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Newark, NJ
Students enrolled: 570
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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735 Ridge St
Newark, NJ 07104

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(973) 268-5210
(973) 268-5283
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June 08, 2012
This is the best school I have ever attended. The prinicpal knows every student by name! He is kind not to mention the staff. I don't remember a time I was happier then when I was in Ridge Street. They took us in lots of trips and they provided a good academic programs. I would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a community member
January 21, 2011
I still don't know how his school rating is so high. My son is in the 8th grade and he hardly bring homework to the house. He alsways bring the same homework 1 or 2 exercises to finish from the math class and sometimes a paragraph to write for the writing class. I haven't seeing him reading or doing anything else. My daughter is on the 2nd grade in another school and have more homework than him. I am very disapointed. Will l what are they teaching him during the day? .

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2010
my child has been going there since first grade and he has learned alot there because the staff really care about their students GO RIDGE!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I guess we all agree... What is there not to love about ridge street! The staff at this school is just amazing, they truly care about our kids. The kids want to go to school and participate in activities. My kids are just a wonderful product of the love and encouragement ridge has given to them... Lets go Tigers!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
I went to Ridge St and now my two children attend Ridge St., This is one of the best schools in Newark. I vote b/c I love and feel like this is a great school!!! Go Ridge Street!! Go Tigers!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Because they help my kids to be success in the future

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
what's not to love about Ridge Street School...it's a family...from the moment you walk into the school you feel welcomed. Parents, Teachers, Administrators, Staff and students all ensure a safe and healthy learning environment. It is truly what a school should be! The best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Teachers and staff are very involved and very caring.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
My niece and nephew have excelled at Ridge Street. The teachers and staff are wonderful and committed to the kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Staff, parents and students work together to be the best we can be !!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 12, 2010
It is an amazing family! I love working there and hopefully will continue too. The students, parents, and staff are all so close and work so nicely together.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 12, 2010
There are wonderful teachers that work at this school & are there to help this school's children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It is like a home. Ridge Street has a staff like no where else. They are all warm and caring. Our attendance is high because the kids want to be there. It is the best school in Newark.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Ridge St. School'd dedicated staff, teachers and principal make it a gem in Newark.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 04, 2009
Best school, my to oldest kids went there and graduate it with honors,now my little one will go there.Best principal and great staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Bes school i could ever think of putting my child in. The teachers are great and the staff.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
I attended ridge street when I was a child and both my daughters, nieces, nephews and cousins are in attendance or have attended. I love this school, it promotes diversity and a lot of self assurance as much for the parents as for the kids!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
I feel confident with this school, it's like part of our family already

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Ridgestreet school promotes diversity and social network not only for students but the community as a whole.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 29, 2009
Home of Newark's best students'

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Phenomenal School!! Awsome Staff, Friendly, Family Environment!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
My children attended Ridge St School and till this day they always talk about it. When they have no school or 1/2 days they enjoy visiting their old teachers especially Mr. Garrruto and Ms. Verde. They always feel welcomed even when I pass by I'm sure to see Mr. Garruto giving me a wave hello. I wish all principals where like him. To everyone at Ridge St School continue the GREAT work!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
Ridge Street is just a great place to work at and educate your child!!!!! It's so family oriented. The administrations is truly caring and every teacher cares!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Ridge Street is a great school! We have such a wonderful relationship wtih students, parents, and staff. We are a family here. Our administration is fantastic. Each and every day we watch out students grow and develop.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
We have a great staff, & great administrators who care for the student's future & well being.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 04, 2009
Ridge Street is great school we have excellent teacher and staff and the best principal

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Ridge St. School is the best! It's a great place to work and learn. Every day I wake up eager to come to work. The staff is caring and cooperative. They share with each other and treat the students like if they were their own children. They put in 110% effort to ensure that their students are learning. The students are awesome! They are polite, well mannered and kind to others. The parents are great! They care about their children and their education. They cooperate with the school and are always there when you need them. Our school is so special that our students grow up, and become teachers and parents of our future students. No one wants to leave Ridge St. School, not the staff, not the students, or the parents. That's what makes Ridge St. School the best place to work and learn.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 28, 2009
I love Ridge Street School because we are more than just a school. It is a place where students, parents, teachers, and community members come together to improve our community. We are the Ridge Street School community.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 28, 2009
Students are motivated and teachers care

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
Each day, I look forward to going to work and watching my students grow. Ridge Street School is wonderful. It's the kind of place that provides a positive and loving environment in which true learning can take place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2009
Ridge St. School has a warm and inviting feeling as soon as you walk in the building. The principal, Mr. Garruto, VP's, Ms. Verdi & Ms. Materan, teachers and staff make everyone who visits the school feel so welcome and that every child is important and care for. I wish every school would be like this one. We're sooooooo lucky!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 16, 2007
I am really pleased with this school. I am happy that my kindergartener uses uniforms. I love that my daughter is happy to get on the bus every morning. I love that the principal is always watching for the little ones in the back of the school and personally holds the child whose parent may be a little late. Because I am a working mom, I am unable to participate in school activities. However, I do not feel like I am missing out on my child's educational experience because her teacher communicates with me on a weekly basis. I have seen great improvements in my child's learning experience. She's in a happy and safe learning environment and that to me matters more than low test score averages!!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2007
it is great that uniforms is a requirement. although some students don't approve it should be enforced. The kids look decent.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 28, 2005
I graduated from Ridge Street in 1991. I must say what I learned in Ridge continues with me to this day. All the history, reading, math, and science lessons I learned, I have passed them on to my children. Thanks!

- submitted by a former student
September 14, 2004
Both my children attend this school. I personally have no complaints. The teachers are very caring and exeptional especially with the one on one they give each student. They also have lots of activities for the children to participate in. Like any school a child will attend it's all about parent participation. I sit with my children and do homework with them and I make school fun for them so later on in life they don't become disgusted with pursuing a higher education. Ridge Street is a great start.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 06, 2004
I will be inrolling my daughter this august into your school, but after seeing the grade score on all the state test I'm starding to change my mind because they are lowest grades that I have yet seen. As you know this doesn't look good on your profile I suggest that if is not updated you do so or work harder for these students to get better grades. Because as a responsible parent I believe that my daughter deserves the right attitude and better role models for her to achieve great grades 'not like what I finish seeing'. But I will still inroll her because I strongly believe with the low grades and all your school is still better than Elliot Street School. Thanks.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2004
I have been going to Ridge Street for several years. This school is so good, they have taught me so much throughout my life, the teachers mean well for all the students. The staff is awesome! The academics are very good. We are all family.

- submitted by a student
May 12, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2003
Ridge St is a really good school! I am a student there and im in 6th grade!Yeah im young but I have been their all my life. I know all about the teachers and principals. My teacher Mr.Franko is exellent at teaching! He gives a pretty mean discipline and other things. If u think that this school isn't great then what is?

- submitted by a community member
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Ridge Street Elementary School
735 Ridge St, Newark, NJ  07104
(973) 268-5210
Last modified Ridge Street Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ridge Street Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top