A brief history of Bogota
Bogota was formed on November 14, 1894, from portions of Ridgefield Township, based on the results of a referendum held that day. The borough was formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone. Portions of Bogota were taken in 1895 to form part of the newly created Township of Teaneck. Bogota was named in honor of the Bogert family, which had been the first European settlers to occupy the area, and may also be a portmanteau of Bogert and Banta, another early family, with an "O" added to ease pronunciation. The borough's name is pronounced /bəˈɡoʊtə/ buh-GOH-tə, unlike Bogotá, capital city of Colombia, whose name is accented on the final syllable. Coincidentally, 1.54% of Bogota's residents are from Colombia.
Bogota is located on the east shore of the Hackensack River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.813 square miles (2.106 km2), including 0.765 square miles (1.981 km2) of land and 0.048 square miles (0.125 km2) of water (5.93%).The borough borders Hackensack to the west, Ridgefield Park to the south and Teaneck on the north and east.
Students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade are educated in the Bogota Public Schools. As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its three schools had an enrollment of 1,174 students and 86.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.6:1. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics.) are E. Roy Bixby School with 298 students in grades PreK - 6, Lillian M. Steen School which served 296 students in grades K - 6 and Bogota High School with an enrollment of 496 students in grades 7 through 12.Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, which include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district. Saint Joseph Academy is a Catholic school serving students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, operating under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.
Chef Rosalio Rojas’ interest in culinary started at a young age in his small town in the Mexican state of Puebla, known as the birthplace of the chocolate-based mole sauce. Chef Rojas was exposed to many scents and flavors from observing his mother and grandmother cook traditional dishes from the nation and he knew that one day he would want to replicate them.
2017 US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. Home value data includes all types of owner-occupied housing.