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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Ridgewood High School No. 24 in New Jersey and No. 577 in the country


May 10,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country. The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 20,500 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

New Jersey high school students are assessed in math and English language arts via the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, exams. High school students are required to study a world language to graduate, according to the New Jersey Department of Education.

Ridgewood High School was ranked No. 24 in New Jersey and No. 577 in the country.

US News ranked Ridgewood High School 24th within New Jersey. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Ridgewood High School is 60 percent. The student body makeup is 48 percent male and 52 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 28 percent. 

The US News Score card :

  • College Readiness Index
  • AP® Tested
  • AP® Passed
  • Mathematics Proficiency
  • Reading Proficiency

To compare, Princeton is similar is size  :

Princeton High School is ranked #230 in the National Rankings and earned a gold medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Read more about how we rank the Best High Schools.
All rankings:
#230 in
National Rankings
#9 in
New Jersey High Schools
#95 in
STEM High Schools


College Readiness Index

AP® Tested

AP® Passed

Mathematics Proficiency

Reading Proficiency