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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Bard Early College High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Newark, NJ. It has 305 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
About Bard Early College High School...
Address
321 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
Telephone
(212) 995-8479

Bard Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1030
36 responses
Average ACT
26
7 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$23,423
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$777
National
$949
Median Home Value
$94,397
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Multicultural
    26%
  • Spirit Week
    26%
  • Simon's rock college trip for juniors
    18%
  • Parties (fundraisers)
    12%
  • Homeroom
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
305
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,680
Teachers in First/Second Year
41.7%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$31,698/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Bard Early College High School Reviews

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Bard high school early college really helped me in transitioning into their kind of environment. They had a 2-weeks program before the start of school called ¨Summer Bridge¨ where teachers would educate incoming students on the principles and routines of the school. I will be graduating with both a high school diploma and an associate degree. I have no regrets transferring to Bard high school early college. I am currently the vice-president of the National Honor Society, a participant and mentor for the oncology olympiad team and science olympiad team. In fact, by June 7 to 9 of 2019, I will be going to Atlanta for a science competition that I would not have been opportuned if I did not attend Bard high school early college in Newark, New Jersey, to be specific. I connected with other types of races and explored their interest and ideas. I had the chance of been taught certain basics of playing a piano. Most of all, I had the chance of tutoring mathematics and performing research.
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At Bard, we are not treated like babies and truly take responsibility for your own work. The teacher only helps you if ask them, like an actual college. The teachers have office hours where you can ask for help. To be honest with you the only reason Bard is declining is the Newark Public School's Newarkenrolls policy where the school has little power to decide the student body. The school is not so diverse physically and mentally with almost all the students and staff strongly against conservatives view. The school can be seen truly against Trump. But because the good outweighs the bad I can say that this school is really good!
Bard High School Early College gave me the opportunity to break through my shy shell and become very much involved in all school activities. Not only did it help me develop my personality but it also gave a college experience. College readiness is definitely a successful goal that the staff and teachers meet every year. Bard, a place to think!