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Dear Ridgewood Community,

Welcome back to RHS for the 2018-2019 school year!

The school year is off to a great start! Our staff is committed to working hard to provide a great foundation for all students, believing education is the foundation of a productive, successful life.

This is my fifth year as superintendent, my 16th year as an administrator and my 25th year in education. From this vantage point, I can confidently say that we, as a school community, have a unique and exciting journey ahead. 

Ridgewood High School made the list of top Illinois schools in the U.S. News and World Report's 2017 ranking of "Best High Schools" in the nation. U.S. News considered 658 Illinois schools for the rankings. Ridgewood earned a silver medal based on all of the criteria.

Our intentional efforts at Ridgewood are to hold student success at the utmost importance. We have made an effort in a progressive change in meeting students where they are and assisting them in moving forward.

Our main goal is to prepare each and every student for life outside of RHS.


Dr. Jennifer Kelsall


Dr. Jennifer Kelsall has taken the Future Ready Pledge on behalf of Ridgewood High School.  Ridgewood is committed implement changes to become Future Ready!

Jennifer Kelsall


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