Ridgewood school information

IndexRidgewoodNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores77%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools111,60479,221
Total private schools582324,874
Total post-secondary schools11577,963
The Ridgewood, NJ educational system consists of 11 public schools, 5 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Ridgewood public schools have average test scores of 77% which is 79% higher than than the New Jersey average and 56% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Ridgewood public schools is 14:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 97.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 97.1% have completed high school, 76.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 12.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Ridgewood are 56% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Ridgewood.
  • 97.3% of people in Ridgewood have completed 8th grade.
  • 97.1% of people in Ridgewood have completed high school.
  • 76.2% of people in Ridgewood have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Ridgewood

IndexRidgewoodNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade97.3%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school97.1%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college88.6%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree80.6%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors76.2%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters35.1%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree12.9%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.8%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Ridgewood (high school & post-secondary)

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Ridgewood, NJ25,43077%56%

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Source: The Ridgewood, NJ education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.