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9-12 & Ungraded
Public district
Matawan, NJ
Students enrolled: 3,031
 

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4209 Route 516
Matawan, NJ 07747

(732) 290-3900
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June 02, 2015
I've had 1 child graduate from OBHS and went to college where he is now on Deans List, with an interest in teaching. My 2nd child was quite different and successfully signed her self out of OBHS when she was old enough. I have 2 younger children now Sophomore and Junior attending OBHS. 4 children, different interests and different approaches to things, allows me to look at the school objectively. While many of the teachers are steadfast in their ways and plain stubborn, there are those exceptions that really care. The principal is one that does his very best for the students, while at the same time considerring the staff. My overall opinion of the school is good, because education doesn't solely remain the responsibility of the teachers, it is mostly that of the students with participation from the parents. Basically, you get what you give. I like all the sports and activities that the school offers, keeping the children focused and always doing something. Overall, a good rating

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May 07, 2015
My daughter is almost done with her freshman year in the GNC building and I can't wait! This entire school year has been draining both emotionally and physically. The teachers here are burnt out and have seem to have lost their passion for teaching. They lose papers, don't enter grades and overall have a poor attitude towards the students and parents. Prior to my daughter attending this school she went to the nearby middle school, Carl Sandburg and although our experience wasn't as bad we weren't prepared for what was yet to come. My daughter has always managed good grades and had been referred to the honor roll a number of times including being placed in honors classes in another school district . Since she started school in Old Bridge District that has all changed. In conclusion, my experience is our own and hopefully if you plan on sending your child here they won't have the same bad luck. Note to parents just because a school is rated high doesn't mean it's going to be the best fit for your child.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2015
As a parent OBHS is a great school. As far as the extracurricular activities go...there are many. . All in all a great school with so much to offer.

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March 31, 2014
OBHS has become one of the top public high schools in the region. For the student who wishes to excel, there are so many classes to choose from, whether the interest is in arts or sciences. The instructors prepare the students for the rigors of college and the students are getting accepted at the top universities in the country. The number of clubs, activities, and athletics available is unsurpassed. The recent change in principal and superintendent of schools, show a dedication to the students of Old Bridge. I wish I had had the opportunities my children have when I went to high school.

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August 14, 2012
My son goes to this school, and there are a handful of teachers that are really good. Most of them are older and they only care about one thing their paycheck. The principal that just left the school was not a good principal, he never addressed the parents and if you had a problem he would not return your call or email. As far as the Vice Principals there are way too many, they have one female, I called on 3 different occassions and never recieved a call back. I know how they get these jobs it is all politics, but come on, they should atleast have to do the job once they get it. I can not wait until my son graduates and we are out of this school.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2010
Overall the school is ok but, does not offer the challenge and direction a child needs to excel or prepare for the top universities. My parents were both immigrants and were new to the college experience with respect to applications, essays, etc., OBHS did not properly prepare juniors for the prep that goes into getting college ready.

- submitted by a student

March 21, 2010
As much I said I disliked school, I'd rather have gone to Old Bridge High School than any other school. We have the BEST school spirit all year round, the best student activities, and of course the best sports!!

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September 27, 2009
As far as academics go, the school offers exceptional courses that can challenge the student as much or as little as he would like to be challenged. After four years at Old Bridge H.S. and having been accepted to my top three schools (Cornell, UPenn, and Hopkins) I can honestly say that the demand and rigor of the Honors and AP courses prepared me for the college classes that I am now taking at Cornell.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 19, 2009
Our schools offer great opportunities for our children and they care what happens to their furture's

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June 03, 2009
I have 2 children in the HS . I find if you are looking for special eduaction its a good HS , otherwise they have low test scores and have been a school in need for several years now. Im not a fan of the the 12 period schedule , there is less learning time , especially when the class dont settle down for 10 min. I have a freshman who I am transferring out to private school.

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no rating
December 04, 2008
OBHS is a great school. My daughter is now a senior and my son is a freshman. As far as the academics go, my children are both doing well. I know my daughter will be ready for college in Sept. My son is taking honors classes and is being challenged and is also doing well. As far as the extracurricular activities go...there are many. My daughter has joined over 10 clubs and is kept busy volunteering. My son, though, because he is involved in sports doesn't have much time to join clubs. All in all a great school with so much to offer.

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no rating
October 28, 2008
im a student at csms and ill be going into high school next year. we have millions of lectures and speaches about the school; and i know for a shuree fact that obhs is going to be the best schol ever. they really educate their students to becoming succesfull and I cant wait!

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 20, 2008
the other reviews are from a while back, but I currently attend obhs and I love it. we are way more school spirited than before. the building is huge, and we now have a different building for the freshmen because of the growing student population. there are various clubs, and I am looking forward to another great year at old bridge.

- submitted by a student

November 30, 2007
My son is a freshman at OBHS and after coming from all honors classes in CSMS, I have no complaints. The teachers are competent and care about their students. There are many activities for students to be involved in. I guess it depends on the crowd, as it would with any school, but we have had no experience with any drugs. I look forward to my son and then daughter getting a good education from obhs, and going on to college.

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September 09, 2005
The courses offerd are of a wide range and the teachers are competent. They have great extracurricular activities for the students to join. There is one for everyone ... music club, art club, FBLA, gaming club ... and if u dont find any which u like.. you can start your own club. Level of parent involvement is very low. And lastly i would like to say a few things about the 'NEW' east campus. The new wing is well made, it has WIDER hallways, brighter lights and better classrooms. However, it lacks stairways. Students who have 2 back to back classes in the new wing have to travel around the world to get to thier class. The new wing has wider hallways, but this dosent make the old one wider. The integration of the campuses was a good one for the administration but not for the students.

- submitted by a student

August 28, 2005
Both my children attended OBHS. One is entering college in September, the other a sophomore. I felt that OBHS served them well. My son is more involved in school than my daughter, but both have had positive experiences in high school. We are looking forward to getting back to one campus in September.

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August 22, 2005
I have a daughter who went to OBHS and I have two sons there now. I don't think that my kids have been challenged enough. They try to get by with the smallest amount of work, and they seem to get away with it. I think that grades are very inflated, and I'm not talking about honors classes, either. One of my kids is always talking about college but I don't think that he is going to be ready for college work. A lot of that is his lack of work, but the teachers aren't demanding his best work either. The teachers are all very nice people and I bet they know their subjects. They don't seem to challenge enough.

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April 13, 2005
Two of my daughters graduated from OBHS and I have one in her Junior year. My daughters have gone to college and are doing well in their endeavors. They had some good training at OBHS. My wife and I were and still are very involved in the present and future of the school. I think there is still a lot of room for improvement, but I also believe that the parents hold a large share of the responsibility.

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2005
I went to school here from 1993 - 1996 and I was often asked to try drugs and if I did not comply, rumors were spread about me that I had AIDS. I'm still in counseling for this. One big complaint is they never made use out of the planetarium. We'd go there about 2 times a year, if that. I enjoyed the cafeteria, that is, when I wasn't getting beat up for not doing drugs.

- submitted by a student

October 04, 2004
Old Bridge High School needs to have two principals as one cannot handle both east and west campuses which are located in two different parts of town. Security, bullying are issues (among other things) that are at the high school. Board of Education is stagnant with ideas and needs to be changed.

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2004
This school is amazing it has fun activities and great classes you can take. It is being remodeled and getting a brand new gym caft. And a whole bunch more. This school is difenitly 5 out of 5.

- submitted by a student

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Old Bridge High School
4209 Route 516, Matawan, NJ  07747
(732) 290-3900
Last modified Old Bridge High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Old Bridge High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top