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9-12
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Ridgefield, CT
Students enrolled: 1,772

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700 North Salem Rd
Ridgefield, CT 06877

(203) 438-3785
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February 05, 2014
As a teacher, i have a unique insiders view of what this school is about. Yes, the test scores are amazing, and if your are a superstar, as many of our students are, you will do well here. If you are an average student, or a student with learning disabilities, then your experience is going to be completely different. Our faculty is encouraged to spend most of our time and curriculum to nurture the best and the brightest. You will not find this in any written policy, but it is the RHS school culture to nurture the gifted and let the other students sink or swim. I find this practice abhorrent, but we, as teachers, must play by the administrations rules. Students with LD are generally written off, and are most definaitely NOT encouraged by their counselors or other staff members. Again, if you are academically gifted, as most students here are, you are fine, but if you are not, be prepared to face some stiff competition will little to no support from the administration. There are some exceptions, of course, and there are some caring teachers who will go that extra mile, but believe me, that is the exception. So, great school for the gifted not so great for the average student

- submitted by a teacher
May 23, 2013
The school is stunning, with immaculate test scores and professionalism. The students are all eager, intellectual, and sophisticated. Very impressed with the scores, grades, colleges attended by graduates, and staff. Outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
It gives students a purpose.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2008
THe school has exceeded my expectations. We are new to ridgefield and my son is transitioning very well from his previous private school in Virginia. The staff is always available and willing to help every child succeed.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2008
I graduated from Ridgefield High School this past year and have found that the staff were not only willing to give my peers and myself time outside of class to better acquaint myself with class material, but were also excellent when it came to relating to their students. Also, the new renovations done on the school have made it an excellent place to spend 6 or more hours of the day.

- submitted by a student
February 04, 2008
I find that many teachers are not willing to help, whether you ask or not. And I agree with the fact that the school works for superstars and kids in need of special help, but we, average students are ignored.

- submitted by a student
May 17, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 08, 2006
I went to RHS junior and senior year after moving from Arizona. What a hugh difference this made in my education! This town cares about education. The small class size and caring teachers helped me to stay focused on my future. I would recommend this town and its schools to anyone.

- submitted by a former student
June 08, 2006
I never get the feeling that, as a parent, I'm welcome in the school. Teachers do not want to deal with parents and even when my child was ill I couldn't get any help.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
July 01, 2005
RHS is an amazing school, and is flexible to the needs of all types of students. The administration is great, Dr. Lindsey the principle is excellent. The extracurricular activities are participated in by all students, and they can get as close to a small community experience of a boarding school here while still staying at home. Amazing. I love it.

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May 23, 2005
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May 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2005
RHS is a very good, very competitive school that turns out graduates ready to succeed in college. But it can be almost too competitive; parents--be there to help your kids stay on top of things. For bright kids who are not the competitive type, the Alternative School is a phenomenal solution.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
RHS is great if your child is either a superstar or in need of special help. But the average students are ignored.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2005
I could not imagine a better school. Whenever and of my friends or I needed help, the teachers and guidance department helped above and beyond anything that we could have asked for. The Special Ed, Regular, Honors and AP classes are superb- students performing above state and national standards. Ridgefield High School is a conglomerate of superb teachers both in an out of the classroom.

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September 14, 2004
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February 14, 2004
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August 22, 2003
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Ridgefield High School
700 North Salem Rd, Ridgefield, CT  06877
(203) 438-3785
Last modified Ridgefield High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ridgefield High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top