Bergenfield Borough School District (03-0300)

Bergenfield Borough School District

It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you to review the Bergenfield School District 2015-16 School Performance Report. As you consider this impressive data, I’m confident you’ll conclude that our students are excelling in all measures related to preparing for college and careers in the 21st Century. Whether participating in SAT, AP, or IB exams, our student participation and performance percentage averages are nearly double peer and state averages.

Other prestigious organizations have once again have taken notice of our progress and BSD continues to be recognized locally and nationally for the well-rounded education we are providing. The results speak for themselves:

- Bergenfield High School has been ranked among the top 4% of high schools in the United States by the U.S. News & World Report in the 2016 Best High Schools survey.
- For the fifth year in a row, Bergenfield High School has made the Washington Post’s prestigious list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.”
- Bergenfield Public School District is excited to be recognized as a Digital School Districts Survey winner by the Center for Digital Education for 2015-16.
- Bergenfield Public School District (BPSD) has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
- BSD also continues to win discretionary grants to bring additional resources to our students. The district Sustainable Jersey announced that Bergenfield High School has been awarded a $10,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. We also hope to make a special announcement about a grant award that will have a significant impact on preparing students with disabilities for success beyond high school.

Our middle school and elementary school students also continue to impress with their scores in English Language Arts and Math on PARCC. This is a direct result of the commitment of our staff to lifelong learning. Teachers continue to participate in rigorous professional development enabling them to bring new strategies to the classroom to harness the power of technology and data to transform instruction.

Despite the positive results, BSD is not satisfied. Instead, our dedicated Board of Education participated in a retreat this summer to establish even higher expectations for staff and students. Our educational leaders know that minimum proficiency will never be our measure of success. We will not be satisfied until every student is on the path to exceeding expectations. Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership.