Welcome to the Cresskill Public School District

Dear Parents/Community Members,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Cresskill Public Schools ! The Cresskill School District comprises four schools; two elementary schools (Pre K-5); one middle school (6-8); and one high school (9-12). Our district mission is to work collaboratively with parents to deliver a high quality education which maximizes the potential of every learner. We are committed to providing a learning environment that engages the students and meets their individual needs. The district has a long and proud tradition that provides our more than 1750 students with the opportunity to excel in academics, pursue the arts, or participate in various co-curricular activities. Our goal is to prepare our students for the demands of the twenty-first century.

Our success with student performance on state and national assessments is due to the dedicated efforts of our teachers, support staff, and administrators. We are pleased to announce that our high school was recently ranked by the Washington Post as the most challenging public high school in Bergen County, and as a top twenty high school in the state of New Jersey by the NJ Monthly. We provide an extensive professional development plan that equips our staff with innovative instructional practices.

Another very important aspect of the success of our district is the involvement of our parents. We have very active parent associations at all four schools as well as our Cresskill Education Foundation. It is through their efforts that we are able to bring many programs, assemblies, and upgrades on technology to the district. We enjoy a supportive community that is truly committed to providing an outstanding education for all Cresskill students.

Together we will continue to strive for excellence in an environment that is caring, motivating, and supportive. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at mburke@cboek12.org


Michael Burke
Cresskill Public School District