School Details

Bergenfield High School

80 S Prospect Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
(201) 385-8600
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1225 students 15 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

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80%

High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bergenfield School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
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58%

New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess high school students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it
  • This school in 2013
  • Bergenfield School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bergenfield High School is a public high school in Bergenfield. The principal of Bergenfield High School is Mr James Fasano and can be contacted at jfasano@bergenfield.org. 1,225 students go to Bergenfield High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 2% of the Bergenfield High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 28% of the 1,225 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bergenfield High School is 15:1. Torah Academy Of Bergen County is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 10%
Hispanic 40% 38%
Asian 28% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 27%
White, non-Hispanic 22% 23%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 22%
Limited English proficiency 2% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    The school has jumped 100 spots from 2008 to 2010 and will keep on improving so that 2 star rating was inappropriate. Like what most will say about Bergenfield's school district the Music Department is the most standout program in the school system--voted as one of the best music communities in America with a rich marching band history and one of the few schools with Electronic Music classes. They've raised their academic standards in general adding more AP classes since I graduated even AP art courses. They're also helping students more with college planning and campus visits.The facilities have been upgraded new field track gym floors gym lockers restrooms and have more renovations in plan. The athletics have improved greatly. The wrestling program is one of if not the best of its division. Football team went from a losing streak to ranking in the top 25 of North Jersey. The school is moving in the right direction and less students are choosing schools outside of the district.

  • (4 years ago)

    Well since I'm in RWB i don't know much about the teachers and classes but I heard the marching band is supposed to be known somewhat for the recent movies they've done and how bad the football team is. The bounty hunter and appearing in the early morning shows. I hear they get tons of money for their part and is very good.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think the school needs to look into a more challenging curriculum as well as reducing the size of classes. The ways I feel they can improve this is by lobbying for funding from the state.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is in the STEM program and she could not be happier with her curriculum. Her teachers are very dedicated and inspiring and we are very happy with the experience in the Bergenfield public school system. A school should be judged by the quality of its teachers and curriculum and not by standardized tests which lump the students who do not take school seriously with those who do.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think Bergenfield High School has improved thier cirriculum dramatically from the time I was attending. It appears to be a lot more rigorous and challenging which is good as it shows they are doing thier best to keep up with modern teaching practices.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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