Located in Bergen County, New Jersey only a short drive from the foot of the George Washington Bridge leading to New York City, Cresskill NJ is a charming bedroom community. About 8,000 people call the borough home, with most commuting to New York City for employment. What was once a farming community named for the humble watercress growing in placid streams, Cresskill has boomed, especially with the development of multi-million dollar homes being built in the Tamcrest neighborhood.

Cresskill Parks & Recreation

Though a small Bergen County borough, Cresskill maintains plenty of recreational facilities for its residents. Cool off in the Cresskill Municipal Pool, or if sports are your fancy, enjoy tennis, soccer, basketball, softball, wrestling, football and little league. In addition to its 5 athletic fields, Cresskill also maintains 6 playgrounds and 5 parks, so all can enjoy the outdoors. Cresskill also plays host to its annual July 4th celebration, and Ragamuffin Halloween Parade.

For those active gardeners—or those wishing to become active gardeners—in this part of the Garden State, the Garden Club of Cresskill is worth discovering. Founded in 1947, the Garden Club is dedicated to keeping Cresskill beautiful. The club has contributed much beauty to Cresskill: Christmas lights and decorations were obtained for the Borough Hall; dogwood trees were planted on Dogwood Lane; a wrought iron fence, platform and benches were installed Veterans Square by the club. These are just a few of the many undertakings of the club in recent years. Get to know your fellow gardeners at a friendly Garden Club meeting! Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month, except during July and August, at 1 PM.


Cresskill Public Schools

Cresskill Public Schools

Cresskill Public Schools are comprised of three schools, organized on a K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 basis within Cresskill NJ. Edward H Bryan School and Merritt Elementary School house grades kindergarten through six. The Junior/Senior High School houses grades seven though twelve. The district is governed by a Board of Education and administered by a Superintendent of Schools, a School Business Administrator, and three principals. The staff comprised of teachers, child study team specialists, area supervisors, nurses, secretaries, and custodians, totals 180. The combined average SAT score for 2004-2005 is 1152

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Edward H Bryan Elementary School
Merritt Memorial Elementary School
Cresskill Middle School
Cresskill Jr. Sr. High School
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