The learning community of Newark Unified School District is committed to the academic success and social development of all students. Our mission is to empower students in becoming lifelong learners who possess the skills, ethics and creativity to reach their full potential as contributing, productive, responsible citizens. In partnership with the community, we provide an education that develops the unique abilities of every student.
Newark Unified School District was officially joined with Newark High School to create the new Newark Unified School District on July 1, 1964 by order of the Newark City Council. The district serves approximately 6,000 students and is currently comprised of eight elementary schools to include a TK program, one junior high school, one comprehensive high school, one continuation high school, and one independent study school, which, when combined with its preschool and adult education programs, provide a lifelong learning opportunity to all Newark Residents.