How many students sought a new school placement through the enrollment process last year?
Most students chose to stay in their current school.
93% of students not in a transition grade chose to remain at their current school.
2,937 students sought a new school through the enrollment process.
How many families overall participated in the enrollment process last year?
In total, 11,275 Newark students participated in the process
2,885 rising Kindergarteners
2,829 rising 9th graders
Most students whose school offered their next grade chose to stay in their current school: 93.4%
How many families get into their top choice? Or any of their top 3 choices?
Last year, 73% of Kindergarten families got their first choice last year. 95% of Kindergarten families got one of their top 3 choices.
For 9th graders – 70% got a top 3 choice and 35% got their first choice. This is because the majority of families apply to a magnet school as their first choice and there are not enough magnet seats for all of the students who apply to them.
How many families choose to go to a school in their neighborhood and how many choose to go somewhere else?
37% of families applying for Kindergarten ranked a neighborhood school first.
14% of Kindergarten families list an NPS school outside of their neighborhood first.
49% of Kindergarten families list a charter school first.
I heard there were students outside of my neighborhood that got a seat in a school that I wanted. How does the neighborhood preference work?
The neighborhood preference applies to PK-8th grade schools only at all NPS schools and some charters.
Seats in these schools are prioritized for siblings first and then all remaining seats (100%) are prioritized for students who live in the neighborhood.
Are siblings usually matched together?
For students who applied to schools where a sibling currently attends, 94% matched to sibling’s school.
For families with multiple children who applied to attend a new school together, in 71% of these families, all siblings were matched to the same school.