I still haven't had time to go through the DOE's report card for Ridgewood schools, but I saw this story tweeted by the Bergen Record, reporting that the state report card shows Ridgewood's SAT scores are #1 in Bergen County, behind only the Bergen Academies.
Principal Jack Lorenz was quoted in the story, which focused on the tie between a community's income and its SAT scores:
John Lorenz, principal of Ridgewood High School, said his school’s high marks signified more than the district’s income; it reflected quality teachers, challenging courses and creative initiatives, such as a village library program for students learning English as a second language.
"There are some good things going on here in a strong partnership with parents and the community," he said. "This is one of the most outstanding high school faculties I’ve worked with. This staff doesn’t teach to the test but they know what’s on the test and they make sure kids are exposed to that content. It’s a good formula."
You can say that again!
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