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Ridgewood High School Ranks Among New Jersey's Best

Ridgewood High School was ranked among the best in New Jersey.
Ridgewood High School was ranked among the best in New Jersey. Photo Credit:

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Ridgewood High School was named the 303rd best high school in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of best high schools Tuesday. It was also named the 25th best in New Jersey.

U.S. News & World Report enlisted the help of social science research firm RTI International to compile its rankings. They measured schools using four key metrics:

  • Math and reading proficiency for all students
  • Testing proficiency for disadvantaged students
  • Graduation rates
  • College readiness via Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.

Ridgewood boasts a 13:1 student-to-teacher ratio and has 64 percent of its students participate in AP Exams.

Eleven other Bergen County schools were ranked among the best in the state:

  • Bergen County Technical High School (No. 4)
  • Bergen County Academies (No. 5)
  • Tenafly (No. 13)
  • Glen Rock (No. 14)
  • Cresskill (No. 31)
  • Mahwah (No. 32)
  • Northern Highlands (No. 34)
  • Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest (No. 35)
  • Bergenfield (No. 38)
  • Park Ridge (No. 40)
  • Fort Lee (No. 55)

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