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Bergenfield Choice District Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Bergenfield Public School District
225 West Clinton Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Bergen County

District grades: preschool - 12
Approved choice grades: K-12
Total number of students enrolled in district: 3,721

Choice parent information center phone number: (201) 385 – 8582 ext. 6
Name of program contact: Mr. William Fleming
Phone number & email of program contact: (201) 385 – 8582 ext. 6, wfleming@bergenfield.org
Website: www.bergenfield.org 

Choice Program

The Bergenfield Public School District (hereinafter “The District”) mission is to offer programs and services that enable its students to achieve their educational goals and become lifelong learners, community builders and global citizens. The District provides a safe and nurturing setting in which instruction is aimed at educating the whole child by promoting academic growth consistent with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. The District monitors performance data for the effective management of student achievement and district goals.  

The Bergenfield Public School District is comprised of five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The District provides a high quality, comprehensive education for all kindergarten through twelfth grade students. Bergenfield recently received the following recognition: 

• District Middle States Reaccreditation 

• NSBA’s Magna Award 

• One of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People 

• Second Best Place to Raise Children in NJ by Bloomberg Businessweek 

• Honored Fourteen Years in a Row as One of the Best Music Education Programs in the    Nation 

• One of the National School Board Association’s Top Ten U.S. School Districts for Technology 

• Bergenfield High School ranked in top 5% in America in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best High School Rankings   

Bergenfield Public Schools offer S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs, as well as an environment and sustainability program that is partnered with Bergen Academies. At the middle school level, students are able to take advanced mathematics and science courses. Bergenfield High School offers a ninth-grade academy to assist students in the transition to high school. The District also has more than 23 advanced placement courses and partnerships with universities. 

Choice Seats Availability

The purpose of the chart below is to inform parents of choice seat availability before the application deadline in early December. After the deadline, the information will be outdated.

The Department of Education limits the number of choice seats that each district can fill. The “maximum number of new choice students that can be enrolled” tells parents how many new choice students the district can enroll in the next school year. If more than the maximum number of applications is received, a lottery will be held and a waitlist will be developed. Waitlists will be developed for all approved choice grades even if no seats are currently available. NA indicates the district is not accepting choice applications for those grades.

Maximum Number of New Choice Students that can be Enrolled: 2
School Name: Franklin Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Washington Elementary, Roy W. Brown Middle, Bergenfield High School

Grade

Seat availability per grade

K  Available
1  Available
2  Available
3  Available
4  Available 
5  Available 
6  Availalbe
7  Available
8  Available
9  Available
10  Available
11  Available
12  Available

 

 

District Choice Policies

Indicate Yes/No/NA 

The district accepts Tier 2 students (see definitions of Tier 1 and Tier 2 ).

 Yes

The district gives enrollment preference to choice applicants who have a sibling currently attending the choice district, provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria.

 Yes

The district gives enrollment preference to choice applicants who have completed the terminal grade of the sending district (i.e., students who attend a choice district with grades that terminate before 12th grade and have a natural progression to this choice district), provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria.

 N/A

The district gives enrollment preference to resident students who move before the application deadline. If resident students move and file choice applications for the following year prior to the deadline, the district will give them enrollment preference (i.e., accept them after the enrollment preference students described in b. and c. above, but ahead of other applicants), provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria. If the district has already reached its approved choice enrollment maximum, this preference will not apply.

 Yes

The district gives special consideration to resident students who move after the application deadline. Students in this situation may apply as late applicants and be added to the front of the district’s waitlist, provided the students will enroll in a choice-approved grade/program and they meet any program-specific criteria. No additional choice seats above the maximum will be approved by the NJDOE to accommodate these students.

 Yes


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