Bloomfield High School

Bloomfield High School serves 1,979 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (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 43% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Bloomfield 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Bloomfield High School's student population of 1,979 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 166 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,979 students
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Total Classroom Teachers166 teachers
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School Comparison

Bloomfield 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 diversity score of Bloomfield High School is 0.72, which is more 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 Testing Rank
#1778 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
10%
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Hispanic
38%
29%
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Black
28%
15%
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White
25%
44%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.720.70
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Graduation Rate
90%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBloomfield Township School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Bloomfield High School is Essex Junior Academy (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cedar Grove Essex Junior Academy Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 30 students
    0.2 miles
    520 Pompton Avenue
    Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
    (973) 239-0125
    0.2 K-12 30
  • Glen Ridge Ridgewood Avenue School
    Grades: 3-6 | 594 students
    0.4 miles
    235 Ridgewood Ave
    Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
    (973) 429-8306
    0.4 3-6 594
  • Glen Ridge Glen Ridge High School
    Grades: 7-12 | 834 students
    0.5 miles
    200 Ridgewood Ave
    Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
    (973) 429-8303
    0.5 7-12 834
  • Bloomfield Fairview Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 550 students
    0.7 miles
    376 Berkeley Avenue
    Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    (973) 680-8550
    0.7 PK-6 550
  • Bloomfield Bloomfield Technical Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12 | 509 students
    0.8 miles
    209 Franklin Street
    Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    (973) 412-2206
    0.8 9-12 509

School Reviews

  2.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
We have been very happy with Bloomfield High School. My daughter has had good teachers and has excelled in her honors and AP classes. It's not a perfect school, but what is? I'd recommend the school based on our experience.
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The principal is just awful, doesn't deal with the issues, instead gives out lengthy suspensions knowing it will only harm the students.
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1  
Clearly the High School has much room for improvement based on this profile.The VEST program needs a major overhaul. Special Education students are not sufficiently supported, understood or respected.Parents need to mobilize and rally around those trying to make a change.
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