A brief history of Maywood NJ
Maywood was incorporated as a borough on June 29, 1894, from portions of Midland 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. The borough's name came from the name of a station established in the area by the New Jersey Midland Railroad. the borough had a total area of 1.29 square miles (3.34 km2), including 1.29 square miles (3.33 km2) of land and <0.01 square miles (0.01 km2) of water (0.16%).
The borough borders the Bergen County municipalities of Hackensack, Lodi, Paramus and Rochelle Park.
The Maywood Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 1,001 students and 79.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.5:1.Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Memorial School with 430 students in grades PreK-3 and Maywood Avenue School with 560 students in grades 4–8.
The district offers a wide variety of after school activities ranging from cheerleading to chess club, and where all students have the opportunity to contribute to their school newspaper, The Hawk (Grades 6–8), and the school's new newspaper, The Mini Hawk (Grades 4 and 5), and eighth graders may assist with their yearbook. For the 1996–97 school year, Memorial School was formally recognized with the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.
For many years, after graduating from Maywood Avenue School, students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades had attended Hackensack High School in Hackensack, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Hackensack Public Schools, together with students from Rochelle Park and South Hackensack. Before that, they had been a sending district to Bogota High School. In March 2020, the district received approval from the New Jersey Department of Education to end the relationship it had established with Hackensack in 1969 and will begin transitioning incoming ninth graders to Henry P. Becton Regional High School, which serves students from Carlstadt and East Rutherford, beginning in the 2020–21 school year. The transition would be complete after the final group of twelfth graders graduates from Hackensack High School at the end of the 2023–24 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.
Maywood NJ Restaurants
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2018 US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. Home value data includes all types of owner-occupied housing.