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Welcome to the Ridgewood Public Schools

A Message from the Acting Superintendent

Tom Gorman
 
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.




District News

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    Jamboree 2021

    January 19, 2021

    Jamboree 2021 Mission: Impossible will be a streamed event this year. Learn more about this original musical revue that raises need-based scholarship funds for RHS seniors.

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    COVID-19 Communications

    January 15, 2021

    The Ridgewood Public Schools will return to a hybrid instructional schedule on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. View all COVID-19 notification letters.

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    2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration

    January 08, 2021

    Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year will open for Ridgewood residents from January 16 - February 12. Registration is online only.

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    Superintendent's Column

    January 06, 2021

    Read Dr. Gorman's December column.

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    Follow us!

    January 06, 2021

    Stay connected. Follow us on our social networks.

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    Community Art Project

    January 04, 2021

    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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    Student Awards & Recognition

    November 09, 2020

    RHS students honored by National Merit Scholarship Program. French, Latin and Spanish students attain national recognition.

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    Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant

    October 28, 2020

    Ridgewood High School is one of 13 high schools nationwide to be selected as an InvenTeam and receive an $8,500 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant this year.

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    Sustainable Jersey for Schools

    October 22, 2020

    Somerville School achieves Sustainable Jersey for Schools bronze-level certification.

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    Innovation in Action

    October 14, 2020

    Seven RHS invent teams qualified for the STEAM Tank Regional competition and have earned the privilege of advanced entry into this season's regional qualifiers.

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