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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Ridgefield High School is a top rated, public school located in Ridgefield, CT. It has 1,618 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.

Ridgefield High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1290
673 responses
Average ACT
30
237 responses
AP Enrollment
37%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$158,518
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,639
National
$949
Median Home Value
$655,900
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
  • Homecoming, basketball and football games
    23%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • 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
1,618
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,613
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$21,653/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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Ridgefield High School has been a highly rigorous and motivating high school experience. As a junior, I feel that I have been thoroughly challenged by the classes I took over the past three years. With that, I feel that Ridgefield High School has offered a wide variety of courses and opportunities that are not at other high schools. My experiences with teachers has been incredible, and I find that they are extremely dedicated to their work and their students. Not only this, but the school has always been a fun place for students, offering a wide range of athletics, clubs, and other extra curriculars. Students are given many opportunities to get involved in not only the school, but in the greater community, especially through our highly selective National Honors Society. I have had a truly incredible experience at this high school, and I can't wait to hopefully return in the fall!
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I loved Ridgefield High School, and I I will always remember my high school years as some of the most important and memorable years in my life! Virtually all the faculty at RHS are so knowledgeable about the subjects they teach, and they are always willing to offer some help. For example, I had some trouble in math during my junior year at RHS, so I contacted my teacher and she offered for me to come in and see her for extra help, so I saw her a few times after school, and I got an A on the exam the next week! This is just one example of how caring the RHS faculty was, and still is! The faculty—and truthfully, everyone at the school—just cares so much about the environment and everything they are doing, and it really is a wonderful place. The only thing I wish were better is the food. During my four years, the food seemed to get progressively worse. I believe this was due to budget cuts, but the food was just not very good by my senior year. Overall, though, RHS was just great!
My experience at Ridgefield High School was great! There was a nice balance between sports, theater, and education. The teachers were kind and for the most part, very considerate.