Newark school information

IndexNewarkNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores23%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools891,60479,221
Total private schools4682324,874
Total post-secondary schools101577,963
The Newark, NJ educational system consists of 89 public schools, 46 private schools and 10 post-secondary schools. Newark public schools have average test scores of 23% which is 47% lower than than the New Jersey average and 54% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Newark public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 72.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 69.3% have completed high school, 13.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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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.
  • 72.2% of people in Newark have completed 8th grade.
  • 69.3% of people in Newark have completed high school.
  • 13.7% of people in Newark have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Newark

IndexNewarkNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade72.2%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school69.3%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college37.5%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree18.6%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.7%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters4.0%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Essex Fells, NJ2,16492%87%
Teterboro, NJ8690%82%
Short Hills, NJ12,77175%52%
Glen Ridge, NJ7,61573%48%
River Edge, NJ11,58673%48%
Newark, NJ280,13923%54%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Toledo, OH280,85447%5%
Plano, TX279,08883%69%
Greensboro, NC282,17741%17%
Lincoln, NE273,01879%61%
Orlando, FL263,30650%1%
Newark, NJ280,13923%54%
Source: The Newark, NJ 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.