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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Bergen Arts & Sciences Charter School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Garfield, NJ. It has 1,163 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
200 Macarthur Avenue
Garfield, NJ 07026
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Bergen Arts & Sciences Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1160
74 responses
Average ACT
26
6 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$57,161
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,283
National
$949
Median Home Value
$333,900
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Our heritage festival days
    44%
  • Pep rallies
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    22%
  • NONE
    11%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,163
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
57.6%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
29%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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I first came to BASCS in middle school. I mentally wasn’t in the best state, so I didn’t make many friends. Middle school was one of the toughest times for me, but things slowly got better. In high school I appreciated being able to talk with teachers, its diversity, and small size. Being able to talk with teachers was helpful when wanting to learn more or just talk. Many teachers also provide good learning environments and are ready to help. The students here are very different and there also aren’t a lot, compared to a public school, so everyone gets along. Some of the things I didn’t like are the strict dress code and the facilities. So BASCS, rents the school from churches so there can’t really be any improvements done to the place. The strict dress code is something that was recently heavily enforced. There are days when you can pay to dress down, but even then girls aren't allowed to wear crop tops, ugg slippers, or ripped jeans. In time I hope this situation is fixed.
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It’s too strict. Not everyone gets equal treatment. Education is good. Teachers are always open to help. School communicates well and involves parents all the time. Although, there’s new teachers every year. Other schools have more electives to choose from. One thing I really liked was that each student gets a school-issued iPad or chrome book. Disciplinary action is taken when necessary. I feel safe when I’m there. One of the worst things is that we don’t have our own school field for sports. There’s a lot of administration that you can trust if you need to talk to someone. Not all of the lockers work the way they’re supposed to. Pretty small building. Teachers assign pretty unique options for projects.
I've been in this School system ever since I first opened up in the Garfield building. I've there from Kindergarten and recently graduated this year, 2020. The High school's main appeal by far are the teachers themselves. They are what makes this school good and the experience there enjoyable. The teachers there actually care. Majority of the teacher are all fairly young (between the ages of 25-35) which allows them to better connect to their students. They remember how they felt when they were your age and more than willing to help their students however they can. They see you as a person and not just a student. Should you need someone to talk to for whatever reason, every teacher in that building will open their doors to you and will the best they can to help.