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9-12 & Ungraded
Public district
Linwood, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,480

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1301 Oak Avenue
Linwood, NJ 08221

(609) 927-4151
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February 03, 2014
Teachers are hit or miss. Policies encourage poor behavior. Discipline is absent. Assistant Principal needs to listen to students, teachers, and parents.

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2013
It's south Jersey. (where many parents did not even graduate college & have only traveled into MAYBE 1 or 2 states for the most part) Check the SAT scores....that's all you need to do. There's parent opinions & then there are hard facts. Anyone relocating, beware. You need to go north Jersey (1st choice) or west (closer to Philadelphia) to get a solid public education.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2012
Both of my children graduated from Mainland ( 2005 and 2008 ) and had an excellent experience. Mainland allows you to challenge yourself by offering a wide array of AP classes that are taught by qualified teachers. As noted in a previous post there are many extracurricular activities in which you may participate including the highly rated Academic and Mock Trial teams as well as sports. With the new schedule in place Mainland seems like a small college campus rather than a regimented high school. Finally, Mainland is in the final stages of a 35 million dollar renovation which has dramatically improved and enhanced the physical plant.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2011
I truly enjoyed my time at mainland and know I am well prepared for college. I was able to take 11 ap classes throughout the years and passed 10 out of the 11 exams. The extracurricular programs are excellent, many teams or clubs end up competing at the national level. I know that in the recent years our completive speech team, academic team, mock trial, as well as others (such as the marching band) placed in the top three at National tournaments. Yes sometimes there is a chance that you may get a bad teacher, but isn't that the same everywhere. Overall the good outweigh the bad in this school.

- submitted by a student

May 03, 2011
Great school, plenty of activities and top notch academics for students to take advantage of. Students will get out as much as they put into their high school experience at Mainland. New schedule this year has helped reduce student stress while maintaining strong core academics. I moved into the district so my kids could attend this school. I don't regret that decision at all.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2011
All I know is I passed 7 out of the 8 AP tests I took here (5 of them at the top score). The arts program was fantastic as well as the sports. Neither is favored over the other and most of the teachers are passionate about both their subject and their students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 27, 2010
Mainland still boasts being a Blue Ribbon School while that is no longer true, they did receive Blue Ribbon status once but have not stayed current. Many language programs were cut and there are more cuts pending across all programs. It is doubtful that they could acheive Blue Ribbon status at this time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 27, 2009
Love the teachers in honor's program

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2009
As a parent who has one student who has graduated and one in school I have been very happy with the education and Mainland in general.

- submitted by a parent

October 14, 2008
As a teacher in a neighboring school district, I see the clear differences between Mainland and other schools. The parents and students are much more involved at Mainland. Teachers are very willing to help students and many make themselves available before or after school hours. Communication between the school and parents has improved over the last several years as well. It is not a perfect school, but there is no such place. As always, it is what you make of the opportunities presented. I truly think that Mainland offers more than most.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 10, 2008
It is a really lousy school. There is no follow-up and if you email and call teachers about your child failing most of them do not get back to you. The child study team is a joke. All they do is collect a paycheck.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2006
Mainland is far and away the best school in the county, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon school. Mainland has many AP classes to offer its advanced students, as well as a plethora of electoral classes unique to the curriculum, including air brush and dance. The athletics department is top-notch, and there are many clubs to choose from, ranging from physics to fencing. The teachers convey their subjects much better than some of the college professors I had in the past. Your child will succeed there.

- submitted by a student

December 02, 2004
I used to be a student in Mainland during my freshman year, now currently a senior in a New York City high school. The 'quality of education' in this school is, of course, no different from any other school; while it is recognized as 'top-notch,' students, like anywhere else, will know the material only if they apply themselves. The rules are intolerably strict without reason. The population is incredibly homogenous. Teenagers mostly play paintball, soccer and video-games. Maturity is non-existent. This means the following: students coming out of Mainland that are entering the 'real world' are ill-prepared for the experience -- unless they decide to permanently stay in the suburbs of New Jersey.

- submitted by a student

July 31, 2004
Mainland is often seen as a school of rich white children. The hallways are diverse and students from each of the three cities blend together well. Although there are few fight outbreaks through the year, Mainland provides a respectable environment for learning. My children were well educated there and I do not second guess my decision to move into the district for the school system. Attentive teachers and coaches make great efforts to attend to your child's needs in and outside of the classroom. The athletics as well as the academics are outstanding!

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2004
Mainland is a homogeneous school. If you want your child to have a real life experience, I urge you not to send him or her there.

- submitted by a student

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Mainland Reg High School
1301 Oak Avenue, Linwood, NJ  08221
(609) 927-4151
Last modified Mainland Reg High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mainland Reg High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top