#14 Middle School in CT and #9 in Fairfield County

East Ridge Middle School

10 East Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877

How Good is East Ridge Middle School?

Report Card

A Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

East Ridge Middle School is located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Serving grades 6-8, the school has 784 students and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher.

This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools East Ridge Middle School scores are significantly above average. When compared to other middle schools, the school ranks 14 for Connecticut and 9 in Fairfield County.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including Connecticut standardized test scores, are used to find a school’s academics score. East Ridge Middle School received a grade of A for academics. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Excellent

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing a variety of factors such as teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. For learning environment, East Ridge Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut and earned the grade of A+ for this measure.

Students : Teacher
CT Avg. 12
Uncertified Teachers
CT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
CT Avg. 11%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


A school’s safety score is calculated by inspecting inputs such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. East Ridge Middle School received a grade of A+ for safety. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from East Ridge Middle School is included below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when calculating its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 784
Minority Students 115
Diversity Index 17
Students with Disablities 68
Economically Disadvantaged 3%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students N/A


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Compare Nearby Schools

You can compare the closest middle schools to East Ridge Middle School below. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. All Ridgefield schools can be viewed on the Ridgefield, Connecticut schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Scotts Ridge Middle School A+ A A+ A+
2 John Read Middle School A A A A+
3 Middlebrook School A A B N/A
4 John Jay Middle School A+ A+ A- A
5 Weston Middle School A A A A

East Ridge Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend East Ridge Middle School? 784 students.
  • Is East Ridge Middle School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is East Ridge Middle School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact East Ridge Middle School? The school's number is (203) 894-5500. You can visit their website at http://www.ridgefield.org/EastRidge/index.htm.
  • Where is East Ridge Middle School? 10 East Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Scotts Ridge Middle School
750 North Salem Rd Ridgefield, CT 06877
John Read Middle School
486 Redding Road Redding, CT 06896
Middlebrook School
131 School Rd Wilton, CT 06897
John Jay Middle School
40 N Salem Rd Cross River, NY 10518
Weston Middle School
135 School Rd Weston, CT 06883