Top 10 Best Bergen County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 290 public schools serving 136,293 students in Bergen County, NJ (there are 170 private schools, serving 27,752 private students). 83% of all K-12 students in Bergen County, NJ are educated in public schools (compared to the NJ state average of 86%). Bergen County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
The top ranked public schools in Bergen County, NJ are Bergen County Academies, Bergen County Technical High School - Teterboro and Orchard Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Bergen County, NJ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Bergen County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of New Jersey public schools.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Jersey public school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Bergen County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Bergen County Academies
Vocational School
(Math: 97% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
200 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 343-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,109 students
Rank: #22.
Bergen County Technical High School - Teterboro
Vocational School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
504 Route 46 West
Teterboro, NJ 07608
(201) 343-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 678 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Orchard Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
230 Demarest St
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
(201) 670-2730
Grades: K-5
| 321 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Upper School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
143 Charlotte Pl
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
(201) 567-7292
Grades: 3-8
| 256 students
Rank: #55.
Applied Technology High School
Vocational School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 343-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 273 students
Rank: #66.
Alexander Hamilton School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
380 Harristown Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
(201) 445-7700
Grades: K-5
| 274 students
Rank: #77.
Alpine Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
500 Hillside Avenue
Alpine, NJ 07620
(201) 768-8255
Grades: K-8
| 156 students
Rank: #88.
Brookside School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
100 Brookside Avenue
Allendale, NJ 07401
(201) 327-2020
Grades: 4-8
| 520 students
Rank: #99.
Cherry Hill School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
410 Bogert Rd
River Edge, NJ 07661
(201) 261-3405
Grades: PK-6
| 698 students
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Luther Lee Emerson School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
15 Columbus Road
Demarest, NJ 07627
(201) 768-6060
Grades: 2-4
| 217 students
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Lyncrest Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9-04 Morlot Ave
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(201) 794-5555
Grades: K-4
| 207 students
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
School No. 1
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
250 Hoym Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 585-4620
Grades: K-4
| 535 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Ho-ho-kus Public School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
70 Lloyd Road
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
(201) 652-4555
Grades: PK-8
| 574 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Willard Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
601 Morningside Rd
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
(201) 670-2770
Grades: K-5
| 485 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Edith A. Bogert Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
391 W Saddle River Rd
Saddle River, NJ 07458
(201) 961-6350
Grades: 3-5
| 354 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
325 West Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 670-2740
Grades: K-5
| 446 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Walter Stillman School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
75 Tenafly Road
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 816-7710
Grades: PK-5
| 341 students
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Berkeley Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
47 Berkeley Ave
Westwood, NJ 07675
(201) 664-7760
Grades: K-5
| 274 students
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Hawes Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
531 Stevens Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
(201) 670-2720
Grades: K-5
| 369 students
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Meadowbrook
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
50 Piermont Ave
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
(201) 664-8088
Grades: PK-4
| 302 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Clara E Coleman School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
100 Pinelynn Rd
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
(201) 445-7700
Grades: K-5
| 334 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Hillside Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
89 Hillsdale Avenue
Allendale, NJ 07401
(201) 327-2020
Grades: PK-3
| 357 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Richard Byrd
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
640 Doremus Ave
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
(201) 445-7700
Grades: K-5
| 279 students
Rank: #2424.
Wandell School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
97 E Allendale Rd
Saddle River, NJ 07458
(201) 327-0727
Grades: PK-5
| 120 students
Rank: #2525.
Somerville Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
45 South Pleasant Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
(201) 670-2750
Grades: K-5
| 375 students
Rank: #2626.
Ralph S Maugham School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
111 Magnolia Avenue
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 816-7705
Grades: K-5
| 363 students
Rank: #2727.
Roosevelt School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
711 Summit Ave
River Edge, NJ 07661
(201) 261-1546
Grades: K-6
| 472 students
Rank: #2828.
Tenafly Middle School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10 Sunset Lane
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 816-4530
Grades: 6-8
| 850 students
Rank: #2929.
Malcolm S Mackay School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
111 Jefferson Avenue
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 816-7700
Grades: K-5
| 342 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Hillside Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
340 Homans Avenue
Closter, NJ 07624
(201) 768-3860
Grades: PK-4
| 621 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
J Spencer Smith School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
101 Downey Drive
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 816-7715
Grades: K-5
| 353 students
Rank: #3232.
Oradell Public School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
350 Propect Avenue
Oradell, NJ 07649
(201) 261-1180
Grades: PK-6
| 781 students
Rank: #33 - 3933. - 39.
Betsy Ross Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
20 Malcolm Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430
(201) 762-2250
Grades: K-3
| 271 students
Rank: #33 - 3933. - 39.
Central School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
600 S Maple Ave
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
(201) 445-7700
Grades: PK-5
| 352 students
Rank: #33 - 3933. - 39.
Henry B. Milnes Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8-01 Phillip St
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(201) 794-5550
Grades: K-4
| 421 students
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Bergen County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
321 State St
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 646-8170
Grades: 5-6
| 618 students
296 E Ridgewood Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 599-6185
Grades: 9-11
| 13 students
E.285 Pascack Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 343-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 15 students
44 Armory Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 568-0817
Grades: PK
| 106 students
70 Sterling Place
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 862-1983
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
525 Palisade Ave
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
(201) 313-2307
Grades: PK-K
| 320 students
540 Windsor Rd
Wood Ridge, NJ 07075
(201) 933-6777
Grades: 7-8
| 200 students
51 W Englewood Ave
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 862-6164
Grades: 2-5
| 383 students
503 Sixth St
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
(201) 935-6808
Grades: PK-2
| 190 students
56 Elliott Pl
Rutherford, NJ 07070
(201) 438-7675
Grades: 9-12
| 784 students
281 Ridge Rd
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
(201) 438-5683
Grades: 4-8
| n/a students
550 Washington St
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
(201) 935-6805
Grades: 2-3
| 106 students
624 Page Ave
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
(201) 531-1420
Grades: K-7
| 43 students
360 Union St
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 646-7842
Grades: 7-8
| 628 students
Moonachie Annex (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
Lodi (moonachie) Campus
Lodi, NJ 07644
(973) 249-0995
Grades: Inquire with school
| 34 students
161 Lanza Avenue
Garfield, NJ 07026
(973) 253-6614
Grades: PK
| 215 students
609 Westwood Avenue
Westwood, NJ 07675
(201) 358-7060
Grades: 4-8
| 12 students
30 Madonna Place
Garfield, NJ 07026
(973) 252-2714
Grades: PK-2
| 175 students
109 Sylvan St
Rutherford, NJ 07070
(201) 438-7675
Grades: K-5
| 141 students
110 Mt Vernon Street
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
(201) 336-9855
Grades: K-1
| 255 students
Tappan Rd
Northvale, NJ 07647
(201) 768-0635
Grades: K-3
| n/a students
200 Hackensack Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 343-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,104 students
325 Third St
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
(201) 939-6506
Grades: 3-8
| 334 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Bergen County, NJ?
How many public schools are located in Bergen County, NJ?
290 public schools are located in Bergen County, NJ.
What percentage of students in Bergen County, NJ go to public school?
83% of all K-12 students in Bergen County, NJ are educated in public schools (compared to the NJ state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Bergen County, NJ?
Bergen County, NJ public schools minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Jersey public schools average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

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