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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Ridge High School is a top rated, public school located in Basking Ridge, NJ. It has 1,864 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

Ridge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1340
511 responses
Average ACT
29
264 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$148,483
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,998
National
$949
Median Home Value
$680,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 78 responses
  • Mr. Ridge
    17%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Pep Rally/Homecoming
    14%
  • Student-Faculty Volleyball Game
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Musicals
    10%
  • Senior Prom
    9%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,864
Free or Reduced Lunch
1%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,382
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.3%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,201/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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My experience at Ridge High School changed my life. I met so many different people and all of them were so nice to me! The upperclassmen helped me when I had any questions about certain classes and they were always looking out for me. Also, whenever I was nervous about doing something, my peers and friends always supported me and encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone to be successful throughout my time at high school.
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It’s a great school with a ton of great people. The teachers mostly know what they’re doing and care about their students and enjoy their jobs. There are tons of extracurriculars, clubs, sports, etc. in addition to a pretty big selection of electives. There are also a lot of different levels of classes, which allows you to challenge yourself. The worst thing about the school is that there can be a bit of a toxic academic atmosphere. Some students feels very pressured by their parents and make it overly competitive and always compare others with each other and to themselves. Mostly, it’s a lot of good kids though. Assistant principals aren’t terrible but principals don’t seem to stick around too long since our most recent quit halfway through the year with 60 day notice. The district administration, however, is very arrogant and pompous. Nobody really interacts with them, but they are still a pain in everyone’s butt.
Overrated. Guidance does not get to know your kid. Principal pretends to listen to your concerns but does nothing unless the parent had a big mouth and clout. He promised a follow up and it never happened. The really good teachers are not appreciated...and they are outnumbered by mediocre and poor ones who have no clue. My kid has spent many a night teaching herself topics, but that, in turn, has taught her independence. Sports teams are almost always predetermined and tryouts are just for show. There are a lot of conflicts of interest but don't complain or you'll be kicked out of the room. The building and campus are poorly laid out with only one accessible road. Otherwise Kids walk through muddy/ goose poop fields to get to the building. Focus seems to be on school ratings and test scores...should I go on?? On the plus side...kids seem ready for college but they don't have study skills because Rudge doesn't give finals.