RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Six of Ridgefield's nine schools have been formally recognized by the Connecticut Department of Education as Schools of Distinction.
A School of Distinction is, according to a statement from the Department of Education, a public school that has “exhibited either highest overall performance; highest performing subgroups; or highest progress. The classification serves to identify schools as exemplars of best practices.”
Ridgefield High School, Scotts Ridge Middle School, East Ridge Middle School and Ridgebury, Branchville and Scotland Elementary Schools were recognized. They are among the 97 high, middle and elementary schools in 56 districts across the state that are included on the list.
“I don’t want to put too much weight on this statement because there isn’t a huge difference between our schools,” Superintendent Deborah Low said at Monday’s Ridgefield Board of Education meeting. She added that all the town's schools were above the state goals.