A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    D
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
200 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Telephone
(201) 343-6000

Bergen County Academies Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1430
220 responses
Average ACT
33
112 responses
AP Enrollment
43%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 110 responses
Report
  • ASSEMBLIES
    24%
  • Field Day
    23%
  • IDT Assembly
    18%
  • Projects (Wednesday)
    9%
  • Relay for Life
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • BCA Harvesters
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,044
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$92,203
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
Data not available
National
$11,890
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses

Bergen County Academies Reviews

381 reviews
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Clubs and things of that nature are great, but generally sports aren't very well respected or attended. However, the boys soccer team is generally pretty good, a lot better than football at least! School runs late, so all activities that would usually be after school are before or during the school day. Wednesdays last hour is when you have clubs. Depending on which club you choose, it can be fun or just a time for homework. There's tons of options, so you should be able to find something you like!
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There is a lot of superficial diversity. Overall, one of my best friends put it the best, people here are boring. The type of student that comes here doesn't necessarily have a race or sexual orientation, but is certainly one-dimensional. People here enter interesting and become assimilated into the climate of self-absorption and all of a sudden become robots that are just studying, running clubs, and never really breaking the rules or being children. The administration encourages this, too. This also leads to a conservative climate. You are allowed to be queer, as long as you never question the sex-ed curriculum and you fall in line with school politics. You can't question gender relations (which are bad). You can't explore radical politics. No matter where your political views loom, it is almost always assumed that you are going to be ambitious and plan to have a career within mainstream society and be a reformer. If you don't fit that personality, you will have a hard time existing.
There are some truly exceptional teachers at Bergen County Academies. Most teachers are very dedicated to their work and spend time outside of the classroom either helping students who are struggling or participating in extracurricular projects. I think, perhaps more so than at other schools, there is a population of teachers with very heavy accents; some students find that this makes learning challenging, although I think that learning from someone with a different background greatly expands the academic experience. The departments with the weakest teachers and classes appear to be language and literature, although I was never a fan of my physics teachers either.