Dr Ronald McNair High School is a high school in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is in Hudson County. An enrollment of 685 students and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher was reported by the school.
When compared to other schools in New Jersey it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. The school ranks 1 for high schools in Hudson County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.
The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
The academic score for a high school is determined by comparing a number of inputs, such as student scores on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. Dr Ronald McNair High School received a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in New Jersey.
A school’s learning environment is scored by comparing many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. For learning environment, Dr Ronald McNair High School performs above average when compared to other high schools in New Jersey and earned the grade of A- for this measure.
School safety is evaluated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Due to insufficient data the safety grade was not able to be determined for Dr Ronald McNair High School.
Information about the student body at Dr Ronald McNair High School is included below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.
A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.
Academic Overperformance III - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than half a percent of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.
You can view the closest high schools to Dr Ronald McNair High School below. The table includes The School Review’s score for these schools. All Jersey City schools can be seen on the Jersey City, New Jersey schools listing page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||M.E.T.S. Charter School||C-||D||B+||B-|
|2||William L Dickinson High School||C||C||B-||B-|
|3||James J Ferris High School||C||C-||B+||B+|
|4||Academy of Technology Design||N/A||N/A||B-||N/A|
|5||County Prep High School||N/A||N/A||A+||A+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.