You can usually check any school system rating on greatschools.org. They rate the schools on a 1 to 10 rating system. The site is actually very helpful if you're looking for info on schools. Going from Washington Heights is a big change. They are two completely different living environments. My brother and sister actually live in Wash Heights and I live about 5 minutes from Teaneck and I think its a great place. I recommend taking a drive around the neighborhoods at different times in the day to see what its like and if it's something you're ok with.... more
Hi Isabel. New Jersey is a tenant friendly state, however you must read your lease carefully. If you have the right to break your lease with 60 days notice, make sure you have a thorough understanding of any possible ramifications. Be upfront with your landlord.