A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    D+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
700 North Salem Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Telephone
(203) 438-3785

Ridgefield High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
364 responses
Average ACT
30
132 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
66%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Homecoming, basketball and football games
    24%
  • Prom
    23%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • After school clubs
    11%
  • The spring musical!
    11%
  • Student government
    3%
  • Science Symposium, NHS Events, Dances
    3%

Students

Diversity
D+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,744
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
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.57 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses

Ridgefield High School Reviews

331 reviews
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Overall I have had a really great experience at Ridgefield High School. My parents raised me in this town because of its highly rated education system. The school is stressful but I felt that the pressure pushed me to learn to collaborate with others, meet deadlines, and work harder. I have always had an amazing group of supportive friends and have encountered little to no classic "teenage drama". I have been presented with unique opportunities in Ridgefield such as organizing our spirit weeks and attending a culinary competition. I only wish that Ridgefield High School would push their students into these amazing opportunities they have by allowing for students to take more electives. Although my high school career was full of not-so-fun days trying to power through with little sleep and symptoms of illness, I greatly enjoyed my time here.
Review Ridgefield High School
A very affluent community with students who take their situations for granted. The typical cliques you would expect to find at a high school. The sports teams are small but well funded. The breakfast grill and lunch options are on point. There are police officers patrolling the parking lots so cutting class is nearly impossible and the drug dogs come through to survey the lockers. As for the academics the school is very good, most students go on to pursue higher education and the staff is helpful in that aspect. These kids love to party though, every year there are a few that pass away from drunk driving or drug incidences.
While there are many problems with RHS (as there are with any school, especially a public school) it is still a highly-ratable school. There are many terrible teachers, but also an abundance of experienced and great teachers. The rest of the staff is pretty good: no complaints about guidance counselors, principal and vice principals are satisfactory. Some of the bigger problems students have are with the deans and lunch aides; they don't get along well. The food isn't great, but not repulsive. I wish there was an option for 3.5 stars....