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Old Bridge High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 12 students

 
 

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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted September 19, 2009

Our schools offer great opportunities for our children and they care what happens to their furture's
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted February 1, 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 former student


Posted October 4, 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


Posted 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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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.

722 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

722 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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83%

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82%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black98%
Asian98%
Hispanic84%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education66%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former75%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Black74%
Asian92%
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education28%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former75%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
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.

723 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Black49%
Asian72%
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education20%
General education71%
English language learners17%
Not migrant63%
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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26%
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SAT participation

69%

SAT college ready

44%

Graduation rate

92%


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
White 63% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 9%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Black 8% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4209 Route 516
Matawan, NJ 07747
Phone: (732) 290-3900

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