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Upper Saddle River Rankings
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Top Public Schools Serving Upper Saddle River
Northern Highlands Regional High School
- Public School
- Allendale, NJ
- 183 reviews
Suffern Senior High School
- Ramapo Central School District, NY
- 219 reviews
- Saddle River School District, NJ
- PK, K-5
- 1 review
Pascack Hills High School
- Pascack Valley Regional High School District, NJ
- 111 reviews
Emil A. Cavallini Middle School
- Upper Saddle River School District, NJ
- 1 review
Upper Saddle River Reviews
Upper Saddle River is a lovely town from the exterior; but, on the inside it resembles a shark tank. Everyone in the community dwells off of competition. It is a high stress environment masked by picket fences and dogs in the front yard. Every kid is raised to be a doctor or lawyer. The emphasis on being successful steals any will to be happy. The worth of the citizens is measured by the sports cars in the driveway and the number of bedrooms in the house. Every kid dreams of leaving USR while every adult dreams of living there. Ironic isn't it.
I have read the reviews here and I am perplexed by some. Yes, Upper Saddle River does not have a downtown or nightlife--but that's why i moved here--I lived in NYC--I don't need that. What we do have is our community--our sports programs, our volunteer organizations, our Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, our fabulous schools, our community events, our library, and our diversity. We have so much cultural diversity in our town-religious diversity---first generation families living here from all over the world. Our classrooms reflect this diversity and as such, my children are growing up learning about all the cultures around them. Both my husband and I both work full time as do the majority of the couples we are friends with. We don't have a fancy house nor do we own sports cars as someone else mentioned here, nor do most of the families we are friends with. We talk to all of our neighbors. Everyone has their own experience in every town.
Growing up in Upper Saddle River had its moments. The feel of some communities are great, however, if you want to raise your kids in an environment that is diverse and doesn't focus on wealth this is not the place. Many of the kids here are snooty and materialistic.