The Office of Policy, Planning, Evaluation and Testing (OPPET) proudly announces that as of February 3rd, a total of 7,748 unique school applications were received from families within the city of Newark as well as from surrounding areas. The Newark Enrolls (NE) application flow did experience a spike in the last 6 weeks of the window; a total of 2,813 students applied in that period. Overall, the 23/24 cycle's applicant count is proximal to last year’s enrollment cycle. These results speak to the sought-after reputation of the Newark Board of Education and the families in the community that value the benefits of educating their children in district schools.
The High School Admissions Test for district students took place on Friday, February 10th and 17th at the students’ respective schools; testing of non-NBOE students took place on Saturday, February 11th and 17th at Science Park High School. Fantastic work by the OPPET’s Testing, Enrollment and Student Information Services Teams along with volunteers from schools and central office staff.
OPPET sends a huge thank you to the Enrollment Team, School-based Clerks, School Counselors, School Social Workers, Support Staff, and Principals who made it possible to reach their goal to have every NBOE transitioning 8th grade student, submit a high school application for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year!