Newark school information

IndexNewarkDelawareNational
Average Test Scores47%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools2519179,221
Total private schools2112924,874
Total post-secondary schools4207,963
The Newark, DE educational system consists of 25 public schools, 21 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Newark public schools have average test scores of 47% which is 8% higher than than the Delaware average and 5% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Newark public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Delaware and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.1% have completed high school, 57.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 8.5% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Newark are 5% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 25 public schools in Newark.
  • 95.2% of people in Newark have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.1% of people in Newark have completed high school.
  • 57.0% of people in Newark have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Newark

IndexNewarkDelawareNational
Completed 8th grade95.2%86.3%84.3%
Completed high school95.1%85.3%83.0%
Completed some college79.0%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree62.6%38.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors57.0%30.5%30.3%
Completed masters25.9%12.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.5%3.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate6.6%1.7%1.3%

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

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Newark, DE32,94147%5%

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Newark, DE32,94147%5%
Source: The Newark, DE education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.