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All Six Ridgewood Elementary Schools Make the Top 100 List In New Jersey for 2019

Travell School photo courtesy of Tarvin Realtors

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Ridgewood NJ, Niche.com recently released its ranking of the top elementary schools in the State of New Jersey . All six schools in Ridgewood School district made the list.

The 2019 Best Public Elementary Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.

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Fire Heavily Damages Classroom at the Willard Elementary School

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

July 26,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, A fire heavily damaged a classroom at the Willard Elementary School, 601 Morningside Road, Ridgewood on Wednesday morning, 07/25. No injuries were reported in the blaze, which also sent heavy smoke throughout the building’s entire first floor. Ridgewood Fire Department extinguished the fire within minutes of arriving on scene. The school was occupied by over a dozen construction and maintenance workers when the fire broke out. Everyone was safely evacuated from the building. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services personnel also responded to the incident. The fire’s origin and cause remains under investigation.

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Willard Elementary School outstanding efforts in connection with the 2018 Reusable Clothing Collection

Ridgewood Recycling

March 12,2018
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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Recycling congratulates Willard Elementary School for their outstanding efforts in connection with the 2018 Reusable Clothing Collection contest. In two short days, students, parents, and faculty gathered 1800 pounds of textiles. The contest had the enthusiastic backing of school principal, Caroline Hoffman, and two Willard teachers made a fun, educational video, which was aired to all Willard students to build interest in the clothing drive. Please take a moment to enjoy their creative video (https://youtu.be/66rP8SvAU5g). The students will now receive a professional, environmental education school assembly, sponsored by Ridgewood Recycling. Congratulations Willard!!!

Ridgewood Recycling says ,”Many people would be surprised to find out that clothing and textile waste takes up around 5 % of our municipal waste stream. Of these items 95% can be re-used in one way or another. This clothing was brought to a facility where it is sorted into different categories and reused as second hand clothing, turned into wiping rags, or recycled into low grade fiber products.”