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E Brunswick, NJ

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380 Cranbury Road
E Brunswick, NJ 08816

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(732) 613-6904
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November 04, 2014
why was east brunswick high dropped to a seven? new jersey monthly magazine in sept. issue just ranked them higher .... from number 121 in 2012. to this year 47th!!!!!! that's out of all of new jersey high schools. there is only one public high school. the 12th grade enrollment is 695.5 students. faculty to student ratio is 12 to 3.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2014
Overall a great high school for high-achieving students. I do agree, however, that it's not necessarily the best district for average students, which I think is common in similar types of districts.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2014
Curriculum is very high for EBHS and teachers are also good but they are not putting enough care for average students. As a result average students are struggling to get just B - .They tutor the students who need help because they have no choice but to do so. I noticed school rating dropped to 7 which is not a good sign for school. Students do great here if they are VERY smart. If you are a mediocre student you can get lost in the crowd.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2014
This school has good teachers, but it lacks attention for the average students, and pays more attention to the smart kids, and the one that have trouble. The school also has a lot of money, but uses it the wrong way. They use their money on buying imacs and laptops and new operating systems on their computers, instead of the students' education. This high school teaches the better students better quality only so that they get a better reputation on their scores. They teach the students who need help better because they have no choice but to do so. They average students will do worse and have a very hard time. Otherwise, this school is very good.

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2014
Have had two children attend this high school. If you are an average student, you will fall through the cracks. You are either a star student or you have a extreme learning disability to succeed here. They are far behind times and don't want anyone to know it. I say this because I have another child that went to a much better school. There are drugs going around like crazy and they should have dogs to sniff then out or an entry with scanners. The teachers are allowed to just assume your child is on drugs, report their assumptions based on nothing, give a urine test and send you to a dr. To clear you. One of my sons was targeted two times and was not on anything. They know they have a problem and allow teachers to pick kids out randomly. The teachers have no training. They have too few counselors. I would HOME school my child before sending another to EBHS.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2013
My son is a junior in high school. I am very impressed by the quality of teachers, their experience; the quality of counsellors is great. The sports involvement

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2013
East Brunswick High School. My son attended East Brunswick schools from PreK to 12. He graduated with a presidents award with distinction. He also got 21 college credit as he was in several AP classes and they were easily trasfered to his college. He is now doing a Bio-medical Engineering which is a very tough field and he is doing good. I credit East Brunswick education system for this level of training which prepared him for this heavy course work. Yes, there is a lot of competition in EB and if you are a mediocre student you can get lost in the crowd but if your children need a challege this is where they should be.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2013
I graduated in 96 I was an average student in elemetry school. When I got to 6th grade I got lost in the shuffle. My grades dropped and no one cared. If I got a D+ or a C-that was a great report card. I moved out of EB at the end of 8th grade. When I started my new High School SWMHS I made honor roll. I had some medical issues so I went out on home instruction and graduated with honor roll. Now I have 2 children and live in EB. Sadly my kids go through the same thing I went Through...My oldest pretty much failing out of school. I had to beg and plead with them to help my child. Well my daughter decided to go to Vo-tech now she is a high honor student understands so much more and is involved in sports, DECCA you name it she does it. She also received 2 scholarships...My son is a little different he only has trouble with Math but seems like the are going to the same thing to him...Basicly what saying is if you are a honor student or a special need students EB is a great school. But if your just an average student be careful you get lost. If you to get lost be very careful because they forget about you... O

- submitted by a community member
August 25, 2013
Wow I wonder why it was downgraded to a 7... What changed? Is the rating based solely on test scores?

- submitted by a community member
June 23, 2013
Impressive history of excellence. This is credit to the community, the staff and, of course the students who seem to truly take advantage of the opportunities this school provides them. The results each year remain impressive.

- submitted by a community member
March 22, 2013
Could not be happier with my son's education! He is not only mature, but very well rounded from attending EBHS. It is a true institute of education for the real world and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2013
Excellent high school - completely prepares students for college and the next steps! So much to offer in terms of classes!

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2012
Overall high quality school with a diverse student body and a wide range of classes (including AP classes) to take. .

- submitted by a student
March 19, 2012
As a former student at East Brunswick High School, I feel that I was well prepared for college. Having to graduate in June of 2011 I have went on in furthering my education going into college. The high school has well prepared their students going into college. Everyone says the first year is hard as in the amount of work and tests you get in college but for me and many of my peers from East Brunswick High school the first year was a very smooth transition. Since EBHS already gives their students an abundant amount of work and tests college was not so much different since the amount of homework in college is comparable to the amount of EBHS. I highly reccomend this school but you really have to work hard to follow their academic standings.

- submitted by a student
March 19, 2012
I recently moved here from Monmouth county and have sent my children to East Brunswick High School after deciding to move to a place where their education system is a strong point. During the registration process I was given a tour of the school and wow was I surprised. The amount of rooms in this school is absolutely huge and technology wise it is the best I've seen. Most the rooms have these things called smart boards and in the science rooms I noticed iMacs in almost every science class. In their arts classes new iMacs were present and some labs have pop up computers with Mac minis hooked on to them for each individual student. I was also given a tour at the media center which is their library and it is very well stocked with 2 extra computer labs that can support 100 students. Overall the school was very clean and their athletic fields were nice as well with a fuse sized track and brand new football and baseball fields. That's not it on the other side they have 3 soccer fields and a tennis court. Not to mention they also have 3 indoor gyms, a weight room, aerobics room, and a dance room as well.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2011
East Brunswick High school provides a solid foundation for students targeting well respected colleges and solid career choices. Submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2011
You will do great here if you are very smart or a very, very hard worker. Honors/AP kids for the most part have great teachers and will get into a top college if they get good grades and participate in extra-curricular activities. However, in a school so big, many students do not do so well. If you can make it to the top in East Brunswick, then you're set, but if you can't, I would look to other schools.

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2011
What is the measure of a school but the end result - how its students ultimately fare as adults? My children attended East Brunswick HS in the 1990s and each was enriched and motivated by the experience. My son went on to the honors program at U of Penn, where the director told us they accepted many EB students because they were among the best prepared for college. The foundation of my son's career was in EBHS's extra-curricular activities - the newspaper and the We the People competition. My daughter was Phi Beta Kappa at Rutgers; she majored in psychology after being inspired by an EBHS teacher and is now a social worker. You won't find a better public school system. But students (and parents) need to realize that they only get out of it what they put into it.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2010
I am a senior at EBHS and I simply love the opportunities that this school (and the whole EB school system) has given me. The teachers are all really nice and helpful and have the experience to help you get the desired score/results that you want. I took 5 AP courses last year, did superb on all 5 exams. I was also recently accepted to Johns Hopkins and will be going there.

- submitted by a student
June 28, 2010
As a parent of 3 graduates from EBHS over the span of 12 years, all three kids have been throughly well prepared for college educations. They have either graduated or have been accepted into Drexel, George Washington, and Temple respectively, all theit first choice of colleges. All three found teachers who served as inspirations to them in their course of studies. This includes academics as well as the arts. All three also received AP credits from the AP courses they took, with a wide variety of AP courses available. I highly recommend this public high school for those parents and students capable of supporting a challenging academic environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
I am currently a Jr. in East Brunswick High School and I have to say it is very good compared to the school i went before. When I moved here it was very difficult for me since everything was completely new and the academics were way higher since EBHS is probably 1 or 2 years ahead of other schools. During my sophmore year i began to get used to the school and all I have to say is that the education they provide for us is and will be beneficial for our life in the future. The school environment is nice and clean and most of the teachers are very nice and will be willing to take half their afternoon time to help you on work you do not understand. Overall I think this school is a wonderful place to learn and have fun since many of the kids are nice.

- submitted by a student
February 25, 2010
Teachers at EBHS constantly told me they were preparing me for college. I did not really think anything of it until I got to college. I can't believe how advanced I am compared to other students from different high schools around the country. EBHS was a great school and really helped me prepare for the real world.

- submitted by a student
February 02, 2010
The school is way to hard and they dont have good teatchers.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 03, 2009
Great educational system.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 21, 2009
East Brunswick High school provides a solid foundation for students targeting well respected colleges and solid career choices.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
My Granddaughter just graduated from E.B.H.C. & she got a wonderful education that prepared her for college. The education there was very well rounded giving her the opportunity to excel in so many different ways.

- submitted by a community member
September 20, 2009
I just graduated and feel very prepared to take on the workload and expectations of a college student, due to my education at East Brunswick High School. It's fun and school spirited like you wouldn't believe. There's so many course options that allow everyone to find what they really enjoy doing, which ultimately helps when deciding what colleges to apply to.

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2009
We all work hard for what we want to accomplish, and there is no other school like east brunswick that would work together to have the better for our community.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 20, 2009
A school that keeps the majority of kids on track to a better future.

- submitted by a community member
September 20, 2009
East brunswick High School is a great school. It has excellent academic standing and an awesome arts department. I graduated in 2009 and I would go to that school again.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 19, 2009
It has a high academic standard and the teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 02, 2009
As a parent of a 10th grader heer I would have to say there are few really good teachers. The school only cares about how they look and provide very little assistance to their stiudents. They make a big deal out of everything and the things that should be taken seriously are not. If you complain they will simply put the blame on your child and do very little. Very stuck up school and hard to make friends for the average kid. taxes too high and education not that great. I would look into Monroe schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 25, 2009
I am a recent graduate of EBHS, and I would say that my overall experience there is at least a 4/5. There are many different 'groups', social and otherwise, so basically everyone can find a place to belong. A couple of my teachers were a little less than enthusiastic about teaching, but I confidently say that most of my teachers (especially AP teachers) would take as much time as you need out of their own schedule to help you. Now that I'm in college, I feel I am much better prepared than many of my peers because of the touch educational experience I received at EBHS.

- submitted by a student
February 01, 2009
This school gives a mediocre education at best. I had many classes taught by unenthusiastic, boring and unapproachable individuals. Students social life is dictated almost solely by how much money they or their parents are able to spend on their appearance, as the prima donnas that populate this school seem to think they're part of the cast of MTV's 'Real World.' The only reason this school looks good is because it is sandwiched between several terrible schools. It's not the worst school, but be prepared to spend upwards of $40 on t-shirts alone in an effort to gain social acceptance, or you could save your money and sit alone at lunch.

- submitted by a student
January 19, 2009
As a recent graduate of the school, i'm proud to say that i've done my time and that i've never looked back. High school here was hell for me - and I saw the divide between the treatment of AP students vs treatment of those who didnt give the administration something to 'brag about'. It all comes down to this: the petty policies don't seem to be changing, the frivolous spending seems to be continually occuring, and the disastrous mismanagement of the the school gives me the 'chills' whenever I hear the name of my former school. If you're planning on moving into this town - look elsewhere. It only 'looks good' when you compare it to other schools in surrounding towns. Half of the administrative decisions on school policy and budgeting don't even make sense.

- submitted by a community member
January 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 22, 2007
EBHS is an excellent school to attend if you want to have a worthwhile high school experience. Students are trusted enough to choose their own courses to fit their interests while learning. Over the years, the amount of extracurricular activities has increased greatly, making sure there is a club for everyone to get involved in. Teachers here have a passion for what they do, inspiring the students also. I wouldn't think twice about going anyplace other than EBHS!

- submitted by a student
May 01, 2007
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March 16, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 26, 2006
I can honestly say that I am proud to attend EBHS, knowing that it is one of the finest high schools in the state, if not the nation. I couldn't be happier anywhere else.

- submitted by a student
November 18, 2006
I think the school is got too big. Kids often do not know each other. I placed my kid in small private school. Academically it is decent, but nothing great.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2006
However, the teaching staff is by and large excellent, full of brilliant minds and devoted educators. The school building itself is also relatively new, in that they constructed a great deal to add on to the original school. The extracurricular activities are also very strong, with the Model U.N. winning national championships for multiple years. The school isn't perfect, as some teachers are obviously phoning it in and a number of the students can be a bit spoiled and lazy, but by and large, a very, very good school.

- submitted by a former student
May 26, 2006
I find it funny that the students who have rated this school all complain about the social aspects. You do not attend high school so that you can have a social life. It doesn't matter if the kids are self-centered, as most teenaged kids are regardless of where they go to school. The school provides an education almost impossible to match anywhere else in the state. I had attended other schools before EBHS and I was never happier anywhere else. No, I wasn't one of those 'popular' people by any means. However, I valued the education I was able to receive and took comfort in the fact that the teachers were the best around.

- submitted by a former student
May 09, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
April 10, 2006
EBHS is a good school but its student population tends to focus too much on material goods. Have-nots may have a hard time fitting in.

- submitted by a former student
March 08, 2006
In education, and academic based extracurricular activities such as debate, Model-Congress, Model-UN, and We-The-People, this school has no equal. Students consistently won national recongnition on Model-Congress and Model-UN, which were sponsored by Rutgers University and Harvard University, and this year, the seniors won first place in We-the-People competition. The teachers are first rate in foster academic excellence, sometimes reveals itself in the excessive amount of homework.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 10, 2006
As a parent of an EBHS student I recommend that if your child is not a robot, immature of socially perfect you find another school to enrol them into. Most of the staff is helpful but very short patient. If you do not respond immediately to their orders you are given detention.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 23, 2005
Overall a very good education. Nice teachers, nice students, very good place to learn.

- submitted by a staff
November 09, 2005
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October 12, 2005
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February 18, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 03, 2004
I have been extremely impressed with the quality of education that my kids have received at EBHS. The number of AP courses offered is extraordinary! The best part is that the students who attend EBHS really want to learn. There is a great balance between academics, athletics and social life.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2004
The EB School system was once considered one of the better schools in the state. However, due to the enormous influx of uneducated kids and the incredible monetary demand(don't take this the wrong way)of the large number of special education students, the school's facilities have deteriorated. Almost all of the classrooms have at least one problem and many teachers rely on tenure to keep their jobs even though the are not gifted at their job. As with anything else however, there are exceptions. There are quite a few teachers who are inspiring and create a positive learning environment. Many of these teachers are coaches also. Although the Guidance counselors are outgoing and helpful with descisions, they are given practically no authority and can do barely anthing for students without recognition from a staff member of higher status. Overall I feel that taxes are too high and this school needs funding desperately.

- submitted by a student
September 07, 2004
What can I say? Good school for kids that only want to learn. Very hard to learn somethings. Its kind of boring. This is the best school for someone that has a goal in life and can achieve something by himself/herself.

- submitted by a student
May 24, 2004
I attending this school system since 6th grade. My parents never really understood why I didn't like it, but now they do. I have been expressing how the students at the high school are very self centered.I have also told them about numerous fights and how I am encountering one right now. I believe this school could do much more in providing the students with the confidence we need to take control of the situation and also to help us out when we need it. They should also try to listen to us and not make so many suggestions. Because sometimes they aren't that good.

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April 26, 2004
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- submitted by a student
March 28, 2004
The best high school within Middlesex County, if not the entire state! Students are respectful, work hard, get involved and are high achievers. EBHS is kept in good order with appropriate disciplne and students are encouraged to take advantage of the many wonderful extra-curricular and athletic programs available. Faculty members from administrators to substitutes take a genuine interest in the students. The school is deserving of its numerous awards and honors and I am confident it will receive many more in years to come.

- submitted by a teacher
March 26, 2004
Great School. Students likes all subjects. Very strong in follow-up.

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November 07, 2003
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August 26, 2003
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East Brunswick High School
380 Cranbury Road, E Brunswick, NJ  08816
(732) 613-6904
Last modified East Brunswick High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
East Brunswick High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 64 reviews. Top