Best Public Schools in Ridgefield, NJ


Summary:

The city of Ridgefield, New Jersey is home to 4 schools, including 2 elementary schools, 1 high school, and 1 alternative school. The schools in Ridgefield serve a diverse student population, with significant Hispanic and Asian representation. Among the standout schools, Slocum Skewes School, an alternative school, has consistently higher English Language Arts (ELA) proficiency rates compared to the district and state averages, despite having a higher percentage of Hispanic students and lower spending per student. Meanwhile, Ridgefield Memorial High School boasts a high 4-year graduation rate and low dropout rate, but struggles with Mathematics proficiency, particularly in Algebra I.

The data also reveals significant variations in chronic absenteeism rates across the schools, with Shaler Academy having the highest rate at 40.9%. Additionally, the schools in Ridgefield differ in their free/reduced lunch rates, with Bergen Boulevard School having the highest percentage of students receiving this assistance at 38.68%. The spending per student also varies considerably, with Shaler Academy spending nearly twice as much per student as Slocum Skewes School.

Overall, the schools in Ridgefield, New Jersey present a diverse and complex landscape, with both high-performing and struggling institutions. The Ridgefield School District could benefit from further investigation into the factors contributing to the observed differences in academic performance, attendance, and resource allocation across the schools to ensure equitable and effective education for all students.








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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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