So we have one of the most “challenging” schools.

And they mean it is not challenging in the way of the old Chinese insult, “may you live in interesting times”.

Compared to other schools in NJ and the USA, it is undeniable that Cranford schools are pretty good.

But one thing sticks with me. A while back I spoke with an exchange student from Europe who spent some time in Cranford High as a sophomore. One of her remarks: “I was surprised they were covering material that we did in the seventh grade”.