UNION CTY MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL

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1776 RARITAN RD
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ 07076
School Information
  • School Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Union County Vocational School District
  • Students/Teacher: 10:1
  • Students/Grade: 76.5
  • Number Students: 306
  • Number Teachers: 30
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 7272
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Paul Rafalowski
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (1594 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (57 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-10-01
    "Honestly, I am so glad that I chose to go to Magnet. The community is really supportive and close-knit, since there are only like 70-80 students per grade. We often help each other with our schoolwork. During midterms and finals, the entire grade worked together to make comprehensive study guides for a lot of the classes. It's really diverse as well. I don't know who wrote the review about there being only a few lgbt+ people, but that's not really true. I have a grand total of 1 straight friend on the entire campus (not that i have many friends at all lol.)"
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-08-01
    "It is safe, secure, and provides a warm environment for any high school student. It challenges the student intellectually and encourages growth and diversity."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-07-01
    "I feel that magnet prepared me fully for college. Not only did it prepare me academically, but also socially in the sense that I began high school with a completely new group of people, the same that I will be doing next year in college."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-03-01
    "Union County Magnet High School is one of the most prestigious high school across the nation. With its diversity and family-knit student population, each student is driven to succeed and change the world. Our world-renowned staff advocates success in each person and expresses a passion for teaching. We challenge ourselves in rigorous courses in order to have a strong foundation for our education career."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-01-01
    "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."
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