Newark Superintendent of Schools Roger León Announces and Recognizes NPS Students Who Received a Perfect Score on the PARCC Exam

Banquet Held for Students and Families – Students Honored at Board Meeting

[Newark, NJ – September 26, 2018] Newark’s Superintendent of Schools Roger León recognized the 42 students who obtained perfect scores on the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) Exam.  The students were recognized at the 2018 Perfect Scorers Banquet and featured at the September Board of Education public meeting.

Superintendent León said, “Last night, we recognized students who have excelled on the PARCC exam, who have set the bar high for achievement and set the stage of what is possible for other students.” The Superintendent continued, “The 42 students recognized represent the NPS mantra, ‘Where Passion Meets Progress’ – their passion for education and learning is worth recognizing and celebrating with the Newark Board of Education, their families, schools and the community.”

A total of 42 students from 16 schools, who were joined by parents and family members, were heralded at the 2018 Perfect Scorers Banquet and further recognized by the Newark Board of Education later in the evening at the Board meeting. Student honors were presented in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Algebra.

The students hail from:

  • Ann Street School
  • Arts High School
  • William H. Horton School
  • East Side High School
  • First Avenue School
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Lafayette Street School
  • Mount Vernon School
  • Oliver Street School
  • Park Elementary School
  • Rafael Hernandez
  • Ridge Street School
  • Roberto Clemente School
  • Science Park High School
  • Speedway Avenue School
  • Technology High School

“We are honoring these students because they are examples of all that is possible,” said Board Chairperson Josephine C. Garcia. “We are very proud of their accomplishments and wish them and all of our students continued success.”