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Bound Brook, New Jersey
Somerset County
Bound Brook School District
Bound Brook High School is a public school located in Bound Brook, New Jersey with 577 students in grades 9-12.
Highlights
AVID Initiative (Advancement Via Individual Determination), which helps teachers shift from delivering content to facilitating learning, resulting in an inquiry-based, student-centric classroom.
Continue to utilize Restorative Practices, which serves as a foundation for building a community of learners.
Participate in the Bridge to Employment program, to learn about careers available in the health care sector.
Awards

Bound Brook High School was nominated for The Schools of Opportunity Recognition Program, which recognizes public high schools around the nation that are creating remarkable opportunities to learn for all their students.

Location
111 West Union Avenue
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Contact
Principal: Mr. Edward Smith
732-652-7950
esmith@bbrook.k12.nj.us
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Grades
9-12
White 17%
Black 15%
Asian 2%
Hispanic 65%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
577
students
Female 44.7%
Male 55.3%
Economically disadvantaged students 65%
Students with disabilities 14%
English learners 11%
Homeless students 2%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
144
Grade Percent of total students Students
9th Grade 28%
163
10th Grade 27%
153
11th Grade 23%
133
12th Grade 22%
128
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English & language arts proficiency
35%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
5.0
Incidents per year
Violence 5
Weapons 1
Vandalism 2
Substances 12
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 10
Total incidents 29
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
72%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 8%
1 to 5 days 36%
6 to 10 days 28%
11 to 15 days 14%
Over 15 days 14%
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Spanish 55.9%
English 38.9%
Other 3.2%
Arabic 1.9%
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Learn more about Bound Brook High School.

Mission

Bound Brook High School is a supportive, multicultural community that provides an innovative and academically challenging educational program while offering a variety of extracurricular and social opportunities that encourage lifelong learning.

Academics

The curriculum offered to Bound Brook students is aligned to State requirements and diversified based upon students' needs and interests. It includes, but is not limited to the following: Language Arts Literacy, Science, Social Studies, Financial, Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Literacy, Health, Safety, and Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Technological Literacy, and 21st Century Life and Career/Technical Education.

Sports

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

Clubs

Literary Magazine, Robotics, Book Club, Project Graduation, Stagecrafters, Art Club, National Art Honor Society, Academic League, Student Council, Yearbook, Powder Puff, National Honor Society, Interact, Peer Leadership, Junior Statesmen of America (JSA), Debate Club, Drama Club, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Girls Who Code, Spanish Club.

Programs

Youth College Readiness Program: Offers workshops focused on specific topics that supplement curriculum in preparation for Colleges. Bridge to Employment: Offers opportunities to meet with professionals learn about a range of careers available in the health care sector. AVID-Advancement Via Individual Determination-fosters a safe, open culture, high expectations for teachers and students, and collaboration among all staff.

Post high school

Bound Brook High School works in conjunction with the Raritan Valley Community College to offer concurrent enrollment classes in English, Mathematics, and Computer Science, which provides college courses to students at the high school as part of their academic day. Successful completion of concurrent enrollment courses fulfills high school graduation requirements and grants college credit to students.

Supports

Student support and services includes Intervention and Intervention Services (I&RS), 504, Individualized Education Plan (IEP), English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, National Honor Society Tutoring, Study Hall, Senior Portfolio Remediation, Life Skills, Transition Classes, and Restorative Circles/Groups.

Parents

The BBHS Booster Club was formed to help support the efforts of a sports team or organization. Support is shown in many ways, including volunteering time, raising money, and contributing funds to better enhance the athletic department's performance. The PTO Council Organization composed of multiple stakeholders in district, that meets monthly and serve as key communicators and representatives of the school and community to discuss the issues, problems, and district improvement initiatives. The Bilingual-Parent Advisory Committee facilitates parent workshops from Diabetes Awareness to Cancer Screenings, and Adult ELL classes through a consortium.

Facilities

The Bound Brook High School building approximately 110 years old. That said, a public referendum was passed on September 30, 2014 for renovations and infrastructure upgrades in an attempt to continue to provide an educational environment and programs capable of accommodating the academic, social, vocational and emotional needs of its diverse student population.

School safety

Through the upgrades in the building in terms of the installation of new cameras, visitor system, and access control and panic buttons, it is evident that the high school is fully committed to a learning environment that is safe and secure, cultivated by a culture of trust and collaboration.

Technology

Brook High School aims to provide tools and resources to the 21st Century Learner. Excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program. For example, our Academies (Engineering and Bio-Medical): Project Lead the Way is a four-year sequential program of technical classes designed to promote the use of Mathematics, Science and Technology.

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Block Scheduling: The high school continues to utilize an A/B Block Schedule, which has a tremendous impact on student learning by fostering the use of innovative teaching strategies and differentiation that will address multiple learning styles, and create an improved atmosphere in the building. 1:1 Chromebook Initiative: to provide tools and resources to the 21st Century Learner. School of Choice: Enables approved choice districts to enroll 9-12th grade students who do not reside within their districts without cost to their parents.

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