Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District
|Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District|
|Superintendent:||Cheryl Dyer (interim)|
|Business Administrator:||Peter Starrs|
|Address:||836 Newmans Lane
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
|Enrollment:||9,089 (as of 2010-11)|
|Faculty (in FTEs):||756.3|
|District Factor Group:||I|
| %± vs.
|10||Operations & Maintenance||1,359||23||1,787||-24.0%|
|16||Median Teacher Salary||60,011||34||62,707|
|Data from NJDoE 2013 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.
*Of K-12 districts with more than 3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=106
The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District is a regional public school district serving students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade from the municipalities of Bridgewater Township and Raritan Borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. All of the school facilities are in Bridgewater, except for John F. Kennedy School, which is in Raritan.
The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "I", the second highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.
Awards and recognition
During the 1999-2000 school year, Bridgewater-Raritan High School received the Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.
BRHS is one of only three high schools in the state to have received both awards.
Bridgewater Middle school students qualified to participate in NJ State and National Mathcounts for 2012 and 2013.
Bridgewater Middle school students placed 1st in National science bowl competition for 2013 held at Princeton Plasma Lab. Science bowl is a science competition sponsored by United States Department of Energy, involving general, physical, life, earth and mathematics.
The Bridgewater Middle School Academic team won the A.T.O.M.S tournament for three consecutive years, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
- Primary schools (grades K through 4, except as noted)
- Adamsville School (561 students in PreK-4)
- Dr. Jeff White, Principal
- Bradley Gardens School (326)
- Barbara Binford, Principal
- Crim School (421)
- Margaret Kerr, Principal
- Hamilton School (408)
- Dan Fonder, Principal
- John F. Kennedy School (443)
- Joseph T. Walsh, Principal
- Milltown School (519)
- Matthew J. Lembo, Principal
- Van Holten School (430)
- George Rauh, Principal
- Intermediate schools (grades 5-6)
- Eisenhower Intermediate School (889)
- Joseph P. Diskin, Principal
- Hillside Intermediate School (575)
- Terry Pennington, Principal
- Middle school (grades 7-8)
- Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School (1,445)
- Nancy Iatesta, Principal
- High school (grades 9-12)
- Bridgewater-Raritan High School (2,914)
- Brett Charleston, Principal
Former and converted schools
From the early 1960s to the early 1990s, the Bridgewater-Raritan district had two high schools, known as "East" and "West." The current unified high school is on the "West" site, and the former "East" building is now the Middle School.
Schools that have been closed since the 1980s include:
- Valley School (now the Harmon V. Wade Administration Building, school district headquarters)
- Finderne School (now the Peoplecare Center for non-profit community services)
- Green Knoll School (now part of the Bridgewater Township Municipal Building complex)
- Martinsville School (now occupied by private offices)
- Washington Middle School in Raritan (converted to Somerset County offices)
Adamsville School, now an elementary school, was a middle school until the 1980s. Eisenhower and Hillside Schools, now intermediate schools, were both middle schools until 1995.
Board of Education
The district's nine-member Board of Education is apportioned by population between Bridgewater and Raritan. Since the early 1990s, Bridgewater has elected eight of the board members and Raritan has elected one. The current board president is Jeffrey Brookner and the vice president is Jill Gladstone, both of Bridgewater.
- Cheryl Dyer, Assistant Superintendent (Acting Superintendent)
- Peter Starrs, Business Administrator / Board Secretary
- District information for the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 27, 2013.
- Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
- NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 7, 2009.
- Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed June 27, 2013.
- Bridgewater-Raritan High School 1997-98 entry in the Star School database, New Jersey Department of Education, backed up by the Internet Archive as of December 18, 2006. Accessed June 27, 2013.
- About, Bridgewater-Raritan High School, accessed May 23, 2006.
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- K-4 Schools, Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District. Accessed June 27, 2013.
- 5-6 Schools, Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District. Accessed June 27, 2013.
- Middle School, Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District. Accessed June 27, 2013.
- High School, Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District. Accessed June 27, 2013.
- Board of Education Members, Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District. Accessed February 25, 2014.
- New Jersey School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 27, 2013.
- Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District
- Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics