Bayonne High School

  • Bayonne High School serves 2,405 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 54% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Bayonne High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 54%.
  • Bayonne High School operates within the Bayonne School District.
  • Bayonne School District's 86% graduation rate is lower than the New Jersey state average of 90%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Bayonne High School's student population of 2405 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 221 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,405 students
Bayonne High School Total Students (1988-2016)
Gender %Bayonne High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers221 teachers
Bayonne High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeBayonne High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Bayonne High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bayonne High School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
40%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
Bayonne High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
7%
10%
Bayonne High School Asian Students (1988-2016)
Hispanic
37%
26%
Bayonne High School Black Students (1988-2016)
Black
11%
16%
Bayonne High School Black Students (1988-2016)
White
44%
46%
Bayonne High School White Students (1988-2016)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Bayonne High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsBayonne High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.660.43
Bayonne High School Diversity Score (1988-2016)
Graduation Rate
86%
90%
Bayonne High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
33%
Bayonne High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
Bayonne High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Bayonne High School is Bayonne School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 656 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Bayonne School District's student population of 9,509 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 86% has increased from 79% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $15,252 in this district is less than the state average of $20,569. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,773 is less than the state average of $20,942. The district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
    School District NameBayonne School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    12
    2
    Number of Students Managed9,509921
    Bayonne School District Students Managed (1990-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    34%
    40%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    48%
    50%
    District Graduation Rate
    86%
    90%
    District Total Revenue$145 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$140 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$15,252$20,569
    District Spending / Student$14,773$20,942
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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    I attended Bayonne High School grades 9 through 11. My senior year, my family moved to Governors Island, New York. I attended Curtis high school and graduated from there. However, my years at Bayonne High School were invaluable. I learned so much and my education has served me well throughout the years. My education afforded me the opportunity to be gainfully employed throughout my working years. I am well versed in art, literature, language and business, thanks to all the great teachers at BHS. I was blessed to have attended this school.
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