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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Bard High School Early College is a top rated, public school located in New York, NY. It has 614 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Bard High School Early College Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1320
399 responses
Average ACT
31
81 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$45,500
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$949
Median Home Value
$658,593
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Symposium Day
    26%
  • Community Day
    25%
  • Teacher Karaoke
    23%
  • Writing and Thinking
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    3%
  • Homecoming
    2%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
614
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,460
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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In a nutshell, Bard High School Early College reflects its motto exactly... it is "a place to think." Both inside and outside classes, there are intellectual, stimulating discussions taking place between faculty and students. The Bard experience is unique in that everyone takes their education very seriously and actually enjoys learning! That being said, the work (and workload) is rigorous, challenging, even competitive, and requires a lot of time and energy. This means that students can collectively become exhausted, stressed, obsessive, competitive, and overwhelmed. As a result, many students tend to not prioritize socializing or partying. Rather, they have a few close friends but their life is mainly concerned with schoolwork and extracurriculars. The faculty are similar in nature as well. They are passionate, dedicated professors who love to learn and teach. Many, however, are so invested in their profession that their social life is neglected. Overall, Bard is what you make it!
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What I like about BHSEC is how different the high school experience is from most high schools in the country. I like taking college level classes, and that the students are treated as young adults by leading discussions in class, having mature conversations with faculty outside of the classroom, and leading extracurricular activities and events. However, what I would like to see changed is how some of the students are treated because of their background, as well as how some students get away with disrespecting/harassing their classmates, while others are punished for engaging in something that they shouldn’t be I know, yet some adults tend to look the other way. That is not fair to the students who still have to see the students who made them feel uncomfortable.
I love BHSEC! Even though the workload can be stressful, I am always engaged in my humanities classes, and my writing and critical thinking have developed so much over the past few years! We learn so much but it will be very stressful and you will not always get very much sleep.