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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Malcolm X Shabazz High School is a public school located in Newark, NJ. It has 423 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 2% of students are at least proficient in math and 15% in reading.

Malcolm X Shabazz High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
15%
Percent Proficient - Math
2%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
920
70 responses
Average ACT
21
22 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-
Median Household Income
$27,276
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$877
National
$949
Median Home Value
$267,171
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
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
423
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
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
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,011
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
$28,256/ 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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MXS, like many other schools, is what you make of it. You won’t find any other school where the teachers are as extremely dedicated to uplifting their students. Granted, there are administrators who aren’t up to par and even students who give you bad days, but being a bulldog (our mascot) is being family. We look out for one another and without a doubt want to see our classmates succeed. Love surrounds our atmosphere and friendships even though our circumstance may be lacking. We’re inner city kids with big futures ahead of us, and our school is so impactful we will proudly claim our alumni status. Thank you.
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Malcolm x shabazz has one of the best history I have heard. This school has outstanding teacher and lots of fun activities. The students of Malcolm x shabazz are very intelligent, fun, friendly and determined. The most interesting thing about a student of Malcolm x shabazz is that everyone of us has GOALS.
I have lots of great experience at Malcolm x like our fashion show, games, movie night, Malcolm x day even the library has what a student needs.
Malcolm x Shabazz is a safe school and a place you meet different kind of people from different countries with different cultures. Being in Malcolm x shabazz has done lots of positive things for me like having me trust myself and my teammates and being recognized NSHSS organization, giving me the opportunity of becoming a member and as a bulldog I am proud of myself and I am happy to be part of the Malcolm x family.
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.