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Hackensack School Recognized By U.S. Education Department

From left: school board President Jason Kim, Freeholder Joan Voss, Freeholder Tom Sullivan, County Executive Jim Tedesco, student council President Kevin Ma, and Superintendent Howard Lerner. Photo Credit: Facebook - County Executive Jim Tedesco
Bergen County Academies, the county's selective sending district for high-achieving technical students, has been named an Exemplary High Performing Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Photo Credit: Facebook - County Executive Jim Tedesco

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Bergen County Academies in Hackensack were named an Exemplary High Performing Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education during a presentation on Wednesday afternoon.

County officials gathered in district offices to celebrate with Superintendent Howard Lerner and members of his staff.

"This designation honors the students, teachers, and staff who dedicate their time, energy, and consistent effort to learning each and every day," County Executive Jim Tedesco said on his official Facebook page. "Congratulations to Bergen County Academies."

The award — also presented to Academy of Saint Paul in Ramsey — recognizes schools for academic excellence or for their progress in closing achievement gaps.

Bergen County Academies is located 200 Hackensack Ave.

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