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Top 10 Best Newark Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 87 public schools serving 60,502 students in Newark, NJ (there are , serving 3,400 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Newark, NJ are educated in public schools (compared to the NJ state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Newark, NJ are Science Park High School, Technology High School and The Gray Charter School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Newark, NJ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 12% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Newark have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New Jersey public schools.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Newark, NJ (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Science Park High School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
260 Norfolk Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 733-8689
Grades: 7-12
| 918 students
Rank: #22.
Technology High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
223 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 481-5962
Grades: 9-12
| 685 students
Rank: #33.
The Gray Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
55 Liberty Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 824-6661
Grades: K-8
| 355 students
Rank: #44.
Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. School Of Technology
Vocational School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
498-544 West Market St
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 412-2203
Grades: 9-12
| 1,193 students
Rank: #55.
Robert Treat Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
443 Clifton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 482-8811
Grades: K-8
| 684 students
Rank: #66.
Bard Early College High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
321 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-8363
Grades: 9-12
| 381 students
Rank: #77.
Arts High School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
550 M L King Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 733-7391
Grades: 9-12
| 601 students
Rank: #88.
Newark School Of Global Studies
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
24 Crane Street
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5112
Grades: 9-10
| 211 students
Rank: #99.
Philip's Charter School
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
342 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 624-0644
Grades: PK-8
| 575 students
Rank: #1010.
North Star Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10 Washington Place
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 642-0101
Grades: K-12
| 6,287 students
Rank: #1111.
Discovery Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
240 Halsey St, 2nd Fl.
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 623-0222
Grades: 4-8
| 101 students
Rank: #1212.
Great Oaks Legacy Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
909 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(862) 256-0909
Grades: PK-12
| 1,985 students
Rank: #1313.
First Avenue School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
214 First Ave
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 268-5240
Grades: PK-8
| 1,081 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
American History High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
74 Montgomery St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-7333
Grades: 9-12
| 432 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Peoples Preparatory Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
321 Bergen Street, Room 211
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 622-1790
Grades: 9-12
| 365 students
Rank: #1616.
Maria Varisco Rogers Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
233 Woodside Ave
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 481-9001
Grades: K-8
| 568 students
Rank: #1717.
Link Community Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
23 Pennsyvania Ave
Newark, NJ 07114
(973) 642-0529
Grades: 5-8
| 320 students
Rank: #1818.
Ann Street School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
30 Ann St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4890
Grades: K-8
| 1,200 students
Rank: #1919.
Newark Evening Educational Center
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Newton St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 424-4391
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: #2020.
Oliver Street School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
86 Oliver St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4870
Grades: PK-8
| 1,109 students
Rank: #2121.
Ridge Street School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
735 Ridge St
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5210
Grades: K-8
| 595 students
Rank: #2222.
East Side High School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
238 Van Buren St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4900
Grades: 9-12
| 2,163 students
Rank: #2323.
Wilson Avenue School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
19 Wilson Ave
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 465-4910
Grades: K-8
| 1,144 students
Rank: #2424.
Mt Vernon Place School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
142 Mount Vernon Pl
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 374-2090
Grades: PK-8
| 775 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Achieve Community Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
534 Clinton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07108
(862) 240-4887
Grades: K-8
| 461 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
New Horizons Community Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
45 59 Hayes Street
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 848-0400
Grades: K-8
| 415 students
Rank: #2727.
Team Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
60 Park Place, Suite 802
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 622-0905
Grades: K-12
| 5,671 students
Rank: #2828.
University High School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
55 Clinton Pl
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 374-3190
Grades: 7-12
| 464 students
Rank: #2929.
Park Elementary School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
120 Manchester Place
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5210
Grades: PK-8
| 789 students
Rank: #3030.
Sussex Avenue School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
307 Sussex Ave
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 268-5200
Grades: PK-8
| 446 students
Rank: #3131.
Lafayette Street School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
205 Lafayette St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4860
Grades: PK-8
| 1,213 students
Rank: #3232.
South Street Elementary School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
44-48 Hermon Street
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 465-4880
Grades: PK-8
| 900 students
Rank: #3333.
Marion P. Thomas Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
125 Sussex Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 621-0060
Grades: PK-12
| 1,362 students
Rank: #3434.
Mckinley Elementary School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Colonnade Pl
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5270
Grades: PK-8
| 722 students
Rank: #3535.
Roseville Community Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
540 Orange Street
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 483-4400
Grades: K-4
| 260 students
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[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Newark, New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
75 Morton St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 317-8361
Grades: 6-8
| 255 students
74 Montgomery St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-6911
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
15 James St
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 297-1275
Grades: K-8
| 331 students
43 Alexander St
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 374-2390
Grades: 1-8
| 385 students
90 Parker Street
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5125
Grades: 9-12
| 1,263 students
15 Boylan St
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 374-2490
Grades: PK-K
| 57 students
103 Bragaw Ave
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 705-3970
Grades: K-8
| 250 students
228 Ridge St
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5220
Grades: PK-4
| n/a students
180 Oraton St
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5340
Grades: PK-4
| 290 students
28 Burnet St
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 733-7138
Grades: PK-8
| 213 students
321 Bergen St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-3870
Grades: 5-8
| 287 students
255 Chancellor Ave
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 705-3860
Grades: K-2
| 141 students
534 Clinton Ave
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 733-6970
Grades: PK
| 67 students
33 Maple Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 733-6234
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
26 Speedway Avenue
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 733-6234
Grades: PK
| 57 students
229 18th Ave
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 733-6824
Grades: PK-8
| 218 students
557 Fifteenth Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-6924
Grades: PK-8
| 224 students
279 Chancellor Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 508-4334
Grades: 6-12
| 116 students
72 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 242-3543
Grades: 5-8
| 212 students
746 Sanford Avenue
Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 623-9005
Grades: K-8
| 460 students
663 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5330
Grades: 5-8
| 552 students
211 Sherman Ave
Newark, NJ 07102
(201) 526-8500
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
823 S 16th St
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 374-2890
Grades: PK-5
| 405 students
33 Maple Ave
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 705-3850
Grades: K-8
| 365 students
108 South 9th St
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 733-7368
Grades: K-8
| 375 students
909 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 642-4400
Grades: 5-10
| 494 students
66 Muhammad Ali Avenue
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 733-6815
Grades: PK-8
| 499 students
75 Morton St
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-6938
Grades: 6-8
| 297 students
321 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-7343
Grades: 9-12
| 141 students
403 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 733-8301
Grades: 7-12
| 419 students
200 Washington St
Newark, NJ 07102
(917) 209-6815
Grades: 9-12
| 54 students
190 Muhammad Ali Avenue
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 733-8326
Grades: 9-12
| 23 students
301 West Kinney Street
Newark, NJ 07103
(973) 297-0592
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
823 S. 16th Street
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 374-7000
Grades: PK-6
| 642 students
570 Broad St.
Newark, NJ 07102
(862) 307-7010
Grades: 9-12
| 429 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Newark, NJ?
The top ranked public schools in Newark, NJ include Science Park High School, Technology High School and The Gray Charter School.
How many public schools are located in Newark, NJ?
87 public schools are located in Newark, NJ.
What percentage of students in Newark, NJ go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Newark, NJ are educated in public schools (compared to the NJ state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Newark, NJ?
Newark, NJ public schools minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the New Jersey public schools average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

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