Berkeley Heights School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 2,495 students in Berkeley Heights School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey.
Public Schools in Berkeley Heights School District have an average math proficiency score of 68% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 79% (versus the 57% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Berkeley Heights School District are Mountain Park School, Thomas P. Hughes School and William Woodruff School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Berkeley Heights School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the New Jersey public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Berkeley Heights School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)

Overview

School District Name
Berkeley Heights School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NJ)
# Schools
6 Schools
2,564 Schools
# Students
2,495 Students
1,342,156 Students
# Teachers
230 Teachers
115,003 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Berkeley Heights School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 648 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 98% has decreased from 99% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NJ)
Overall District Rank
#82 out of 652 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Berkeley Heights   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Berkeley Heights   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
57%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Berkeley Heights   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
98%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Berkeley Heights   School District and public school graduation rate of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.53
0.71
# American Indian Students
1 Student
2,095 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
373 Students
141,159 Students
% Asian Students
15%
10%
# Hispanic Students
305 Students
412,704 Students
% Hispanic Students
12%
31%
# Black Students
36 Students
198,944 Students
% Black Students
1%
15%
# White Students
1,641 Students
550,269 Students
% White Students
66%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
2,646 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
137 Students
34,254 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
45
37,500
# Students in K Grade:
100
82,457
# Students in 1st Grade:
159
90,889
# Students in 2nd Grade:
166
91,259
# Students in 3rd Grade:
154
92,196
# Students in 4th Grade:
183
93,838
# Students in 5th Grade:
180
94,854
# Students in 6th Grade:
198
98,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
162
100,214
# Students in 8th Grade:
183
102,176
# Students in 9th Grade:
277
102,349
# Students in 10th Grade:
224
100,975
# Students in 11th Grade:
222
100,074
# Students in 12th Grade:
228
99,076
# Ungraded Students:
14
55,792

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $23,987 in this school district is less than the state median of $26,132. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,355 is less than the state median of $25,552. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NJ)
Total Revenue
$60 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total revenue of Berkeley Heights   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$58 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total spending of Berkeley Heights   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$23,987
$26,132
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Berkeley Heights   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$23,355
$25,552
This chart display average spending per public school student in Berkeley Heights   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Berkeley Heights School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mountain Park School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
55 Fairfax Dr
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
(908) 464-1713
Grades: 2-5
| 243 students
Rank: #22.
Thomas P. Hughes School
Math: 86% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
446 Snyder Ave
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
(908) 464-1717
Grades: 2-5
| 264 students
Rank: #33.
William Woodruff School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Briarwood Dr West
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
(908) 464-1723
Grades: 2-5
| 180 students
Rank: #44.
Columbia Middle School
Math: 70% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
345 Plainfield Ave
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
(908) 464-1600
Grades: 6-8
| 544 students
Rank: #55.
Governor Livingston High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
175 Watchung Boulevard
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
(908) 464-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 960 students
651 Mountain Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
(908) 464-5583
Grades: PK-1
| 304 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Berkeley Heights School District
  • 345 Plainfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 07922
  • (908) 464-1718
  • bhpsnj.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 2,495 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5% in NJ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53

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