Mainland Regional High School in Linwood, NJ - Niche

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Mainland Regional High School is a public school in Linwood, New Jersey. It has 1,419 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 89% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 267 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1301 Oak Ave
Linwood, NJ 08221
(609) 927-4151

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3.9 from 267 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school contribute a lot of money into its sports. No matter what students are involved in it is always with full commitment. This school never does anything halfway. Personally, my favorite experience was partaking in the school musicals because of the endless dedication put into it. The production at the end is so worth all the extra hours and staying at school until ten o'clock on school nights. It's truly remarkable what such a limited club can produce.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of my experience with teachers at Mainland has been positive. Much like our principal, our teachers genuinely care about the success and education of the student. Mainland is a community, it is a family, and we can consider our teachers like our parents. Although occasionally we butt heads, it is clear that the staff wants nothing more than for us to succeed to the best of our capabilities in and outside of school.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Academics: The history and foreign language departments are top rate, the science and mathematics and english departments are bottom rate
    • Parent
    • 3
    Teachers: There are maybe 5 great teachers in the school and those teachers are really good. There are many teachers that need to retire.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Overall Experience: 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.

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3.00 ChARTer TECH High School for the Performing Arts Public, Charter
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3.66 E.H. Slaybaugh Elementary School Public
2.66 Atlantic Christian School Private, Religious
2.66 South Main Street Elementary School Public
4.00 Ocean City Primary School Public
3.66 Fernwood Avenue Middle School Public
3.66 Ocean City High School Public
2.33 Washington Avenue Elementary School Public
4.00 Egg Harbor Township High School Public
4.00 William H. Ross III Intermediate School Public
2.00 North Main Street School Public
3.66 Eugene A. Tighe Middle School Public
2.33 Pleasantville High School Public
3.66 Ocean City Intermediate School Public
3.33 Clayton J. Davenport Elementary School Public
2.66 Pleasantville Middle School Public
3.00 Ventnor Elementary School Public
3.33 Ventnor Middle School Public
2.33 Leeds Avenue Elementary School Public
3.33 Joy D. Miller School Public
3.33 Alder Avenue Middle School Public
2.33 Holy Spirit High School Private, Religious
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3.33 Upper Township Elementary School Public
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3.00 Richmond Avenue School Public
3.00 H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School Public
3.66 Emma C. Attales Middle School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Ocean City High School 5 mi. 1,221
2.33 Pleasantville High School 5 mi. 764
3.33 Atlantic City High School 6 mi. 2,005
3.33 Oakcrest High School 9 mi. 1,088
3.66 Absegami High School 10 mi. 1,537

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Mainland Regional High School United States Absegami High School Atlantic City High School Oakcrest High School Ocean City High School Pleasantville High School
White 73.0% 51.0% 50.0% 20.0% 46.0% 91.0% 2.0%
Hispanic 11.0% 25.0% 13.0% 32.0% 17.0% 3.0% 47.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 16.0% 18.0% 6.0% 1.0% 4.0%
African American 5.0% 15.0% 17.0% 28.0% 28.0% 2.0% 42.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 9 27.8%
Grade 10 22.7%
Grade 11 23.3%
Grade 12 26.2%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 30% It's sense of community
  • 18% Scheduling system
  • 13% The quality of education
  • 13% Education
  • 13% Sports
  • 12% Extra cirriculars

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 22% Waking up early in the morning and not connecting
  • 13% Swimming for gym class
  • 11% Waking up early for the bus
  • 11% Too many clicks and lack of diversity
  • 9% AP classes at lunch
  • 9% Attendance policies
  • 9% Doctor's note should be excused absence!!!!
  • 7% Social Media
  • 4% Waking up early
  • 2% Don't often have snow days and/or days off
  • 2% Ignorant teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 24 responses

  • 38% Everyone is a big family, there's so much pride
  • 29% The closeness between students and staff members
  • 21% The incredible amount of school spirit
  • 12% Its a bubble sheltering from the real world

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 62% Family
  • 25% Spirit
  • 12% Narcissism

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 35% Don't walk slow in the hallway
  • 25% Get involved
  • 20% Ask questions, be involved, and just be nice
  • 15% Ask question if your confused
  • 5% Try to adapt to the strange teaching methods

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 36% I love everything about this school.
  • 55% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.