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Bogota, New Jersey
Bergen County
Bogota Public School District
Bogota Jr./Sr. High School is a public school located in Bogota, New Jersey with 516 students in grades 7-12.
Highlights
Silver Medal Award Winner - US News and World Report for BEST High Schools
Offering 25+ teams including our Volleyball State Champs, our state recognized twirling champs and band members, and our XC Patriot Division League Champs
Offering seniors a chance for half day internship, Middle College classes, college dual enrollment, and online classes. Offering our underclassman Bergen Community Early College options.
Awards

In the 2017-2018 school year we were again named a Silver Medal Award Winner - US News and World Report for BEST High Schools, ranked #68 in New Jersey. We also showcase a newly renovated gym, updated wrestling/weight room, updated band room, new outdoor classroom, and updated labs.

Location
2 Henry C. Luthin Place
Bogota, NJ 07603
Contact
Principal: Ms. Kelly DeCongelio
201-441-4808
kdecongelio@bogotaboe.com
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Grades
7-12
White 33%
Black 8%
Asian 6%
Hispanic 52%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1%
Multiracial 0%
School size
516
students
Female 46.3%
Male 53.7%
Economically disadvantaged students 48%
Students with disabilities 15%
English learners 5%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
86
Grade Percent of total students Students
7th Grade 15%
79
8th Grade 16%
82
9th Grade 19%
98
10th Grade 16%
82
11th Grade 15%
78
12th Grade 19%
97
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English & language arts proficiency
68%
of students

Math proficiency
32%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
5.0
Incidents per year
Violence 15
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 8
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 6
Total incidents 26
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
68%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 4%
1 to 5 days 35%
6 to 10 days 29%
11 to 15 days 20%
Over 15 days 11%
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English 60.9%
Spanish 32.9%
Other 2.3%
Urdu 1.6%
Tagalog 1.4%
Arabic 1.0%
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Learn more about Bogota Jr./Sr. High School.

Mission

Our educational vision is based on the belief in one's ability to face the world with their own skills and to problem solve through their own intelligence. We strive toward a school that is fair to both the vocationally and academically oriented in order to meet the separate needs of each. To think effectively, to communicate, to make relevant judgments, uphold positive values ...these are the abilities we seek to develop in our students.

Academics

We will be offering new courses as we continue to increase electives/technology and update classrooms/labs. As a school, we understand the need for a strong STEM curriculum and believe these changes will support our goals. We also added to our Visual Performing and Practical Arts class selection and continue to grow our YouTube channel (BucNation). We also continue to increase our number of qualified candidates participating in our honors/AP classes.

Sports

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

Clubs

Our students are well-rounded, balancing academics with other important experiences. We encourage our students to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. Students choose from clubs such as Multicultural, Environmental, Garden, Chess, YAC, Math, Newspaper, Art/Drama, and DECA.

Programs

The Drop In Center” for our middle school and high school students takes place in the BHS library for a period of time in the mornings and then again after school. Students make use of the time available to print work, complete homework before they leave the building, work on projects, and receive free tutoring with certified teachers and members of the National Junior Honor Society.

Teachers

Our major focus for Professional Development includes RTI training to be used in the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers are also trained in Marzano, Unit Planning, Suicide, Bullying, and Data Analysis to name a few. Newly formed learning teams/PLCs will also be used to discuss at risk students by grade level. Strategic action plans and teacher teams were created to further assist these students.

Post high school

For the class of 2019, 88.6% of the students were enrolled in post-secondary education, with the majority staying local and the other 11.4% enrolled in technical school, the armed forces or employed. Naviance is used for career and college searches, scholarships, resumes, and applying to college. Our students are able to use Naviance’s SAT prep to prepare for the SATs. There is one Financial Aid night per year for the parents along with scholarship email blasts.

Supports

Gen. ed. students may be put through the RTI process to receive interventions. BSI classes are also available for at risk students. ESL classes are available for ELL students. A before & after school homework club is run by a teacher to provide extra help where NHS students provide tutoring. The district also offers special ed. services for students with disabilities including LLD classes, In Class Support & Resource Replacement with related services (for all) such as counseling, OT, PT, & speech. A behaviorist is available, as needed.

Health

Students participate in PE daily 3 marking periods. The 4th period is dedicated to Health Education, including physical and mental health. Breakfast/lunch are offered daily and students have the opportunity to spend time on the playground during lunch. Bogota High School has been designated a Stigma Free Zone and is committed to educating our students about mental health issues. Students are also asked to complete 35 hours of community service over the life of their high school career. BHS also opened up its first Wellness Center to provide students and families with counseling for mental health, family, social and emotional issues. This is open full year with hours outside of school hours if needed. Suspension has been updated to include not just disciplinary action but also restorative justice.

Parents

Being a small school we are closely connected to the community. Strong communication and support exists with the Bogota Police and Fire Departments and the Recreation Department. These relationships help build a strong school community and give our students a solid foundation. Organizations such as the PTO, Bogota Beautiful, the Football and Band Parent Organizations, and the Bogota Advisory Council of Substance Abuse all support and enrich our programs and community collaboration.

Facilities

Recent renovations include: Jr/Sr High School Gym, Science Labs, Band Room, and Weight Room. A new generator was also added. A playground was added in the back of the building. Space was previously unused. A new sound system was installed in the auditorium and our first outdoor classroom with student created and maintained gardens was added.

School safety

Crisis handbook is updated, fire exits are adjusted as needed, and all drills are practiced on a monthly basis. Additional cameras added as needed.

Technology

We will be offering new courses as we continue to increase electives/technology and update classrooms/labs. As a school, we understand the need for a strong STEM curriculum and believe these changes will support our goals. We also hired a new music teacher who is providing classes for our Visual Performing and Practical Arts students and started a class to produce our new YouTube channel.

More

In the summer of 2017 we began the adoption of Real-time. This is a comprehensive, all-inclusive data base program that coordinates student records, student scheduling, parent notifications, and parent portals providing a comprehensive communication system between the home and the school. Through this New Jersey based company additional avenues of parent and student communication has been added. In the 2016-2017 school year we also added a HS data team which provides in depth analysis of student performances on the NJ PARCC Assessment. In the 2017-2018 school year this information was again shared with teachers enabling them to develop an educational strategy to be employed by each student. We also used our new twitter account in order to communicate with parents/students both during and after the school day.

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