A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
49 Cottage Place
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
Telephone
(201) 670-2700

Ridgewood Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1300
337 responses
Average ACT
29
142 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,772
Free or Reduced Lunch
1.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,325
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$106,135,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,429/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    2%

Ridgewood Public Schools Reviews

2 reviews
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.
Review Ridgewood Public Schools
The classes are good. The school needs more clubs & activities that cater to all different students. The food in the cafeteria could be a little more diverse.