Ridge High School has been ranked as the second highest performing comprehensive high school in math and science in New Jersey, according to report issued recently by U.S. News and World Report.
The magazine also placed Ridge as #117 in the country.
“This achievement is an acknowledgment of our continual curriculum refinement process and extremely supportive community,” said Sean Siet, districtwide director of curriculum and instruction.
“This report is a recognition of the dedication and expertise of our teaching staff and highly motivated student body,” he continued. “Our math program, under the guidance of Dr. Palumbo, is a result of years of research and refinement of our best practices. Our students, staff, and administration are all involved in the development of our curriculum as we use student assessment data to help guide any possible curriculum revisions.”
Siet also praised the science program, under the direction of Dr. Heineman, as “both engaging and highly responsive to the interests and ever changing needs of the 21st Century learner.”
Board of Education President Susan Carlsson said, "The recognition is gratifying and a feather in the caps of our students and teachers. But, we'd be foolish to rest on this laurel. Our community has come to expect consistent excellence from the Bernads Township School District and our students, faculty, staff, and administration work diligently to fulfill those expectations. Bernards Township continues to be a fine place to live, work, and raise children."
The report took the top 600 schools in the Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention rankings and evaluated such factors as participation rates and performance on Advanced Placement exams in math and science.