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

  • The Niche 2020 Best Public Elementary Schools in Connecticut rated Branchville in the top 20 out of 572 schools.
  • Niche ranked BES #2 Best Public Elementary School Teachers in Connecticut, 2018; 
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Education recognized BES team and fifth-grade teachers, 2017 
  • State of Connecticut recognized was recognized as a School of Distinction (top 10%), 2018

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 released “Best High School” rankings for 2019, and Ridgefield High School won their “Gold” award and was ranked #4 in the state of Connecticut. (Ranked #317 in the Nation)
  • U.S. News & World Report released “Best High School” rankings for 2018, and Ridgefield High School won their “Gold” award and was ranked #5 in the state of Connecticut. (Ranked #332 in the Nation)
  • U.S. News & World Report released “Best High School” rankings for 2017, and Ridgefield High School won their “Gold” award and was ranked #4 in the state of Connecticut. (Ranked #298 in the Nation)
  • U.S. News & World Report released “Best High School” rankings for 2016, and Ridgefield High School won their “Gold” award and was ranked #5 in the state of Connecticut. (Ranked #235 in the Nation)
  • Received the 2019 College Success Award from Great Schools.org
  • Niche Rankings released “Best Public High Schools in Connecticut” for 2020, and Ridgefield High School made the list at #14 receiving an A+ rating
  • School Digger released “Best High Schools in the state of Connecticut” rankings for 2018, and Ridgefield High School was ranked #6