Bergen County Technical Schools

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Bergen County Technical Schools
Superintendent: Howard Lerner (interim)
Business Administrator: John Susino
Address: 327 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Grade Range: 9-12
School facilities: 4
Enrollment: 2,065 (as of 2007-08)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs): 208.8
Student–teacher ratio: 9.9
District Factor Group: None
Web site:
Ind. Per Pupil District
 %± vs.
1 Budgetary Cost 22,416 21 15,483 44.8%
2 Classroom Instruction 12,674 21 8,208 54.4%
6 Support Services 3,694 21 1,978 86.8%
8 Administrative Cost 2,131 8 2,167 -1.7%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,474 11 2,507 -1.3%
13 Extracurricular Activities 801 18 383 109.1%
16 Median Teacher Salary 63,488 18 60,147
Data from NJDoE 2009 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of 9-12 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=21

Bergen County Technical Schools is a county technical school district that serves as the vocational / technical education arm of all the school districts within the 70 municipalities in Bergen County, New Jersey. The primary programs offered are the Bergen County Academies and Bergen County Technical High School. It has its headquarters in Paramus.[3]

As of the 2007-08 school year, the district's four schools had an enrollment of 2,065 students and 208.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.9.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

For the 1997-98 school year, the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology was named a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve.[4]


Schools in the district (with 2007-08 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[5]) are:

Bergen County Academies, Dr. John Grieco Campus
  • The Bergen County Academies, Dr. John Grieco Campus (grades 9-12; 1,050 students) offers seven public magnet high school programs. The Academies prepare students to meet the academic rigors of college and the corporate world beyond through a blend of professional, technical and academic courses.
  • The Bergen County Technical High School, Paramus Campus (grades 9-12, 138 students) is a shared-time vocational and technical training facility for Bergen County residents.
  • The Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro Campus (grades 9-12; 618 students) is a full-time public high school that provides a challenging, project-driven curriculum in a technology-infused environment. The curriculum is structured around a core of interdisciplinary technical and academic disciplines that prepare students for post-secondary education and career development work-based experiences.


Core members of the district's administration are:[6]

  • Interim Superintendent of Schools – Howard Lerner
  • Interim Assistant Superintendent of Schools - Andrea Sheridan
  • Business Administrator - John Susino


  1. ^ a b District information for the Bergen County Technical Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 5, 2009.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Welcome." Bergen County Technical Schools. Retrieved on April 27, 2011. "327 E. Ridgewood Ave Paramus, New Jersey 07652"
  4. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Star School Award recipient detail 1997-98 school year, Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology, accessed July 13, 2006
  5. ^ Data for the Bergen County Technical Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 8, 2009.
  6. ^ District Administration, Bergen County Technical Schools. Accessed January 22, 2010.

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Coordinates: 40°57′24″N 74°03′25″W / 40.956628°N 74.056933°W / 40.956628; -74.056933