MacNeill Secondary School

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A. R. MacNeill Secondary School
6611 No. 4 Rd
Richmond, British Columbia, V6Y 2T2, Canada
School number 3838064
School board School District 38 Richmond
Superintendent Monica Palmer
Principal C. Sakata
Vice principal L. Banta, L. Leung
School type Public high school
Grades 8-12
Language English
Motto P.O.W.E.R.
Positive Attitude, Ownership, We Not Me, Excellence, Respect
Mascot Raven Swain
Team name MacNeill Ravens
Colours Blue and Gold
Enrollment 850 (2013)

A. R. MacNeill Secondary School is an secondary school in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. As of September 2013, there are approximately 850 students attending the school. It is in School District 38 Richmond. The school was built at a cost of over CAD 25 million. The feeder elementary schools are Anderson, Cook, Talmey and Tomsett.

The school is named after Allan Roy MacNeill.

In addition to being one of the youngest schools in the district, it is also known to pilot and test any new ideas before they are applied to the rest of the schools in Richmond.


A.R MacNeill opened on September 2, 2003. In its first year, it was home to about 200 students and staff. The school also began with only two grade levels, 7 and 8, and as each year passed it added another grade. The first senior class graduated in 2008.


In the 2006/2007 school year, students entering grade 10 were removed from their respective academies and put into what was called the Transition Academy. This new academy was created to emphasize and educate students about graduation requirements, such as the recent Graduation Portfolio and post-secondary and career options.


In the 2008/2009 school year, MacNeill stopped accepting grade 7 students due to low enrollment and completely discontinued the arts and science academy options. MacNeill began using an electronic attendance system called BCeSIS and a new schedule management software.

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