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New Brunswick, New Jersey
Middlesex County
New Brunswick School District
New Brunswick High School is a public school located in New Brunswick, New Jersey with 2,116 students in grades Pre-K-12.
Highlights
New Brunswick High School's smaller learning communities include the freshman and sophomore academies.
NBHS students were NJ State winners representing NJ at the National History Day competition at the Univ. of MD
NBHS offers Culinary Arts, Digital Music, Digital & Fine Arts TV Production, Theater, Dance, & various CTE courses.
Awards

Students at NBHS excel academically, in the arts and in athletics. Students continue to receive academic and athletic scholarships to universities including Princeton, Cornell, Rutgers, TCNJ, Kean University, and other prestigious institutions. Students participated in the NJ State National History Day Finals presenting research as a documentary. After being announced as state winners, our students represented NJ at the National Championships. The Seal of Biliteracy was awarded to 124 students.

Location
1000 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Contact
Principal: Mr. Kenneth Redler
732-745-5300
ken_redler@nbpsnj.net
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Grades
Pre-K-12
White 1%
Black 10%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 89%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
2,116
students
Female 49.2%
Male 50.8%
Economically disadvantaged students 81%
Students with disabilities 16%
English learners 17%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
423
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 0%
6
9th Grade 33%
688
10th Grade 26%
558
11th Grade 20%
432
12th Grade 20%
432
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English & language arts proficiency
30%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
4.5
Incidents per year
Violence 45
Weapons 1
Vandalism 4
Substances 46
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 1
Total incidents 96
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
54%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 2%
1 to 5 days 25%
6 to 10 days 27%
11 to 15 days 19%
Over 15 days 26%
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Spanish 69.5%
English 30.3%
Other 0.2%
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Learn more about New Brunswick High School.

Mission

Our Vision: To Prepare, Empower, and Inspire lifelong learners and leaders. Teachers will implement standards-based instructional strategies to meet the diverse needs of all students. Students will engage in developmentally-appropriate, research-based learning activities that foster critical thinking skills and high self-esteem. The ongoing, multifaceted parent involvement initiatives will acknowledge the value that is placed on the meaningful involvement of community and family members.

Academics

NBHS offers AP courses in Biology, Chemistry, Calculus AB and BC, English Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, Physics B, Spanish Studio Art and US History. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit in our Dual Enrollment program with Middlesex County College and Rutgers University. NBHS offers an AVID, a national college preparatory program starting in grade 9. Themed institutes are offered to juniors and seniors in STEM and Fine Visual and Performing Arts.

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Bowling (Boys & Girls), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Football (Boys & Girls), Golf (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Tennis (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls), Wrestling (Boys & Girls)

Clubs

At NBHS students participate in the Robotics, National Honor Society, National Arts Honor Society, African-American Club, Art Club, Gentlemen’s Club, Hispanic Cultural Club, Dance and Drama, Student Council, Culinary Arts Club, Finance Club, Yearbook, Newspaper Club, LGBTQ Club, Peer Leadership, Spectrum Literary Magazine, Video Club, Garden Club, Book Club, Music Club, Play it Smart Tutoring Program, ESDP, JROTC, Debate Club, Chess Club, Journalism, Art Club and Fashion Design Club

Programs

NBHS provides a Play it Smart Program for student athletes facilitated by teacher-tutors, Extended School Day Program facilitated by teacher/tutors, a Before School Study Program facilitated by the Media Specials, Morning Yoga program, Marching Band program and Choir,

Teachers

Administrators attend professional development presented by the superintendent, assistant superintendents and supervisors. Administrators, turnkey PD for teachers and staff on a monthly schedule. PD is strategic to enhance teacher practice, provide equity for all students and to introduce strategies for teachers to provide instruction that is engaging for all learners. NBHS teachers attend weekly CPT meetings focused on content and curriculum. During CPT's, teachers create and share plans.

Post high school

We work with closely with Rutgers, Middlesex County College, Johnson and Johnson, PRAB and Robert Wood University Hospital. These partners offer tutoring, internships, grants and scholarships and workshops to help students make college and career decisions. A majority of our students register to take the SAT, ASVAB, and ACT assessments. NBHS students have been accepted to attend Princeton, Cornell, Rutgers, TCNJ, Kean University, Ramapo College, Montclair State University and HBCU Colleges.

Supports

NBHS provides English learners with ESL and Bilingual classes that are rigorous and academically challenging. Tutoring programs are available before and after school to support our students. Intervention programs are in place when students require assistance. School Based Services are available during the school day and after school. The high school's referral program supports Positive Behavior Support and Restorative Practices.

Health

Both breakfast and lunch are provided to all students in the high school at no charge. Our food services program offers choices of meals that nutritionally balanced and appealing to our diverse student population. Students learn about nutrition, health and wellness, as it is included in our high school Health and Physical Education program.

Parents

Our student’s families attend our Back to School Night, Parent Teacher Conferences, Student Led Conferences, Arts performances and Showcase events such as Festival of the Arts, Senior Convocation Financial Aid Workshops, College Fairs, and Health and Wellness Programs. Parents are fully involved and informed as to their children’s academic progress throughout the school year. They are encouraged to provide feedback and suggestions as stakeholders in our high school and the larger community.

Facilities

We have a state of the art building featuring advanced technology. The school has over 2000 Chromebooks providing one-to-one access in all core classes. All classrooms have Internet access, an integrated LCD projector and sound system. We have a fully equipped television production studio; video editing classroom, electronic music room with numerous computer labs in our facility. Our staff has incorporated varied uses of interactive technology that enhance overall learning experiences.

School safety

New Brunswick High School has an infused Law enforcement Collaborative within our 11th grade US History 1 curriculum. New Brunswick Police and Middlesex County Law Enforcement personnel work with high students creating relationships as they teach the students about law and protection. New Brunswick High School incorporates safety measures within our daily practices. All students and guests enter through scanners and sign in at the security desk. Students and staff are provided with identification cards. The building is monitored with a security system both inside and outside.

Technology

New Brunswick High School provides Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs within our course offerings. Students can elect into Drafting and Computer Aided Drafting I & II. All classes are suited with Chromebook carts; have ceiling mounted projectors and sound Systems. Design classrooms use MAC computers. English, Science, Math and Art classrooms are fitted with Smartboards.

Early childhood

New Brunswick High School’s Early Childhood classes prepare students for child-related careers and more extensive parenting skills through personal interactions with children. Students develop employment skills required to work with children by planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum. On-site lab experiences will be a major component of this course.

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New Brunswick High School was established in 1863. The school has served the City of New Brunswick well through its long tradition of achievement and service to the community. New Brunswick High School has been located at several locations over its 150 years. In January 2010 New Brunswick moved into its newest facility, a four hundred thousand square foot building that occupies twenty six acres of land. New Brunswick High School is a place where students have the opportunity to excel, both academically and personally, in an environment that acknowledges their individual needs and develops their unique strengths. The physical building houses a 1,200 seat professional theater, a black-box theater, a professional Culinary Arts kitchen, a digital music room, three fully equipped art rooms for Digital Arts programs, Graphic Arts and Photography. Each room has Chromebooks with arts classes using Mac Computers with cutting-edge software installed in each. In addition, New Brunswick High School houses a 2,000 seat Gymnasium and a separate wrestling room. New Brunswick offers the following Advanced Placement courses: AP English Literature and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP U.S. History, and AP Spanish. Students study and participate in science enrichment programs offered by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. A number of students also participate in a variety of work-study programs that are designed to develop their employment skills and prepare them for the rigors of post-secondary education. Our students, staff and families share deep pride as the New Brunswick High School community. The New Brunswick "Zebras" have a rich tradition of academics, activities, and athletics.

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