Ridgefield Memorial High School

Summary:

Ridgefield Memorial High School is a public high school serving 533 students in grades 9-12 in the diverse community of Ridgefield, New Jersey. The school has maintained a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger, ranking between 99-169 out of over 400 high schools in the state.

Ridgefield Memorial stands out for its exceptional support of English Language Learners (ELL) and low-income students, ranking 6th and 24th respectively out of all New Jersey high schools in 2022-2023. The school's test scores are also generally above the state averages, particularly in English Language Arts and Algebra II. However, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, reaching 27.5% in 2021-2022, which is an area of concern. Compared to nearby schools like Bergen County Technical High School - Teterboro and Leonia High School, Ridgefield Memorial performs well in terms of diversity and student support, but lags behind in overall academic performance.

Ridgefield Memorial High School's spending per student of $14,548 in 2018-2019 was higher than the state average, suggesting the school is investing resources to support its diverse student population. With a strong 4-year graduation rate ranging from 90.0% to 95.5% over the past several years, the school is clearly doing something right. However, to better compete with the top-performing schools in the region, Ridgefield Memorial should continue to explore ways to improve its overall academic performance and address the recent increase in chronic absenteeism.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 555 Walnut St
       Ridgefield, NJ  07657


(201) 945-4455

District: Ridgefield School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
139th of 422 New Jersey High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,548 Help


Feeder schools for Ridgefield Memorial High School:

Elementary:    Bergen Boulevard School
    Shaler Academy

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7 Help
Number of students:  533

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
49.2%
White:
27.4%
Asian:
19.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.2% Help


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Compare Details Ridgefield Memorial High School ranks better than 67.1% of high schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.83. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Ridgefield Memorial High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Ridgefield Memorial High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (49.2%), White (27.4%), Asian (19.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ridgefield Memorial High School is 11.7. (See more...)
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Compare Ridgefield Memorial High School employs 45.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ridgefield Memorial High School is $14,548.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ridgefield Memorial High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ridgefield Memorial High School 139th of 422 New Jersey public high schools. (See Ridgefield Memorial High School in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Ridgefield Memorial High School

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Rank History for all students at Ridgefield Memorial High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 67.96 128th 343 62.7%
2004 65.17 140th 348 59.8%
2005 54.56 206th 351 41.3%
2006 50.65 237th 357 33.6%
2007 59.34 185th 361 48.8%
2008 54.34 210th 359 41.5%
2009 37.15 280th 370 24.3%
2010 45.10 264th 371 28.8%
2011 69.95 133rd 378 64.8%
2012 40.57 285th 388 26.5%
2013 46.00 276th 396 30.3%
2014 67.98 147th 411 64.2%
2015 47.58 153rd 406 62.3%
2016 59.52 108th 409 73.6%
2017 61.44 102nd 411 75.2%
2018 63.20 99th 415 76.1%
2019 49.16 170th 416 59.1%
2021 46.89 169th 405 58.3%
2022 54.43 135th 415 67.5%
2023 53.83 139th 422 67.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ridgefield Memorial High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.26 36th 146 75.3%
2019 71.97 27th 138 80.4%
2022 63.00 23rd 137 83.2%
2023 95.29 6th 161 96.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ridgefield Memorial High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.20 222nd 355 37.5%
2019 35.11 204th 349 41.5%
2021 52.08 123rd 333 63.1%
2022 35.14 199th 344 42.2%
2023 47.90 132nd 339 61.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ridgefield Memorial High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.87 36th 345 89.6%
2019 64.62 73rd 347 79.0%
2021 58.05 71st 326 78.2%
2022 65.45 48th 324 85.2%
2023 79.94 24th 344 93.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Ridgefield Memorial High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.62 88th 403 78.2%
2019 48.08 181st 408 55.6%
2021 55.19 134th 402 66.7%
2022 44.46 173rd 414 58.2%
2023 57.79 110th 416 73.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Ridgefield Memorial High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.95 115th 405 71.6%
2019 37.33 218th 407 46.4%
2021 42.61 192nd 402 52.2%
2022 74.37 55th 410 86.6%
2023 58.87 110th 414 73.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ridgefield Memorial High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.58 107th 198 46.0%
2019 33.86 136th 191 28.8%
2021 35.18 115th 165 30.3%
2022 25.13 133rd 175 24.0%
2023 21.80 134th 172 22.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ridgefield Memorial High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.53 40th 368 89.1%
2019 47.48 155th 364 57.4%
2021 46.42 166th 374 55.6%
2022 75.06 47th 382 87.7%
2023 72.69 55th 385 85.7%
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Rank History for White students at Ridgefield Memorial High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.81 143rd 340 57.9%
2019 26.15 236th 339 30.4%
2021 53.98 87th 336 74.1%
2022 59.76 77th 335 77.0%
2023 57.38 92nd 335 72.5%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Ridgefield Memorial High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 483 4 22 14 0 n/a n/a 0 523
1989 448 6 21 32 0 n/a n/a 0 507
1990 454 5 33 35 0 n/a n/a 0 527
1991 423 7 40 39 0 n/a n/a 0 509
1992 437 5 44 48 0 n/a n/a 0 534
1993 445 12 55 48 0 n/a n/a 0 560
1994 403 50 52 74 0 n/a n/a 0 579
1995 421 23 68 73 0 n/a n/a 0 585
1996 421 23 68 73 0 n/a n/a 0 585
1998 442 24 94 107 15 n/a n/a 0 682
1999 435 26 109 118 2 n/a n/a 0 690
2000 444 25 134 121 5 n/a n/a 1 730
2001 450 19 178 141 0 n/a n/a 0 788
2002 431 39 205 145 0 n/a n/a 0 820
2003 431 39 205 145 0 n/a n/a 0 820
2004 354 38 166 147 0 n/a n/a 0 705
2005 324 28 188 138 0 n/a n/a 0 678
2006 321 25 201 130 0 n/a n/a 0 677
2007 289 22 202 119 0 n/a n/a 0 632
2008 296 14 223 137 0 n/a n/a 0 670
2009 275 19 219 154 0 0 0 0 667
2010 286 14 211 156 0 0 0 0 667
2011 265 8 147 134 1 0 1 0 556
2012 236 18 159 166 0 0 1 0 580
2013 215 26 155 171 0 0 1 0 568
2014 211 29 158 161 1 0 1 0 561
2015 211 24 157 154 1 0 1 0 548
2016 204 16 161 161 1 1 1 0 545
2017 183 18 158 168 2 2 3 0 534
2018 199 21 125 195 2 0 3 0 545
2019 168 21 111 205 2 0 7 0 514
2020 147 17 102 196 2 0 4 0 468
2021 149 17 107 225 1 0 2 0 501
2022 147 10 101 228 1 0 2 0 489
2023 146 16 103 262 1 2 3 0 533

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 Ridgefield Memorial High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 523 46.0 11.3 n/a
1989 507 48.0 10.5 n/a
1990 527 46.0 11.4 2.8
1991 509 49.0 10.3 1.2
1992 534 47.0 11.3 3.2
1993 560 43.0 13.0 6.3
1994 579 43.9 13.2 6.6
1995 585 52.0 11.3 7
1996 585 52.0 11.3 7
1998 682 57.0 12.0 9.4
1999 690 53.5 12.9 9.7
2000 730 52.5 13.9 9.2
2001 788 53.6 14.7 11.8
2002 820 57.1 14.4 12
2003 820 57.1 14.4 12
2004 705 65.6 10.7 12.5
2005 678 57.7 11.8 n/a
2006 677 57.2 11.8 16.4
2007 632 51.7 12.2 14.6
2008 670 40.0 16.8 14.2
2009 667 51.0 7.6 17.2
2010 667 53.0 12.5 18.4
2011 556 49.5 11.2 14
2012 580 55.2 10.4 17.8
2013 568 52.9 10.7 21.5
2014 561 51.0 10.9 26
2015 548 54.0 10.1 25.2
2016 545 56.0 9.7 26.1
2017 534 51.5 10.3 28.1
2018 545 51.5 10.5 30.3
2019 514 49.5 10.3 26.8
2020 468 44.7 10.4 25.2
2021 501 44.8 11.1 23.8
2022 489 45.0 10.8 21.5
2023 533 45.5 11.7 24.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Ridgefield Memorial High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 523 46.0 11.3 n/a
1989 507 48.0 10.5 n/a
1990 527 46.0 11.4 2.8
1991 509 49.0 10.3 1.2
1992 534 47.0 11.3 3.2
1993 560 43.0 13.0 6.3
1994 579 43.9 13.2 6.6
1995 585 52.0 11.3 7
1996 585 52.0 11.3 7
1998 682 57.0 12.0 9.4
1999 690 53.5 12.9 9.7
2000 730 52.5 13.9 9.2
2001 788 53.6 14.7 11.8
2002 820 57.1 14.4 12
2003 820 57.1 14.4 12
2004 705 65.6 10.7 12.5
2005 678 57.7 11.8 n/a
2006 677 57.2 11.8 16.4
2007 632 51.7 12.2 14.6
2008 670 40.0 16.8 14.2
2009 667 51.0 7.6 17.2
2010 667 53.0 12.5 18.4
2011 556 49.5 11.2 14
2012 580 55.2 10.4 17.8
2013 568 52.9 10.7 21.5
2014 561 51.0 10.9 26
2015 548 54.0 10.1 25.2
2016 545 56.0 9.7 26.1
2017 534 51.5 10.3 28.1
2018 545 51.5 10.5 30.3
2019 514 49.5 10.3 26.8
2020 468 44.7 10.4 25.2
2021 501 44.8 11.1 23.8
2022 489 45.0 10.8 21.5
2023 533 45.5 11.7 24.2

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ridgefield Memorial High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $46 (0.3%) $14,502 (99.7%) $14,548

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ridgefield Memorial High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 170th of 416 High schoolsRanks 139th of 422 High schools
 7.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Ridgefield Memorial High School)56.761.2
 4.5%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Ridgefield School District)56.161.2
 5.1%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)55.952.1
 3.8%
9th Grade Algebra I (Ridgefield Memorial High School)29.126.1
 3%
   9th Grade Algebra I (Ridgefield School District)29.126.1
 3%
   9th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)27.219.2
 8%
End of Course Algebra I (Ridgefield Memorial High School)29.126.1
 3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ridgefield School District)41.639.2
 2.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%
End of Course Algebra II (Ridgefield Memorial High School)10062.5
 37.5%
   End of Course Algebra II (Ridgefield School District)10062.5
 37.5%
   End of Course Algebra II (New Jersey)56.361.7
 5.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students514533
 3.7%
African American2116
 23.8%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian111103
 7.2%
Hispanic205262
 27.8%
Pacific Islander02
White168146
 13.1%
Two or More Races73
 57.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients26.8%24.2%
 2.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ridgefield Memorial High School

Students at Ridgefield Memorial High School are 49% Hispanic, 27% White, 19% Asian, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 533 students attended Ridgefield Memorial High School.

Ridgefield Memorial High School ranks 139th of 422 New Jersey high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Ridgefield Memorial High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Bergen Boulevard School
Elementary : Shaler Academy


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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.

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