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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Somerset Hills Regional School District is a top rated, public school district located in Bernardsville, NJ. It has 1,971 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
25 Olcott Avenue
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Somerset Hills Regional School District Rankings

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High Schools in Somerset Hills Regional School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1280
275 responses
Average ACT
29
179 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,971
Free or Reduced Lunch
12.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,589
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$23,455/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$159,909
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,848
National
$949
Median Home Value
$743,600
National
$184,700

Somerset Hills Regional School District Reviews

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I had the privilege of attending SHSD from K to 12th grade. The teachers are passionate and nurturing. There is strong parent involvement. Being a smaller district, there is an immense sense of community that I believe to not be as prevalent in neighboring districts. I am proud to say some of the friends I still have today are the same ones I met in Kindergarten.

Bernards High is amazing at preparing their students for college. If you request a list of colleges the graduating seniors are attending, you will see dozens are attending Ivy League and other top-ranked universities. In my own college experience, I feel more prepared than most of my peers, and I directly attribute this to the quality of education I received at BHS. Classes at BHS are rigorous, and the students ambitious -- however, there is NOT an overly competitive, toxic environment that I hear about from friends in some surrounding districts. If you are looking for a well-rounded educational experience, look to SHSD.
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This district is, without a doubt, one of the top in the state of New Jersey. You will not find more motivated students, faculty, and parents. In addition to academic achievement, the atmosphere is also very nurturing and supportive from Kindergarten to Senior year. The sports programs are also first rate, and because Bernards is a small high school, there is much more playing time for students who are interested in sports. The college search process is also very thoughtful. This is a wonderful place for students to learn, socialize, and enjoy their school years!
I grew up in the small town of Bernardsville, New Jersey and have lived here my whole life. I attend the Somerset Hills School District and have made numerous friends throughout the years. Although it is a small country town, the people I've met and the education I've received has been stellar. The type of education I've received is similar to a private education with small class sizes and individual attention provided. Growing up I was involved in many sport programs affiliated with the school district. I have seen the growth of these programs and how advanced our sports teams have become and how much our district has improved throughout the years. I hope the district continues to fund our sports programs so that we can continue to field competitive teams in all sports. However, since I did struggle with math throughout the years, I feel that perhaps they could revamp the program to make it more engaging.