Ridgefield High School (Connecticut)

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Ridgefield High School
Address
700 N Salem Rd
New England
Ridgefield, CT, Fairfield County 06877
Coordinates 41°19′31″N 73°31′40″W / 41.3254°N 73.5278°W / 41.3254; -73.5278Coordinates: 41°19′31″N 73°31′40″W / 41.3254°N 73.5278°W / 41.3254; -73.5278
Information
Type Public
Superintendent Karen Baldwin
Principal Stacey Gross
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,784 (2014)
Color(s) Orange      and Black     
Mascot Tiger
Rivals Wilton, CT Darien, CT New Canaan, CT
Website

Ridgefield High School is a four-year public high school located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. It was ranked 119th in Newsweek's 2015 list of the top 1,600 high schools in America and 226th in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 list of the top 4,813 high schools.[1] The school mascot is the tiger.

Ridgefield High facilities include a two-story-high, glass-enclosed student center and all marble Student Life Office. The school has a football stadium with turf field.

Students[edit]

The school has 1,784 students enrolled of which 51% is male and 49% is female. Total minority enrollment is 11%. The graduation rate is 98% in four years.[2]

Academic achievement[edit]

Scotts Ridge Middle School (closer) and Ridgefield High School (farther) share the same campus.

341 students took 754 advanced placement (AP) exams in May 2006, with 92.2 percent of exams with scores of 3 or higher. In the eight years up through the 2005-2006 school year, the number of students taking AP exams has tripled.[3]

The school's dropout rate has remained consistent over the years at 1 percent. Daily attendance has been similarly steady at 95 percent.[3]

District Reference Group A[edit]

For the purpose of comparison with the achievement levels of similar schools, the state Department of Education classifies schools and communities in "District Reference Groups", defined as "districts whose students' families are similar in education, income, occupation and need, and that have roughly similar enrollment".[4] Ridgefield is one of eight school districts in District Reference Group A (the others are Darien, Easton, New Canaan, Redding, Weston, Westport, and Wilton).[5]

Curriculum[edit]

Over a decade ago, a number of computer-related subjects were added to the curriculum, including computer art, computer music, engineering (Project Lead the Way), digital design studio, and Advanced Placement Computer Science. However, the latter is only available in alternating years.[6]

Athletics[edit]

About 65 percent of the student body participates in at least one interscholastic athletic activity.[3] Ridgefield High is a member of the FCIAC Athletic conference. Each year RHS sends many students to play a variety of sports at the collegiate level.

School Championships[edit]

Football[edit]

State - 1983 - 2002

lacrosse[edit]

Boys[edit]

States - 2001 - 2011

FCIAC - 2009

Girls[edit]

States -

FCIAC -

Soccer[edit]

States - 1983 - 1984 - 2007 - 2013

FCIAC - 1988 - 1989 - 1990 - 1996 - 1997 - 2003 - 2007 - 2013

Ice Hockey[edit]

Boys[edit]

FCIAC - 1984 - 1988 - 2007 - 2012 - 2013 States - 2002 - 2017

Running[edit]

Boys Cross Country[edit]

States - 1965 - 1997 - 2000 - 2001 - 2013

Open - 2013

FCIAC - 1984 - 1985 - 1997 - 1998 - 2013

Girls Cross Country[edit]

States - 1987 - 2003 - 2004 - 2011 - 2012 - 2016

Open - 2001 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2011 - 2012 -2016

FCIAC - 1977 - 1978 - 1983 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2015 - 2016

Boys Outdoor Track[edit]

States - 2014 - 2015

Open -

FCIAC - 1977 - 2010

Girls Outdoor Track[edit]

States - 1991 - 1992 - 2016

Open -

FCIAC - 1991 - 1992 - 2005 - 2006

Boys Indoor Track[edit]

States - 1977

Open - 1977

FCIAC - 1975 - 1976 - 1977

Girls Indoor Track[edit]

States -

Open -

FCIAC - 1980 - 1989 - 1990 - 2004 - 2005

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-high-schools-2015
  2. ^ https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/connecticut/districts/ridgefield-school-district/ridgefield-high-school-4535
  3. ^ a b c [1] Ridgefield High School "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006", Connecticut Department of Education, "Evidence of Sustained Improvement in Student Accomplishments" section, page 6
  4. ^ [2] state "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006" for Wilton High School. Retrieved March 25, 2007.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 24, 2007. Retrieved March 6, 2007.  Web page titled "Find a Community: By Educational Reference Group (DRG)" at the "Discovery 2007 / An initiative of the William Caspar Graustein Fund" Web site. Retrieved March 25, 2007.
  6. ^ [3] Ridgefield High School "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006", Connecticut Department of Education, "Supplemental School Information" section, page 6
  7. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/us/politics/cody-keenan-obamas-hemingway-draws-on-friends-empathy-and-a-little-whisky-for-state-of-the-union.html
  8. ^ Reid, Macklin (2011-05-01). "Jared Bernstein, RHS graduate, is leaving Obama administration". The Ridgefield Press. Hersam Acorn Newspapers. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  9. ^ O'Donnell, Michelle (May 8, 2004). "Long Island Native, Killed in Iraq, Is Buried in Arlington". The New York Times. 

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