[Newark, NJ, September 27, 2021] We are extremely proud to announce that GreatSchools, the leading national non-profit that empowers parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children, recognizes and celebrates public high schools across the country that excel in helping students enroll and succeed in college.
In 2021, 1,838 high schools from 25 states won the annual College Success Award. And to celebrate schools with a multiyear track record of postsecondary success, GreatSchools added an additional elevated level of distinction, the College Success Award – Gold.
As outlined in the District’s strategic plan, The Next Decade 2020-30, this award is made possible because of the collective accountability for what we do in service of preparing students for excellence. “We are extremely proud to have 3 of New Jersey’s 116 high schools receiving this distinctive honor: Bard, Science Park, and Technology High Schools. We also want to congratulate Payne Tech, the fourth school in Newark to receive this honor” said Superintendent Roger León.
Board President, Dawn Haynes said, “I am excited and proud that three of our high schools received the honor and I look forward to seeing more of our schools on the GreatSchools awards list in the coming years.”