Skip to main content
Link to Libraries homepage
Link to Libraries homepage
Rutgers University Libraries

The Newark Experience: Specific Newark Schools


Heart of Stone [Videorecording].
Beth Toni Kruvant, producer and director. Good Footage, 2009.
"Portrait of a bold principal who works with gang leaders and alumni of Weequahic High School of Newark, New Jersey to give African American students at this inner city school a hopeful future."
Dana Call Number: Dana Media DVD 475
The Rule
Bongiorno Productions, 2014. "The Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey, in the heart of one of America's most dangerous cities, are able to achieve amazing success with the most vulnerable population: inner city African American and Latino teenage males...The film details how their "recipe for success" follows the 6th century Rule of Saint Benedict and how this rule can serve as a model for whole cities nationwide." Available?

North Star Academy

Understanding Achievement: A Grounded Theory Study of How Adult Behaviors Lead to High School Achievement in High Poverty High Minority Schools.
Sheron M. Brown. Ph.D. Thesis, Capella University, 2007.
"North Star Academy Charter School in Newark, NJ, was selected as a model to represent other high poverty, high minority schools in urban environments. The phenomena occurring at this school suggested how other schools with similar demographics can also experience success."
Dana Call Number: LC205 .B76 2007a [NEWARK plus STACKS]. Available?
Charter High Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap: Innovations in Education.
Washington, D.C., U.S. Dept. of Education, 2006.
Profiles eight charter schools, including the North Star Academy School of Newark, that are meeting achievement goals under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). 95% of North Star's 2005 graduates were accepted to 4-year universities.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the North Star Academy Charter School of Newark for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the North Star Academy Charter School of Newark for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2012.
North Star Academy Charter School of Newark Annual Report: 2009-2010
North Star Academy Charter School of Newark Annual Report: 2008-09

Newark Schools

A Brief History of the Newark Academy 1774-1792-1916.
Wilson Farrand. Newark, N.J., Baker Printing Co., 1916.
History of the second oldest school in New Jersey.
"Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts."
Irmari Nacht and Bobbie Bouton-Goldberg. IN Encyclopedia of New Jersey, New Brunswick N.J., Rutgers University Press, 2004, p. 566
From 1882 to 1995 the NSFIA was an important school of fine and applied arts.
Dana Call Number: Ref. F132 .E52 2004 Available?
Miracle on High Street: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J.
Thomas Allan McCabe. New York, Fordham University Press, 2011.
Founded in 1868 as a Catholic "day college;" St. Benedict's officially became a preparatory school in 1910.
Dana Call Number: LD7501.N6M336 2011 [NEWARK plus STACKS] Available?
Miracle on High Street: A History of St. Benedict's Preparatory School, Newark, New Jersey.
Thomas Allan McCabe. Ph.D. Thesis. Rutgers Univesity, 2006.
Dana Call Number: BX933.N5M33 2006a [NEWARK plus STACKS] Available?
Case Study of the Peshine Avenue School, Newark, New Jersey.
Zelda Girion Katz. Thesis (M.S.E.), New Jersey State Teachers College at Newark, 1956.
Dana Call Number: NEWARK LC5128.5 .K38 1956a Available?
New Jersey Dreaming: Capital, Culture, and the Class of '58.
Sherry B. Ortner. Durham, N.C., Duke University Press, 2003.
In-depth look at Newark's Weequahic High School class of 1958.
Dana Call Number: HN90.S65O77 2003 [NEWARK plus STACKS] Available?
"Ethnography Among the Newark: The Class of '58 of Weequahic High School,"
Sherry B. Ortner. Michigan Quarterly Review 32, Summer 1993, pp.411-429. Rutgers-restricted Access
Barringer High School Handbook, Newark, New Jersey : for the information of pupils and parents
Abbey Printing Company, 1933
Dana Call Number: IN PROCESS Available?
Barringer High School: A Window Into Newark During the 1960s and Early 1970s.
Denell Marsh. M.A. Thesis, Rutgers University-Newark, 2008.
Dana Call Number: ARCHIVES F .M365 2008 Available?
The Newark Boys Chorus School: An Organizational Development Case Study.
Roger David Mitchell. Thesis (Ph.D.), University of Massachusetts, 1981. Available?
"Critique: The Newark Boys Chorus School: An Organizational Development Case Study,"
Roger D. Mitchell. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. 82, Spring 1985, pp. 69-74. Available?
"Better Beginnings [Newark Science Park High School],"
AnnMarie Marano. Contract 51(2), February 2009, pp.42-45.
Einhorn Yaffee Prescott's design for Science Park High. Rutgers-restricted Access

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with Rutgers web sites to: or complete the Report Accessibility Barrier / Provide Feedback Form.