Newark High School

230 reviews
  1. Christina School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
750 East Delaware Ave
Newark, DE 19711
Telephone
(302) 631-4700
Website
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Newark High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1100
136 responses
Average ACT
23
11 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Football season
    16%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Club meetings
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Big events
    9%
  • Sports
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,549
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,927
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
39%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$18,313/ year
National
$11,890
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses

Reviews

230 reviews
  • Excellent
    12
  • Very Good
    61
  • Average
    123
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    14
Teaching performances vary depending upon the teacher. Newark High has music, art and animal science teachers who go above and beyond for their students. Their grading is consistent and fair, making no exceptions even for good students. These teachers set high standards for their students and take questions and ideas from them very seriously. Other teachers do not take their jobs seriously and slack off by giving hand-out grades. We have one teacher who instructs a travel class but does not teach them anything about travel. Instead this teacher insults the students and lets them mess around on computers during class time. The person lies to administration for the students and promotes reckless behavior.
  • High School Senior
  • 10 months ago
Most teachers were less than impressive, but there are a few that are diamonds in the rough that you will acquire a wealth of knowledge from. The art teachers are fantastic and many of the AP teachers are wonderful. Some of the honors teachers are good but they are much harder to stumble upon. Some of the curriculum is very strong, mostly in AP classes. However, in honors classes, the curriculum is not challenging at all. The workload is manageable as long as you don't procrastinate in higher level classes
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago
There are very few good experiences at this school. The best experiences are always the ones that involve your friends. Enjoyable academic experiences are quite rare. The most unique thing about this school are its students' creativity. The artists here in all aspects & regards of the arts are superb with their work. The only thing that would & has made me stay at Newark High are the great people you have the possibility of meeting. Most of the greatest people with the biggest hearts are those invisible to everyone else. Once you find your crowd here & know who are your real friends, it then doesn't seem so bad. Even a few teachers are the greatest of friends with some of their students.
  • High School Junior
  • Dec 29 2015