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Jersey City, New Jersey
Hudson County
Jersey City Public Schools
Dr Ronald McNair High School is a public school located in Jersey City, New Jersey with 697 students in grades 9-12.
Students at McNair Academic have the opportunity to enroll in twenty-five Advanced Placement courses.
We offer twenty different varsity sports and over forty different clubs and activities.
Our students excel at the Hudson County Science Fair and Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation contest.

2018 National Blue Ribbon School, 2018 #1 School in the state according to the New Jersey Department of Education, 2018 #1 High School in the state according to New Jersey Monthly Magazine, Consistently ranked as one of the top 5 Most Challenging High Schools in the State according to US News & World Report, 2018 State Sectional Champions in both Girls' and Boys' Cross Country

123 Coles Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Principal: Mr. Thomas Macagnano
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White 20%
Black 13%
Asian 45%
Hispanic 19%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1%
Multiracial 2%
School size
Female 54.2%
Male 45.8%
Economically disadvantaged students 45%
Students with disabilities 0%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
9th Grade 28%
10th Grade 25%
11th Grade 22%
12th Grade 25%
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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 5
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 8
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 42%
6 to 10 days 27%
11 to 15 days 18%
Over 15 days 7%
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English 43.3%
Other 23.4%
Spanish 11.8%
Arabic 8.9%
Tagalog 7.2%
Gujarati 5.5%
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Learn more about Dr Ronald McNair High School.


The mission of the McNair Academic community is to provde a challenging college preparatory curriculum that maximizes intellectual excellence, personal development and civic responsibility within an ethnically and racially diverse environment.


Our advanced curriculum allows students to take Advanced Placement Classes in every available discipline. Last year, we administered over 1000 AP tests, with over 1130 planned for the spring of 2019. Our students, many of whom will be the first in their family to attend college, are accepted to many of the most selective colleges and universities in the nation.


Baseball (Girls), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Bowling (Boys & Girls), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Swimming (Boys & Girls), Tennis (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls)


Hudson County Science Fair, Poetry Out Loud, Improv Club, Dungeons & Dragons Club, Filipino Culture Club, Muslim Students Association, Black Diaspora Club, Maker Space Club, Spanish Heritage Club, Political Debate Club, JROTC


Our faculty are engaged in Professional Learning Community Activities related to Stress Management, Growth Mindset, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Data Analysis, Physical Well Being Instruction, College Application Advising, and Parental Outreach

Post high school

Our students seek admission to some of the nation's most prestigious colleges. In order to support their applications, we run workshops for writing college essays, finding the perfect fit, applying for financial aid, finding mentors, and making a successful transition to post-secondary studies.


Included in the McNair Academic faculty is an academic advisor for students who are struggling to achieve their potential. We offer support services through the guidance office as well.


Students at McNair Academic are supported in their efforts to achieve physical well-being have the opportunity to participate in physical education, breakfast program, stress management workshops, and available counselors.


Parents in the McNair Academic community support our Parent-Teacher-Student Advisory Association.


McNair Academic is housed in a five-story school in a residential neighborhood. The building is over 100 years old. The athletic fields are not located on the site.

School safety

The McNair Academic staff includes five security guards who run regular drills and safety checks throughout the school day.


We have a Maker Space, a Robotics Team, a robust Science Research program, and we regularly send students to competitive national and international science programs.

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