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9-12 & Ungraded
Public district
Bayonne, NJ
Students enrolled: 2,597

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669 Avenue A
Bayonne, NJ 07002

(201) 858-5900
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December 06, 2014
Currently a sophomore. I absolutely hate this school. Most of the teachers truly do care, but it's not enough. All the school cares about is the honors students. They offer no help to children who need it. Absolutely no money goes to their "special needs" program. I've had a friend with a very painful disease and they went through hell trying to kick her out and make life worse for her because they just didn't want to spend money. They also try to kick kids in resource for no reason to get money. I've been a straight A student until I moved to this city and went to this high school. It made me want to kill myself, the kids who go here are the rudest most ignorant people I've ever seen. And if you ever need any help, even an allergy, you will have to go through so much work just to SPEAK with someone. And then they "won't know how to help". Invest in a private school or your child's life will change for the worst. I don't even get to eat lunch. Even though I have health issues and medical support. Worst school ever.

- submitted by a community member

September 15, 2014
I've been to so many different schools and this one truly is the best. Whoever is complaining about it will really know what I mean when they leave it.

- submitted by a community member

March 25, 2013
i like it. it is really great! i learn a lot in this school. this school help me a lot!

- submitted by a student

June 13, 2012
Your child CANNOT go to school in Bayonne if you live in Jersey City. Since it's a public school and free, I also can't imagine what scholarship the prior poster is talking about.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2012
If me and my son lives in Jersey City, New Jersey how does my son apply?

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2012
Yes you can apply even if you live in Jersey City. I live in Jersey City and my daughter was accepted there w/ a scholarship!

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2011
This school offers many opportunities for motivated students. Your child will be challenged academically if they so choose to be.

- submitted by a community member

April 16, 2011
the so called "adult night high school" offers handouts to 17-19 year students as a way to pass time rather than actually give them a lesson! The night program also turns away many students upon arriving and sometimes does not mark them IN. Allowing absences to build until the motivated young adult goes away., nice program...guess it was a way for them to get $$. They once told a teen who was trying to enter the program that he was trespassing...yes TRESPASSING. Extremely disappointed parent...

- submitted by a parent

June 18, 2010
Bayonne High School (BHS) is very large multi cultural school who's goal is to encourage students to strive in life and meet their goals. BHS has the tools and resources to be able to guide each and everyone of their students in the right direction due to their dedicated staff of teachers and multiple vice principals and especially their dedicated principal Richard Baccarella. Not only does BHS strive in academics but the school has an excellent athletic department. Their men and women's basketball teams are always ranked in the top 3 in Hudson County and even makes it all the way to the state playoffs, not to mention their competitive cheerleading team who won the National Championship. BHS also offers a variety of clubs which keep the students engaged in academics and forces them to work closely with their peers. Overall Bayonne High School is a successful school.

- submitted by a community member

September 16, 2009
Great spirit, lovely teachers and the best counselors.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
Bayonne High School has given a great education to my three children, I love the teachers and thier commitment to excellence!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 11, 2009
I am presently a teacher at BHS as well as an alumni. The teaching staff is undoubtedly superior if the children in the class are willing to learn. Unfortunately, many of the children in front of us today are unwilling. Granted there are stil lthe special few, who yes do happen to be mostly honors students who do care. I read many comments about homework not being assigned. HW is indeed assigned, unfortunately only about 20% of the students complete it. If parents will look at the Bayonne Board of Ed website and look up the teacher calendars, you will see a day by day listing of homework, readings, papers, and tests assigned. If parents truly believe their children when they say no HW is assigned, I challenge you to check into it yourself.

- submitted by a teacher

February 08, 2009
This school has gone through many changes, as all schools have, but sadly the changes here are for the worst. The teachers, not all, are political appointments, so their jobs are safe no matter how badly they teach and believe me there are a lot of bad ones. Safety is a big issue and this school has poor safeguards. Fights are the rule and not the exception. Rarely does a day go by when the police are not called. My child will not be returning to Bayonne HIgh School

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2008
This is a great high school, they should have a dress code or possibly uniforms, other than that, a caring high school.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2007
This is a nice school...thye have a wonderful school system but need get more srtict on the clothing policy.....

- submitted by a student

May 11, 2007
I am a parent of a special needs child in this school, and as far as i am concerned, the program is worthless. They, the school system is more concerned about the other children. And you never hear anything about the programs for the special needs children. My daughter is 16 and she can't read yet.And the school will not help me get her to a better program,which costs 30,000.Dollars.The money isn't being used for the special needs children.But the other students always get the best. Sad.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 27, 2004
I am a graduate of BHS, and after spending 4 years in the College Prep program, I still did not feel ready for college. A lot of the teachers did not teach, or give homework. There are some teachers who would rather talk to the students about their family than about history. I failed US 1 because of a teacher like this. I had 85-100 in every other class my entire life, which says a lot about this teacher's way of teaching. There is no way that this could be a reflection of me. 90% of my summer school class took that teacher. I had a 50 in his class and a 96 in summer school. I am on the Dean's List in college, and its sad to say that BHS did not help me acheive that...I did it all on my own.

- submitted by a student

September 28, 2003
I'm not exactly a parent, but a current student. Honestly they put more work into the honors batch than any other. Level a is a kick over for many persons. Honors people from time to time act superior and snobbish. There's not enough challenge or any kind stim for those us who are stuck for the want of people forgetting stuff. Having new teachers just brings down things too with inexperience and students who were promoted when barely passed by. There are those of us who suffered the grievous mistakes of the school board's plan of changing grammar school every 2 years that included myself as a child and now i'm in the edifice of it all. For once could the people running this system get it right and separate those of us who want to learn from those who could care less. I'm tired of either being bored for the lack of passion in the studies or annoyed for being pushed to hard... learning is to be what helps you succeed the best not some darn quotas set to be filled... education is more than this.

- submitted by a community member

September 09, 2003
I feel that not enough effort to teach the avarage student is given. The children in the honors courses are definitly given more importance, while the ones that are not, are lost in the abiss. I'm very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
The opportunities in this school for our communities children are endless. Awesome sports program (Football team is number 1 in the state and classes ahve recieved best practices awards in the state), wonderful art and music program (Art students are always involved with national and state competitions and often win, as do the musically inclined students which also travel all over the country bringing home 1st place awards for their bands and chorus'), fabulous opportunities for children interested in the sciences (they are involved with NASA, have met the men who discovered DNA, go all over the country on various Physics programs in amusement parks and have traveled to see endangered species) among other programs in all other subject areas that make this an highly above average school. There are plenty of opportunities for all students to succeed. From children that are special education to the honors students, all are treated fairly and honestly. The teachers here are not lax at all in my opinion. My child receives regular homework as does his friends. If the children do not do well on a subject, there has always been extra tutoring available for the children to take advantage of. The teachers care about the fate of our children. They are endlessly working to provide them with all of the resources that will allow them to succeed not only in their class, but in life itself. Educational opportunities here are wonderful and I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
I am a teacher at Bayonne High as well as an alumni. I do not have children yet, however, they will attend Bayonne High when the time comes. It is a wonderful school. The honors classes are exceptional. The teachers in those programs are tough on the kids, but they will thank them for it later. I know I did. I did cry to my parents at 1 point, begged them to remove me from my classes. I told them the teachers didnt care. Now, older and wiser, I realize that could not have been farther from the truth. I run my class much the same way. I do not baby the children and many of them want to be spoon fed. I refuse to do so. The kids of today are bright and do have the ability to use their own intelligience. State mandates require many modifcations to be made for certian students, I understand that. I do not understand a reduction is course material though. School is not too hard.

- submitted by a teacher

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Bayonne High School
669 Avenue A, Bayonne, NJ  07002
(201) 858-5900
Last modified Bayonne High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bayonne High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top