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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Union County Magnet High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Scotch Plains, NJ. It has 298 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Union County Magnet High School...
Address
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Telephone
(908) 889-8288

Union County Magnet High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1370
133 responses
Average ACT
32
41 responses
AP Enrollment
47%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$110,514
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,398
National
$949
Median Home Value
$465,100
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Relay for Life Fund Raiser
    25%
  • Magnet Madness
    14%
  • Harvest Fest
    11%
  • Class Trips
    11%
  • Coffee House
    8%
  • Magnet Palooza
    8%
  • Intramural sports
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
298
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,738
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Union County Magnet High School Reviews

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Union County Magnet High School is a diverse but tight-knit community of brilliant faculty and students. Class sizes are small, and you really get to know everyone you meet - you'll quickly see that the students are friendly, motivated, and enthusiastic. The clubs and activities they lead, especially the STEM-related ones like Robotics and Science Olympiad, are a lot of fun - and of course great learning experiences! The school offers so much support for students, whether through funding, resources (like the brand new makerspace and on-campus fitness centers), or fantastic guidance counselors.
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Culturally speaking, Magnet is a fairly competitive school: students tend to expect to get high grades and are distraught with low ones.
Though there are no sports at school, students can participate in sports at their home high school districts if they so choose, and the amount of extracurriculars on campus--from the successful FIRST Robotics team to the always-active Drama Club--are enough to keep everyone engaged.
Magnet, an engineering school, has classes specific to STEM majors that are not particularly useful outside of engineering disciplines; the likelihood of one using AutoCAD--computer software used for CAD--outside of an architectural occupation is unlikely, after all. For people interesting in engineering, it's a wonderful experience: the new Makerspace facilities opened up recently (a high-tech shop) and are open to all , and the new electives now available, such as Aerospace and Electrical, allow one to customize the experience to one's interests.
There are virtually no "cliques" or selective groups in the school. With a grade of only 70-80 people, you have learn to learn to like everybody at least a little! There's no peer pressure to do drugs or anything at all; the only peer pressure experienced is peer pressure to "advance a math level" over the summer.

There are a few LGBT people and the school is accepting, though there are a few people from conservative backgrounds. It's a mostly hetero school though.

It's very diverse here and people are accepting of all races and backgrounds. Much more diverse than my hometown; never met a Filipino in school before Magnet surprisingly.