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.
Read Dr. Fishbein's November Column: The Superintendent Assigns Homework
Click here to read Dr. Fishbein's monthly column for The Ridgewood News, which appeared on November 27, 2015.
Hot Off the Press: rps.eNews 11.17.15
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 17, 2015 issue.
11.23.15:Update on BOE / REA Contract Negotiations
Click here to read a Letter to the Editor of The Ridgewood News, which was published on November 20, 2015.
Click here to read a November 2, 2015 statement by the Ridgewood Board of Education entitled, " Negotiations Status Report."
Click here to read a letter to the editor of The Ridgewood News regarding health care costs, which appeared on October 16, 2015.
Click here to read a September 25, 2015 letter to the editor of The Ridgewood News, regarding talking points made by the REA president on September 21.2015.
Click here to read a letter to parents and guardians from Dr. Fishbein dated September 11, 2015.
Click here to read a July 23, 2015 statement released by the Ridgewood Board of Education on the status of negotiations with the Ridgewood Education Association.
Community Outreach Series Focuses on Well-being: Next is Leadership Talk on November 10
Next up is "Raising Responsible Leaders" by author John Jay Bonstingl. This program will take place on Tuesday, November 10 from 7-9 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Middle School Auditorium.
The 2015-2016 parent/peers series consists of eight engaging presentations throughout the school year. Co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from The Foundation, adults are invited to attend these programs on creating balance in children's lives.
Click here for the November 10 program flyer.
Click here for details on the series.
Click here for the series flyer.
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
Agendas for the Board of Education meetings for the 2008-2009 school year through the present.
Minutes of Board of Education meetings for the 2008-2009 school year through the present.
Links to Web casts of Board of Education meetings from January 28, 2008 to July 20, 2009. Also included are links to special events: Teacher Recognition ceremony 2010 and forum on "Preparing Our Students to be Leaders of Tomorrow."
The 2015-2016 School Calendar and official list of religious holidays for 2015-2016. The 2016-2017 School Calendar.
Correspondence, resolutions and other materials relating to the state education scene.
District/Community Planning Goals and action plans and programs.
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.
Letters to Ridgewood Public Schools parents/guardians and staff, and Letters to the Editor.
Speeches and other formal remarks