Dr Ronald McNair High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.9
Number of students:  713

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
42.6%
Hispanic:
19.9%
White:
17.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  42.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

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Compare Details Dr Ronald McNair High School ranks better than 99.8% of high schools in New Jersey. It also ranks first among 8 ranked high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.24. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Dr Ronald McNair High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (42.6%), Hispanic (19.9%), White (17.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 42.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dr Ronald McNair High School is 13.9. 4 high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dr Ronald McNair High School is $11,528. 5 high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Dr Ronald McNair High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dr Ronald McNair High School 1st of 405 New Jersey public high schools. (See Dr Ronald McNair High School in the ranking list.)

Jersey City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Jersey City Public Schools 460th of 590 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dr Ronald McNair High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 86.38 22nd 343 93.6%
2004 90.12 1st 348 99.7%
2005 88.82 1st 351 99.7%
2006 87.69 1st 357 99.7%
2007 88.80 10th 361 97.2%
2008 87.50 10th 359 97.2%
2009 72.62 109th 370 70.5%
2010 50.86 244th 371 34.2%
2011 87.13 1st 378 99.7%
2012 85.29 1st 388 99.7%
2013 84.81 1st 396 99.7%
2014 83.46 17th 411 95.9%
2015 92.71 17th 406 95.8%
2016 97.33 6th 409 98.5%
2017 96.40 8th 411 98.1%
2018 95.83 12th 415 97.1%
2019 91.83 17th 416 95.9%
2021 99.24 1st 405 99.8%

Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: New Jersey Department of Education

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by a student
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Open Quote I hated my time in the school. I graduated in 2013. There is not much diversity and only a handful of teachers who show actual concern for their students. They lead people to believe that it is a very diverse school, but there is a great diversity of the countries that the Asian students come from.

The expectations are outrageous (I have graduated college now so I know that hard work is important and I am not lazy. This is just true). The amount of hours of homework assigned cannot fit into the day if you want a proper nights rest and because students know that, but are so afraid to tell the teachers they just cheat to get the work done. I have seen countless people cheat on Exams. I never did, but if I did, I would have had a much higher GPA and been inducted into honor society like the other cheaters were.

SOme students coped with the workload with drugs and alcoholism, and any student who did not fit in was pretty much isolated. Basicallly ate lunch alone for 3 out of my 4 years and worked independently unless the teachers specifically assigned me to a group.

I also had a teacher try to fail me on an assignment that I didn't do because I was in the hospital sick with the flu. Showed her the note from the hospital and then she told me I could make it up. I made it up in one day (The other students had about 4 days to do it) and she still tried to fail me. I honestly believe she was racist on only liked the Asian students.

So yeah. This high school sucked. But it looks great on your resume/transcripts and can open many doors for college and internships. If you can get through the trauma without dropping out or getting hurt, then it is worth going just for the ability to put it on your college apps. Close Quote


by a student
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Open Quote I really DISLIKE this school. To keep it short, some teachers don't care if you pass or fail and just want to get through the year. Others will talk about their personal life and will START teaching the last 10 minutes of class. Also, this school isn't prepared. Some students don't get textbooks and therefore have to learn from their very brief notes while other students have the textbook and get higher grades. In addition, this school is very low on materials. Barely any paper, ink, etc. I am dreading going back to this school for another year. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Dr Ronald McNair High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 97 100 85 97 0 n/a n/a 0 379
1989 101 90 70 97 0 n/a n/a 0 358
1990 112 89 69 104 0 n/a n/a 0 374
1991 117 97 65 112 0 n/a n/a 0 391
1992 118 103 63 117 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1993 117 115 59 121 0 n/a n/a 0 412
1994 112 119 56 127 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1995 126 118 48 123 0 n/a n/a 0 415
1996 126 118 48 123 0 n/a n/a 0 415
1998 114 120 78 133 0 n/a n/a 0 445
1999 122 124 104 139 0 n/a n/a 0 489
2000 114 128 137 128 4 n/a n/a 0 511
2001 120 112 149 121 0 n/a n/a 0 502
2002 134 154 180 163 6 n/a n/a 0 637
2003 134 154 180 163 6 n/a n/a 0 637
2004 130 112 163 121 2 n/a n/a 0 528
2005 141 132 172 127 2 n/a n/a 0 574
2006 147 138 167 131 1 n/a n/a 0 584
2007 145 154 165 145 1 n/a n/a 0 610
2008 154 149 161 150 2 n/a n/a 0 616
2009 162 166 143 166 2 18 0 0 657
2010 156 159 190 158 4 16 0 0 683
2011 159 129 223 160 8 15 0 0 694
2012 148 120 246 157 8 13 0 0 692
2013 137 111 276 148 10 12 0 0 694
2014 140 118 277 152 14 6 0 0 707
2015 128 122 285 146 10 4 21 0 716
2016 119 117 294 137 13 2 28 0 710
2017 128 114 314 122 0 3 4 0 685
2018 133 106 312 122 0 6 4 0 683
2019 138 96 319 129 0 10 7 0 699
2020 136 94 299 141 0 9 14 0 693
2021 127 99 304 142 0 13 28 0 713

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Dr Ronald McNair High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 379 22.0 17.2 n/a
1989 358 20.0 17.9 n/a
1990 374 21.0 17.8 6.4
1991 391 27.0 14.4 15.3
1992 401 28.0 14.3 22.9
1993 412 27.0 15.3 27.9
1994 414 27.0 15.3 28.3
1995 415 29.0 14.3 25.3
1996 415 29.0 14.3 25.3
1998 445 29.0 15.3 30.8
1999 489 32.0 15.3 28.4
2000 511 33.0 15.5 43.6
2001 502 33.3 15.1 36.9
2002 637 44.0 14.5 42.4
2003 637 44.0 14.5 42.4
2004 528 47.0 11.2 28.2
2005 574 47.0 12.2 n/a
2006 584 48.0 12.2 34.1
2007 610 44.0 13.9 37
2008 616 42.0 14.7 43.8
2009 657 61.2 8.9 44.4
2010 683 39.0 17.5 46.6
2011 694 43.0 16.1 44.4
2012 692 54.8 12.6 50.6
2013 694 54.0 12.8 46.7
2014 707 50.0 14.1 47
2015 716 50.0 14.3 50.3
2016 710 52.0 13.6 49.7
2017 685 58.0 11.8 54.7
2018 683 44.0 15.5 52.4
2019 699 51.0 13.7 46.1
2020 693 51.0 13.5 45.5
2021 713 51.0 13.9 42.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Dr Ronald McNair High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 379 22.0 17.2 n/a
1989 358 20.0 17.9 n/a
1990 374 21.0 17.8 6.4
1991 391 27.0 14.4 15.3
1992 401 28.0 14.3 22.9
1993 412 27.0 15.3 27.9
1994 414 27.0 15.3 28.3
1995 415 29.0 14.3 25.3
1996 415 29.0 14.3 25.3
1998 445 29.0 15.3 30.8
1999 489 32.0 15.3 28.4
2000 511 33.0 15.5 43.6
2001 502 33.3 15.1 36.9
2002 637 44.0 14.5 42.4
2003 637 44.0 14.5 42.4
2004 528 47.0 11.2 28.2
2005 574 47.0 12.2 n/a
2006 584 48.0 12.2 34.1
2007 610 44.0 13.9 37
2008 616 42.0 14.7 43.8
2009 657 61.2 8.9 44.4
2010 683 39.0 17.5 46.6
2011 694 43.0 16.1 44.4
2012 692 54.8 12.6 50.6
2013 694 54.0 12.8 46.7
2014 707 50.0 14.1 47
2015 716 50.0 14.3 50.3
2016 710 52.0 13.6 49.7
2017 685 58.0 11.8 54.7
2018 683 44.0 15.5 52.4
2019 699 51.0 13.7 46.1
2020 693 51.0 13.5 45.5
2021 713 51.0 13.9 42.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Dr Ronald McNair High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $339 (2.9%) $11,189 (97.1%) $11,528

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Dr Ronald McNair High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
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Pandemic (2020-2021)
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Ranks 17th of 416 High schoolsRanks 1st of 405 High schools
 3.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students699713
 2%
African American9699
 3.1%
American Indian00
Asian319304
 4.7%
Hispanic129142
 10.1%
Pacific Islander1013
 30%
Two or More Races728
 300%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients46.1%42.2%
 3.8%




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