MAHWAH, N.J. -- Strong communities start with strong schools. That's why Mahwah Mayor Bill Laforet is working to ensure the town's schools are poised to remain top of the class in recent state and national rankings.
According to U.S. News & World Report, Mahwah High School was ranked 32nd in the state thanks to high graduation rates, college preparedness and strength of curriculum. Nationally, the school ranked an impressive 594th, earning a silver medal recognition.
In addition to taking classes that have resulted in a 99 percent proficiency in English and 94 percent in Mathematics, students at Mahwah High also take part in a variety of educational clubs. Activities range from Mock Trial to Future Business Leaders of America to the Robotics Club Team. It's this learning inside and outside of the classroom that has helped nearly 60 percent of Mahwah students qualify for AP exams, and boast a 90 percent passing rate.
Fortunately, Mahwah has been able to invest in its future without burdening the present. The town currently has some of the lowest tax rates in Bergen County. In fact, taxes in Mahwah have seen a 1.86 percent decrease from 2010 to 2015. Thanks to the works of Mahwah Township Public School's Board of Education and Mayor Bill Laforet, students and parents have access to an exceptional education.
To learn more about Bill Laforet and his plans for Mahwah, visit his website.