A brief history of Demarest
Demarest was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1903, from portions of Harrington Township and Palisades Township.The borough was named for the Demarest family and for the Demarest train station, which had in turn been named for Ralph S. Demarest, who was a director of the Northern Railroad of New Jersey that built the station and represented the area in both the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate in the mid-19th century. Located in the northeastern corner of New Jersey and its Gateway Region, Demarest is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.078 square miles (5.382 km2), including 2.067 square miles (5.353 km2) of land and 0.011 square miles (0.029 km2) of water (0.55%). At the heart of Demarest is an area known as the Duck Pond, which is a section of the Tenakill Brook. The borough borders the Bergen County municipalities of Alpine, Closter, Cresskill, Dumont and Haworth
The Demarest Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its three schools had an enrollment of 997 students and 63.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.6:1. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are County Road School with 123 Kindergarten and first grade students, Luther Lee Emerson School with an enrollment of 233 students in grades 2 - 4 and Demarest Middle School which serves 322 students in grades 5 through 8.
Students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest in Demarest, together with students from Closter and Haworth. The high school is part of the Northern Valley Regional High School District, which also serves students from Harrington Park, Northvale, Norwood and Old Tappan at Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan. During the 1994-96 school years, Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,218 students and 94.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.9:1.
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.
The Academy of the Holy Angels is a private high school for girls that operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
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2017 US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. Home value data includes all types of owner-occupied housing.