Bernards High School

  • Bernards High School serves 844 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 44% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 57% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Bernards High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

Top Placements

Bernards High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

  • Bernards High School's student population of 844 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students844 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Bernards High School
Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bernards High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bernards High School is 0.40, which is less 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)
Overall School Rank
34%
29%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Bernards High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
7%
10%
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Hispanic
16%
26%
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Black
1%
16%
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White
76%
46%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bernards High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.400.43
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Graduation Rate
95%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Bernards High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSomerset Hills Regional School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bernardsville Bernardsville Middle School
    Grades: 5-8 | 552 students
    0.3 miles
    141 Seney Drive
    Bernardsville, NJ 07924
    (908)204-1916
    0.3 5-8 552
  • Bernardsville Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 620 students
    0.3 miles
    141 Seney Drive
    Bernardsville, NJ 07924
    (908)204-1920
    0.3 PK-4 620
  • Basking Ridge Oak Street School
    Grades: K-5 | 550 students
    1.3 miles
    70 W Oak St
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    (908)204-2565
    1.3 K-5 550
  • Basking Ridge Ridge High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1897 students
    2.1 miles
    268 So Finley Ave
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    (908)204-2585
    2.1 9-12 1897
  • Basking Ridge Cedar Hill School
    Grades: K-5 | 602 students
    2.4 miles
    100 Peachtree Road
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    (908)204-2633
    2.4 K-5 602

School Reviews

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I graduated from Bernards High School in 1969 and while that probably sounds like a long time ago to many of you, it seems like just a few years have passed since I walked the halls of BHS. Attending the school was a great experience for me. I made wonderful friends, had great and inspiring teachers and received a exceptional education. When I got to college, I was able to test out of several of my freshman classes because of my superior high school education and was able to get through college in three years. I also went to graduate school and received a Master's Degree, due in part to the encouragement I received from some of my high school teachers. Today, I am a wife, a mother of a college graduate and a woman who has had the privilege of working in her chosen field for almost 40 years. I know part of my success is due to the foundation and love of education that I received at BHS.
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