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Tenafly High School: One of the Best in the State

by Tami Rapaport’s Team

Tenafly, New Jersey boasts some of the most popular real estate in the region, and its award-winning school system plays a big part in Tenafly’s attractiveness. Regularly recognized as one of the best overall school systems in the state, Tenafly High School in 2012 was named the #3 public high school in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly and was ranked as the #168 high school in the United States by Newsweek/The Daily Beast.

With average class sizes of 17.7, an average student/faculty ratio of 11.2, and superior student test performance, Tenafly High School has received numerous awards over the years from both local and national sources. In 2010, and 2008, New Jersey Monthly magazine also previously rated Tenafly High School the #3 high school in New Jersey. In 2007, Newsweek ranked it #2 in the Garden State. In 2005, the school received the Blue Ribbon School Award from the Department of Education. It was one of only 38 public schools in the nation to receive the award that year.

The accolades are well deserved. In addition to its low student/teacher ratio, small class sizes, and high test scores, Tenafly annually graduates 97.4% of its students, and nearly 90% of its faculty members hold either masters or doctorate degrees.

THS also offers its students a wide variety of opportunities to excel. There’s the award-winning debate team, the state championship tennis teams, and a highly successful theater program that turned out one of the stars of the popular television show Glee. Tenafly High School also fields highly competitive hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball, and football squads.

The Tenafly school district also operates four elementary schools and one middle school. The schools are all recognized as superior schools with award-winning academic, extracurricular, and sports programs, including the number one middle school orchestra in the country. For more information about Tenafly’s schools, visit the district website.

Hurricane Sandy: How You Can Help Relief Efforts Blog

by Tami Rapaport’s Team

Last month, Hurricane Sandy swept through New Jersey leaving a trail of massive destruction in its path. At least six people were killed, and widespread power outages left cities like Newark, Jersey City, and Hoboken dark and closed for business. Seaside Heights’ historic boardwalk was partially obliterated and swept out to sea. Atlantic City was buried under water. Boats ended up overturned on state highways, and tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy “unprecedented.” He also said the state’s recovery could take months.

Though gas rationing is over and most schools and businesses have reopened, there is still a lot of work to do. Tens of thousands of residents are still without power, and many residents cannot yet return to their homes. Thousands may not get to return home for months – until their damaged and devastated homes are rebuilt.

The easiest (and perhaps the best known) way to help New Jersey relief efforts and to provide aid to those in need is by making a financial donation to the Red Cross, which provides shelter, food, cleanup kits, hygiene kits, emotional support, and other assistance to those affected by the disaster.

Other ways to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts include

  • Donating to Waves for Water, which is coordinating a hurricane relief initiative that includes removing rubble and rebuilding towns along the Northeastern seaboard.
  • Donating lactose-free milk, canned fruit, adult underwear, D batteries, adult diapers, games, and small flashlights to the Keyport, NJ Central School Shelter.
  • Donating shoes, socks, tampons, maxi pads, baby food, baby formula, batteries, band-aids, bottles, and over-the-counter pain relievers to Toms River East High School.
  • Volunteering with or donating food/money to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
  • Island Heights Volunteer Fire Company #1. They are prepared to receive and distribute dry pasta, cereal, oatmeal, lunch meats, bread/rolls, Gatorade powder mix or bottles, protein bars, cereal bars, small bottles of OJ, and bottled water. (15 Lake Avenue, PO Box 316, Island Heights, NJ 08732)

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90 County Road
Tenafly NJ 07670