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Ridgewood Elementary School

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Posted May 25, 2012

I attended Ridgewood, and my son now currently attends. Then and now, it's gone above and beyond our expectations. We want to ensure that we stay in this district as long as we are in Humboldt County, as I have been nothing but amazed at the passion and dedication of the staff and parents at this school. The way the parents have pulled together to help make up for budget losses in the past 2 years has been truly admirable. I will do what I can to ensure that when my daughter is ready to start Kindergarten, that she is able to attend Ridgewood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

My children had the pleasure of attending both Ridgewood and Cutten schools. Now my grand-daughter has gone through Ridgewood and is in 5th grade at Cutten. I loved the schools when my kids were little and am so happy my grand-daughter has been fortunate enough to attend there too. Some of the same teachers are still there from when my kids attended. There is such a feeling of community and family at these schools.


Posted October 27, 2008

My grandson has attended Ridgewood, for the past 3 years. I have to say, the teachers and staff are beyond excellence. I highly recommend Ridgewood Elementary, to anyone, who wants the best education for their children.


Posted July 23, 2008

my daughter went to this school for three years and we loved it. the teachers are amazing and go above and beyone what we could have ever asked them to do. i would recomend this school to anyone and everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

My daughter attended Ridgewood for three years, as it provides classrooms for Kindergarten, first and second grades only. Because of this, small children are completely catered to at this wonderful school. On 'buddy day' each week, older kids from the Cutten school district do projects with them. Ridgewood does not boast great music or sports opportunities, but offers all that that the kids need at this age. The success of this school is almost completely due to the amazing amount of parental involvement and the dedicated staff that tend to serve their whole careers here. The principal is caring and fun as well as professinal, and knows every student by name. Daily assemblies teach the children lessons as well as more songs than I've ever known a school to teach, and most songs are sung in sign language. Many field trips and loving interaction with special needs students.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

829

Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

N/A


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

829

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females54%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females76%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 61%
Hispanic 19%
Two or more races 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4%
Asian 3%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/AN/A
English language learners 1%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Susan Ivey
Fax number
  • (707) 441-3933

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2060 Ridgewood Drive
Eureka, CA 95503
Phone: (707) 441-3930

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