B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
4200 Academic Drive
New Bern, NC 28562
Telephone
(252) 514-6400
Website

New Bern High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1130
80 responses
Average ACT
23
79 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
55%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • Football games
    19%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Days off
    12%
  • Winter/ Spring break
    10%
  • Cheerleading
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,697
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,432/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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New Bern High School Reviews

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I went to New Bern High School for three years, and I really enjoyed my time there. It was a large school with interesting classes. There were many great teachers. The teachers were very helpful and would not hesitate to stay afterschool to help a student. The principle was also involved in our school and did his best to help keep the school in order. The hallways and classrooms were also very clean compared to most high schools I have visited. I had a very hard time parting with this school after my junior year. Overall, attending New Bern High School was a great experience for me.
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As far as public high schools go, I'd say New Bern does make due with its resources. However, it is often hard to make learning a challenge, and the school seems overcrowded, with too much of an emphasis on sports, especially football, over other things. As far as preparing students for college, the school is rather weak, especially when you consider the small amount of counselors for such a large student body. These things aside, there are some dedicated teachers, and it seems we have a wide variety of classes to take.
Throughout my high school career, I have taken only honor and AP courses. The teachers within these courses are great at their jobs and show dedication and support. However, I have sometimes heard the opposite about the teachers who teach regular courses. I have received excellent grades in each of my classes which tells you something about the teachers. They're great!