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High School SAT Scores Across Bergen County [Interactive Map]

View the interactive map of SAT scores and Median Household Income for the 47 public high schools in Bergen County.

In Bergen County, income and SAT scores go hand in hand.

All but five of the public high schools in Bergen County where students met the state's average combined SAT benchmark of 1550 live in communities with a median household income greater than $100,000, according to data from the state's recently released New Jersey School Performance Report.

On the flip side, 23 of the 24 public high schools in the county where students failed to meet the state's benchmark came from communities with a median household income below $100,000.

Mahwah, Fort Lee, Leonia, Fair Lawn and Midland Park are the only high schools in towns with median household incomes below $100,000 that met the goal. Waldwick is the only high school in a town with a median household income above $100,000 that did not.

Academically-elite students at the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack registered the highest average combined SAT score in the county, while students at Garfield High School — which draws kids from families with the lowest median household incomes in the county — scored the lowest.

Since SATs correlate closely with median household income, scores at public high schools in wealthier northern Bergen County typically exceed those in the southern part of the county.

For a better visualization of SAT scores by public high school, see the embedded interactive map. Use the (+) and (-) buttons to zoom in and out. Clicking on each data point reveals the name of the high school, its average SAT score and the adjusted median household income of the communities that comprise its student body.

County RankHigh SchoolAverage Combined SAT ScoreMedian Household Income 1 Bergen County Academies 2083 N/A 2 Tenafly  1805 $136,748 3 Ridgewood  1778 $154,348 4 Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest 1762 $135,769 5 Northern Highlands Regional  1731 $156,953 6 Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan 1726 $106,091 7 Cresskill  1703 $104,386 8 Glen Rock  1689 $147,230 9 Pascack Hills  1675 $128,939 10 Ramapo  1671 $139,507 11 Bergen County Technical - Teterboro 1657 N/A 12 Ramsey  1650 $125,067 13 Pascack Valley 1631 $124,319 14 Mahwah 1630 $92,971 15 Indian Hills  1628 $139,507 16 River Dell Regional  1627 $115,528 17 Fort Lee  1618 $69,911 18 Park Ridge 1608 $107,917 19 Leonia 1596 $81,374 20 Fair Lawn 1579 $95,725 21 Paramus 1578 $104,105 22 Midland Park 1565 $81,294 23 Emerson 1554 $106,464 24 Waldwick 1531 $100,510 25 Hasbrouck Heights 1528 $94,465 26 Ridgefield 1528 $58,942 27 Rutherford 1515 $83,837 28 Westwood 1508 $95,782 29 Dumont 1473 $84,682 30 New Milford 1466 $74,864 31 Wood Ridge 1457 $84,118 32 Palisades Park 1456 $62,913 33 Dwight Morrow - Englewood 1426 $76,120 34 Saddle Brook 1416 $78,283 35 Bergenfield 1410 $86,191 36 Becton Regional - East Rutherford 1406 $68,984 37 Wallington 1403 $52,652 38 Teaneck 1402 $94,068 39 North Arlington 1397 $70,777 40 Ridgefield Park 1396 $63,266 41 Lodi 1394 $55,565 42 Memorial - Elmwood Park 1376 $69,480 43 Cliffside Park 1367 $60,239 44 Lyndhurst 1366 $71,369 45 Hackensack 1349 $63,305 46 Bogota 1343 $75,598 47 Garfield 1290 $51,233

Data: 2011-2012 New Jersey School Performance Report; United States Census Bureau.

*High schools listed in bold met the state's average combined SAT benchmark of 1550.

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