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Bard High School Early College

Public | 9-12 | 617 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2011:
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Posted November 7, 2009

BHSEC is the BEST school I've ever attended. The teachers really know what they're doing and I actually learn so much everyday.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2009

Everything. the teachers are great, the kids are great, and the environment is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

The teachers are amazing and the work is great. We get two years of college free.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2009

I don't think I've ever met people as intelligent as I have at Bard. Everybody is so friendly and the atmosphere is great. The work is challenging and the curriculum is rigorous, but it prepares us for later work and we're taught so much in such a short amount of time. By the time I leave, I would expect to have learned a great deal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2009

I found great people, great teachers and great academics. I fit in and it seems as if almost anyone could.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

I love BHSEC because it offers a rigorous education in a non-competetive setting. The administration is dedicated to offering innovative learning opportunities, and to keeping class size small.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

Bard is the best school ever! Everyone is so nice, the teachers are really helpful and personal, and because the cafeteria food is so disgusting just like any other school, we have a beautiful field we can go eat on. Also the school is really small so it allows you to get to know practically everyone in the building. Each grade has intertwining friendships, no grade is exclusive, everyone is nice to one another. I love bard so much and am thankful Millenium and Beacon did not accept me so I could come here to this much smarter and nicer school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2009

Everyone gets along. There are no big problems. The teachers are all fantastic and friendly. You come out with an associate's degree in the arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

I have a junior/first year and a freshman at Bard. They both are happy with their friends, teachers, and coursework. My freshman is part of the soccer team which is very good and my 1st year is looking for a college like her HS because she loves it so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

its just the model high shool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

The early college program prepares students for the transitioning period to college and beyond. As a former student I've gained invaluable wisdom and knowledge from Bard High School Early College.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2009

I love BHSEC because it has got some of the best teachers that actually care for the students and know how to teach well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

This school is filled with intelligent, caring teachers who know who your child is, and are always ready with compassion and after school tutoring when needed. It's a very demanding place academically, but they nurture and assist every step of the way. It's a unique public school in NYC in so many ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

BHSEC is a great school because it treats its student like adults instead of like children. It gives us the freedom to take what courses we want, as well as start our own clubs, and pursue something that interests you. Bard is also populated by some of the friendliest people around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2009

Bard is a really intensive school with a great community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

The Diversity, people from all walks of life go to Bard High School. Its an excellent example of one of New York's best traits.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2009

Starting with the obvious, BHSEC gives exceptionally bright students a chance that they may not have had otherwise: a two year college degree. Some families simply cannot afford to send their child off to school, and this really lifts a burden off of the parents and students shoulders. Even if a student doesn't start college in his or her third year, it gives the student an opportunity to double major. The atmosphere is unlike that of any other school. Kids of all different backgrounds, religious, national origins, and sexual orientations can immediately look past their differences or even disregard them alltogether.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

Bard High School Early College has a lot of options, really interesting teachers, and each student is challenged individually.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

The best school ever. it has excellent teachers. gives hope and motivation to young people to work hard and be focused on their goals in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

My daughter loves it, she is helped by all the wonderful faculty. They are simply great.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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89%

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63%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

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English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

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Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

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Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

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U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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Chemistry

All Students89%
Female85%
Male98%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Earth Science

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English

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Female100%
Male100%
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Geometry

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Global History and Geography

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Integrated Algebra

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
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Hispanic100%
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Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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Non-migrant100%

Living Environment

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Physics

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U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
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General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 48%
Hispanic 18% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 9%
Black 16% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 123%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 73%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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525 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
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