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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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    BOE Meeting - Important Announcement

    April 07, 2020

    Due to the health concerns related to COVID-19, the Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 13, 2020 will be conducted virtually. Public comments/questions can be submitted through an online form.

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    On the superintendent's desk

    March 30, 2020

    Read Dr. Fishbein's March column - School budget supports the district's mission and vision

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    Annual School Election

    March 25, 2020

    The Annual School Election has been postponed until Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The election will be conducted solely via vote-by-mail ballots.

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    Community News

    March 10, 2020

    Health Lawn, Healthy Planet Public Forum on March 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Ridgewood Community School spring 2020 brochure is now online.

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    Census 2020

    March 09, 2020

    Learn more about Census 2020 and the importance of a complete count.

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  •                
    Communication Protocol

    February 14, 2020

    Ridgewood Public Schools announces its new Communication Protocol. This valuable resource will help all stakeholders navigate the channels of communication.

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    Kindergarten & 1st Grade Registration

    February 13, 2020

    It's not too late to register for Kindergarten! Complete the online registration forms, and sign up for kindergarten orientation.

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    Excellence: honors & awards

    September 19, 2019

    RHS announces National Merit Scholarship results; Ashby Award winner is Laura Fleming and Tradition of Excellence Award winner is Sue Christopher!

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    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

    January 09, 2019

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