Newark school information

IndexNewarkNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores23%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools891,60479,235
Total private schools4682324,875
Total post-secondary schools101577,965

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  • The average school test scores in Newark are 54% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 89 public schools in Newark.
  • 70.7% of people in Newark have completed 8th grade.
  • 67.5% of people in Newark have completed high school.
  • 13.3% of people in Newark have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Newark

IndexNewarkNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade70.7%87.2%83.8%
Completed high school67.5%85.9%82.4%
Completed some college36.1%59.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree17.8%42.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors13.3%36.4%29.3%
Completed masters3.8%13.8%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.1%3.9%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Newark (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Essex Fells, NJ2,14092%87%
Teterboro, NJ5690%82%
Short Hills, NJ12,72975%52%
Glen Ridge, NJ7,60673%48%
River Edge, NJ11,48373%48%
Newark, NJ278,75023%54%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Greensboro, NC276,22541%17%
Toledo, OH283,93247%5%
Plano, TX271,16683%69%
Henderson, NV266,24570%42%
Lincoln, NE265,81179%61%
Newark, NJ278,75023%54%
Source: The Newark, NJ education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.