School Details

Old Bridge High School

4209 Route 516, Matawan, NJ 07747
(732) 290-3900
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 3031 students 13 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

94%
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92%
84%
84%
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
  • Old Bridge Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
63%
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
  • Old Bridge Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Old Bridge High School is a public high school in Old Bridge Township. The principal of Old Bridge High School is Mr David Cittadino, who can be contacted at david.cittadino@obps.org. 3,031 students go to Old Bridge High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Old Bridge High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 21% of the 3,031 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Old Bridge High School is 13:1. Cpc High Point School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 63%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 17%
Asian 17% %
Hispanic 11% 12%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.09%
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 22%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    OBHS has become one of the top public high schools in the region. For the student who wishes to excel there are so many classes to choose from whether the interest is in arts or sciences. The instructors prepare the students for the rigors of college and the students are getting accepted at the top universities in the country. The number of clubs activities and athletics available is unsurpassed. The recent change in principal and superintendent of schools show a dedication to the students of Old Bridge. I wish I had had the opportunities my children have when I went to high school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son goes to this school and there are a handful of teachers that are really good. Most of them are older and they only care about one thing their paycheck. The principal that just left the school was not a good principal he never addressed the parents and if you had a problem he would not return your call or email. As far as the Vice Principals there are way too many they have one female I called on 3 different occassions and never recieved a call back. I know how they get these jobs it is all politics but come on they should atleast have to do the job once they get it. I can not wait until my son graduates and we are out of this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Overall the school is ok but does not offer the challenge and direction a child needs to excel or prepare for the top universities. My parents were both immigrants and were new to the college experience with respect to applications essays etc. OBHS did not properly prepare juniors for the prep that goes into getting college ready.

  • (4 years ago)

    As much I said I disliked school I'd rather have gone to Old Bridge High School than any other school. We have the BEST school spirit all year round the best student activities and of course the best sports!!

  • (5 years ago)

    As far as academics go the school offers exceptional courses that can challenge the student as much or as little as he would like to be challenged. After four years at Old Bridge H.S. and having been accepted to my top three schools (Cornell UPenn and Hopkins) I can honestly say that the demand and rigor of the Honors and AP courses prepared me for the college classes that I am now taking at Cornell.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our schools offer great opportunities for our children and they care what happens to their furture's

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 2 children in the HS . I find if you are looking for special eduaction its a good HS otherwise they have low test scores and have been a school in need for several years now. Im not a fan of the the 12 period schedule there is less learning time especially when the class dont settle down for 10 min. I have a freshman who I am transferring out to private school.

  • (6 years ago)

    OBHS is a great school. My daughter is now a senior and my son is a freshman. As far as the academics go my children are both doing well. I know my daughter will be ready for college in Sept. My son is taking honors classes and is being challenged and is also doing well. As far as the extracurricular activities go...there are many. My daughter has joined over 10 clubs and is kept busy volunteering. My son though because he is involved in sports doesn't have much time to join clubs. All in all a great school with so much to offer.

  • (6 years ago)

    im a student at csms and ill be going into high school next year. we have millions of lectures and speaches about the school; and i know for a shuree fact that obhs is going to be the best schol ever. they really educate their students to becoming succesfull and I cant wait!

  • (6 years ago)

    the other reviews are from a while back but I currently attend obhs and I love it. we are way more school spirited than before. the building is huge and we now have a different building for the freshmen because of the growing student population. there are various clubs and I am looking forward to another great year at old bridge.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is a freshman at OBHS and after coming from all honors classes in CSMS I have no complaints. The teachers are competent and care about their students. There are many activities for students to be involved in. I guess it depends on the crowd as it would with any school but we have had no experience with any drugs. I look forward to my son and then daughter getting a good education from obhs and going on to college.

  • (9 years ago)

    The courses offerd are of a wide range and the teachers are competent. They have great extracurricular activities for the students to join. There is one for everyone ... music club art club FBLA gaming club ... and if u dont find any which u like.. you can start your own club. Level of parent involvement is very low. And lastly i would like to say a few things about the 'NEW' east campus. The new wing is well made it has WIDER hallways brighter lights and better classrooms. However it lacks stairways. Students who have 2 back to back classes in the new wing have to travel around the world to get to thier class. The new wing has wider hallways but this dosent make the old one wider. The integration of the campuses was a good one for the administration but not for the students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Both my children attended OBHS. One is entering college in September the other a sophomore. I felt that OBHS served them well. My son is more involved in school than my daughter but both have had positive experiences in high school. We are looking forward to getting back to one campus in September.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a daughter who went to OBHS and I have two sons there now. I don't think that my kids have been challenged enough. They try to get by with the smallest amount of work and they seem to get away with it. I think that grades are very inflated and I'm not talking about honors classes either. One of my kids is always talking about college but I don't think that he is going to be ready for college work. A lot of that is his lack of work but the teachers aren't demanding his best work either. The teachers are all very nice people and I bet they know their subjects. They don't seem to challenge enough.

  • (9 years ago)

    Two of my daughters graduated from OBHS and I have one in her Junior year. My daughters have gone to college and are doing well in their endeavors. They had some good training at OBHS. My wife and I were and still are very involved in the present and future of the school. I think there is still a lot of room for improvement but I also believe that the parents hold a large share of the responsibility.

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to school here from 1993 - 1996 and I was often asked to try drugs and if I did not comply rumors were spread about me that I had AIDS. I'm still in counseling for this. One big complaint is they never made use out of the planetarium. We'd go there about 2 times a year if that. I enjoyed the cafeteria that is when I wasn't getting beat up for not doing drugs.

  • (10 years ago)

    Old Bridge High School needs to have two principals as one cannot handle both east and west campuses which are located in two different parts of town. Security bullying are issues (among other things) that are at the high school. Board of Education is stagnant with ideas and needs to be changed.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is amazing it has fun activities and great classes you can take. It is being remodeled and getting a brand new gym caft. And a whole bunch more. This school is difenitly 5 out of 5.

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