This year’s US News & World Report on Best High Schools featured three of Newark Public Schools in the top 50 in the state. Science Park won Gold and placed 25th in New Jersey, while Technology and University High Schools won Silver and placed 40 and 44 respectively. In addition,American History High School and Arts High School won Bronze.
Science Park High School’s Gold ranking is a first for the school. In previous years it was placed in the Silver Award category. American History, Arts, Technology and University high schools were placed either Silver or Bronze in recent years. The awards are based on standardized test performance, proficiency rates of all students and a challenging college-ready curriculum, in addition to offering Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs.
US News compiled the America’s Best High Schools report along with partners School Evaluation Services, utilizing researched data and rankings methodology. They looked at data for more than 21,000 public high schools in all states and the District of Colombia.