Glen Ridge Public Schools

Glen Ridge Public Schools

The Glen Ridge Public Schools is a comprehensive public school district serving students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Glen Ridge, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its four schools had an enrollment of 1,853 students and 141.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.1:1.

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "I", the second-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.


Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are:

  • Forest Avenue School (217 students in grades K-2)
    • Matthew Murphy, Principal
  • Linden Avenue School (226; K-2)
    • Joseph Caravela, Principal
  • Ridgewood Avenue School (585; 3-6)
    • Michael Donovan, Principal
    • Jonathan Heitmann, Assistant Principal
  • Glen Ridge High School (824; 7-12). The high school gained national attention as the school of the athletes involved in the Glen Ridge Rape.
    • John Lawlor, Principal
    • Tim Liddy, Assistant Principal


Core members of the district's administration are:

  • Dirk Phillips, Superintendent
  • Peter R. Caprio, Business Administrator / Board Secretary


External links

  • Glen Ridge Schools Website
  • Glen Ridge Public Schools's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
  • School Data for the Glen Ridge Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics

Glen Ridge Public Schools

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