NORTH BERGEN, NJ — The U.S. News & World Report announced its 2016 Best High Schools National Rankings today, awarding North Bergen High School with a Bronze Medal award. The Best High Schools rankings evaluate data on more than 21,500 public schools nationwide to identify which schools are best at preparing students for college and careers.
“North Bergen High School is an excellent school all around,” said North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco. “This award is a testament to the fantastic work by our faculty and the strong work ethic of our students. I am extremely proud of the way our high school is thriving and I congratulate the entire administrative staff, faculty and student body for this well-deserved award.”
The rankings are based on key principles, which include the ability of the school to serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.
“This award is proof that the North Bergen School District is doing more with less,” said North Bergen Superintendent of Schools George Solter. “Although our district is one of the most underfunded by state education aid in New Jersey, our High School and other schools continue to provide an excellent academic experience for our students. I am extremely proud of the magnificent work being done not only in North Bergen High School but in the entire North Bergen School District.”
North Bergen High School received an 8.2 on the College Readiness Index with a 16 to 1 student-teacher ratio. Students at NBHS have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at North Bergen High School is 11 percent. North Bergen High School is also one of the most diverse schools in the state with a minority enrollment of 89 percent.
This is not the first time North Bergen High School has been recognized for their great work. U.S. News & World Report as a Bronze Medal Award recipient in 2014.