SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – In the last few years, many suburban areas of New Jersey have experienced a decline in school enrollment, and Saddle River has seen one of the largest, according to a report by Route 40 .
The South Jersey based news and information website released a list of the ten New Jersey school districts that have experienced the largest decline in enrollment in terms of percentage since the 2010-2011 school year.
Saddle River comes in at number four.
“A wealthy suburb that has seen depopulation in recent years: a daycare center closed there because of shrinking enrollment. In the public schools, enrollment is down 34 percent or by 78 students,” the article says.
According to the article, enrollment is shrinking in some suburban areas in part because “a generation of New Jerseyans is delaying starting a family. And millennials who are starting to have children still want to live close to where they work.”
Here is the full list from Route 40 of New Jersey school districts with the largest percentage decrease in enrollment since the 2010-2011 school year:
- 1. Avalon Borough, Cape May County
- 2. Califon Borough, Hunterdon County
- 3. Camden City, Camden County
- 4. Saddle River Borough, Bergen County
- 5. Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon County
- 6. Fredon Township, Sussex County
- 7. Milford Borough, Hunterdon County
- 8. Knowlton Township, Warren
- 9. Wenonah Borough, Gloucester County
- 10. Margate City, Atlantic County
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