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Bernards Township School District is a top rated, public school district located in Basking Ridge, NJ. It has 5,342 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
About Bernards Township School District...
Address
101 Peachtree Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Telephone
(908) 204-2600

Bernards Township School District Rankings

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Middle Schools in Bernards Township School District

High Schools in Bernards Township School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1330
407 responses
Average ACT
29
236 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,342
Free or Reduced Lunch
1.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,722
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$95,228,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,979/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%

Bernards Township School District Reviews

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Ridge is very academically strong and emotionally challenging.
Academically, the classes are challenging and there is a wide variety of choices that a student can choose from depending on what they are interested in. Students often remember information for the test and then everything tenaciously studied for goes out of heads. Some teachers try to engage students, but others feel that it is the students' own responsibility to be interactive in the class.
Emotionally, Ridge High School has improved by making counselors and support more available to students. However that it has been to the point that at presentations welcoming the grades back from the summer, the last slide contains a suicide hotline prevention center. I applaud the school for making the changes needed to prevent past tragedies from happening again; however, I believe a more effective method to encourage students to reach out for help when needed.
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My son entered Bernards Township School District as an 8th grader after growing up in Japan attending Japanese schools. At Bedminster school he encountered engaging and supportive teachers. This positive experience impacted my son deeply. He was meant to `study abroad` in New Jersey for one year and then return to Japan, but on his own accord he wanted to stay in America. We decided to let him to live with his grandmother and continue his education at Bernards High School. I grew up in Basking Ridge and graduated from Ridge High, so I had full confidence in the School district knowing he would be well educated and prepared for college. He has grown and learned so much from his time at Bernards High School, not only as a student but as an athlete, a musician and a thoughtful member of society. We are so grateful that his teachers, coaches and staff have gone above and beyond to help him reach his goals.
Great schools! They offer many different classes and levels beginning even in the elementary schools.