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.
- Early Dismissal (All Schools) - Monday, 4/7
- WR PTO Meeting - Tuesday, 4/8; 7pm
- EB PTO Meeting - Tuesday, 4/8; 7:15pm
- Spring Recess (Schools Closed) - 4/16-4/18
- BOE Meeting - Monday, 4/28; 8pm
Check school websites for more details!
The school calendar for the Park Ridge Public Schools includes three (3) emergency closing days. Due to the stormy winter weather, the district has used a total of five (5) weather related closing days this year. As a result, the PRBOE revised the school calendar at their meeting on 2/24/14.
Please be advised that all schools will now be open for students and staff on the following days:
- Monday, April 14, 2014 (Full Day of School)
-Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (Full Day of School)
If additional emergency closing days are needed, more make-up days will be scheduled during the Spring Recess.
The Park Ridge Public School District is again offering Park Ridge residents an Integrated Preschool Program scheduled to start in September at the same time as the District’s 2014-2015 school year. Two classes will be offered at East Brook Elementary School; one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
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 - COMPLETED
- Lights Installation - November 4th to April 15th
- Track Resurface - Summer 2014
(Photo Credit: Dan Browne)
Special thanks to the group of faculty members pictured above for being brave enough to battle the Harlem Wizards in front of a standing room only crowd on March 26th. Their ability to withstand "jovial criticisms" and dozens of thunderous dunks allowed the crowd of 500+ to enjoy many laughs.
Also, thank you to the PRAA for sponsoring this wonderful community event!
On December 19th, all students in K-6 received 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, contained 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:
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.
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
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.