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Phenix City, AL
Students enrolled: 701

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1806 8th Placeso
Phenix City, AL 36869

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(334) 298-3004
(334) 298-1763
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May 19, 2012
This is an excellent school! The teachers at this school seem to take a genuine interest in each and every child that they teach. I had my son's first grade teachers personal cell number and email address. I could send her a text anytime throughout the day and receive a response within ten minutes. I also had the school nurse's cell number because my son has to use his inhaler from time to time. He was out sick one day and the nurse and teacher both called to see how he was doing. I felt that the homework that my son was bringing home seemed to be a bit too much for a 1st grader to handle but he knew the work and was able to complete it with minimal help from me. All I had to do was check it when he was done. Needless to say he made straight A's the entire school year. The entire faculty at the school is excellent and they have the respect of the children and parents. If you're having doubts about sending your child to this school, go visit the school yourself and ask parents that actually have children that go to the school how it is.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 04, 2010
I agree Mrs. Doresky and Mrs. Sanes are outstanding. They are very understanding of students needs. All of the teachers at Ridgecrest are top notch teachers.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2009
My son went to ridgecrest last year and he and I both loved it! It is a great school! We never had an issue of anyone being racist!! I wish we were still in that district so he could still go there instead of the school he is at now! I will be looking into returning him to Ridgecrest next year if I provide a ride to and from school for him!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 18, 2008
Ridgecrest is wonderful school. My children love it there. I have found the teachers to really care about their students and keep open communication with parents. It's a great school with an open door policy. You can always drop by do check on your children. The teachers and principal encourage parent participation. What better way to stay informed about your child's education.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2008
Both of my daughters attend Ridgecrest, they love it . So far every teacher they have had are wonderful, pre-k is wonderful, my 4 and 7year old loves thier teacher and classmates.

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2005
My child has attended ridgecrest for several years. They have had good and bad teachers. The special education department however is wonderful Mrs. Doressky and Mrs. Sanes really care about their students.They are always there to help me with any problems than I have with my child.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2004
This will be my child fourth year at Ridgecrest. I am thoroughly involved with my child school. I volunteer my time as a parent to be involved and to see what's going on. Ridgecrest has a great staff of teachers and the prinicipal is the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 10, 2004
I am a student at Ridgecrest Elementary,and I have had good times and bad! But I have lerned a lot at this school.I have been here since k-4 ,and I still like it Mrs.Trice is the best and nicest principal I have had yet!

- submitted by a student

October 06, 2003
Ridgecrest could use better teachers and especially a better P.E instructor, these kids are not little soldiers! Thier human beings with feelings! True, two parents here on the other comments might have had pleasent experiences with the Black white issue at Ridgecrest, but more parents and children have had bad experiencs than good. It is a shame when a child is made to feel being a certain color is something to be ashamed of or maybe your too fat, or have a zit on your face and the teachers don't even correct this problem amoung the students even when they hear it going on.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2003
My child has thoroughly enjoyed being at Ridgecrest. I do not understand some of the other comments made on this page. My child has had nothing but good teachers and the principal is a very professional and loving supporter of both students and faculty. My child is white and has never complained about being miss treated. Keep it up Ridgecrest!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 10, 2003
The last 4 comments were about 'teacher communication' and 'being racist'. I have not found either a problem with my child. My child is white and this is her second year attending Ridgecrest. I had wonderful communication with my child's teachers and the principle. I make sure that there is open communication between the three of us...myself, my child, and her teacher. As for the teachers 'being racist' against the children I have not found that to be true. Seems now a days, everything is a 'racist issue'. I feel my child felt very comfortable and safe with her teacher and fellow students. I do, however, think that there is not enough parents involved with their childs school work. Parents and teachers need to work hand in hand to make a child grow. Starting at home is where the growing begins. I look forward to my child having another wonderful and successful year at Ridgecrest.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 18, 2003
This school could use alot of improvement in the teacher student relationship, mainly communication between the two, the teachers do not listen to the students.

- submitted by a community member

June 16, 2003
They need better teachers whom are not prejudice against whites. Go visit this school sometime you would be ashamed of how the white children are treated.

- submitted by a community member

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Ridgecrest Elementary School
1806 8th Placeso, Phenix City, AL  36869
(334) 298-3004
Last modified Ridgecrest Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ridgecrest Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top