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Ridgecrest Elementary School

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Posted January 3, 2014

A good school. However, this year my son is the only English speaking boy in his class. He has a hard time making friends because of it. He has always been shy towards other kids. It is hard for me to see him cry over this. He really needs to be with other English speaking boys his age for his behavioral and social development. His teacher has 8 boys (1 English/my son) and 8 girls (2 English). They do need to fix this issue. My son does not get the one on one time from his teacher because (I assume) she has to spend more time on instruction with the non-english students. It doesn't seem right to me. I hope they fix this situation. I may need to look into my options if not. Although, my son is picking up on some Spainish too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Hollywood elementary,all of the teachers are great with the children, we maybe a small school,but you can feel the love everyone that is at our school for our children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

My children have been at Ridegcrest for along time now my oldest is now 22 and my youngest is all of 7 . When my first one started here it was Ms Haga as principal and she was a great one at that it was like it was her other home an family always . Now its Ms Ashley and boy let me tell ya she remeinds of a heart like Haga and its so caring and fits in there so much with the kids . My child has learned so much there and it takes 2 to learn meaning school an home .. SHe makes that a point in her school and every weekend no child will be hungry see she provides food for them so kids will not have a chance of being hungry over the weekend .. i really love the ridgcrest family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

I do not think that some of the teachers at this school are as dedicated to every student as they say they are. I have had quite a few problems with particular teachers and I feel like my child is being left out, because they see her as a liability to the school because she is leaving for middle school next year. Also, she is not fully prepared for middle school academically or socially, and I place the blaim on the school for not having prepared for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

Great school and some great teachers i would recommend parents to send their child(ren) there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

Ridgecrest Elementary is a hidden treasure within the city of Huntsville. The teachers genuinely care about the students. The Principal has an open door policy and is always eager to meet with parents. She even won the PTA Principal of the year award for the 06/07 school year. We have really been impressed with the amount of parental involvement. Second Mile Development does a Parent Initiative Program that involves parent parties instead of meetings. There are many activities such as Cheerleading, Choir, Cubscouts, Girlscouts... Our kids have enjoyed attending Ridgecrest and we've been very excited to be involved in PTA and other forms of volunteering.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education41%
General population87%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Poverty77%
Not poverty63%

Reading

All Students75%
Female86%
Male66%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population91%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Poverty77%
Not poverty69%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female84%
Male74%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female100%
Male69%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female100%
Male73%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students72%
Female89%
Male54%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 32% 5%
Black 31% 34%
White 29% 58%
Two or more races 7% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dawn Ashley
Fax number
  • (256) 428-7381

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3505 Cerro Vista SW
Huntsville, AL 35805
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Phone: (256) 428-7380

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