A proud supporter of Bergenfield’s commitment to improvement, 2014 Yearbook Advisor Norm Dapito submitted Crossroads for the Medalist Critique, a yearbook and online/print work review process facilitated by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The Medalist Critique is intended to help students improve their final product, and contains a written set of standards that represent best practice for student media. The results of the Critique are encouraging: Crossroads received a gold medal based on a total score of 824 (scores between 800 and 1000 qualify for gold). The yearbook was judged on three categories: references, verbal, and visual, and it scored the highest in verbal. With such stellar performance on its first review, it is clear that more prestigious competitions are on the horizon for the Crossroads staff! Click the title to read more.
The National Association for Music Education has announced the list of winning applicants for the 2014 All-National Honor Ensembles. These student musicians from all over the country will convene in Nashville, Tennessee from October 26th to October 29th for a prestigious performance opportunity. On the list of chosen students is Bergenfield High School Senior and soprano singer, Carolina Restrepo. Under the guidance of choir teacher Malcolm Couden, Carolina is the second BHS student to participate in an All-National ensemble since Mr. Couden joined the BHS staff. This distinction is another addition to Carolina’s already impressive high school resume. Click the title to read more.
Bergenfield Board of Education’s Food Service Department provides you with a convenient and secure online payment service called mySchoolBucks. This website allows you to deposit money directly into your child’s school meal account and view balance/purchase information for the past ninety days. Click the title for more information and registration directions.
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. Click the title to read more.
For the third year in a row, Bergenfield High School made The Washington Post’s “Most Challenging Schools in America” list. According to the Washington Post article, Bergenfield High School is ranked 1,442 nationally, 57th in the state of NJ, and 9th in very competitive Bergen County, New Jersey. This ranking places Bergenfield High School in the top 5% in the nation and top 10% of high schools in the state and county. At the same time, Bergenfield High School demonstrated remarkable improvement by moving up the list 178 places. In 2013, Bergenfield High School ranked 1,620 nationally compared to ranking 1,442 in 2014.