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6201 Lafayette Avenue
Newark, CA 94560

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(510) 818-3000
(510) 794-2079
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January 10, 2015
I am proud of our school and our teachers. I have never seen a staff that takes more pride in their lessons. We go above and beyond to be the best. I am honored to be a NJHS.

- submitted by a teacher

February 01, 2014
The leadership, teachers and administrative staff are great! My child is having an excellent experience and is doing well.

- submitted by a parent

November 08, 2013
I have a long commute to work, but we will not move because we are so pleased with the quality of education at Newark Jr. HS and Schilling Elementary. Our kids LOVE school (how often do you hear that?). Classroom size is reasonable and kids get individual attention. Most of our neighbors are either from the technology or biotech industries, and you see that the kids don't fall far from the tree. The kids are bright! The teachers help each child to determine his or her path. Not all kids choose college, but a lot do! This school teaches great values and respect.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2013
I know the teachers and staff here work really hard for the student. Great school!

- submitted by a community member

September 26, 2012
My child is doing fair in school. getting decent grades and stays out of trouble. Not nuts about the new principal. He is snooty, and always figiting with his cell phone. He isn't interested in getting to know his students unless they are the attractive. well-liked females. I have a son.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 16, 2010
Both my daughter and I met our first truly best friends there and have nothing but good memories of the school.

- submitted by a parent
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September 18, 2009
I just went to back-to-school night for my 8th grade son and I was very impressed with his teachers. Each teacher had at least 10 years teaching experience and still showed passion for their profession. I have 2 older children who went to this school and another younger daughter to follow. The two older children are doing fine. One is at Newark Memorial and the other starting Cal Poly. This school can provide a great education for your student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
NJHS has some really awesome teachers

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2009
I have been going to this school just for 8th grade, I really like it!

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2008
Wonderful staff! Great location!

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2008
this school is the best school my child has been to and she transfered 7 times!

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2007
Although my child had some problems with math last year, the teachers where very helpful. Anytime I call or email I get a response right away. I feel the teacher really love what they do and go above and beyond. They are available most of the time before and after school to help students. All that the student has to do is show the enthusiasm and the teachers will help. My child has come in before and after school and there is always someone to help. A great thanks to all the staff for loving what you do. A special that to Ms. Huerta for your prompt responses.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2007
The Teachers that care do work hard to inform parents, update websites & help kids who are having trouble. Some Teachers just shrug off and say they didn't have time or forgot to inform parent of failing.. They don't answer emails, etc. We try get help from the Teachers we get a Lecture and little help.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2007
Teacher are over worked and pressured to push students [through] there subjects to make the calender year. Students are failing in Math and Reading. Most teacher are good,but to much pressure to roll out these subject and student are left behind and /or sent to the next grade level without full knowledge of the much needed skills in math and reading. This is seen now by lack of parent and board member involvement. Gangs/bulling are vastly taken over due a lack dress code enforcement and school holding zero tolerance codes. Kids need to have program and city involvement,Not lip services!

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2005
This is a very good school. Teachers pay lots of attention on academics. Principal is fully involved and open for suggestions. Teachers run advance programs to motivate the gifted kids. This school has a very good PE teacher. Lots of parents are fully involved and as a result school is doing better and better every year. My son has been in this school since first grade to 6th grade and I am very happy about this school in all aspects. This school has wonderful teachers and principal.

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2004
I have an 8-grader boy in this school and am really glad that all people involve in my kid education from this school always try to be in touch with parents by any way, (i.e. email, letters, notes, etc.) This close contact between the school and parents, gives a better results on the educational growth of the students, I really recommend this school especially for those students that are learning English as a second language.

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2004
We moved out of the Newark School District when we discovered how poor the junior high and high schools were. The truly sad part of both schools is that neither the parents, teachers or administrators think that their awful test scores are a problem. Time again and again, we heard test scores mean nothing, they can be manipulated, who cares about test scores, don't make trouble. So we moved to the other side of the bay where our kids attend schools that rank in the 90th+ percentile instead of the 60th. Parents, administrators and teachers actually care that the kids perform well on tests. Plus it's great to be in schools where parents want their kids to attend college (just compare the % of kids who go on to universities at Palo Alto High vs. those at Newark High - no contest!)

- submitted by a parent
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Newark Junior High School
6201 Lafayette Avenue, Newark, CA  94560
(510) 818-3000
Last modified Newark Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Newark Junior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top