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Encyclopedia > Ridgefield High School (Ridgefield, Connecticut)
Ridgefield High School
Established Unknown
School type Public
Principal: Jeffrey Jaslow
Location Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States of America
Students approx. 1,700
Mascot Tiger
Website http://www.ridgefield.org/go.asp?go=!SiteStationAF&x=TPLGen&TPL=Frameset_RHS.htm

Ridgefield High School is a public high school in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The school was ranked #620 in Newsweek's 2006 list of the top 1000 high schools in America. The school mascot is the Tiger. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education, which is otherwise known as secondary education. ... Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...

RHS has recently undergone massive and costly renovations. Ridgefield High boasts many stunning new facilities, including the two-story high, glass-enclosed student center.



Enrollment in the school has risen from a recent low of 930 students in 1993 to 1,589 in 2004 and 1,706 in the 2005-2006 school year. [1]

Academic achievement

A total of 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.[2]

The school's dropout rate has remained consistent over the years at 1 percent. Daily attendance has been similarly steady at 95 percent.[2]

District Reference Group A

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 eduation, income, occupation and need, and that have roughly similar enrollment".[3] Ridgefield is one of eight school districts in District Reference Group A (the others are Darien, Easton, New Canaan, Redding, Weston, Westport, and Wilton).[4]


In recent years a number of computer-related subjects have been added to the curriculum, including computer art, computer music, computer aided design (CAD), and digital design studio.[1]


About 65 percent of the student body participates in at least one interscholastic athletic activity.[2]

Ridgefield High is a member of the FCIAC Athletic conference. In 2002 the school won the Class L CT State Championship in football, the Tigers' first state football title since 1983. Each year RHS sends many students to play a variety of sports at the collegiate level. FCIAC, the Fairfield County Interscholastic Conference, was established in 1961 and is made up of high schools throughout Fairfield County. ...

In 2007, The Boy's Varsity Ice Hockey team won the FCIAC Championship for the first time since 1988.

In 2005, The Girl's Cross Country Team won the FCIAC, State Class L, State Open, and New England Champoinships

Notable Alumni

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  1. ^ a b [1]Ridgefield High School "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006", Connecticut Department of Education, "Supplemental School Information" section, page 6
  2. ^ a b c [2]Ridgefield High School "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006", Connecticut Department of Education, "Evidence of Sustained Improvement in Student Accomplishments" section, page 6
  3. ^ [3] state "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006" for Wilton High School, accessed March 25, 2007
  4. ^ [4]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, accessed March 25, 2007

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External links

  • [5] Ridgefield High School Web page at Great Schools Web site]
  • [6]Ridgefield High School "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006", Connecticut Department of Education



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