Bridgewater-Raritan High School
Bridgewater-Raritan High School is designed as a campus-style building, with 11 separate buildings that students move through in nine 40-minute periods each day. The school, which was originally dedicated in September 1961, has mostly one-story buildings, with one that is two stories.
Curriculum in the school has changed over the years to accommodate a growing student enrollment, as well as demands for additional technological improvements and budgetary constraints. Among the school's highlighted programs are a Cooperative Education Program to allow students to earn college credit for high school work, as well as a World Language Exchange Program with schools in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The school also offers bilingual classes for non-English-speaking students, and classroom instruction includes the use of computers, calculators, networked computer labs, closed-circuit television, interactive television and software programs.
The school has been recognized as one of only three New Jersey high schools to be a New Jersey Star School and is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
- Fax: 908-231-0467
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:20am - 2:21pm
- Handicap Accessible: There are ramps and elevators.
- Number of students: 2,930
- Male-to-female ratio: about 50:50
- Public/Private: Public
- Graduation rate (%): 99.5
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 22:1
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: 278
- How engaged is the school with the community?: The school offers a community service class for seniors who take a reduced overall class schedule and instead spend two hours in the afternoon serving as teacher's aides in the elementary schools.
- What makes this community special?: "My feeling is that we have an excellent combination of strong community support, outstanding young people and a terrific cadre of teachers, coaches and advisors," said principal James RIccobono.
- Grade levels: 9-12
- Boarding: No
- Special education: Yes
- Uniforms: No
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Language lab, Library, Science lab, Sports facilities
- Advanced placement courses: Biology, chemistry, environmental science, physics, English, French, German, Spanish, calculus, U.S. history, European history, psychology, government and politics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, music theory
- Extracurricular activities available: The school offers a variety of different clubs and activities like guitar club, student council, key club and others.
- Student clubs: The school offers 42 clubs and councils, as well as a choir, band and orchestra, a television newscast and academic teams. Students wishing to form a new club can do so as long as they have found a faculty advisor.
- Sports teams: The school offers 26 sports with teams for both boys and girls, including basketball, baseball, cross country, wrestling and swimming.