District Summary Ratings

Many of the schools in this district are rated average in school quality.

Top Rated Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Newark City School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

District Student Progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


District Calendar


District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.


Reviews From Schools in Newark City School District

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Parent / Guardian
April 12, 2023
I have had a child in this school every year since 2009, and this has been the worst year ever. My son has been bullied by his teacher. His 4th grade teacher, and the dean of students were standing in... More
Parent / Guardian
October 26, 2021
Absolutely love our school. Both of our girls have learnt so much and the teachers are great. Everyone is very helpful with any questions and school has so much positivity all the way around!
Parent / Guardian
August 31, 2021
My daughter only spent her first year of kindergarten at Mcguffey and then we had to move. I really wish I could have just packed up the staff and her bus driver and brought them with us. The staff at... More
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