Ridgefield School District

90 East Ridge Rd
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%

Top Rankings

Ridgefield School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 4,472 students in Ridgefield School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in Connecticut.
Public Schools in Ridgefield School District have an average math proficiency score of 70% (versus the Connecticut public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 80% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Ridgefield School District are Farmingville Elementary School, Scotland Elementary School and Branchville Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Ridgefield School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Connecticut.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Connecticut public school average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CT)
# Schools
9 Schools
1,001 Schools
# Students
4,472 Students
496,954 Students
# Teachers
365 Teachers
40,204 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Ridgefield School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 196 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 96% has decreased from 97% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CT)
Overall District Rank
#5 out of 198 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Ridgefield   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ridgefield   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ridgefield   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
96%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Ridgefield   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.36
0.66
# American Indian Students
6 Students
1,260 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
293 Students
25,944 Students
% Asian Students
7%
5%
# Hispanic Students
391 Students
142,616 Students
% Hispanic Students
9%
29%
# Black Students
30 Students
61,808 Students
% Black Students
1%
13%
# White Students
3,553 Students
243,438 Students
% White Students
79%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
494 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
197 Students
21,235 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
49
13,605
# Students in K Grade:
294
35,395
# Students in 1st Grade:
290
33,504
# Students in 2nd Grade:
317
35,507
# Students in 3rd Grade:
327
35,342
# Students in 4th Grade:
331
35,943
# Students in 5th Grade:
330
36,351
# Students in 6th Grade:
330
36,780
# Students in 7th Grade:
331
37,886
# Students in 8th Grade:
357
38,799
# Students in 9th Grade:
380
43,474
# Students in 10th Grade:
368
39,414
# Students in 11th Grade:
391
37,413
# Students in 12th Grade:
377
37,541
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $28,265 is higher than the state median of $25,998. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $27,196 is higher than the state median of $25,071. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$126 MM
$12,920 MM
This chart display total revenue of Ridgefield   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$122 MM
$12,459 MM
This chart display total spending of Ridgefield   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$28,265
$25,998
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Ridgefield   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$27,196
$25,071
This chart display average spending per public school student in Ridgefield   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Ridgefield School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Farmingville Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
324 Farmingville Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 894-5570
Grades: K-5
| 298 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Scotland Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
111 Barlow Mountain Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 894-5825
Grades: K-5
| 334 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Branchville Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
40 Florida Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 894-5850
Grades: K-5
| 353 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Veterans Park Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8 Governor St.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 894-5525
Grades: K-5
| 253 students
Rank: #55.
Ridgebury Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
112 Bennett's Farm Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 894-5875
Grades: PK-5
| 350 students
Rank: #66.
Ridgefield High School
Math: 66% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
700 North Salem Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 894-5750
Grades: 9-12
| 1,516 students
Rank: #77.
Barlow Mountain Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
115 Barlow Mountain Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 894-5800
Grades: PK-5
| 350 students
Rank: #88.
East Ridge Middle School
Math: 68% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10 East Ridge Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 894-5500
Grades: 6-8
| 499 students
Rank: #99.
Scotts Ridge Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
750 North Salem Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 894-5725
Grades: 6-8
| 519 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Ridgefield School District?
Ridgefield School District manages 9 public schools serving 4,472 students.
What is the rank of Ridgefield School District?
Ridgefield School District is ranked #4 out of 196 school districts in Connecticut (top 5%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Connecticut school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%), Highest graduation rate (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Ridgefield School District?
79% of Ridgefield School District students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Ridgefield School District?
Ridgefield School District has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1, which is equal to the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What is Ridgefield School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $27,196 is higher than the state median of $25,071. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 9 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 4,472 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 20% in CT)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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