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Avg. test scores 54%
High school dipl. 17%
Bachelors degree 55%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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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Compare Newark, NJ Schools

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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%

      Newark, NJ School Districts

      • Newark City School District

      There are a total of 89 public schools, 46 private schools and 10 post-secondary schools in Newark. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Newark, NJ schools is 23%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Newark, NJ, an average of 72.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 69.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      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.