Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepA+
- Clubs & ActivitiesB+
- Health & SafetyA
- Resources & FacilitiesC+
Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Jersey City, NJ. It has 699 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 141 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School Reviews
I like the many selections of courses, the amount of APs and the good teachers that help the students with whatever they need. The school is a very good environment and it is recommended that you attend this school because it is a public school, meaning its free. Also the teams that the school offers is of a vast variety, such as swimming, baseball, track and field, basketball, volleyball, and many more!
My experience with Dr. Ronald E McNair Academic High School was definitely a unique one. I graduated class of 2019 and currently attend Penn State University with a major in Corporate Innovation. Throughout my time at McNair, I made use of extracurriculars like swimming, basketball, tennis, and volleyball. I utilized its resources with competing in model UN competitions, attending its career fairs, networking with its alumni, and most of all soaking in the ethnic diversity it prouds itself on. Being from Jersey City, NJ, I was used to moderate ethnic diversity, but McNair really opened my perspective. With racial quotas, it was hard to self-segregate by race, as it was so diverse it became irrelevant. On the other hand, I would like to see diversity in the form of perspective. Diversity of ethnic background is not the same as diversity in thought. When these different ideas come together, only then can change really become reality.
When I first applied as an eighth grader, I thought I would not get in. However, the shock of my acceptance letter was through the roof; I was ecstatic. As I progressed through McNair Academic for the past four years, I realized that the community allowed me to connect with others, make lasting relationships, and receive an excellent education that prepares me for college-level courses. Although the work load and lessons can be difficult at times, the teachers are always there to make sure the students understand them in the end; many offer after school assistance and have engaging methods of teaching.