A brief history of Franklin Lakes
Franklin Lakes was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1922, from portions of Franklin Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 11, 1922. The borough was named for William Franklin, the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin, a steadfast Loyalist who served as the last colonial Governor of New Jersey.
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The borough has been one of the state's wealthiest communities. Based on data from the American Community Survey for 2013-2017, Franklin Lakes residents had a median household income of $155,458, ranked 11th in the state among municipalities with more than 10,000 residents, more than double the statewide median of $76,475. As of the 2000 Census, Franklin Lakes had the 18th-highest per-capita income of all 566 municipalities in the state.
In 2010, Forbes.com listed Franklin Lakes as 146th in its listing of "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes", with a median home price of $1,306,546
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 9.847 square miles (25.507 km2), including 9.379 square miles (24.292 km2) of land and 0.469 square miles (1.214 km2) of water (4.76%).
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or wholly within the borough include Bakers Pond, Blauvelt Lakes, Campgaw, Crystal Lakes, Ferdinands Mills, Hopper Lake and Pulis Mills and Shadow Lake.
The borough borders the Bergen County municipalities of Mahwah, Oakland and Wyckoff, and both North Haledon and Wayne in Passaic County
Students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Franklin Lakes Public Schools. As of the 2014–15 school year, the district's four schools had an enrollment of 1,808 students and 144.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.5:1. Schools in the district (with 2014–15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Colonial Road School (K-5; 265 students), High Mountain Road School (PreK-5; 229), Woodside Avenue School (K-5; 276) and Franklin Avenue Middle School (6–8; 454).
Public high school students from Franklin Lakes in ninth through twelfth grades attend the schools of the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District, which also serves students from Oakland and Wyckoff. Students entering the district as freshmen have the option to attend either of the district's high schools, subject to a choice made during eighth grade. Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff (FLOW district) approved the creation of a regional high school in 1954 by a vote of 1,060 to 51, with Ramapo High School (in Franklin Lakes) opened in 1957 and Indian Hills High School in 1960. Schools in the district (with 2014–15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Indian Hills High School, located in Oakland (1,226 students) and Ramapo High School, located in Franklin Lakes (1,088 students).
Prior to the formation of the regional high school district, students from Franklin Lakes and Wyckoff had attended Ramsey High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship, until the Ramsey Public School District informed officials from the two communities that the Ramsey school would no longer have space to accommodate out-of-district students after the 1956–57 school year.
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.
Academy of the Most Blessed Sacrament is a K-8 elementary school that operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Newark. In 2016, the school was one of ten schools in New Jersey, and one of four non-public school in the state, recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education
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2017 US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. Home value data includes all types of owner-occupied housing.