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Arts High School

Address: 550 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

Opened: 1931
Created from: School of Fine Arts (1882), Newark Public School of Fine and Industrial Arts (1928)

Opened in 1931 as the country’s first public high school for the fine arts.

Famous Alumni

Andy Bey (1957)
Albert Boni
Stephen Burrows (1961)
Tisha Campbell-Martin (1986)
Willie Cole (1972)
Dolores Cross
Kathleen (Kat) DeLuna (2003)
Connie (Concetta Franconero)
Francis (1951/52)
Savion Glover (1991)
Frank Grad
Michael B. Jordan (2005)
Margaret Slade Kelley (1967)
Stefanie Minatee (1975)
Melba Moore (1958)
Frankie Negron (1995)
Hazel Rollins (Reid) O’Leary (1955)
Beatriz Rodriguez (1969)
Seymour Rosenfeld
Woody Shaw (1962)
Wayne Shorter (1952)
Tyshawn Sorey (1999)
Sarah Lois (Sassy) Vaughan (1942)
Larry Young Jr.