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9-12 & Ungraded
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Bridgewater, NJ
Students enrolled: 2,907
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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600 Garretson Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

(908) 231-8660
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June 21, 2014
One of the better schools you can find. Just remember that this schools is for students that are willing to put efforts for their future. Teachers will always help you if you ask, they are willing to stay after school for help. The teachers will not spoon feed you. There are tons of extracurricular activity, you will find something that suits you.At BRHS they take security really seriously they have security checking people for IDs.

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2013
BRHS kinda sucks because of how its a huge open campus. When its really cold and/or raining you better have a jacket or your screwed. Some teachers are mean but most of them are really nice. There are a lot of kids here so it should be easy to have at least have one friend. There are also a lot of clubs and sports but its sort of hard to get into some sports because of how many kids there are. But even though this school isn't always that great, I love this school. After getting used to the flow of things, it got easier. There are a lot of nice people here but it is sometimes hard to find them. But when you do find that group of people that you become friends with, everything will get much better. I am pretty happy to spend 2 more years here.

- submitted by a student
September 23, 2013
i hate this school too many people teachers do not teach well AT ALL so much work i dont understand dont even get me started on the layout when it rains, you better have a rain jacket hate my highschool experiance so far only good thing i can say is they have many clubs and activities for everyone

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2013
My school is next door and a great school. I have no children in school but I enjoy seeing and hearing the students practicing for sports activities or band or jogging or running by. The students here seem happy and involved. Although my husband and I have no school age kids we will be Panther supporters going to the first football game this Thursday. Go Panthers!

- submitted by a community member
July 27, 2012
I currently attend this school, and I like it, I don't love it nor do I hate it. I feel that this school is too overpopulated and thus everything is super competitive. There is a wide variety of classes for students to take, but some teachers aren't working to their potential. Overall, it's an OKAY school.

- submitted by a student
June 13, 2012
I agree with the recent post. The school does pay importance to image and doesn't do a good job in identifying the abilities of the kids. If your child is gifted and has the ability to think out of the box; then you can expect a lot of negative bias from the teacher. Not all teachers are like this but there are some especially in the lower grades. Hence you can forget about your kid getting into the enrichment if the teacher doesn't like your kid. So, be aware and if you child is a high ability kid; think multiple times before considering enrollment in this school. All you'll end up is the child feeling frustrated.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2012
I had 2 children go through this school experience. It is too big, too unsupportive to children and staff. The guidance staff is great, but overwhelmed because the admin doesn't support them. It is not about the students and some of the deans border on being bullies themselves. The transition for a student coming from another high school is extremely difficult. The expectation is that the student be "independent." The school is full of cliques and it is difficult to be accepted. The services for students lagging behind in anything means there is something "wrong" with the student and services are limited. It caters only to the the top students. There is nothing innovative going on for the average student, only things that look good on paper. This school is about public image, not creation of a hardy, healthy school environment that fosters creativity, healthy peer relationships and bringing out the best in students. If your child is "average" or too creative, forget about this school. Your children will be miserable. Many of the teachers are knowledgeable about their content subject but have no backbone in representing the student. Many fear the administration.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2012
We moved to Bridgewater in 1992 so our children could go to a top rated school system where my husband went to school. It was the biggest mistake we could have made. We have an LD child. There is no understanding of no child left behind. They left my son behind.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2011
the school is so competitive the teachers expect you to learn everything on your own we might as well have robots being our teachers because all they do is watch you learn. I personally was a good student in the middle school mostly straight a's and i was on honor roll every marking period now i have c's in the two honors classes because those are the worst teacher in the hardest class.i think the teachers should all be evaluated by the students so the administrators can realize who are the good teachers and who should be let go, because there are some very talented and truly good teachers who deserve to be recognized.

- submitted by a student
October 23, 2010
This is an Excellent school for both academic and Extra- Curricular activities, the teachers really care for the students and are on their side. The academic programs are diverse, they have a class for everyone. The bar is set high, but it helps students strive to be better. The many Extra- Curricular activities offer students ways to help the community, the school, and further their curiosity of the world. It is a Grade A school.

- submitted by a student
November 16, 2009
good school for bright and independent students; lots ofresources for them; however, not so good for students who are struglling and not so gifted academically. students will less than great abilities get lost and they do fall behind. need to be extremely focused to succeed here.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
Superior teachers, excellent selection of college-prep and advanced courses, and a top-flight education!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
Great education, athletics, teachers & students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 10, 2009
Unfortunately, BRHS does sound great, but being such a large school, as most public high schools tend to be, there is a loss of personal attention. If ou are not 100 percent focused you may get lost in the system. Even bright students may fall behind. I guess this is why we h ave expensive private schools, for obvious reasons.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2009
Unfortunately this school fails to address what is a pervasive problem with many of our public high schools-severe overcrowding and thus the loss of ability to manage so many students properly. The administration is distant and unrealistically expects 9th grade students to be very independent and self directed, however some students are not ready for this. Needs improvement by changing school to just grades 10-12. It would solve many issues. BRHS needs to remember to focus on those of middle, average, low ability and not keep setting the bar higher and higher thus discouraging students who cannot attain such stringent standards. That is the point of no child left behind. Help those equitably so they can survive and get a diploma. Teach to the student, not to the test.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
BRHS is a great school. The academics are very competitive and there are so many courses offered at all levels, standard, academic, honors, and AP. Most of the teachers are great, and I have learned a lot at this school. The students are very smart and diverse. There are a ton of clubs to join. Also, the campus is spread out nicely. Socially, the school is similar to most typical high schools. Overall, as far as academics are concerned, BRHS is a great high school.

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May 12, 2009
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May 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 16, 2009
Absolutlely agree that school is great for solid motivated achievers, but everyone else is lost, especially bright kids with issues. While much is made by the school of its 'partnership' with parents, when guidance was completely unresponsive to phone calls and email, I called the vice-principal and then the principal who both refused to intervene and were downright rude. Considering contacting the superintendent

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2009
Competitive & multi-faceted curriculum, administrative personnel & principal should participate in seminars on 'customer' (parent) 'service' (communication) as they very much have an arrogant & uninformed approach for most interactions.

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June 16, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2008
Yeah, well, i totally adore BRHS. I feel extremely lucky to be in this school district. I love it, there are so mnay extra curriculars and so mnay sport options. I am very involved and i love the fact that there are clubs that I can join that really interest me. I love this school, and many people here say its for bright students and awesome athletes. Right now i am a sophomore and i am taking 5 honors classes. I play for the lacross, tennis, and basketball team. I am in 7 clubs and i love every second of them. over crowded MY ASS! Who school isnt? i love this school and parents shouldnt really be talking because they dont have to be in that school 5 days a week for 8 hours. And peeople, are u calling ur kids stupid cuz they cant handle BRHS?

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May 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
Suffers from over-development and over-crowding. Many extra curriculars, but crowded. Not many opportunities for athletics unless you child is quite good. Boys athletics gets a bigger slice of the pie than girls and the track is in such bad shape the school cannot host any meets and the team can barely practice. The community was socked for money for a number of years and started to vote down the budgets in protest. Great program if you have high achieving students; generally with dedicated teachers. Excellent Honors, AP and independent study programs. The guidance counselors are poor.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2008
Great teachers. Great selection of electives. Large amount of after school activities. Main subjects are split into classes for higher learning, Standard, and Academic. Subjects cover a lot of material. It is crowded but the school is working on a higher budget for expansion of building, parkinglots, and security cameras.

- submitted by a student
December 26, 2007
BRHS has all the trappings of potential including the nice facilities and PR but very little of the delivery. If your kid does poorly in class and they go to the extra help they pass the test; not due to good extra instructions but because they give them the answers! If your child is not excellent at an activity they don't have the chance to try it due to overcrowding. The administrators have no special programs to try to recapture kids that are slipping. Avoid this school unless your kid is a superstar.

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September 07, 2007
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August 16, 2007
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May 18, 2007
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May 07, 2007
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September 11, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 02, 2006
It is a wonderful school in a wonderful community. I think we are so lucky to have such a school. My son is very happy with all the sports available and I am happy with all the teachers. 4 stars

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2006
Sadly, this school is overcrowded and the students suffer as a result. The reality of day to day quality of education is a far cry from what you see on paper. Its about the perception of 'academic excellence' not meeting the needs of the students on a personal level.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2006
Great School with excellent teachers who are always willing to help. Curriculum for this school has so much to offer for it's students that it really prepares students for their future in college.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2006
This school is magnificent. As an alumni of BRHS, I can personally vouch for its academic excellence. With relatively small class sizes despite a huge enrollment, and a plethora of classes for students to chose from, BRHS is among the best high schools in the nation.

- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2005
my oldest just graduated and I have a son who is a junior.Both experiences varied, so the point is it depends on the child and what they want from school. My wife and I have been very proactive and both of us feel you will get out of this school what you put in. The academics are excellent. The only drawback is the school is too large and students suffer because not all deserving students can partipate in varsity sports.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2005
Bridgewater-Raritan high school has a very broad range of acedemics. While setting a high standard and challenging their students they also provide special services to those students in need of extra help. Their child study team is first rate. They offer a number of sports and extracurricular activities. After attending parent's night I am able to say that there are a high volume of parents that take a serious interest in their childs education there.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
Bridgewater-Raritan High School is one of those rare schools where Academic and Athletic excellance are both found at a very high performance level. The curriculum is broad and and the faculty outstanding. Extra curricular activities are diverse and plentiful. Many College Level/Credit Courses are available. This is an outstanding High School Program.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2005
I recently graduated from this highschool in 2001 and i was not happy with the school system at all. The school is 'over crowded' with more then 2,000 students and more on the way our school could not hold all of these students. It was rediciouls. There are around 10 to 12 buildings students have to walk through in the snow and rain with no covering over the walk ways so people get wet. 'It was a california style campus' when there wet they drag the moisture onto the floors walking into the next building which makes floors slippery. The students at this highschool are appaling...There rude, arrogant, obnoxious students. I for one could not wait to graduate.

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March 29, 2005
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September 17, 2004
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Brdgwtr Raritn High School
600 Garretson Road, Bridgewater, NJ  08807
(908) 231-8660
Last modified Brdgwtr Raritn High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brdgwtr Raritn High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top