Mainland Regional High School

291 reviews
  1. Linwood, NJ
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
1301 Oak Ave
Linwood, NJ 08221
Telephone
(609) 927-4151
Website
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Mainland Regional High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1170
254 responses
Average ACT
26
41 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
AP Enrollment
22%
AP Exam Pass Rate
72%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    45%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    42%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    13%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
  • Stang Day in May
    35%
  • The Annual Fall and Spring Pep Rallies
    22%
  • Homecoming game
    15%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Spring Musical
    13%
  • Homecoming dance
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,419
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,551
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.8%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$23,139/ year
National
$11,890
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses

Reviews

291 reviews
  • Excellent
    74
  • Very Good
    135
  • Average
    74
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    1
I absolutely love Mainland! After deciding to attend Mainland as a choice student I have been overwhelmed with how great the school is. Not only are the athletics, academics, and clubs great, but the people are fantastic too.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
Mainland is an average high school pretending to be more than it is, which is a shame, because it could be a great high school under effective leadership or with better teachers. This school is all about sports and maintaining its "community" through sports. Academics are a mere afterthought, and are being "dumbed down" every year so that they don't remotely place any stress on the sports superstars in the school.

There is no honor roll, no class rank, and no top ten; they do everything to place as little emphasis as possible on academics. Ap classes are available but most are taught by teachers who recycle the same material, tests, and projects year after year and have dismal or average AP scores. Teacher's second or summer jobs seem to be the passion of many teachers here. Teachers take off an inordinate number of class days and when that happens, they don't leave lesson plans or work for the students, rather the students just hang out in the cafeteria. There is no STEM program,no Robotics club, no Future Business Leaders of America, no Political Science clubs, no Debate Team, mostly just service, arts, and sports clubs/teams. None of the innovative programs available in north Jersey schools are evident here, nor does the school seem receptive to them. None of the administrators seems receptive to changing the status quo with regards to strengthening intellectual programs. They are however revolutionizing the GYM/ Physical Ed program. Gym/ PE class is now going to be THE innovative focal point of Mainland. This describes Mainland to a "T".

The school is ranked as high as it is in my opinion due to the socioeconomic and genetic influence of the parents in the district- Its a wealthy (for south Jersey) and educated community. The school self segregates w regard to race. There isn't any effort to encourage appreciation of multicultural diversity amongst the students.
  • Parent
  • 11 months ago
In my years at Mainland Regional High School, the level of education and dedication from my teachers, past and present, is exceptional. I feel that I gain a valuable learning experience from each class. My grades are typically put into the system after the teacher has seen that I have done my work, and I get notifications from the grading company's app. It is especially easy to set up a session with all of my teachers, whether it be during lunch, before or after school. My teachers are also well versed in their fields of education. I do have an issue with some of my teachers' teaching practices, such as being disorganized or not having a set curriculum to reach a goal in a reasonable amount of time; however, most of the teachers I have the pleasure of knowing have shaped who I am as a student, and who I would like to be as a professional. I love my school, I love my classes, and I love the spirit and effort that Mainland's teachers put forth to encourage their students.
  • High School Junior
  • 7 months ago