Aug 12, 2017, NorthJersey.com: Hackensack superintendent plans for new school year, future http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/hackensack/2017/08/12/hackensack-superintendent-plans-new-school-year-future/527620001/ The increase in special education numbers is significant. We have a large special ed population in Hackensack. We’re known to have a good program. Parents come and say ‘I was told to come here.’ We have a great early childhood special education program. Providing for children on the autism spectrum. I think our enrollment ... We’re hovering at just about almost 6,000 kids. Of that, I would say that we’re at 5,830. Our special education enrollment hovers around 18 percent. Which is a higher percentage than the state average.