44 out of 10GreatSchools

Newark Junior High School

Newark, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 7-8
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  • Enrollment: 889


Newark Junior High School
6201 Lafayette Avenue
Newark, CA 94560
(510) 818-3000
Newark Junior High School is located in Newark, CA and serves grades 7-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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Reviews15 Reviews

Our experience at the school has been outstanding. Unfortunately, I see and hear about so many kids not performing well in academics, eating poorly, getting out of shape, and playing on their phones all the time. There have been a few minor fights and one consumption of alcohol or possession of marijuana incident that I heard about. The leadership dealt with these issues well. The school is good, the teachers are great, leadership is fine, and the majority of the kids are good. The problem from my perspective is many of the parents do not push their kids in academics or sports. A significant portion of the parents are struggling with finances (ironically, most of the kids have phones, but are considered economically disadvantaged so it may be poor financial decision making that contribute to the financial problems) or have serious problems with their family situation. The resources are available: Algebra in the 7h grade, advanced ELA, computer programming, STEM, Rocketry, Cross Country, Track and Field, and many great opportunities that students do not take advantage of because the parents haven’t pushed their kids to stay active and involved. Unfortunately, it’s not politically correct to tell the parents that they are a significant part of the problem. This is why the school rating floats between a 6-7. The scores are more of a reflection of the families in our community, which is why so many have moved to Fremont, Dublin, San Ramon, and Pleasanton. I would rate the school, faculty and staff as very good to great.
I agree, this school is one of the best school in the Bay Area. Newark Junior High school is also student centered, and welcomes all students regardless of their background . Furthermore, students have great teachers and staff to support them in their learning and transition from Jr. High to High School.
This school is one of the best in Northern California so far as my family is concerned. Kids get to learn in decent sized classes and they are taught by experienced teachers. My kids were so happy that they say they'd want their own kids to attend NJHS!
I am proud of our school and our teachers. I have never seen a staff that takes more pride in their lessons. We go above and beyond to be the best. I am honored to be a NJHS.
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