A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Ridgefield High School is an elite, public school located in Ridgefield, CT. It has 1,693 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Address
700 North Salem Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Telephone
(203) 438-3785

Ridgefield High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1290
461 responses
Average ACT
30
166 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$145,014
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,527
National
$949
Median Home Value
$673,900
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
61%
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 69 responses
Report
  • Homecoming, basketball and football games
    23%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • After school clubs
    10%
  • The spring musical!
    10%
  • Science Symposium, NHS Events, Dances
    3%
  • Student government
    3%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,693
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,239
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,096/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.59 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.59 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.59 responses
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While Ridgefield is know for have top ranked schools the high school is now run by horrible people that will do anything to protect the image of a "perfect" community. Victims of bullying are not defended and the assistant principle, once thought to have been a great family man as his ex-wife was the head of the art department, was known to have slept with and had a affair with a former student shortly before his promotion. I do not know one person, from the former star lax player and quarterback to the nobody sitting alone at lunch, to have enjoined their four years at this horrible institution
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I enjoy coming to school for the social and educational aspects of it, but I feel like every day is the same. Often times teachers get wrapped up in getting through the units and tests that they lose originality and enjoyment. I dislike the way a lot of students treat each other and their teachers and it makes the atmosphere fairly juvenile. I enjoy being a part of sports and school clubs as it improves unity and comraderie. I wish teachers were more animated, original, and empathetic, but they all are nice and intelligent.
Ridgefield High School is a great community full of amazing staff and students. School spirit is a critical and celebrated aspect of the high school and brings students together. There are a plethora of after-school activities for students to partake in, instilling qualities like leadership, empathy, and strong work ethic.