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High Bridge, New Jersey
Hunterdon County
High Bridge Borough School District
High Bridge Middle School is a public school located in High Bridge, New Jersey with 177 students in grades 5-8.
Highlights
HBMS staff work closely with NHVSD ELA & Math coaches to ensure a rigorous and challenging academic experience. We offer High School level Algebra program for those who excel in mathematics.
HBMS offers a rigorous Spanish program with emphasis on conversational fluency.
HBMS uses iReady program for differential instruction. Math and ELA test scores have improved since its implementation.
Awards

Bronze level certification by Sustainable Jersey for Schools. NJ Safe Routes to School First Step Level Recognition, providing our students with safe walking paths to school and improving safety, reducing traffic and reducing air pollution around our buildings. Proud participant in the American Legion Memorial Flag program.

Location
50 Thomas Street
High Bridge, NJ 08829
Contact
Principal: Mr. Richard Kolton
908-638-4101
koltonr@hbschools.org
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Grades
5-8
White 81%
Black 4%
Asian 3%
Hispanic 11%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
177
students
Female 51.4%
Male 48.6%
Economically disadvantaged students 14%
Students with disabilities 25%
English learners 2%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
44
Grade Percent of total students Students
5th Grade 24%
42
6th Grade 26%
46
7th Grade 29%
51
8th Grade 21%
38
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English & language arts proficiency
52%
of students

Math proficiency
50%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
5.7
Incidents per year
Violence 4
Weapons 0
Vandalism 1
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 5
Total incidents 10
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
65%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 33%
6 to 10 days 29%
11 to 15 days 23%
Over 15 days 12%
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English 98.9%
Other 1.1%
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Learn more about High Bridge Middle School.

Mission

With an average class size of 19, the HBMS offers a nurturing educational climate for 5th, 6th 7th and 8th graders that fosters healthy social, emotional and physical growth.Our teachers use the latest instructional methods to ensure each student receives meaningful learning experiences. HBMS student work is proudly on display throughout the building. Our schools continues to offer students diverse, interactive cultural arts programs and engaging field trips.

Academics

Today’s Middle School students have diverse educational needs and High Bridge meets those needs by offering a strong academic program that includes inquiry based science, English language arts, mathematics, pre-algebra, algebra, social studies, Spanish, art, music, computer literacy and study skills. Technology remains a high priority and is integrated throughout the educational program.

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Girls), Cross Country (Coed), Softball (Girls), Volleyball (Girls)

Clubs

HBMS offers our students a wide range of after school activities to expand their interests. Chorus, band, art club, drama and our literary magazine build on classroom learning. Homework club offers students one-on-one support. Student Leadership promotes team building and encourages philanthropy through community service projects.

Teachers

Our staff and teachers are dedicated to the education of High Bridge students. They demonstrate competency, involvement and a commitment to excellence. Staff participates in continuous training to implement the newest learning techniques.

Supports

Academic assistance study periods provide individual pacing and monitoring of schoolwork for select students. The Middle School uses an Intervention and Referral System to provide assistance for at-risk students. The Gifted and Talented program uses multiple assessments to identify students, provides individualized programs and offers a range of services for qualifying students. Special Education students receive a range of services from in-class support to pull out replacement instruction.

Health

Social and emotional learning is a vital part of our district's plan to help our students establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. We offer the Wingman youth leadership program and our staff members are trained in the Nurtured Heart approach by our own in district trainer.

Parents

Communication is a key component of HBMS. Parents are encouraged to communicate often with teachers, to meet with staff, and participate in conferences. Online Parent Portal is available to parents for grades and social media outlets are used to keep parents updated. Our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) sponsors cultural arts programs and “Kids Night Out” to further enhance student activity.

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