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Ridgewood Schools Ranked in the Top 25 Statewide

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, NICHE put together a list of the 2020 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.

The same methodology is used to produce the Overall Niche Grade for each ranked school district as well as additional school districts. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, as self-reported by the school districts.

Using the Methodology Ridgewood Schools came in 16th in the state .

Here is the New Jersey List of the Top 25 .

  1. Princeton Public Schools (#17 nationally)
  2. Millburn Township School District (#20 nationally)
  3. Livingston Board of Education School District (#30 nationally)
  4. Summit Public School District (#48 nationally)
  5. Tenafly Public School District (#49 nationally)
  6. Northern Valley Regional High School District (#55 nationally)
  7. Mountain Lakes School District (#71 nationally)
  8. Bernards Township School District (#83 nationally)
  9. Haddonfield Public Schools (#87 nationally)
  10. Montgomery Township School District (#94 nationally)
  11. West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
  12. Hopewell Valley Regional School District
  13. South Brunswick School District
  14. Westfield Public School District
  15. Hillsborough Township Public School District
  16. Ridgewood Public School District
  17. Fair Lawn School District
  18. Moorestown Township Public School District
  19. Mahwah Township Public School District
  20. West Morris Regional High School District, Chester
  21. Holmdel Township School District
  22. Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, Martinsville
  23. Cranford Public School District
  24. New Providence School District
  25. East Brunswick Township School District

11 thoughts on “Ridgewood Schools Ranked in the Top 25 Statewide

  1. Impossible. I’ve read on the blog that they are horrible and doing a disservice to our kids.

  2. I think it is also important to note when you look at the detail of this company’s rankings you will see the only categories not given top ratings were 1- Resources and Facilities “B+” 2- Diversity “B-”
    These two things are not really fair to pull Ridgewood down compared to say Princeton, when I think many if not all Ridgewood parents feel that Academics, Teachers and College Prep (all rated “A+”) are the more relevant factors or at least most important. It is kind of unfair to pull us down in ranks on things we cannot change. We can’t make more free space – there are no farms left in Ridgewood to buy to add facilities on and we can’t force diversity as it is something that just is what it is from our population living here.
    https://www.niche.com/k12/d/ridgewood-public-school-district-nj/

  3. They used to be ranked nationally. Now not even top ten in NJ if you exclude selective schools, and SAT scores aren’t top twenty either. All pretty poor for the $110mn annual budget.

  4. But they have a nice big Tradition of Excellence sign, a beautiful graduation ceremony, and yes, all the realtors tell the new home buyers that Ridgewood is all about the fantastic schools. Gasp! Are you telling me that we’ve all been hoodwinked and the schools are average, at best?

  5. The new turf at Seavers Stadium looks great !

  6. Education Expenses:
    Instruction 60%
    Support Services 38%
    Other 2%
    .
    https://www.niche.com/k12/d/ridgewood-public-school-district-nj/

  7. Niche is useless and non scientific.

  8. Says an apologist for the Ridgewood BIE and REA.

  9. in the state for SAT
    Excluding vocational / magnet schools RHS is #2 in Bergen County and #9 in the state
    Norther Highlands #3 Bergen and #10 state
    Glen Rock is #5 Bergen # 23 state

    I know you want to hate on the school people but the kids and families of Ridgewood create a great school with great results.
    https://www.nj.com/education/2019/05/see-the-sat-scores-for-every-nj-public-high-school.html

  10. Used to be top ten in the country, but keep apologizing and sticking with your “Tradition of Excellence” mantra… the current REA members can only claim this if they, too, drive excellence. You can just rest on past laurels…

  11. Hoodwinked?
    How about you got fucked by the never ending line of Ridgewood Betty’s playing Realtor with their standard line of how great the schools are thus forwarding the well laid fallacy and justification for said 110k budget. You know what’s even funnier?
    Your paying it!
    Hoodwinked again !

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