OUR MISSION STATEMENT
THE MISSION OF RAMSEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS TO DEVELOP SUCCESSFUL INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL POSSESS THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND VALUES NECESSARY TO BECOME INDEPENDENT SELF-FULFILLED PERSONS IN A COMPLEX GLOBAL SOCIETY AND TO RAISE THE LEVEL OF EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS THROUGH A CHALLENGING ACADEMIC AND CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAM CONDUCTED IN A CARING AND INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING ENVIRONMENT.
Accredited by State of New Jersey Department of Education.
Ramsey is situated in northern New Jersey, twenty miles from New York City. With a population of 14,500 residents are served by two elementary schools (K-3), one elementary school (4-5), one middle school (6-8), and one high school (9-12). The 932 students of Ramsey High School reside in Ramsey and Saddle River.
Ramsey High School, established in 1908, and occupying a building built in 1936 with additions in 1967 and 1975, has a tradition of excellence in education. The High School has developed an educational program that meets the needs, interests and abilities of its students.
PHILOSOPHY OF RAMSEY HIGH SCHOOL
Ramsey High School serves a suburban community whose vision, like that of the staff, is to provide a quality education for its youth. The single most important role of the school is to empower students to become autonomous learners who will continue to recognize and solve problems throughout their lives. Through its curriculum, Ramsey High School will achieve this goal by informing, guiding and challenging students to understand that new knowledge brings new questions and responsibilities. Realizing the interdependence of skills, content and changing technology, the school will establish an atmosphere in which students increase their competence in acquiring information, in thinking through issues and in communicating ideas and opinions.
An additional role of the school is to develop intellectually and vocationally informed students capable of participating in both domestic and world affairs. Thus, the school will instill in its students knowledge of, and respect for, the diverse cultural heritage of the United States.
General District Information
Awards, Honors, and Testing
REQUIREMENTS FOR A DIPLOMA 120 credits consisting of: 4 years of English/Language Arts, 1 year of Physical Education, Health, and Safety for each year of enrollment, 2 years of United States History, 1 year of World History/Cultures, 3 years of Mathematics, 3 years of Science, 2 years of World Language, 10 credits of Fine, Performing or Practical Arts.
State required credits by discipline and graduating class are met along with the following additional requirements for graduation:
Cross-content workplace readiness as decribed in the State Standards (integrated into conetnt areas in grades 9-12).
All students, unless specifically exempted, must pass the Eleventh Grade HSPA as required by the State of New Jersey.