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Welcome to the Ridgewood Public Schools

A Message from the Superintendent

Tom Gorman
 
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.




District News

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    Teacher Recognition

    June 10, 2021

    Ridgewood Public Schools is pleased to honor ten outstanding educators in the 2020-2021 school year. The Teacher Recognition Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 15 at 7 PM in the BFMS Auditorium.

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    Pomptonian is Hiring!

    June 10, 2021

    Pomptonian is looking to hire: cooks, chefs, cashiers, servers, managers, cafeteria workers, and more. For more information, visit www. pomtonian.com/careers

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    Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant

    June 07, 2021

    The RHS InvenTeam invites the entire Ridgewood community to celebrate with them at EurekaFest 2021 on June 15. Register now!

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    Annual School Election

    May 17, 2021

    The Annual School Election to vote for candidates for the Ridgewood Board of Education will be included with the General Election on November 2, 2021.

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    Duffield STEAM Initiative

    May 11, 2021

    Ridgewood High School Awarded Largest, Single Donation in the District’s History for Duffield STEAM Initiative

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    Senior Banners from the RHSAA

    May 08, 2021

    The Ridgewood High School Alumni Association (RHSAA) honored the Class of 2021 with maroon and white senior banners.

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    Temporary Security Measures

    May 04, 2021

    A letter was sent to the Ridgewood Public Schools Community on May 4, 2021 regarding temporary security measures.

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    Superintendent's Column

    April 30, 2021

    Read Dr. Gorman's April column - Cherish Mother Earth

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    2021-2022 School Budget

    April 22, 2021

    The 2021-2022 School Budget was presented to the public on Monday, April 19 at 7:00 PM. The presentation can be viewed here. Additionally, the School Budget will be presented at the next Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 26.

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    2021 Best Communities for Music Education

    April 20, 2021

    Ridgewood Public Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

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