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Office of the Superintendent
Dr. Daniel Fishbein is the superintendent of the Ridgewood Public Schools. The office of the superintendent is located on the third floor of the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place. 

Contact Dr. Fishbein at:   201-670-2700, ext. 10530
                                            dfishbein@ridgewood.k12.nj.us

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent:  Kathleen Kiedaisch
                                                                            201-670-2700, ext. 10530
                                                                             kkiedaisch@ridgewood.k12.nj.us
                                                                             (Fax)  201-670-2668
Public Information Officer: Debra Anderson
                                          201-670-2700, ext. 10555
                                          danderson@ridgewood.k12.nj.us


Mailing Address:  Ridgewood Public Schools
                            The Education Center
                            49 Cottage Place
                             Ridgewood, NJ  07451


Welcome to the Ridgewood Public Schools
A Message from the Superintendent


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Ridgewood Public Schools. As the largest school system in Bergen County, the Ridgewood district comprises ten schools, including one housing our pre-k handicapped program; six elementary schools (K-5); two middle schools (6-8); and one high school (9-12). Of the districtís approximately 500 teachers and administrators, 65% have Masterís degrees and 5% hold doctorates.

Ridgewood Public Schools deliver a high quality education focusing on maximizing the potential of every learner. The district is continually recognized on state and national levels for school and individual achievements. Our students consistently score extremely well on state and national tests and above state and district factor groups. The districtís more than 5800 students all have an opportunity to succeed under the tutelage and guidance of a dedicated, professional faculty and administration. In addition, all students are taught in a technologically advanced setting and are provided with numerous opportunities to excel in the formal classroom and extracurricular activities, including the arts, athletics, student publications, and academic competitions.

The Ridgewood Public Schools district is governed by a five-member Board of Education. Members are elected to rotating three-year terms by the voting public.

Superintendent's Monthly Column: November
Dr. Fishbein is a monthly contributor to The Ridgewood News with his Superintendent's Corner column. Click here to read the November 2016 column, But for the Kindness of Strangers.
Hot Off the Press: rps.eNews 11.22.16
rps.eNews is the district's electronic newsletter that is e-mailed approximately twice a month, following Board of Education meetings. It contains news of the Board, events of interest to the RPS community, student and teacher honors and awards, and notices of upcoming village-wide activities.

Click here to read the November 22, 2016 issue.

Full-Day K Public Vote Election Results
All results are tentative and subject to counting provisional ballots.

Full-day Kindergarten
Yes 5161 votes
No 4999 votes


RBOE Election: 2 seats
Jennie S. Wilson 4405 Votes
James Morgan 2951 Votes

Click here for a PDF of the public presentation.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
Click here to view all full-day Kindergarten documents.

BOE Approves REA Contract
At the October 10 meeting, the Board of Education approved the three-year contract with the Ridgewood Education Association (REA) that was ratified by the REA on September 28. Click here to read a letter to the Ridgewood community from the Board.​
Board Meets on December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
The Ridgewood Board of Education will hold a Regular Public Meeting on Monday,December 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place. The public is invited to attend the meeting or view it live via the district website at www.ridgewood.k12.nj.us using the "Live BOE Meeting" tab on the district website, or on Fios tv channel 33 or Optimum 77.

Click here to view the agenda for the December 5, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.

Click here to view the minutes of the November 21, 2016 Regular Public Meeting.


Contact Us
+ Dr. Daniel Fishbein, Superintendent of Schools
+ Ms. Debra Anderson, Public Information Officer
+ Ms. Kathleen Kiedaisch, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Click on name to see details.
Superintendent's Pages
This folder contains Board and District goals for the current and prior school years, and reports relating to the achievement of those goals.
Archives of regular and special public meetings of the Ridgewood Board of Education
Superintendent's File Cabinet
 Board of Education Meeting Agendas
Agendas for the Board of Education meetings for the 2014-15 school year through the present.
 Board of Education Meeting Minutes
Minutes of Board of Education meetings for the 2008-2009 school year through the present.
 District Calendars
The the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 School Calendars.
 Legislative Matters
Correspondence, resolutions and other materials relating to the state education scene.
 Strategic/Community Planning
District/Community Planning Goals and action plans and programs.
 Superintendent's Corner Columns
Dr. Fishbein is a regular contributor to "The Ridgewood News," writing a monthly column called "The Superintendent's Corner." This folder contains Dr. Fishbein's archived columns.
 Superintendent's Correspondence
Letters to Ridgewood Public Schools parents/guardians and staff, and Letters to the Editor.
 Superintendent's Remarks
Speeches and other formal remarks

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