Park Ridge School District's Mission Statement
The Park Ridge School District is committed to the mission of educating all students to achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum content Standards at all grade levels. The district will nurture all students to be life long learners, ethical and responsible citizens, and independent, productive members of a global society.
- MS Holiday Concert - Wednesday 12/11/13; 7pm
- HS Holiday Concert - Thursday 12/12/13; 7pm
- West Ridge Parent Meeting (Report Cards) - Thursday 12/12/13; 7pm
- BOE Meeting - Monday 12/16/13; 8pm
- West Ridge Holiday Concert - Wednesday 12/18/13; 7pm
- Early Dismissal (All Students & Staff) - Friday 12/20/13
- Holiday Recess (Schools Closed) - Monday 12/23/13 - Wednesday 1/1/14
- Schools Reopen - Thursday 1/2/14
On December 19th, all students in K-6 will receive a new standards-based report card for the first trimester. These report cards, which are aligned to the Common Core and New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, contain information about your child's progress toward achievement of various standards. Please click on the link below to view the report card templates and rubrics:
The Park Ridge Owl is now online! Please click on the link below to enjoy the articles, pictures and videos:
The Park Ridge Owl Online
The Park Ridge Board of Education has contracted with Dakota Excavators to complete the field project. The construction timeline is as follows:
- Turf Field Installation - November 4th to March 1st
- Lights Installation - November 4th to March 1st
- Track Resurface - Summer 2014
Click here for Project Fact Sheet
Click here for BOE Flyer
Click here for Aerial Animation
Click here for Field Level Animation
Park Ridge Green Team Grant
On October 4, 2013, the Bergen County Utilities Authority awarded the Park Ridge School District their Environmental Awareness Challenge Grant. The town of Park Ridge’s Green Team facilitated the application process for this grant. The school district received $3000 to be used to in their recycling program at all three schools. Each school will use their $1000 to purchase recycling bins and educational materials to raise awareness for their recycling efforts. This is the third year in a row the district has received this grant, for a total of $9000. Pictured here, from left to right, are BCUA Commissioner George P. Zilocchi; BCUA Commissioner, Richard D. Schooler; BCUA Vice Chairman, Ronald Phillips; Bergen County Freeholder, Tracy S. Zur; Vincent Lemba, Park Ridge Schools; Lorraine Syring, Park Ridge Schools; and Robert Oppelt, Park Ridge Councilmember.
As we begin the 2013-2014 school year, I want to remind the community that school safety and security are still paramount. The Park Ridge Police Department has advised me that they will continue to conduct enhanced patrols at all of our schools, including police officer walk-throughs during the school day. Also, as a precautionary measure, a significant police presence will continue to be noticeable during the morning drop-off and at dismissal.
I would like to thank Chief Madden for his ongoing support and communication. We continue to speak regularly about student safety.
Park Ridge High School finished at number 14 in the magazine’s 2012 ranking of 328 public high schools.A list of the Top 100 public high schools appears in the September issue of New Jersey Monthly; a complete list of all 328 rated schools is online at
New Jersey Monthly publishes its list of the best high schools in New Jersey every other year. The rankings are compiled by Leflein Associates, an independent research company in Ringwood, New Jersey, and are based on data reported by the schools to the New Jersey Department of Education. Among the factors taken into consideration are average class size; student/teacher ratio; student results on the SAT, HSPA and AP tests; and graduation rates.
In order to better reflect the actual effectiveness of each school, this year’s list gives additional weight to student results. “This change in methodology is particularly relevant at a time when most districts have had to reexamine spending priorities,” explains New Jersey Monthly editor Ken Schlager.
The September issue of New Jersey Monthly includes articles on key education-related issues, including the pilot program for teacher evaluation and the war over homework in the Garden State. There’s also an interview with Chris Cerf, the state’s education commissioner.
New Jersey Monthly is the state’s top general-interest magazine.
Click here to see Ranking Chart.
All curriculum guides for the Park Ridge School District are now available online. Please click on the link below to access.
Click Here for Curriculum Guides