Ridgefield Public Schools
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Ridgefield PS Awards & Recognition

We are very proud of our school community. Our teachers, students, and programs are first rate and have been the recipients of many distinguished awards.

Barlow Mountain Elementary School

  • Niche ranked BMES 23rd in the state – 2016 Best Public Elementary School in Connecticut
  • Connecticut Association for Health, Education, Recreation and Dance – 2012 Outstanding Award for Math and Movement
  • USDA HealthierUS School Bronze Award October 2011-2015

Branchville Elementary School

  • SchoolDigger Ranks Branchville Elementary School 39th of 534 Connecticut public elementary schools
  • Niche ranked Branchville 29th in the state – 2016 Best Public School in Connecticut

Farmingville Elementary School

  • Niche ranked Farmingville 31st in the state – 2016 Best Public Elementary School in Connecticut
  • Great Schools rated Farmingville 10 out of 10

Ridgebury Elementary School

  • SchoolDigger Ranks Ridgebury Elementary School 41st of 534 Connecticut public elementary schools
  • Niche ranked Ridgebury 25th in the state – 2016 Best Public School in Connecticut

Scotland Elementary School

  • Niche ranked Scotland Elementary 28th in the state – 2016 Best Public School in Connecticut
  • 2014 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge
  • 2013 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge
  • April 8, 2011 - For the ninth year in a row, Scotland Elementary School is one of the top schools statewide in the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Veterans Park Elementary School

  • Niche ranked VPES 27th in the state - 2016 Public Elementary School
  • 2014–15 Connecticut Schools of Distinction category “Highest Performing Overall” (433.6/450)
  • 2015 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge
  • 2014 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge 
  • 2013 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge

East Ridge Middle School

  • Niche ranked ERMS 10th in the state – 2016 Best Public School in Connecticut
  • Blue Ribbon School 2009

Scotts Ridge Middle School

  • Niche ranked SRMS 11th in the state – 2016 Best Public School in Connecticut

Ridgefield High School

  • U.S. News & World Report came out with their “best high school” rankings for 2016, and Ridgefield High School was among the schools who won their “Gold” award and was ranked 5th in the state of Connecticut (Ranked #235 in the nation)
  • GreatSchools rates Ridgefield High School 10 out of 10
  • Niche Rankings released its report on the Best Public High Schools in Connecticut, and Ridgefield High School made the list at number 8.
  • March 26,2015 - Niche Rankings - Best Public High Schools in Connecticut - Ridgefield High School made the list at number 6.
  • May 8,2012 - Ridgefield High School was one of five Fairfield County high schools ranked among the state's top 10 in a report released by U.S. News & World Report. It was No. 3 in Connecticut.
  • SchoolDigger for School year 2014–2015 Ranked RIdgefield High School #1 in Connecticut 
  • April 26, 2013 - For the second consecutive year, the school earned the district a “gold medal” designation from U.S. News and World Report for finishing in the top 500 public high schools out of 21,000-ranked schools in 49 states. Read More