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The Newark Public Schools

GreatSchools Rating: 3 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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2 Cedar Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Essex County
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PH: (973) 733-7333

  • Grades PK-12 & ungraded
  • 34,223 students
  • 73 schools

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 NJ ASK Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Language Arts Literacy
 42% (2013)
 42% (2012)
 42% (2011)
 38% (2010)
 41% (2009)
The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

Math
 50% (2013)
 53% (2012)
 58% (2011)
 56% (2010)
 52% (2009)
The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Science
 69% (2013)
 74% (2012)
 70% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 70% (2008)
 61% (2007)
The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

Language Arts Literacy
 31% (2013)
 34% (2012)
 36% (2011)
 36% (2010)
 40% (2009)
The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

Math
 49% (2013)
 52% (2012)
 55% (2011)
 55% (2010)
 54% (2009)
The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Language Arts Literacy
 31% (2013)
 30% (2012)
 30% (2011)
 39% (2010)
 39% (2009)
 32% (2008)
The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

Math
 52% (2013)
 58% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 56% (2010)
 59% (2009)
 53% (2008)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Language Arts Literacy
 35% (2013)
 35% (2012)
 40% (2011)
 34% (2010)
 42% (2009)
 28% (2008)
The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

Math
 53% (2013)
 54% (2012)
 55% (2011)
 49% (2010)
 42% (2009)
 45% (2008)
The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Language Arts Literacy
 33% (2013)
 30% (2012)
 34% (2011)
 41% (2010)
 44% (2009)
 40% (2008)
The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

Math
 33% (2013)
 34% (2012)
 40% (2011)
 34% (2010)
 39% (2009)
 34% (2008)
The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Science
 50% (2013)
 58% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 61% (2010)
 62% (2009)
 65% (2008)
The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

Language Arts Literacy
 56% (2013)
 58% (2012)
 57% (2011)
 58% (2010)
 56% (2009)
 56% (2008)
The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

Math
 42% (2013)
 45% (2012)
 45% (2011)
 41% (2010)
 42% (2009)
 37% (2008)
The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science.
  • The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in New Jersey: An Overview

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 NJ ASK By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
Language Arts LiteracyThis District
All Students42%
Female49%
Male36%
Black33%
Asian56%
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Special education12%
General education48%
English language learners34%

MathThis District
All Students50%
Female53%
Male48%
Black41%
Asian75%
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Special education21%
General education57%
English language learners42%
Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ScienceThis District
All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Black61%
Asian81%
Hispanic74%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special education42%
General education77%
English language learners50%
Non-migrant69%

Language Arts LiteracyThis District
All Students31%
Female35%
Male26%
Black22%
Asian77%
Hispanic36%
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
General education37%
Non-migrant31%

MathThis District
All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
Black37%
Asian63%
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Special education24%
General education56%
English language learners33%
Non-migrant49%
Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
Language Arts LiteracyThis District
All Students31%
Female36%
Male26%
Black18%
Asian58%
Hispanic38%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Special education11%
General education36%
English language learners17%
Non-migrant31%

MathThis District
All Students52%
Female53%
Male52%
Black38%
Asian79%
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Special education24%
General education61%
English language learners29%
Non-migrant52%
Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
Language Arts LiteracyThis District
All Students35%
Female40%
Male31%
Black27%
Asian86%
Hispanic40%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
General education43%
Non-migrant35%

MathThis District
All Students53%
Female57%
Male50%
Black43%
Asian93%
Hispanic61%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Special education22%
General education63%
English language learners26%
Non-migrant53%
Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
Language Arts LiteracyThis District
All Students33%
Female37%
Male30%
Black24%
Asian45%
Hispanic39%
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
General education41%
Non-migrant33%

MathThis District
All Students33%
Female34%
Male33%
Black21%
Asian57%
Hispanic41%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
General education40%
Non-migrant33%
Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ScienceThis District
All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Black42%
Asian80%
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicity38%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Special education16%
General education60%
English language learners17%
Non-migrant50%

Language Arts LiteracyThis District
All Students56%
Female61%
Male51%
Black47%
Asian75%
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicity33%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special education19%
General education67%
English language learners29%
Non-migrant56%

MathThis District
All Students42%
Female43%
Male42%
Black33%
Asian85%
Hispanic49%
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Special education12%
General education51%
English language learners20%
Non-migrant42%
Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science.
  • The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey.
  • The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in New Jersey: An Overview

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 HSPA Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 11

Language Arts Literacy
 78% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 68% (2011)
 57% (2010)
 55% (2009)
 51% (2008)
 58% (2007)
The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

Math
 61% (2013)
 59% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 46% (2010)
 43% (2009)
 40% (2008)
 40% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math.
  • The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey.
  • Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in New Jersey: An Overview

See New Jersey's state standards

Back to top >
 HSPA Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 11
Language Arts LiteracyThis District
All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
Black75%
Asian93%
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education38%
General education89%
English language learners28%
Non-migrant78%

MathThis District
All Students61%
Female62%
Male59%
Black53%
Asian86%
Hispanic66%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special education13%
General education72%
English language learners36%
Non-migrant61%
Source: NJ Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math.
  • The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey.
  • The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in New Jersey: An Overview

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