Newark Collegiate Academy
129 Littleton Avenue

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United States
Coordinates40°43′56″N 74°10′28″W / 40.732333°N 74.174577°W / 40.732333; -74.174577Coordinates: 40°43′56″N 74°10′28″W / 40.732333°N 74.174577°W / 40.732333; -74.174577
TypeCharter high school
Motto"At Newark Collegiate Academy we develop our habits of mind and character, preparing to lead principled, productive lives, that kindle a respect for Human dignity."
AuthorityKnowledge Is Power Program (KIPP)
NCES School ID3400070[1]
PrincipalBridgett Hitchings
Lindsay Schambach
Sean Larry Stevens
Faculty200.8 FTEs[1]
Enrollment4,059 (as of 2017–18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio20.2:1[1]
Color(s)  Navy Blue,  Sky BlueSky Blue and
Slogan"Work Hard Be Nice."
Athletics conferenceSuper Essex Conference (general)
North Jersey Super Football Conference (football)
SportsFootball, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, and Volleyball
Team namePanthers[2]
WebsiteSchool website

Newark Collegiate Academy (NCA) is a four-year charter public high school located in Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the TEAM Academy Charter School network of charter schools in Newark run by the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) which serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. NCA opened in August 2007 and will ultimately serve over 570 students, mostly matriculating from TEAM's middle schools, Rise and TEAM Academies.

As of the 2017–18 school year, the school had an enrollment of 4,059 students and 200.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 20.2:1. There were 3,084 students (76.0% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 500 (12.3% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankings

The school was the 288th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools".[3]


The Newark Collegiate Academy Panthers[2] compete in the Super Essex Conference, which is comprised of public and private high schools in Essex County and was established following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey under the auspices of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[4][5] With 552 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2019–20 school year as Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 486 to 758 students in that grade range.[6] The football team competes in the National White division of the North Jersey Super Football Conference, which includes 112 schools competing in 20 divisions, making it the nation's biggest football-only high school sports league.[7][8] The school was classified by the NJSIAA as Group II South for football for 2018–2020.[9]

School colors are navy blue and white. Sports offered by the school include volleyball (women), basketball (men), basketball (women), cross country (men), cross country (women), football, soccer (women), soccer (men), track and field spring (men), track and field spring (women), track and field winter (men) and track and field winter (women).[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e School data for Team Academy Charter School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 1, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Newark Collegiate Academy Charter, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  4. ^ League & Conference Officers/Affiliated Schools 2020-2021, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Member Schools, Super Essex Conference. Accessed March 10, 2018.
  6. ^ NJSIAA General Public School Classifications 2019–2020, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 20, 2020.
  7. ^ Cooper, Darren. "Here's what we know about the new Super Football Conference 2020 schedule"The Record, July 23, 2020. Accessed March 22, 2021. "The Super Football Conference (SFC) is a 112-team group, the largest high school football-only conference in America, and is comprised of teams from five different counties."
  8. ^ Cooper, Darren. "NJ football: Super Football Conference revised schedules for 2020 regular season"The Record, July 23, 2020. Accessed March 22, 2021. "The Super Football Conference has 112 teams that will play across 20 divisions."
  9. ^ NJSIAA Football Public School Classifications 2018–2020, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, finalized August 2019. Accessed October 20, 2020.