Newark Public Schools

  • NJ


United States

About Us

Newark Public Schools (NPS) is in a historic period of change. With the appointment of Superintendent Cami Anderson and a significant level of national attention and investment, Newark has an incredible opportunity to transform the school system into one that ensures that all of its students graduate with the reading, writing, critical thinking, and quantitative skills to succeed in the college or career of their choice. In NPS, all means all – including students who fall behind or have been considered “hard to serve” for a host of reasons.

The Newark School District, with 66 schools, 5,595 employees and a student population of 35,054, is the largest and one of the oldest school systems in New Jersey. Its origin dates back to 1676. Barringer High School, in Newark’s North Ward, is the third oldest public high school in the nation.The ethnic diversity of the city provides a rich educational experience for pre-kindergarten to secondary school students. The district continues to revise its services to meet the changing needs of students.

In order to meet our students’ needs, we seek excellent teachers, leaders, and central office staff who can drive unprecedented levels of student achievement. NPS principals must be relentless in their drive to achieve success for all students. In return, NPS empowers principals to lead by removing obstacles and providing the resources needed to succeed.