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Bard High School Early College

Public | 9-12 | 617 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2011:
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Posted September 20, 2009

I love it because i think it has the best academic program. and is vert diverse
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

This school doesn't indoctrinate- it educates. It teaches without forcing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

This is one of the few high schools that give you the opportunity to graduate with not only a high school diploma but also an A.A degree. Did I mention that Obama used our school as an in example in his speech. 'We should also explore innovative approaches being pursued here in NewYork City; innovations like Bard High School Early College and Medgar Evers College Preparatory School that are challenging students to complete high school and earn a free associate's degree or college credit in just four years.' You meet such a diverse group of people here and the experience last for a lifetime. This is truly my second home. Where would I be without my precious Bard! After graduating it would be nearly impossible for each and every student not to go far.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

Bard is amazing because it treats us like mature young adults. It is a non-traditional high school with a great sense of community. With round table, seminar-style discussions and great professors, BHSEC is one of the most unique schools out there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

It is a high school where people who love learning can learn about what they want to, and learn things they never expected to from each other. It approximates a college not only in the abstract or formalized sense of offering a college 'quality education' but in the excitement and curiosity of its students--by far its most important asset.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2008

Our daughter graduated from Bard this past spring. Bard doesn't 'teach to the test.' It nurtures intellectual curiosity and launches life long learners. What a gift!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

No other school was able to address our daughter's yearning for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

I'm a proud parent of a recently graduate student of Bard. This school challenged my son to bring out the best of him. It equipped him with a well rounded education. I'm very thankful to the entire teaching staff for their professionalism and excellent dedication. Today, he is attending Yale University.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2008

Bard is truly an amazing school. It is so different than any other school, and thats the best part. The people there are tremendous and very dedicated to what they do; whether it is a teacher or a student. I, too, feel like applying to this school was the best thing I have done in a while...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

I transferred into BHSEC in the tenth grade, and it's the best thing I've ever done to date. This is an incredible school. Everything about it is amazing (well, except for the facilities...): the teachers (2 out of 3 full-time faculty have doctorate degrees!), who go out of their way to help students; the students, who are eager and willing to learn; and the college transfer office, which works tirelessly to ensure we all get into top-notch colleges and universities. The entire BHSEC experience is amazing. Being able to choose all of my classes starting junior year, getting to take interesting and off-beat (but intellectually stimulating) courses, learning how to become a thorough analyst of the world around me--it's the most incredible institution in the world. It's also amazingly diverse, and it's great to be in a classroom with people who equally represent different races, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2008

I worked in their briefly. It is a sweet school for a teacher or a student. If all public schools could be like Bard.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 1, 2008

Bard is amazing. The teachers work really hard and so even the students are expected to work hard. Though only the hard working can survive here. I love Bard sooooo much!!!!
—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.
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.

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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%

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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.

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%
Non-migrant89%

Earth Science

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English

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
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Hispanic100%
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White101%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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Non-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
Non-migrant99%

Integrated Algebra

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
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Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
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Proficient in English100%
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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%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 50% 48%
Hispanic 1 18% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 16% 9%
Black 2 16% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 223%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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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New York, NY 10002
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