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9-12 & Ungraded
Scotch Plains, NJ
Students enrolled: 287

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1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

(908) 889-8288
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July 10, 2011
Union County Magnet High School is for the excellent student that is eager to learn and be prepared to go to college. You do not just decide you want to go there - you have to have high level grades and perform well on entry test to hopefully be selected to attend. The student to teacher relationship and coursework load is similar to the college environment. If you are fortunate to be accepted and ready to work and learn - you will graduate completely ready to be accepted to just about any college and go on to do well in college as well. The school is the same or better than any college prep academy except that it is free since it is part of the public school system for the county of Union. The best possible education and it's free - you cannot beat that!

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February 02, 2011
An exceptional school for those that are able to get in. Teachers work hard to make sure that the students understand the curriculum. Mostly all the kids are kind, well-rounded students. One of the best in the country!

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February 02, 2011
Once you walk into Magnet, you automatically know it's not your normal high school. The people here are SMART. The majority of the students' SAT scores were above 1950. It's not common to have 15 students (out of about 65) in your grade to be accepted into BU or Duke or even Princeton or Yale. You get to meet a lot of people too, within Magnet and the rest of the UCVTS campus. Everyone's pretty nice, and the teachers are good at what they do. If your town doesn't challenge you enough, and you can pass the selective admission, Magnet's a really good choice, especially if you want to get into a good college.

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October 05, 2009
Competitive public high school for an education equivalent to that one would receive in an elite private high school, high level of coursework, small classrooms, caring teachers, great kids!

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September 18, 2008
I graduated from this school and had a great time. Its a great atmosphere because everyone there is a top student from their respective towns. So everyone there values education. After graduating I went to Rutgers University where I got my degree in Mechanical Engineering and a concentration in Bio-Mechanics. The building blocks I learned from the HS greatly prepared me for the rigors of the Engineering School and even now in the Operations Development Program I am in now.

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September 05, 2005
Great school for those who really wish to achieve a lot in life...being that it is free it is a great school for under priviledged kids who wish to go far and a great alternative compared to the schools in their hometown which don't provide enough of a challenge.

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February 26, 2004
My son has received an excellent education from 'Magnet' high school and is well prepared for college. I have never seen such dedicated teachers. They are there early and stay late. It is not unusual for them to be there as late as 5:00 p.m. The teachers and principal are young and enthusiastic and the students relate well to them. The extracurricular activities have been expanding yearly and are sensitive to the requests of the students. There are many considering that this is a young school which will only be graduating it's 4th class. The guidance department is well informed and not only are they helpful to the students but are a great assistance with the parents too. If your child is lucky enough to get in and they are willing to work hard, don't let this amazing opportunity pass you by.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
Magnet is providing my daughter with a wonderful education. The building is sparkling clean, and there is first-rate technology in every classroom. The course load tends to get a little heavy at times, but it teaches students excellent time management skills and prepares them for the rigorous studies at a University. If your child can get in, go for it!

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Union Cty Magnet High School
1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ  07076
(908) 889-8288
Last modified Union Cty Magnet High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Union Cty Magnet High School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top