NORTH BERGEN SCHOOL DISTRICT (17-3610)

NORTH BERGEN SCHOOL DISTRICT

The North Bergen School District has a commitment to all students by fostering their desire to learn and encouraging them to reach their full potential. We provide an education to over 7,700 students in seven schools: North Bergen High School High School (9-12); Franklin Elementary School (1-8), Horace Mann Elementary School (1-8); John F. Kennedy Elementary School (1-8); Lincoln Elementary School (Pre-K -8); McKinley Elementary School (K-8); and Robert Fulton Elementary School (K-8). North Bergen School District administrators, in collaboration with Township entities, ensure that all students receive an excellent education by dedicated staff in a safe and orderly environment.

The North Bergen School district personnel have a distinct focus on improving student achievement by continued preparation and professional development for teachers. All of the advancements for curriculum and instruction are designed to improve learning. Additionally, all students will be prepared for the state assessment system, PARCC, and implementation of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. We use many tools to assess and confirm that students are demonstrating academic success. These tools also help teachers adjust lessons and allow administrators to evaluate curriculum.

At the elementary level, we use both a continuous formative assessment system for literacy through Scholastic and an intensive benchmarking system through Link-it.

In a continued effort to meet the academic rigors of college and career readiness, North Bergen High School has adopted Advanced Placement (AP) courses, dual enrollment courses with Hudson County Community College, a STEM Academy, and a Culinary Arts Program.

North Bergen High School was also recognized and received a Bronze Medal for being a top high school in the United States from US News and World Report.

The district has made a commitment to increase the number of technology devices to improve student-learning opportunities through standards-aligned personalized digital learning models. Content supervisors and instructional coaches work with teachers to align curriculum to the NJSLS and bring best practices to classroom teachers.

In addition, the partnership between teachers and administrators to create a district professional development plan provides options for staff members and stresses a personalized professional development experience.

The North Bergen School District has created a community of lifelong learners and built a strong foundation that supports excellence in 21st-century learning.