Cresskill Schools and Education
The town of Cresskill has four good public schools and one private educational institution. The Board of Education governs education services in this district, and administration lies in the hands of a Superintendent of Schools, a School business administrator and three principals.
Cresskill Elementary Schools
Cresskill has two public elementary schools that are further detailed below.
Edward H Bryan Elementary School
This school caters to over 500 children from grades K-6. The school is noted to make AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) under the ‘No child left behind’ Act. The student to teacher ratio is 12:1, which is very good as compared to the state average of 11:1.
Merritt Memorial Elementary School
This is another public elementary school that serves approximately 350 students in the region. Under the ‘No child left behind’ scheme, this school too shows AYP based on set parameters. The student to teacher ratio is of 10:1 in this school.
This is the only middle school in the region and it serves grades 6-8. It received a rating of 8 out of 10 stars by greatschools.org. The ratio between students and teachers was noted at 16.4.
This is the only public middle to high level school present in the town. With over 750 enrollments, this school caters to students from grades 7-12. The student to teacher ratio is noted at 12:1. This school too meets AYP standards which are based on set parameters.
Cresskill Private Schools
St. Therese Elementary School
This private school in Cresskill serves approximately 230 students. Children can attend pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades one to eight. The school is Roman Catholic in origin and has a student to teacher ratio of 18:1. It is also a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.
Cresskill Schools Education statistics
The school ranks in the district factor group ‘I’, the second highest in terms of socio-economic status. The comparative cost per pupil was seen to average at $13,632 for the year 2009.
Awards and recognition
The Cresskill High School was listed as the 5th best school in New Jersey as per a survey conducted by Newsweek in 2007. As per the New Jersey Monthly magazine, this school was ranked as the 55th best public high school in the state out of 322 such schools in 2010.
Special Co-Curricular Attractions
A range of co-curricular activities are offered to students in Cresskill through the various schools. The town also features various camps in summer and street fairs throughout the year.