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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Malcolm X Shabazz High School is a public school located in Newark, NJ. It has 395 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 1% of students are at least proficient in math and 14% in reading.
About Malcolm X Shabazz High School...
Address
80 Johnson Ave
Newark, NJ 07108
Telephone
(973) 733-6974

Malcolm X Shabazz High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
14%
Percent Proficient - Math
1%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
880
52 responses
Average ACT
21
21 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$27,390
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$823
National
$949
Median Home Value
$162,719
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Celebrating black history month
    12%
  • Holiday Fair
    12%
  • Kean Day
    12%
  • Meet the greeks
    12%
  • None
    12%
  • Potluck
    12%
  • Probate
    12%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
395
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,680
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$31,698/ year
National
$12,239
55%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Malcolm X Shabazz High School Reviews

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When I got to MXS I was scared out of my mind. I had recently transferred in from a small Liberal Arts HS in Brooklyn and wasn't prepared for the campus-like feel of MXS. It's a very big school, mostly for the athletically talented but there's a space for everyone. School spirit it intense. I ended up joining the cheer squad, geochemistry team, and two honors societies. There are so many resources, there isn't any reason why a person shouldn't make it out Shabazz. The coaches, teachers and other staff actually care about their students and the principal is so involved, he knows every student by name and gpa.
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Academically, I was given many opportunities to prove my intelligence around others, and how much of a leader I am. With these given opportunities, I've been a top ten student in my class for most of my years in this school. Also, I was thankfully inducted into the National Honors Society, a society that consists a group of students with a GPA of a 3.0 and up, and show leadership skills.
My high school experience here was about average. Some of the teachers and staff would make an effort to connect with the students while others were just there to earn their paycheck. The building itself made me feel like I was trapped inside of prison and the cafeteria needs a major fund because the food they fed us there was atrocious. During the summer the heat inside of the school would make me and many of my peers uncomfortable to learn. The school sports department mainly revolves around football and basketball. They had to cut the soccer and golf teams as well.