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Welcome to the Ridgewood Public Schools

A Message from the Superintendent


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Ridgewood Public Schools. As the largest school system in Bergen County, the Ridgewood district comprises ten schools: six elementary schools (K-5); two middle schools (6-8); and one high school (9-12). Of the district’s approximately 500 teachers and administrators, 65% have Master’s degrees and 5% hold doctorates.

The Ridgewood Public Schools deliver a high-quality education focusing on maximizing the potential of every learner. The district is continually recognized on state and national levels for school and individual achievements. Our students consistently score extremely well on state and national tests and above state and district factor groups. The district’s more than 5800 students all have an opportunity to succeed under the tutelage and guidance of a dedicated, professional faculty and administration. In addition, all students are taught in a technologically advanced setting and are provided with numerous opportunities to excel in the formal classroom and extracurricular activities, including the arts, athletics and academic competitions.

The Ridgewood Public Schools district is governed by a five-member Board of Education. Members are elected to rotating three-year terms by the voting public.

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District News

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    Announcement from the Superintendent

    September 14, 2020

    Dr. Fishbein, Superintendent of Schools, announced his retirement resignation in a letter to the Ridgewood school community. Read more to view Dr. Fishbein's letter, as well as a letter from Mr. Michael Lembo, President of the Board of Education.

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    2020 Community Art Project

    September 14, 2020

    The goal of this community art project, A Wish for the World, is to spread the message of HOPE. Watch the video clip explaining this special project and learn more.

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    New - Communications Central

    September 14, 2020

    A new communications page can be found on the district website under Our District/Public Information. Visit this page to find newsletters, press releases, correspondence, flyers, and more.

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    Honors & Awards

    September 02, 2020

    This year's Ashby Award winner is Dr. Jean Schoenlank, Principal of Ridge School. The Tradition of Excellence Award winner is Annette Tucker, Classroom Aide at GWMS. Congratulations!

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    Census 2020

    September 01, 2020

    Ridgewood has reached an 80% completion rate. Fill out the census and help us reach 100% participation. Everyone counts!

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    Summer Facilities Projects

    August 20, 2020

    Our summer facilities projects are underway. See what has been happening around the district.

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    August 18, 2020

    Parents, Guardians and Staff - You can now take advantage of our text messaging service for important alerts and announcements.

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    On the superintendent's desk

    June 26, 2020

    Read Dr. Fishbein's June column - Who Will We Be on the Other Side of the Storm?

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    Sustainable Jersey for Schools

    June 09, 2020

    Somerville School is a 2020 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant recipient!

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    AlphaBEST Education

    May 12, 2020

    AlphaBEST Education will be providing before and after school programs for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more about their offerings.

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