A brief history of Bergenfield
Bergenfield was formed on the basis of a referendum held on June 25, 1894, from portions of Englewood Township and Palisades Township. 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. The borough was named for its location in Bergen County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.885 square miles (7.473 km2), including 2.876 square miles (7.448 km2) of land and 0.009 square miles (0.024 km2) of water (0.33%). The borough borders the Bergen County municipalities of Cresskill, Dumont, Englewood, New Milford, Teaneck and Tenafly.
Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade are educated by the Bergenfield Public Schools. As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its seven schools had an enrollment of 3,506 students and 277.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.6:1. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Franklin Elementary School (323 students; in grades K-5), Hoover Elementary School (214; K-5), Jefferson Elementary School (254; K-5), Lincoln Elementary School (401; K-5), Washington Elementary School (306; K-5), Roy W. Brown Middle School for (738; 6-8) and Bergenfield High School (1,207; 9-12).
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.
Chapala Grill in Bergenfield
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2018 US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. Home value data includes all types of owner-occupied housing.