KEVIN J. WHITAKER
NEWARK HIGH SCHOOL GREGORY HERBST
625 PEIRSON AVENUE Assistant Principals
NEWARK, NEW YORK 14513
DANIELLE M. MCGAVISK
Ph:315-332-3242, Fax:315-332-3567 Director of Guidance
School Code: 333.290 & Counseling
DESCRIPTION OF SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY – Newark is a rural residential community located 30 miles
east of Rochester, New York. Our present school community consists of approximately 831 students in grades
9-12, with an overall school district population around 15,500. Approximately 72% of our students continue into
post-secondary education with 27% of the class of 2009 enrolling in a four-year college. The remaining
graduates move into employment or the military. Recent graduates have been accepted at schools such as
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Bucknell, Syracuse, University of Rochester, University of Virginia, Virginia
Tech, Rochester Institute of Technology, RPI, and the United States Coast Guard and Air Force Academies.
ACCREDITATION - Accredited by the State of New York Department of Education and the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
CURRICULUM - We offer a comprehensive curriculum. A Regents level sequence is the expectation for all
students. We have accelerated options available in art, foreign language, math and science accompanying our 12
AP Programs. Further, our honors program is available in English, humanities, math, science and social studies.
Dual credit is available through the Finger Lakes Community College Gemini Program in AP Language, AP
Literature, AP Chemistry, AP Psychology, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP European History, Astronomy, Intro to
Programming and Computing, Music Theory, Music Appreciation and Art History. For students specifically
interested in engineering we have a full sequence of Project Lead The Way classes focusing on design, digital
electronics, computer integrated manufacturing and beyond. There are options for students interested in
pursuing a career as well. Juniors and Seniors may attend the Wayne Technical and Career Center to pursue
GRADING INFORMATION - Grades are not weighted. All courses except Pass/Fail courses are included in
GPA. All grades are numerical with 65 as the passing grade. Class rank is not assigned. Mean SAT score for
101 students: Critical Reading 491, Math 498, Writing 454. Mean ACT score for 24 students: Composite 22.7.
2009 Graduate Future Plans GPA Distribution
16% 26% Four Year College
Two Year College
7% Military 40
46% 100-90 89-80 79-70 69 and