Best Public Schools in Hackensack, NJ


The city of Hackensack, New Jersey is home to 7 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 2 high schools. The standout school in this data set is Bergen County Academies, a highly-ranked public high school that is part of the Bergen County Vocational Technical School District. This school has exceptional academic performance, with 100% of 9th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, 98.1% proficient or better in Algebra I, and 99.1% proficient or better in Algebra II. In contrast, the Hackensack School District as a whole is ranked 461 out of 615 districts in New Jersey and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating significant room for improvement.

Graduation rates across the district vary, with Hackensack High School having a 93.2% four-year graduation rate, while Bergen County Academies has an exceptional 99.2% rate. Chronic absenteeism is also a concern, ranging from a low of 2.4% at Bergen County Academies to a high of 33.2% at Jackson Avenue Elementary. Test scores, particularly in math, are generally low across the district compared to state averages, suggesting a need to focus on improving math instruction and learning.

The racial and socioeconomic diversity of the schools in Hackensack varies widely. Bergen County Academies has a majority Asian student body at 55.65%, while Jackson Avenue Elementary is majority Hispanic at 84.27%. The percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch ranges from 6.09% at Bergen County Academies to 70.19% at Jackson Avenue Elementary.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

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