Ridgewood High School (Illinois)

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Ridgewood High School
Rebels Logo.jpg
Established 1960
Type Public secondary
Principal Jennifer Kelsall
Faculty 56
Students 808
Grades 9–12
Location 7500 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois, USA
Campus Suburban
Colors Kelly Green, White
Mascot Rebels
Yearbook The Imperial
Newspaper The Rebellion
Website [1]

Ridgewood High School, or RHS, is a public four-year high school located in Norridge, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Ridgewood Community High School District 234.

The school serves portions of Norridge and Harwood Heights.


Ridgewood High School received national attention in the 1960s following its opening, by TIME Magazine and the Ladies Home Journal selected it as one of "America’s Top Ten High Schools" in May 1968. Ridgewood's main rivals are Elmwood Park High School and Riverside-Brookfield High School.


Ridgewood competes in the Metro Suburban Conference and Illinois High School Association. Its mascot is the Rebel.


  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • DECA
  • Drama
  • FBLA
  • Italian National Honor Society
  • Garden Club
  • Mathletes
  • Mentoring
  • Multimedia Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Newsmagazine (The Rebellion)
  • Scholastic Bowl
  • Student Council
  • Radio Club: 89.7 FM WRHS-FM Norridge and 88.1 FM WRWX/WXMS Harwood Heights
  • Television Club: WRHS-TV TV 19, WRWX TV 4
  • Yearbook (The Imperial)


In 2009 Ridgewood celebrated their 50th anniversary with the homecoming theme of "Chicago: My Kind of Town". Also in 2009, RHS built new softball fields and began construction on the field house, football field and track.

On June 5, 2013, Ridgewood celebrated the completion of its $20 million sound abatement project, funded with federal grants from the FAA.


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