Bergenfield High School Ranked 4th in Bergen County, 28th in State in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best High School Rankings
For the third year in a row, Bergenfield High School has been ranked among the top 3% of high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. BHS was recognized as 707th in the nation, 28th in the state, and 4th in Bergen County, behind only the Bergen County Academies, Bergen County Technical High School Teterboro, and Ridgewood High School in the 2018 High School Rankings.
The 2018 Best High School Rankings awards the top 5,948 public high schools with gold, silver and bronze medals, indicating their level of college readiness. Over 20,500 public high schools across all 50 states were analyzed, with less than 30 percent of the schools being awarded medals. BHS earned a silver medal for the second year in a row.
The 2018 rankings feature data on a number of factors. A four-step process was used to determine the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools. The first three steps ensured that schools serve all of their students well. Students must have exceeded expectations in their state proficiency tests, met a threshold for student graduation rates, and schools must have proved an ability to help underserved students perform better than the state average. For those schools that made it past the first three steps, a fourth step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.
In addition to the national rankings, U.S. News has published rankings of the top schools in each state, as well as the Best STEM Schools, Best Charter Schools and Best Magnet Schools. The rankings are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm.
“We are excited once again to be recognized for our student success,” said Dr. Christopher Tully, Superintendent of Schools. “We continue to provide our students with access to rigorous learning opportunities taught by a world-class faculty, and our students continue to answer the challenge.”