Newark students are at the heart of everything we do.
Our more than 37,911 students bring unique experiences and perspectives into the classroom each day. But each one has the potential to shape the future—our city’s and their own.
By the numbers, our student body is incredibly diverse with 40% African American, 50.9% Hispanic, and 7.8% white students. Just over 82% qualify for free or reduced lunch. Approximately 18.5% speak a language other than English at home.
In 2016-17, seven NBOE graduates are joining the class of 2021 at Ivy League schools on full scholarships, with hundreds more earning admission to colleges across the country. Seventy-one seniors graduated from high school with Associate’s degrees. Our students were honored for their artistic excellence and had their artwork displayed at Kean University’s James Howe Gallery. Elsewhere in the district, students from three elementary schools performed selections from The Lion King and The Jungle Book at the prestigious Prudential Hall. From accomplished poets to first-generation Harvard-bound valedictorians, Newark students’ talents are boundless.
We’re committed to empowering every child to determine their future. Our students deserve the chance to make real choices—where they go to college and what career path they follow. Newark teachers are committed to making sure every student recognizes their potential and has the skills and knowledge to succeed.