Bernards High School

  • Bernards High School serves 852 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Bernards 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56%.

School Overview

  • Bernards High School's student population of 852 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students852 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Bernards High School
Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bernards High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bernards High School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1241 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
10%
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Hispanic
18%
28%
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Black
n/a
15%
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White
74%
44%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.420.70
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Graduation Rate
93%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
33%
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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: 2017-2018 (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 | 523 students
    0.3 miles
    141 Seney Drive
    Bernardsville, NJ 07924
    (908)204-1916
    0.3 5-8 523
  • Bernardsville Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 568 students
    0.3 miles
    141 Seney Drive
    Bernardsville, NJ 07924
    (908)204-1920
    0.3 PK-4 568
  • Basking Ridge Oak Street School
    Grades: K-5 | 489 students
    1.3 miles
    70 W Oak St
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    (908)204-2565
    1.3 K-5 489
  • Basking Ridge Ridge High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,884 student
    2.1 miles
    268 So Finley Ave
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    (908)204-2585
    2.1 9-12 1,884
  • Basking Ridge Cedar Hill School
    Grades: K-5 | 594 students
    2.4 miles
    100 Peachtree Road
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    (908)204-2633
    2.4 K-5 594

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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