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.
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.
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.
Basic student body information from East Ridge Middle School is included below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when calculating its grade.
A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
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+|
|4||John Jay Middle School||A+||A+||A-||A|
|5||Weston Middle School||A||A||A||A|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
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.