Ridge Hill School

Public K-6

 120 Carew Rd.
       Hamden, CT  06517-2906


 (203) 407-2035

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District: Hamden School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
384th of 532 Connecticut Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.0
Number of students:  336

Racial breakdown:

African American:
30.7%
Hispanic:
29.5%
White:
25.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.9%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Ridge Hill School ranked worse than 72.2% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranked 6th among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Hamden School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.23. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Ridge Hill School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (30.7%), Hispanic (29.5%), White (25.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 53.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ridge Hill School is 13, which is the 4th best among 8 elementary schools in the Hamden School District. (See more...)
Compare Ridge Hill School employs 25.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Ridge Hill School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ridge Hill School 384th of 532 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Ridge Hill School in the ranking list.)

Hamden School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamden School District 108th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Ridge Hill School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 26.74 462nd 570 18.9%
2007 31.78 444th 568 21.8%
2008 30.19 447th 565 20.9%
2009 37.43 431st 566 23.9%
2010 39.31 427th 579 26.3%
2011 22.59 475th 565 15.9%
2012 17.03 486th 564 13.8%
2013 25.47 455th 557 18.3%
2015 43.44 331st 551 39.9%
2016 30.66 354th 518 31.7%
2017 26.99 379th 519 27.0%
2018 27.23 384th 532 27.8%

Data source: test scores: Connecticut State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Open Quote When I moved to this district I enrolled my children in the local private school due to Ridge Hill's school ratings. After a year, I realized my children were not getting the education I was paying for. I sent them to Ridge Hill the following year and they have both excelled in reading and mathematics. We've also found a warm, diverse community of friends. My only regret is not enrolling them sooner. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, March 18, 2013

Open Quote Ridge Hill School is a diamond in the rough! It has small class sizes (approx. 17) with extraordinary teachers. The open classrooms, which would be overwhelming for some parents who weren't educated this way, allow lots of room for exploration centers and movement. The grounds are expansive and have the potential to be remarkable if the time, energy and financial resources were invested. I would not hesitate to recommend this school for families that are looking for a small, diverse, community-based school. We would welcome your involvement and participation to create a wonderful learning environment for all! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ridge Hill School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 373 88 7 14 0 n/a n/a 0 482
1989 377 90 9 16 0 n/a n/a 0 492
1990 391 98 5 23 n/a n/a n/a 1 517
1991 381 120 5 28 0 n/a n/a 0 534
1992 397 132 8 18 0 n/a n/a 0 555
1993 392 152 10 35 0 n/a n/a 0 589
1994 375 177 9 36 0 n/a n/a 0 597
1995 356 261 14 35 0 n/a n/a 0 666
1996 356 261 14 35 0 n/a n/a 0 666
1997 346 286 14 31 0 n/a n/a 0 677
1998 249 128 14 41 0 n/a n/a 0 432
1999 229 143 18 42 0 n/a n/a 0 432
2000 190 146 17 52 0 n/a n/a 0 405
2001 174 143 16 50 0 n/a n/a 0 383
2002 154 118 16 47 0 n/a n/a 0 335
2003 154 118 16 47 0 n/a n/a 0 335
2004 160 109 16 51 0 n/a n/a 0 336
2005 149 114 33 67 0 n/a n/a 0 363
2006 158 143 36 77 1 n/a n/a 0 415
2007 103 131 25 64 3 n/a n/a 0 326
2008 102 133 28 81 4 n/a n/a 0 348
2009 76 136 28 72 2 n/a n/a 0 314
2010 85 130 27 71 1 n/a n/a 0 314
2011 88 134 25 88 1 0 5 0 341
2012 73 126 25 88 1 0 8 0 321
2013 79 120 28 98 1 0 8 0 334
2014 69 97 21 100 1 0 11 0 299
2015 74 107 29 100 0 0 12 0 322
2016 79 102 28 96 0 0 12 0 317
2017 87 103 30 99 n/a n/a 17 0 336

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Ridge Hill School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 482 26.0 18.5 n/a
1989 492 29.0 16.9 n/a
1990 517 30.0 17.2 n/a
1991 534 30.0 17.8 n/a
1992 555 31.3 17.7 19.1
1993 589 29.7 19.8 2.4
1994 597 33.5 17.8 32.2
1995 666 35.3 18.9 44.3
1996 666 35.3 18.9 44.3
1997 677 39.8 17.0 38.6
1998 432 32.2 13.4 25.7
1999 432 27.3 15.8 37.7
2000 405 29.0 14.0 44.0
2001 383 27.5 13.9 n/a
2002 335 22.9 14.6 34.3
2003 335 22.9 14.6 34.3
2004 336 24.0 14.0 43.8
2005 363 24.7 14.7 n/a
2006 415 24.2 17.1 38.3
2007 326 24.2 13.5 42.3
2008 348 22.3 15.6 44.8
2009 314 28.6 13.0 51.6
2010 314 23.1 13.5 47.5
2011 341 28.3 12.0 57.5
2012 321 28.4 11.3 59.8
2013 334 29.2 11.4 62.0
2014 299 26.5 11.2 62.9
2015 322 26.0 12.3 63.0
2016 317 25.0 12.6 64.0
2017 336 25.7 13.0 53.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Ridge Hill School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 482 26.0 18.5 n/a
1989 492 29.0 16.9 n/a
1990 517 30.0 17.2 n/a
1991 534 30.0 17.8 n/a
1992 555 31.3 17.7 19.1
1993 589 29.7 19.8 2.4
1994 597 33.5 17.8 32.2
1995 666 35.3 18.9 44.3
1996 666 35.3 18.9 44.3
1997 677 39.8 17.0 38.6
1998 432 32.2 13.4 25.7
1999 432 27.3 15.8 37.7
2000 405 29.0 14.0 44.0
2001 383 27.5 13.9 n/a
2002 335 22.9 14.6 34.3
2003 335 22.9 14.6 34.3
2004 336 24.0 14.0 43.8
2005 363 24.7 14.7 n/a
2006 415 24.2 17.1 38.3
2007 326 24.2 13.5 42.3
2008 348 22.3 15.6 44.8
2009 314 28.6 13.0 51.6
2010 314 23.1 13.5 47.5
2011 341 28.3 12.0 57.5
2012 321 28.4 11.3 59.8
2013 334 29.2 11.4 62.0
2014 299 26.5 11.2 62.9
2015 322 26.0 12.3 63.0
2016 317 25.0 12.6 64.0
2017 336 25.7 13.0 53.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut State Department of Education.

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