One of the biggest draws for families in Ridgewood is the schools, specifically, Ridgewood High School. Ranked at #25 on the U.S. News list of best high schools in New Jersey, this gold medal public school is the reason why many homeowners choose to settle in Ridgewood. As the only high school in the area, Ridgewood High School is a second home to countless young adults in the area, providing comprehensive education with strong values based on excellence and innovation.
It’s staggering 98% graduation rate and above-average test scores compared to the state are just a few of the reasons why Ridgewood High earned the #25 spot on the list. Nationally, Ridgewood High School ranks at #404 based on a series of factors including student performance, graduation rates, and college readiness including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate. Other criteria include student support and how disadvantaged students perform compared to similar situations in other districts. In all of these respects, RHS excels.
With a student to teacher ratio of 13:1, pupils at Ridgewood High School get the attention and care they need to succeed. The beautiful campus is the perfect environment for kids to thrive in with its historic main building built in 1919 and state-of-the-art science wing constructed in 2001.
Extra-curricular activities at RHS offer something for everyone, with a celebrated academic team, extensive music program, art, and drama. Athletics offered at RHS include everything from cross-country and tennis to lacrosse and track and field. The Ridgewood High School Maroons also compete in the Big North Conference, one of six New Jersey athletic conferences.
RHS also offers a strong alumni program that provides support for graduates and organizes events and reunions for past students. The alumni plays a huge role in the community, continuing the RHS tradition of excellence and innovation by working with current students to enhance the Ridgewood High School experience.
If you’re looking to settle in a community where your children will receive access to a quality education, enhanced extra-curricular programs, and more, Ridgewood is the perfect place for you. For more information on RHS and real estate in the area, contact Tarvin Realtors at (201) 444-0690 today.