School Details

New Brunswick High School

1000 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 745-5300
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK, 9-12 1555 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

76%
76%
92%
52%
52%
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
  • New Brunswick School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
28%
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
  • New Brunswick School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New Brunswick High School is a public high school in New Brunswick. The principal of New Brunswick High School is Ms Janene Rodriguez, who can be contacted at janene_rodriguez@nbps.k12.nj.us. 1,555 students attend New Brunswick High School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 18% of the New Brunswick High School students have "limited English proficiency." 71% of the 1,555 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at New Brunswick High School is 11:1. North Brunswick Twp High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 78% 78%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 20%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.9%
White, non-Hispanic 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.01%
Multiracial 0% 0.03%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 82%
Limited English proficiency 18% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    High school is what you make of it and this school gives students many options to excel! In addition to standard academic options the school offers at least 9 AP/dual credit courses. Freshman and sophomore academies help students transition to HS expectations with a team of core teachers that know them and work with them both years. Six themed institutes offer core and elective courses in theatre TV production dance music engineering construction trades health care services law and public safety JROTC business and finance sports marketing clothing design early childhood development culinary arts... and more. Programs include homework clubs (though many teachers are available after school until the first late bus several days a week) Play-it-Smart Hispanic and African American culture clubs robotics JROTC drill and physical training teams opportunities are always available for students to join and become leaders!

  • (3 years ago)

    Its a good school filled w. Many intresting educational & character building courses / electives & clubs. Its getting very stict with cameras in every hallway metal detectors police menn & of course security guards all over the place .

  • (5 years ago)

    We provide an excellent daycare program for hard-working ambitious student parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think New Brunswick High School is a school with alot to offer the students. I believe students will go very far in there education do to New Brunswick High School bringing the themed institutes.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at new brunswick. I just started in the middle of the school year last year and am now in my senior year and I it is not a bad school. there are many resources for all types of things such as those who need Special Services ESL classes or counseling as well as those who are expectional achievers in school.there are many who assume the students will fail and therefore are not encouraging. this increases the failure rate. however there are many teachers who are very encouraging and the administartion is very productive and are always willing to hear how they can help or improve. also the discipline issues are just as bad as than other high school these days. yes there are points that are lower but new brunswick high school deserves a lot more credit then they get and should not be percieved so negatively.

  • (10 years ago)

    im a student at NBHS and i think its a great school the reason i think that it is judged badly is because most students are either black or hispanic oriented.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that this school is judged badly because of what some of the kids do but I have a daughter there and she is a great student. She is involved in many activities and she always gets help with anything that she needs teachers are willing to help her either afterschool or during their lunch period.

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