Hasbrouck Heights Schools Ranked 19, Wood-Ridge 73 in Safest Schools in New Jersey

Hasbrouck Heights was ranked 19 in the 2018 Safest Schools in New Jersey. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
The Wood-Ridge Child Study Team will host a presentation for parents of children with IEPs or 504 plans about PARCC accommodations on Thursday, February 1. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights School District was named among the top 20 2018 Safest School Districts in New Jersey according to

Coming in at number 19 of 237, the district was given an overall grade of B+. Its overall grade considered Academics (B+), Diversity (B+), Teachers (A-), College Prep (A-), Clubs and Activities (A) and Health & Safety (A+.)

Other Bergen County schools ranking in the top 20 include Park Ridge Public Schools (10), Northern Valley Regional High School District (13), Tenafly Public Schools (15), and Bergenfield Borough School District (18.)

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Wood-Ridge Public Schools ranked 73, with an overall grade of B-. Its overall grade considered Academics (B-), Diversity (B), Teachers (B-), College Prep (B), Clubs and Activities (C-), and Health & Safety (A.)

According to its website, “The 2018 Safest School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and parents.” Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, usually from 2014–2016, as self-reported by the school districts. Niche also collects data directly from schools Factors include parent/survey surveys on health and safety, expenses per student, student absenteeism, in-school suspensions, out-of-school suspensions, expulsions, law enforcement referrals, and school-related arrests.


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