For the second year in a row, Bergenfield High School has been named a 2013-14 Blue Star School by Working in Support of Education (w!se). BHS earned this national distinction for the students’ performance on last year’s w!se Financial Literacy Certification Test. In order to earn the Blue Star School recognition, a school must achieve a 75 percent passing rate on the test and have either a majority of students on a given grade level take the test or have the students who took it achieve an average score of 80 percent or higher.
As part of the Financial Literacy Certification Program, w!se also recognizes the teachers whose students exhibit outstanding achievement in finance courses. BHS teacher, Mr. Scott Bisig has again shown commendable progress to that end, earning his second Gold Star Teacher Award in a row. To be considered for the Gold Star Award, a teacher must achieve a 90% pass rate in at least one of their classes on either the Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test.
Bergenfield High School Ranks amongst Top Bergen County Schools
Named #402 of America’s Top 500 Public High Schools by the Daily Beast
New York, NY: Results of a national search for the best public high schools place Bergenfield High School at #402, with a graduation rate of 98.4%, college bound rate of 89.6%, and average SAT score of 1460. BHS is one of 43 New Jersey schools recognized, and proudly stands amongst other top Bergen County contenders such as the Bergen Academies in Hackensack, and the Glen Rock, Ramsey, Cresskill, Demarest, Old Tappan, and River Dell school districts.
Relying on criteria culled from existing school surveys, The Daily Beast compiled the 2014 list of Top High Schools across the United States, using six performance measures: graduation and college acceptance rates, college level courses and exams, SAT/ACT scores, and percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunch. The most heavily weighed factors – graduation and college acceptance rates – are critical indicators of college and career readiness, the goal upon which the district hinges its continued long term improvement efforts.