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Our History

People’s Preparatory Charter School welcomed our first 9th grade class in August 2011. Located in the heart of Newark, we are a growing community of learners, teachers, and staff all working to support the People’s Prep core values of Grit, Empathy, Achievement, Curiosity, Humility, and Enthusiasm. People’s Prep provides a rigorous curriculum and an extended school-day and school-year calendar. Simply put, we give more to get more. All students complete a college-preparatory curriculum. Our students not only develop academic skills, but also nurture a love of learning.


School Profile

People’s Prep serves grades 9—12, and we are excited to be graduating our fourth class in the spring. Students arrive at People’s Prep from a wide range of educational backgrounds. In order to level the playing field with those who’ve had more educational opportunities, People’s Prep provides a rigorous curriculum and extended school-day and school-year calendar.

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Area We Serve

People’s Prep Charter School is located at 321 Bergen Street in Newark, between South Orange and Springfield Avenues. Our location, conveniently located between two major thoroughfares and at the border of the Central and West wards, draws students from all five of Newark’s wards and 30 different middle schools.

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Student Demographics

380 Enrollment
9-12 Grades Served
92% Percentage of students eligible for free/reduced meals
23% Percentage of students with disabilities
95% Percentage of students who will be first generation college graduates
100% Percentage of students of color