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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 school located in Newark, NJ. It has 291 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
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
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1040
28 responses
Average ACT
27
6 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$33,025
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$981
National
$949
Median Home Value
$222,100
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
45%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Multicultural
    26%
  • Spirit Week
    26%
  • Simon's rock college trip for juniors
    19%
  • Parties (fundraisers)
    11%
  • Homeroom
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
291
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,189
Teachers in First/Second Year
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$31,960/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Bard Early College High School Reviews

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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!
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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!
Bard High School Early College gives every student a chance to succeed and I really like that. The exclusive Associates Degree program, which allows students to graduate with their associates degree is extremely helpful to their success. If I can change anything about the school, it would be the age of most of the staff. I would like to be surrounded by younger teachers and professors that know a bit more of the updated college enrollment process so there are more people for me to go to being that I am a high school senior. Overall, I really appreciate the resources and education the school provides for me.