This school is one of the best kept secrets in Bergen County. They offer a vigorous curriculum. The music program is excellent. The athletic programs are very competitive. Our children love this school.
BHS keeps improving. They keep moving up the NJ Monthly Best HS Rankings and were ranked as one of Bergen County's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post. My daughter has done very well here and we are glad we made the decision to go to BHS.
The school has jumped 100 spots from 2008 to 2010 and will keep on improving, so that 2 star rating was inappropriate. Like what most will say about Bergenfield's school district, the Music Department is the most standout program in the school system--voted as one of the best music communities in America with a rich marching band history and one of the few schools with Electronic Music classes. They've raised their academic standards in general, adding more AP classes since I graduated, even AP art courses. They're also helping students more with college planning and campus visits.The facilities have been upgraded: new field track, gym floors, gym lockers, restrooms, and have more renovations in plan. The athletics have improved greatly. The wrestling program is one of, if not the best of its division. Football team went from a losing streak to ranking in the top 25 of North Jersey. The school is moving in the right direction and less students are choosing schools outside of the district.
Well since I'm in RWB, i don't know much about the teachers and classes, but I heard the marching band is supposed to be known somewhat for the recent movies they've done and how bad the football team is. The bounty hunter, and appearing in the early morning shows. I hear they get tons of money for their part and is very good.
My daughter is in the STEM program and she could not be happier with her curriculum. Her teachers are very dedicated and inspiring and we are very happy with the experience in the Bergenfield public school system. A school should be judged by the quality of its teachers and curriculum, and not by standardized tests which lump the students who do not take school seriously with those who do.
I think Bergenfield High School has improved thier cirriculum dramatically from the time I was attending. It appears to be a lot more rigorous and challenging, which is good, as it shows they are doing thier best to keep up with modern teaching practices.