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Welcome to the Ridgewood Public Schools

A Message from the 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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    2021 Best Communities for Music Education

    April 12, 2021

    Ridgewood Public Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

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    2021-2022 School Budget

    April 09, 2021

    The 2021-2022 School Budget will be presented to the public on Monday, April 19 at 7:00 PM. Join us in person at the Education Center or via Zoom.

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    2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration

    April 05, 2021

    Do you have a child entering Kindergarten in September 2021? Complete the online registration process.

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    Superintendent's Column

    March 26, 2021

    Read Dr. Gorman's March column - Spring Forward.

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    Innovation in Action

    March 26, 2021

    Eight RHS invention teams advance as finalists in the 2021 STEAM Tank Challenge.

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    Sustainable Jersey for Schools

    March 24, 2021

    Benjamin Franklin Middle School has been awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant.

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    Superintendent Appointment

    March 09, 2021

    The Ridgewood Board of Education appointed Dr. Thomas A. Gorman as Superintendent of Schools on March 8, 2021.

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    Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant

    February 22, 2021

    The Lemelson-MIT Program and Ridgewood High School are hosting a virtual Mid-Grant Technical Review on Saturday, February 27 at 12:00 p.m. Learn more about how to register for this community event.

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    Student Awards & Recognition

    February 05, 2021

    Seven Ridgewood High School students have been named recipients of the Montclair Art Museum 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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    AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

    January 29, 2021

    Ridgewood High School has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles (CSP).

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