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Bard High School Early College

Public | 9-12 | 617 students

 
 

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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


Posted September 23, 2009

It is the most diverse, intellectual and different school I have ever been to. It teaches you how to think for yourself and how to develop your thoughts and ideas. The work is less about memorization and more about the significance behind everything that is taught. It challenges the students on an intellectual level and motivates the students to work harder. Its a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

BHSEC has the most nurturing community. I have learned and grown so much here; the teachers are top notch and the students are one-of-a-kind. I love the challenging work, but also appreciate the creative atmosphere. I can be intellectual around other serious thinkers without a cut-throat attitude. There is no place like BHSEC--it's a home as much as it is an absolutely fantastic school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2009

Because it gives the young people to challenge themselves in different fields, it brings the best out of them to achieve and study the best in assorted subjects. It helps these young smart eager students to complete credits with higher standards and push them ahead in their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

I love Bard High School Early College, because it is the only school that works on a low budget to provide an amazing open minded and analytical high school course AND college course. This school is only made up of dedicated teachers and provides the chance to for students to graduate with an ability to think deeply and work hard, as well as an associates degree.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

We love Bard because it has the most intellectually stimulating environment!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

Why do I love Bard High School Early College? Quite simply, because my son loves it there. He loves learning with other students who love to learn, in a diverse community where teachers are learning along with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Bard High School teaches the students to think. It isn't easy to teach this very important trait. But Bard has excellent teachers who work extremely hard and small class sizes so the teachers can really know their students. The students are a diverse group but they all seem to be glad to rise to the challenge of learning in this way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Motivated kids, great teachers, challenging work, small classes. It doesn't get better than this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The students are bright, ambitious and committed to making their world and their school better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

It's uniquie and innovative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

It is simply amazing. BHSEC provides a mature and advanced envoirnment where learning becomes a adventure and not a chore. It is quite challenging and not built for everyone BUT those who are willing to make the sacrifices will realize it is all worth it at the end. The teachers, staff, admin and creators believe in you. They push you and pace you so that you believe in yourself. There were many times I wanted to give up , transfer to another High School and have a normal life with easy earned A grades. They never gave up on me and I am forever in debt to them for that. I was part of the first full graduating class of BHSEC - Class 2005 - and that is an honor I will wear proud forever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

It's one of the best schools in the country right now.. Quality of professors, college courses, seminar style classes really challenge students.. When students graduate this High School & transfer directly into 2nd or 3rd yr of college, they're ready, whatever college that is! Great mix in school, families are represented by all ethnic & income levels. Can't say enough, my favorite High Schooll in New York City!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Aside from sparking the Early College movement and presenting its students with unprecedented educational opportunities, Bard High School Early College continues to play a critical role in exposing all of its participants--students as well as teachers and staff--to new ways of thinking by continually fostering its culture of knowledge and understanding. Besides affording its students the option of graduating from college in two years as opposed to the traditional four, BHSEC plays a critical role in developing the character of young men and women just as it has done for me. -BHSEC '06


Posted September 21, 2009

BHSEC has some of the best teachers in the country, not only because of their personal accomplishments but the immense impact they have on their students. You move on to other colleges only to wish your old professors could come and take over your classes. I had a hard time there but even so I feel like I learned so much more than I would have anywhere else. I'm a BHSEC Alumni and I love BHSEC.


Posted September 21, 2009

BHSEC teaches students to dig beneath the surface and to truly grasp the essence of the topic at hand. Books you read as a middle school student, (or, in the case of transfer students, in another high school) suddenly have a deeper and more significant meaning and far more dimension. Classroom discussions are carried out of class and into the lives of students. Never before have I been surrounded by a community of teachers and peers with such intelligence and open mindedness, and yet Bard still presents a laid back an liberal environment in which teachers can be and are your friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

There is no place like Bard where you can read and discuss like a real independent thinking. If you haven't tried it, you don't know what I'm talking about.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

Bard is a wonderful school with a great college program! The students are very intelligent and are eager to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I am very proud to have been a part of BHSEC. Bard is such a welcoming school to all individuals. Learning is not simply done in the classrooms but the dedicated students apply their knowledge outside.


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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%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
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.

2013

 
 
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.

2013

 
 
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.

2013

 
 
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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100%
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.

2013

 
 
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%
Not migrant89%

Earth Science

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English

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
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White101%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
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General population100%
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Proficient in English100%
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Not migrant100%

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
Not migrant99%

Integrated Algebra

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Living Environment

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Physics

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Proficient in Englishn/a
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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%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 1 50% 48%
Hispanic 2 18% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 16% 9%
Black 1 16% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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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