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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
Ridgewood High School is a top rated, public school located in Ridgewood, NJ. It has 1,716 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
627 East Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
Telephone
(201) 670-2800
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Ridgewood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1320
476 responses
Average ACT
30
296 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$162,011
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,969
National
$949
Median Home Value
$739,300
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.23 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
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  • Football games
    30%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Theatre - musical and dramas - lighting
    17%
  • Backwoods
    11%
  • Prom Weekend
    7%
  • Spirit week
    7%
  • The art gallery showings
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,716
Free or Reduced Lunch
1%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,309
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.3%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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
$19,179/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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I loved my four years at RHS! The only downside is that the STEM department SUCKS. You'll get one good math or science teacher and then get horrible teachers for your next three years and be stuck with mediocre grades. Teachers always say to come to period 9 (extra help) but it really doesn't do much in terms of improving your grade. Also I could see how it may be hard for a new student to find their way in the beginning, (since most kids have known each other since kindergarten) but getting involved in sports and clubs can definitely make it easier to find friends. I'm very sad to be leaving in a few weeks!
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Ridgewood High School was very good in college preparation. With rigorous academia and tons of clubs and activities, it gives you a glimpse of what college may be like; you must learn to balance friends, school, extra-curricular activities, family, and self. Personally, I always felt like the school and the school culture lacked diversity and acceptance of differences. That being said, it is difficult for those who are outside of what is considered the social-norm to find their niche at school. However, with the many students and friendly teachers, I am aware that many adjust and get through the four years learning lots of lessons both in and outside of the classrooms.
This is a competitive school, especially in the higher level classes, and people do obsess over grades more than the average high school student. However, if you find the right group of people to associate with, you will really enjoy it here. Of course, there are a lot of students from richer spheres, and some of them are really unpleasant, but there are genuinely kind and thoughtful people here. I'd say about 90% of teachers are excellent and really know what they're talking about, but there are always a few that are... Less than ideal. There are over 100 clubs that you can join, so there's a place for everyone.