Newark High School in Newark, DE - Niche

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Newark High School is a public school in Newark, Delaware. It has 1,530 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 70% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 192 reviews written and they have been mixed.

750 East Delaware Avenue
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 631-4700

Ratings and Reviews
3.1 from 192 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I just finished the Cambridge Program at Newark High and I really believe that it helped me learn the skills I need for AP classes and balancing school work with my extracurriculars and a job. Other than the gross school lunches and narrow hallways, it's a great school.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Newark High School has a wide variety of extracurricular activities that many students are involved in. Although Christina School District's funding just got cut so many of our extracurriculars will be terminated.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: There are many things that could be improved with Newark High School but overall it is a great school that provides a true high school experience. I truly enjoy the students and faculty at Newark.
    • High School Senior
    • 1
    Food: The quality of the food is terrible and there are not many options to choose from. One thing served every single day is chicken nuggets that are practically gray in the middle.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: I feel that some students get away with more than they should. The administration tries to crack down but it does not seem to help the bullying and attendance issues.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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2.33 R. Elisabeth Maclary Elementary School Public
Holy Angels Elementary School Private, Religious
Islamic Academy of Delaware Private, Religious
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2.33 Joseph M. McVey Elementary School Public
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2.33 George V. Kirk Middle School Public
2.66 Jennie E. Smith Elementary School Public
2.33 Gauger-Cobbs Middle School Public
Reach/Cbip Public, Alternative
Delaware School for the Deaf Secondary School Public
TLK Academy Private
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Las Americas Aspira Academy Public, Charter
3.00 John R. Downes Elementary School Public
4.00 Newark Charter School Public, Charter
Pike Creek Christian School Private, Religious
2.33 Etta J. Wilson Elementary School Public
2.33 Glasgow High School Public
2.33 Henry M. Brader Elementary School Public
Tutor Time Child Care & Learning Center Private
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2.66 Robert S. Gallaher Elementary School Public
2.66 St. Mark's High School Private, Religious
3.00 Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Public
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The Independence School Private
Learning Express Academy Private
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2.33 Albert H. Jones Elementary School Public
2.00 Oberle (William) Elementary School Public
Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security Public, Charter
3.00 William B. Keene Elementary School Public
3.00 John Dickinson High School Public
3.33 Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School Public
2.66 Cecil Manor Elementary School Public
2.33 May B. Leasure Elementary School Public
Christ the Teacher Catholic School Private, Religious
3.66 Caravel Academy Private
3.66 North Star Elementary School Public
3.33 The Central School Public, Alternative
2.66 Stanton Middle School Public
Glasgow Chrisian Academy Private, Religious
2.33 Thomson Estates Elementary School Public
St. John the Beloved School Private, Religious
3.00 Tri-State Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.33 Fairwinds Christian School Private, Religious
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2.66 Red Lion Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Thomas McKean High School Public
2.66 Elkton Middle School Public
2.66 Elkton High School Public
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Immaculate Conception School Private, Religious
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2.66 Gilpin Manor Elementary School Public
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4.00 Olive B. Loss Elementary School Public
3.00 Kathleen H. Wilbur Elementary School Public
Mount Aviat Academy Private, Religious
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2.00 Wilmington Christian School Private, Religious
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White Clay Learning Center Private, Special Education
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4.00 New Garden Elementary School Public
Layton Preparatory School Private, Special Education
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Glasgow High School 4 mi. 981
3.33 Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School 6 mi. 1,057
2.66 Thomas McKean High School 7 mi. 864
3.00 Delcastle Technical High School 7 mi. 1,481
4.00 Conrad Schools of Science 8 mi. 1,082

Around Newark High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Newark High School United States Conrad Schools of Science Delcastle Technical High School Glasgow High School Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School Thomas McKean High School
White 46.0% 51.0% 65.0% 37.0% 27.0% 52.0% 37.0%
African American 34.0% 15.0% 10.0% 37.0% 50.0% 37.0% 24.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 25.0% 20.0% 23.0% 17.0% 8.0% 33.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.8% 2.0% 0% 3.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 32.2%
Grade 10 23.7%
Grade 11 21.5%
Grade 12 22.6%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 52% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 19% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 39% Wide variety of people and clubs
  • 30% Every one is different
  • 21% Teachers are cool
  • 9% School is friendly

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 32% School lunch and cooling system
  • 30% Lack of common sense in fellow students
  • 16% Age of the school
  • 14% Bathrooms
  • 8% The size of the student body population.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 19 responses

  • 68% Cambridge honors program
  • 21% We're THE Newark High School.
  • 11% Fighting spirit

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 42% Never give up never surrender
  • 32% Different
  • 26% Old

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 53% Focus on school, ignore temptations to fall behind
  • 16% You are there to learn
  • 16% Large student body
  • 16% Getting into the right crowd is key.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 79% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 21% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.