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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
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Ridgewood High School is a top rated, public school located in Ridgewood, NJ. It has 1,767 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

Ridgewood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1330
544 responses
Average ACT
30
339 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$168,608
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,996
National
$949
Median Home Value
$738,700
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Football games
    29%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Theatre - musical and dramas - lighting
    17%
  • Backwoods
    10%
  • Prom Weekend
    6%
  • Spirit week
    6%
  • The art gallery showings
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,767
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,015
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.3%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
$21,053/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Ridgewood High School Reviews

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This school goes above and beyond to prepare you for higher education, all while providing you with the tools to become the best version of yourself. This school is everything you could ever want, all you need to do is to be willing to put in the work. The motto, "A tradition of excellence", is tangible. The culture is very competitive and driven by the incentive of success. There are wonderful academic, athletic, and art programs. The teachers are elites in their field and can help students learn concepts in a plethora of ways. There is no doubt that everyone who graduates from here can easily change the world. Let's go Maroons!
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Great school and the town in general is very connected. You are able to work, play sports, have fun in clubs, all while still being connected to your friends. The school has many programs to orient your education to medical, artistic, or history/english. Of course you can go the basic route too. The classes range is various difficulties, so you will always be able to challenge yourself more!
I personally like the amount of support Ridgewood highschool provides in your passions. Ridgewood high school offers a large variety of courses and provides many opportunities to take AP level classes. I started taking AP level classes during my senior year and will graduate high school with 5 AP classes taken. However, I do feel that some of the guidance counselors try to do the least amount of work possible and try to discourage the students from taking certain high school academic paths because they believe that it will challenge them. Additionally, once you start a certain academic path in your freshman year, it is really hard to get placed in higher classes.