Ridgefield named one of nation’s top high schools

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Ridgefield — Ridgefield High School was named a 2017 Best High School in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking report, released last month.

Among the 22,000 public high schools evaluated nationwide in the rankings, Ridgefield placed in the top 6,000 high schools that received national gold, silver or bronze medals for student performance on state assessments and level of college readiness.

Ridgefield earned a bronze medal as a high-performing school based on state exam performance. In its rankings for individual states, U.S. News & World Report placed Ridgefield High School at No. 40 on its list of Best High Schools in Washington.

“Our staff has taken seriously the charge to become the state’s premier district and continues to work collaboratively to accomplish the feat,” Ridgefield High School Principal Tony VanderMaas said in a release from the district.