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  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  7. Administration
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Ridgewood Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Ridgewood, NJ. It has 5,489 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
About Ridgewood Public Schools...
Address
49 Cottage Place
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Telephone
(201) 670-2700

Ridgewood Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1310
415 responses
Average ACT
30
240 responses
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,489
Free or Reduced Lunch
2.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,490
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$106,135,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,459/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    2%

Ridgewood Public Schools Reviews

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Ridgewood has a lot to offer in terms of both academics and extracurricular activities. Everyone is relatively nice and accepting, but there is a level of phoniness and excessive spending here, being a rich area. However, something noticeable is the high quality of teachers. There is a lot of freedom in high school and unexpected respect gained from teachers. I found that classes were challenging and prepared me well for college, and I always got wonderful feedback for my assignments and essays. Teachers were very accepting and many of my science classes were dual-enrollment, meaning even “regular” science counted as college credit. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience educationally with great teachers and opportunities.
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Ridgewood High School is overall a great place. All the teachers and students are respectful, but there are some flaws with the school. Most of the teachers I’ve had are poor, and they often teach in careless ways. However they’re all very nice people. The students here are mostly white, and they pretty much live in their own little bubble.
Ridgewood schools are relatively competitive and offer rigorous courses for higher-achieving students. There are many opportunities that students can use to their advantage. Most of the teachers are pretty good, and some of them are willing to invest their time in helping students.