Teaneck Public Schools News Article

Recent Student Accomplishments

New COVID-19 Student Led PSA's Recognized by Board 

On December 2, 2020, the Teaneck Board of Education recognized over 30 students and staff members for their participation in creating COVID-19 Safety videos (in English & Spanish) that are age-appropriate and meant to be shown to our students as they return to school. All nine PSA (Public Service Announcement) video clips are available on our District YouTube page (become a subscriber!) and we invite parents to watch them with their children:  https://www.youtube.com/c/TeaneckPublicSchools/videos

We are extremely proud of this collaborative effort - one that supports the goal of our new Internal & External Communication Plan to get more students involved in our go-forward communications.  This also supports our Media Arts initiative that includes the Media production club that has now been in place for 2 school years.

Congrats to ALL of the students and staff who were involved in this outstanding collaboration. Special thanks to our Digital Media Production club!

TJMS Student - Bergen County Sheriff Recognition

Congratulations to Joseph Cecchini, Grade 5, Thomas Jefferson Middle School.  He's among the winners of the 2020 Bergen County Sheriff's Office first annual BCSO Youth Writing Contest. Approximately 200 students were judged by a seven-member panel of command staff.  Our Board of Education also celebrated his accomplishment at our most recent Board meeting.

Teaneck High School's Class of 2020 Valedictorian on NorthJersey.com

THS Class of 2020 

You can see the full interview here: https://youtu.be/bUhfPoKD81g   


Board Recognition - HS Seniors - June 17 Recognition 

HS seniors #1 

HS seniors #3 

Board Recognition - HS Seniors - June 17 Recognition (pdf)
Board Recognition - HS Seniors - June 17 Recognition (rft)

FDU Spring STEM Program – June 17 Recognition


Featured - Dr Luke Schultheis, Vice President of Enrollment & Planning at Fairleigh Dickinson University

FDU STEM Spring Program List June 2020 (pdf)
FDU STEM Spring Program List June 2020 (rtf)


Teaneck Students Recognized on All-Decade Girls Bowling Team

Congrats to our own Mia Ash and Margaux Lesser, Teaneck High School, for making the "second team" for the All-Decade recognition!  



2019 Teaneck Chamber of Commerce Community Service Awards

The Teaneck Chamber of Commerce awarded Ms. Kasai Sanchez, currently a 9th grade student at Teaneck High School (formerly at Benjamin Franklin Middle School) the Mayor Lizette Phillips Parker Memorial Award.  This award recognizes a Teaneck youth between the ages of 14 and 22 who has demonstrated significant community service in Teaneck as "Educator of the Year." Ms. Sanchez is an outspoken young woman who advocates for what she believes is right/fair. She was a writer for her school newspaper, serves on the Teaneck Youth Advisory Board and volunteers her time to tutor, mentor and to help various organizations.  She was a member of the first graduating class for the Girls Exploring Engineering Program located at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Kasai Sanchez   

2019 Teaneck Chamber of Commerce Community Service Awards 


TPS Exceptional Achievers 

Perfect Scores on NJSLA 2019
 Hawthorne's Exceptional Achievers
 Lowell's Exceptional Achievers
 Whittier's Exceptional Achievers
 BFMS Achievers
TJMS' Exceptional Achievers

THS' Exceptional Achievers



94 Students Attain “5’s” (Exceeding Expectations) on 2019 NJSLA English Language Arts AND Math or Perfect Scores on One or More Assessments

TEANECK, New Jersey, November 13, 2019 — Prior to this evening’s Teaneck Board of Education meeting, the District will continue its annual tradition to celebrate the accomplishments of its “Exceptional Achievers”.  During this ceremony, 94 students (grades 3 – 11) will be recognized for having achieved exceptional scores on the 2019 administration of the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA – formerly known as PARCC). 

Among the students recognized this evening:
• 89 received a “5” (Exceeding Expectations score) on NJSLA ELA AND Math;
o 5 of these students received a Perfect Score on NJSLA ELA AND Math;
o 8 of these students received a Perfect Score on NJSLA ELA;
o 2 of these students received a Perfect Score on NJSLA Math; and
• 5 additional students achieved a Perfect Score on NJSLA ELA.
Note: The new NJSLA Science scores have not yet been released by the State

“When I talk about The Teaneck Advantage, our new district vision, I believe this school district can – and will be – a shining example for public education in New Jersey,” commented Dr. Christopher Irving, Superintendent of Schools. “The outstanding performance of these children brings great pride to our community. It is through their hard work and their strong support system (parents, teachers and administrators), that they are able to succeed.  This is what we want to see for all of our children; and I assure this community that through the implementation of our new Strategic Plan, the best is yet to come.”

About Teaneck Public Schools
First in the country to voluntarily integrate its schools, our school district provides a wide array of programs to meet the needs and learning styles of over 3500 pre-k through grade 12 students. The District’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan includes:
New Mission: The Teaneck Public School District educates and empowers students by providing a high quality, rigorous educational experience which prepares students for success within a diverse, global society.
New Vision: The Teaneck Advantage: Educational Excellence for All.  
For more information, visit www.teaneckschools.org or follow us on Facebook (Teaneck Public School District) or our YouTube channel (Teaneck Public Schools).
Media Contact:  Terry Corallo - 201-833-5498
Email: tcorallo@teaneckschools.org 

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