Newark Public Schools

The Newark School District, established in 1676, is one of the oldest school districts in New Jersey, and also one of the largest, with sixty-six schools, over 5,000 employees and over 35,000 students.

This project was an exciting challenge for WDS! We migrated almost eighty sites from a proprietary solution (Schoolwires) into a WordPress Multisite network. Now Newark Public School District administrators and staff can update and maintain the entire network of websites from one easy-to-manage platform.

WebDevStudios created a custom mobile app with AppPresser that allows both students and parents to receive push notifications directly from the school, ensuring that whether the alert is regarding fun district-wide events or student health and safety, they’ll be instantly in the know. We also implemented a calendar solution with custom features for showing district registered events across all school websites, making it easy for administrators to update and for families to peruse. Lastly, we created a sleek, new, responsive design that looks great on any desktop browser or mobile device.

Project Details


WordPress Multisite, AppPresser And Mobile

Type of Project

Migration, Development, Maintenance