Ridgefield Park School District (03-4380)

Ridgefield Park School District

On behalf of the Ridgefield Park Board of Education, I am pleased to present the 2015-2016 edition of the NJ School Performance Report Card. As you review the data in the report, you will be able to assess the sustained growth of the district as we continue to provide our richly diverse community with an exemplary comprehensive education supported by a caring and dedicated administrative, teaching, and support staff.

Our five district schools provide a highly effective academic learning environment for our students that challenges both their hearts and minds. A vast array of educational programs offers students of all backgrounds the skills, interests, and collaborative learning experiences so that they may achieve academic and social success in settings that are safe, respectful, and conducive to learning.

To further meet the needs of all students, the Ridgefield Park School District offers a variety of programs for students with special needs. Child Study Team members, school administrators, teachers, and families, work collaboratively and cooperatively to ensure that every special needs student in the district is provided the most effective combination of programs and services beginning as early as pre-kindergarten.

The understanding of the importance of developing well-rounded students prompts our Board of Education to support a wide range of extracurricular clubs and athletic programs for students across all grade levels. From our successful varsity sports teams to our elementary guidance clubs, opportunities exist for all of our students to become involved in activities outside of traditional classrooms. Additionally, through our school based parent organizations, all families are strongly encouraged to become active and engaged in our school communities.

Increased involvement and commitment by all stakeholders continues to lead us toward academic excellence and the education of the whole child. We are encouraged by the empirical data that indicates sustained progress and the high levels of achievement of our students. We will continue to present our students with new opportunities so that they can achieve even greater success and, just as importantly, enjoy their time in our schools.