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Ridgeview Elementary School

Public | 4-6 | 571 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2014

On paper, Ridgeview seems strong academically. Whether this is due to the teaching or to the demographic of families attending the school is up in the air. Many students are from successful families that get the type of support at home that breeds success regardless of the environment. This puts schools like Ridgeview at an advantage when compared to other schools' STAR scores. Our experiences with the teachers have been very mixed. If you have a child that is at risk of being bullied, avoid at all costs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

We moved to Granite Bay because of the quality of the public schools here. We have been here a year now, with two children in the system, and we are more than delighted we moved here. We had our children in private schools prior to moving here. Unfortunately, the private school could offer no assistance to one of our children that needed special help in school. The Resource Department at Ridgeview is excellent. Our children are excelling like never before. I thought I would speak to the one star review below. I think this parent was unnecessarily frustrated when leaving this review. (it happens to the best of us) In fact, it is well-publicized that families can learn the name of their teacher early two days before school starts. This is a special event and fundraiser at school. The evening after this event occurs, families can find their child's teacher posted on campus. There is no need to take off work to find out your child's class or teacher. Communication from the school is actually very good. We receive frequent emails from the district, from the school principle, and from the Parent/Teacher association. This is also true during summer vacation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

Once again Eureaka Union is showing us how little they really care about families that don't fit the area perfect ideals. After repeated inquiries about finding out who my sons teacher is going to be or what classroom he will need to go to, an email is sent out two nights before school starts letting the parents know that we have to get time off of work the next day in order to get this information before school starts?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2012

Best school ever!! i Got the best 6th grade teacher ever! Now im going off to Junior High his year and am really excited! But am going to miss him so bad! He was literally like family to me! He made this a last year of elementary school great for me he made learning fun and was amazing!


Posted February 27, 2012

I've been a parent of kids at Ridgeview for 3-years. I am so impressed with everything this year- test scores are high and teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

Our son went to a private school (1k a month tuiton) and transfered to ridgeview. We were very concerned about the quality of education. To our surprise, the education has been so much better, the technology more relevant, and the interaction with the staff much more convenient to our lifestyle. Now I am not sure why I paid so much, for so little in the past. Only problem I have found is the presence of bullies. While a small private school can identify and deal with bullies, it seems they exist in greater quantities in the public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

I cannot say enough good things about this school. Our daughter started 5th grade here last year, having only attended a private school out-of-state. I was blown away by it all. The teachers are fantastic; the many programs they have for the kids are wonderful. No matter what your child is into, they have a program that he/she will enjoy at this school. Another thing I have noticed is that this school is extremely fair, and their anti-bullying program is awesome. The curriculum is rather advanced, which is not surprising in this community. The band program is superior. I would not want my daughter to attend any other school. Ridgeview ranks high in my book. Class sizes are bordering on overcrowded, that's the only thing I can say that is not positive about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2006

This school has extremly dedicated teachers and support staff who jump high to meet the expectations of the district and parents it serves. Ridgeview benefits from an extremely dedicated and available parental community, which volunteers endlessly in everything from simple (actually, they are quite intense) classroom holiday parties to musical/dramatical productions, art docents, and more. Students are exposed to 'special needs' children who also attend the school. All are encouraged to work and learn together and do so fairly successfully. Academic standards are very high, which seem to match parental expectations. Ridgeview has an extreme anti-bullying policy, with daily emphasis placed upon character development. Most students here come from upper-middle to high income families, and that is reflected in the culture of this primarily caucasian school. That composition and culture is the only created disadvantage our family sees here at Ridgeview.
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Posted August 16, 2005

The quality of academic programs is high. Music instruction includes vocal music and band starting in fifth grade. There are no sports or extracurricular activities offered by the school. The level of parent involvement is very high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2003

I personally attended this school and I'm just getting ready to graduate from high school. I can assure you that this school will prepare any student who has struggled with organization, completing homework, and social skills needed to excel in their grade level. I can honestly testify that without the teachers and the experiences I had at this school I would not be where I am today: graduating with honors, published poetry, and a positive attitude and life determination!


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This school's
API score

904

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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904

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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9 / 10

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students83%
Females88%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students83%
Females83%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Females88%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females74%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability67%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students77%
Females74%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
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

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Females92%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability62%
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females67%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 78%
Asian 8%
Hispanic 6%
Two or more races 4%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/AN/A
English language learners 2%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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  • Patrice McCallum
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  • (916) 774-2707

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