School Enrollment on the Rise in Ridgewood
District reports 52 more students enrolled in Ridgewood schools than last September. Twenty-seven new teachers and instructors are also in the village, according to superintendent's report
The county's largest school district is getting bigger – according to enrollment figures, Ridgewood has 5,872 students, 52 more than had walked the halls in Sept. 2011.
Per data presented by Superintendent Daniel Fishbein in his opening of school report made to the board of education, the biggest enrollment swings come from the middle schools and high school.
While enrollment at George Washington Middle School took a dive, dropping 38 students, counterpart Benjamin Franklin Middle School gained 37 students. There are also 29 more students at the high school this September, the data notes.
|Sept. 2011||Sept. 2012||+/-|
|Out of district||93||89||-4|
Fishbein said there are 27 new teachers at the district. Thirteen are at the elementary school level, 8 in the middle schools and 6 at RHS.
Not all are classroom teachers, however. Among the list are two new school nurses, one learning disabilities teaching consultant (LDT-C), three part-time positions and five who are serving as replacements for teachers on leave.
In total, there are 64 new classroom aides and two new administrators, one being Ridgewood High School Principal Tom Gorman.
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