts from Fall 2019

District Data: Family Income

Family Income

Meal Subsidy StatusEnrollment% of Total Enrollment
Free Lunch27,87476%
Reduced Price Lunch2,5316.9%
Paid Lunch6,27117.1%
Total36,676100%

*Data comes from NJDOE Enrollment District Counts from Fall 2019

District Data: More Demographics

More Demographics

ClassificationEnrollment% of Total Enrollment
Special Education6,48715.6%
English Language Learner6,16116.8%

*Data comes from NJDOE Enrollment District Counts from Fall 2019. Special Education data comes from NJDOE Special Education Report for Fall 2019

District Data: Additional Student Outcomes (2019-2020)

Additional Student Outcomes (2019-2020)

Measure
Average Daily Attendance93.4%
Percent Chronically Absent (missing 10% or more of school days20.9%
Four-year Graduation Rate80.8%

*Attendance Data calculated up to 3/13/2020 prior to the transition to virtual learning. Data source: NBOE District Data

District Data: NJSLA: Percent Met and Exceeded Expectations (Spring 2019)

NJSLA: Percent Met and Exceeded Expectations (Spring 2019)

SubjectGrades 3-8Grades 9-11Overall
English Language Arts35.9%31.5%34.8%
Mathematics27.2%15.1%24.1%
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District Data Summary 2017-2018
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District Data Summary 2016-2017
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