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Bridgeton High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 89 students

 

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Posted August 13, 2011

You know, many people put Bridgeton High down, but in reality, it is nowhere near that bad. People say it is racially mixed, but as a graduate there, I can say that is only if YOU make it that way. Being a school of such mixed cultures and races, cliques don't exist. I was in the marching band, which in some schools would put me at the forefront of harassment. That didn't happen. The band is respected as well as all other clubs and athletics. Like every school, there are teachers that make you want to claw your brain out, but BHS has some of the most excellent teachers I've ever met. They challenged you to do better, not only in school, but in life itself. These teachers made you ask the 'What ifs' besides just telling you why something is. The academic programs like the Honor Society is amazing. They inspired me and many others to take pride in performing community service such as road clean ups, and, they managed to make it fun at the same time. The BOE has it's problems, but, they listen to their students and parents. If everyone thinks something needs to change, they need only speak up and the BOE will listen. For example, the 2011 graduation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2005

I'm not fond of my school. The halls are crowded, everythings racially separtated by the students. fights and drama line the halls. most of the teachers i have don't have control of the class room making it harder to learn. and no one wants the uniforms that might becoming so thats only going to be more problems.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education16%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former35%
Limited English Proficient Former50%

Math

All Students52%
Female54%
Male49%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former25%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
18%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students17%
Female14%
Male19%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Special educationn/a
General education21%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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SAT participation

53%

SAT college ready

6%

Graduation rate

68%


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 22%
Black 39% 16%
White 9% 51%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Lynn Williams

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111 N West Avenue
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: (856) 455-8030

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