Norwood NJ Schools
Norwood Public Schools
The town of Norwood has one elementary school K-8. Its students continue to high school in the Northern Valley Regional in Old Tappan. The combined SAT score for 2004-2005 is 1121.
Norwood Private Schools
Holy Family Catholic Academy
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Located in Bergen County, the Borough of Norwood, New Jersey is spread over 768 acres wooded suburban land. According to the 2000 US Census the borough population was 5,751. Nature is abundant for this area two miles from the New York border, with deer, wild turkeys, foxes and coyotes easily sighted in Norwood. Norwood is adjacent to Northvale, Old Tappan, Harrington Park, Closter, Alpine and Rockleigh. Median income and house values in Norwood are significantly higher than the state average.
Zip code: 07648
Median Family income (1999): $ 100,329
Before European settlement of the area, The Lenni Lenape Native Americans lived in the area that would become Norwood. European settlers first moved to the area in 1670 about a dozen Dutch families. Also during that time, a land grant was given by Philip Carteret, Governor of the Province of East Jersey, for King Charles II of England.
“Norwood” comes from this area’s original description, “North-Woods.” This area was once part of Harrington Township, which was formed in 1775 from the northernmost portions of both Hackensack Township and New Barbadoes Township.
In 1840, Harrington Township was whittled down by the creation of Washington Township from lands west of the Hackensack River. What was left of Harringtown Township formed a five-mile square piece of land. This square was bounded on the north by Rockland County, New York; east by the Hudson River, south by Hackensack Township and west by the Hackensack River. Norwood was a part of Harrington Township at this point, along with Northvale, Old Tappan, Demarest, Closter and Harrington Park.
In 1905, Norwood formally seceded from Harrington Township to become the Borough of Norwood.
Norwood Parks & Recreation
The Borough of Norwood maintains a Parks and Recreation system to enhance to the quality of life for its residents. Recreational facilities include 3 local parks, 3 athletic fields, a swimming pool and an ice skating rink. Children and youth can take part in Little League, football, soccer, softball and basketball. The Norwood Swim Club is available to members only.