Bergen County has the best family-friendly homes and is extremely popular among families with kids. One of the reasons most people with families choose to live Bergen County communities is because they feature the best school districts. Over a dozen school districts in the county received extremely high rankings, with most schools receiving A or A- grades. Most residents are happy with the standard of excellence achieved by some of the schools. Let’s take a look at New Jersey’s best school districts that received the highest possible grade in their 2018 rankings.

Northern Valley

The Northern Valley Regional High School District serves students from Norwood, Northvale, Harworth, Harrington Park, Demarest and Closter. The school district consists of two high schools which offer extracurricular activities and excel at preparing students for college. The teachers in this school district are ranked the 11th best in all of New Jersey and reviewed as the 6th best to teach in the state. Northern Valley school district is ranked as the second safest in Bergen County and 13th safest in New Jersey.


Ridgewood has held the longest standing reputation of being the best place to live and raise a family especially, for parents who want the best education for their children. Ridgewood has six elementary schools, two middle schools and Ridgewood High School, all which excelled at academics. These schools had an outstanding math and reading proficiency scores in the area. Public schools in Ridgewood are also said to be good at preparing students for college. Ridgewood High School was ranked as Bergen County’s fifth best public high school.

Fair Lawn

The school district at Fair Lawn has nine schools, all which are incredibly well reviewed. The Fair Lawn school district is praised for the excellent preparation for college, the positive influence teachers have over their students, and access to a wide range of clubs. A survey carried out in the schools showed students had positive comments about the growing diversity within the schools. The Fair Lawn High School was ranked the 9th best high school in Bergen County. Overall, Fair Lawn school district is ranked 21st in the state.

Pascack Valley

Pascack Valley school district is smaller compared to other school districts in Bergen County. This school district is notable for quality overall resources offered to students which include sports and clubs. According to Niche, Pascack Valley is ranked as the third best place in all of New Jersey to teach and 12th best school district in Bergen County.


Tenafly school district has 6 public schools; all which are ranked high in several academic departments. These schools have exceptionally high SAT and reading proficiency scores. The student-teacher ratio in Tenafly public schools was favourable at 12:1 and the teachers received excellent ratings.  The Tenafly High School was rated one of the best schools in Bergen County and was voted as the ninth best in New Jersey.

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