School Details

Bernards High School

25 Olcott Avenue, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
(908) 630-3000
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 767 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

96%
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92%
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92%
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
  • Somerset Hills Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
78%
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
  • Somerset Hills Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bernards High School is a public high school in Bernardsville. The principal of Bernards High School is Mr Scott Neigel, who can be contacted at sneigel@shsd.org. 767 students go to Bernards High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the Bernards High School students have "limited English proficiency." 6% of the 767 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bernards High School is 11:1. Ridge High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 82%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 11% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 4%
Limited English proficiency 3% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Strengths lie in differences and I believe parents can be advocates for a better world. Through your example your teen will learn that differences are important. In teaching your teens not to judge especially not on outside appearances and wealth you teach them to have more respect for others as well as more respect for themselves. When you show a level of respect for all people no matter what their wealth ranking or ethnicity is your teen will learn to do the same. Children are not born with prejudices and biases; they do not see color race or ethnicity. Intolerance is something that is taught. Tolerance and acceptance can be taught the same way and that is the message you want your teen to hear. Kids are hardworking and intellegent

  • (2 years ago)

    BHS used to be a great school with the IB and AP program and great athletics. Now there are just tons of teacher protests athletics have been terrible now and all the students are hating the school. This school needs to devote itself to academics and fire teachers who just want to protest/hire new ones! Another bad thing about this school follows the motto "if you're rich you're in". Basically everyone that's white is in. Otherwise no one treats you with respect in this school. I am spanish and I have been treated so rudely by the staff in this school. I am glad I switched my daughter into private school!

  • (3 years ago)

    great school. International baccalaureate prrogram. Top AP teachers. Very strong sports program including football baseball track soccer fencing. Very small intimate environment with only about 700 students. Most teachers live in town and send their own kids. Many students go on to top universities and that is the best measure of a successful program. Don't listen to those who have low self esteem and can only feel better about themeselves when they are putting others down

  • (4 years ago)

    One would think that the teachers at this school would be of the highest caliber as this is a VERY affluent area. If teachers would stop discussing their personal lives in the classroom which is totally irrelevant to the cirriculum maybe our kids would actually learn something. There are a few good teachers left. My child has had a hard time 'fitting in' in this school mainly because the majority of kids are rich spoiled brats who have no morals no values no guidance obviously from their rich parents. Sad to say my daughter has tried out for several different clubs peer leaders etc. and is always turned down. She is a great student great kid and carries herself well. (from what I read on her report card from teachers) yet she is never picked for anything. She has more morals and values than most adults I know.

  • (4 years ago)

    BHS is part of the SHSD. If you are rich and popular don't worry you'll fit right in. But if you happen to be poor forget it. Find a better school somewhere else.

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Overall score

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