Ridge High School

268 So Finley Ave,

Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920-9439

Tel: (908)204-2585
Grades: 9-12

1,787 students

Ridge High School serves 1,787 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 49%.
Ridge High School operates within the Bernards Township School District.
The school district's 98% graduation rate is higher than the NJ state average of 92%.

Overview

The student population of 1787 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 125 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,787 students
Ridge High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 125 teachers
Ridge High School Total Classroom Teachers (1988-2012)
Students by Grade Ridge High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 12:1
Ridge High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1988-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
16%
9%
Ridge High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
3%
23%
Ridge High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
17%
Ridge High School Black (1988-2012)
White
77%
51%
Ridge High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ridge High School Sch Ethnicity Ridge High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.38 0.66
Ridge High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
29%
Ridge High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
6%
Ridge High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2010-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,676 students has grown by 835% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 100% over five years.
School District Name Bernards Township School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
2
Number of Students Managed 5,676 919
Bernards Township School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 98% 92%
Bernards Township School District Graduation Rate (1996-2009)
District Total Revenue $91 MM $20 MM
Bernards Township School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $93 MM $19 MM
Bernards Township School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $149,585 $20,414
Bernards Township School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $152,409 $19,395
Bernards Township School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Ridge High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students from Bernards Township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. The school is part of the Bernards Township School District.
  • Awards and recognition: During the 1986-87 school year, Ridge High School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.
  • The school was listed in 116th place, the second-highest ranked school in New Jersey, in Newsweek's May 8, 2006, issue, listing the Top 1,200 High Schools in The United States. Ridge High School was ranked as Number 91 in Newsweek's 2005 survey, third-highest in the state for that year.
  • Ridge High School was the 11th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 316 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2006 cover story on the state's Top Public High Schools.
  • Athletics: Ridge High School competes in the Skyland Conference, which is comprised of nineteen public and parochial high schools covering Hunterdon County, Somerset County and Warren County in Central Jersey. The conference operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).
  • The girls' soccer team is also a front runner on both state and national levels. An undefeated 2003 season led the team to take the #3 national ranking. Tobin Heath (class of 2006) plays for the U.S. Women's U-21 National Team, as well as for the renowned University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Tarheels program.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Ridge has a very strong speech and debate team which has had members place in high spots in national competitions.
  • Source: Wikipedia; it is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bernards High School (2.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is William Annin Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cedar Hill School (0.3 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Basking Ridge Cedar Hill School
    100 Peachtree Rd
    Basking Ridge , NJ , 07920
    (908)204-2633
    0.3  mi  |  595  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Basking Ridge Oak Street Elementary School
    70 West Oak St
    Basking Ridge , NJ , 07920
    (908)204-2565
    0.8  mi  |  632  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Basking Ridge William Annin Middle School
    70 Quincy Rd
    Basking Ridge , NJ , 07920
    (908)204-2610
    1.1  mi  |  1408  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Bernardsville Bernards High School
    25 Olcott Ave
    Bernardsville , NJ , 07924
    (908)630-3000
    2.1  mi  |  769  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Millington Millington Elementary School
    91 Northfield Rd
    Millington , NJ , 07946
    (908)647-2312
    2.2  mi  |  399  students  |  Gr.  2-5

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
One of the most stressful parts of back-to-school season is making sure your children get everything they need, without breaking the bank. Here are 10 expert back-to-school shopping tips to get what you need on a budget.
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
As many traditional public schools struggle to close the achievement gap, Knowledge is Power Program schools seem to have the right formula for helping poverty-stricken and minority students achieve success. In this article, we examine how KIPP schools are making their students’ futures much brighter.
Urban Public Schools Come to the Rescue of Black Boys
Public schools across the nation are implementing programs that help keep young black men in school and off the streets. Boosting graduation rates, reducing gang involvement and violence, and providing positive male role models are just a few of the common elements of these programs. Yet, the achievement gap between black boys and other peer groups remains extremely wide.