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Ramapo Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 796 students

 
 

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Posted August 13, 2013

my school is gretat my son and daughter had a wonderful time at rrms he he
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

Excellent program for the gifted and talented kids. The school sponsored a team that won the international Future Problem Solving challenge for example. And then there is the music program - great staff and participation from everyone. The student concerts are very impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2011

For kids who are gifted acedemically, there are courses such as Project Challenge and Advanced Math that keeps them interested. For those interested in sports, there are plenty of choices across a wide range of activities. On top of that, the school has a great music program with excellent participation from both the students and parents. Overall, it's a very well rounded school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

RRMS is overall a pretty good school. I'm currently an 8th grader at RRMS and I have loved all 3 years here. I enjoyed class with many of my teachers except for a few. I've met some new friends here and learned many more useful tools. The band and orchestra are AMAZING. RRMS is great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2008

this school is just amazing and i think that my skills have excelled through the years being there
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2008

The band program is the best. The band teacher is friends with all of his band students, and it is impossible not to have a great time in his room! Sure, there are a few bullying isssues, but what middle school doesn't? Some of the teachers are great and really care about their students, while others only care about their specific subject. I absolutley do not like the principal. He just sits there and does nothing and takes all the credit for everything. The vice principal should be the real principal, he interacts with the students, and says 'Good morning,' to everyone he sees in the hall, unlike the principal who just occasionally yells at someone who is running in a hallway. Anyways, i do not understand what the big fuss about the bus transportation program is. Everyone gets home safe and sound don't they? If someone wants a better bus program, why don t they go out and drive the buses themselves. The students definetley do not have power over the busdriver. He or she could turn the bus around at any second, and go back to the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2007

This is only my first year in Ramapo Ridge. This year, school has been great, but the math program is a little slow. I'm in band, and band is awesome! Everyone's nice, and sixth graders can be friends with eigth graders. The only thing I would work on is the student participation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2007

The academic programs are ok for most average-to-moderately bright students, the quality of individual classes varies widely, as the quality of teaching in the classrooms runs the gamut from excellent to very poor, depending upon the individual teacher. The school administrators care more about the image of the school as a whole than about individual students within it, safety is questionable at recess and bullying is a big problem, to which lip service is the inevitable response, rather than substantive and effective steps to solve the problem. The bus transportation is unsafe as well. the music program is strong only if your child plays an instrument, the drama and art programs are pitifully weak. Also, class sizes are too big.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2007

The quality of the education at Ramapo Ridge is without question excellent. However, there is a serious clique and bullying problem that is not addressed at the school. The teachers are great and so is the principal, but I think they look the other way too often when it comes to peer relationships. The buses are also out of control--when did they let the kids be in charge?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2007

This school is wonderful and teaches the children everything they need to know.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
92%

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94%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students82%
Female88%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic85%
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic77%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic68%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education75%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 9%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Black 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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150 Ridge Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 529-5002

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