The towns of Caldwell, Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell, Roseland and West Caldwell are generally know as the West Essex area of Essex County in New Jersey. Cedar Grove and Verona are also in the western area of Essex County.
Caldwell and West Caldwell share a K- 12 school system as well as recreation programs and first aid squads. Each town has their own government. Most shopping and many restaurants are on Bloomfield Avenue which runs through both towns.
There are 4 neighborhood elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school in the Caldwell/West Caldwell School System. In 2012, James Caldwell High School had 209 graduates with approximately 93% going on to college. Caldwell is also home to Trinity Academy serving grades PreK-8, Mount St. Dominic Academy for girls in grades 9 -12 and Caldwell University, a private 4 year college.
Essex Fells, Fairfield , North Caldwell and Roseland have their own K-6 schools but send all students in grades 7 -12 to the West Essex Regional Schools in North Caldwell. In 2012 West Essex Regional High School had 239 graduates with approximately 92% going on to college.