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K-5
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Moreno Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 741
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25101 Kalmia Avenue
Moreno Valley, CA 92557

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(951) 571-4630
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July 15, 2014
Teacher runs politics to parents and students... teaching and honestly should be first, not politics.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2014
My son went to TK here and it is a great school. I love the teacher parent relationships. I love that there are alot of parents that volunteer and that helps the school and the children that go there to learn. I think this is the best elemantary school in moreno valley.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
North Ridge is a great elementary school. The parents seem to be really involved in helping the school succeed in delivering a high quality education to their children. The teachers and staff are very caring and I appreciate how the teachers keep parents informed about the progress of their children. Kudos to North Ridege Elementary...!!!

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
Great school an wonderful teachers! The teacher are really knowledgeable. The principle needs to stand down on some of her rules bit overall this a great school for a child to learn and grow in.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
This school was wonderful!! My child has been going to this school since kinder. I loved his old principle, he was very involved and was always smiling!! I'm sorry to say that I can not say that about the New Principle. I hardly ever see her smile.. and when she does its like she forces it :( It's sad to say but I'm not sure if the school is going to do as well as it has been doing in the past. There are less activities done throughout the year already because of the change. And other teachers have left also!?! I agree with the other parent We miss Mr. Knapp too!!! My son was devastated when the new principle came he said she is so mean. He asked me why isn't she ever happy...But I can say that the teachers love being teachers, they love the children so much! They make up for the bad principle.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2013
Northridge is by far the best elementary school in Moreno Valley. Parent involvement and school spirit is outstanding. My daughter loves her school!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2012
We love this school, I have two children here and I wouldn't go anywhere else. The teachers are wonderful and the parent involvement is amazing! The principal is new and she is adjusting as are the rest of us, but she seems to truly care about the students and the school as a whole. My daughter struggled with reading and I had her teacher and my sons teacher offer to work with her afterschool because they want our children to suceed almost as much as we do. BEST school in Moreno Valley!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2012
I love Northridge Elementary my daughter started there in K and is now in the 3rd grade...all her teachers have been great and I love that they are very involved with each of there students. My youngest starts Kindergarten next year so excited they will both be there...oh yeah, they are transfer students too. Don't like new principal too much..miss you Mr. Knapp!!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2012
Im going to second this! This school is great one of the best in Moereno Valley. The only negative I can think of is we have a new principal and she is very by the book no leniency and seems unapproacable at times which can be frustrating. Besides the principal, all of the teachers are excellent and very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
This school is an "average" Moreno Valley school. Disorganized, staff is unaware of dates and events, curriculum is average/below average. For a "magnet" school, this school is at the same level as your average school in the IE. For Moreno Valley, this is the best they have. - "It's Moreno Valley education."

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2011
Love this school. My daughter is in kinder and hands down loves her teachers and friends. Mr Knapp is an awesome princiPAL, hes soo involved with the students and parents. Love pulling into the school and seeing that hes making sure our kids are safe on campus, and who doesnt love his friendly smile and hello's. NR is by far is a GREAT choice if you want to be involved in a healthy learning enviroment. My husband adn me are very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2010
The school states that parent involvement is important, but I was treated like an outsider. The principal and some Teachers are fake, but quick to smile in your face. Some teachers need anger management classes. No minorites are on P.T.A on purpose, I tried! The principal shows favoritism to his church members. This school needs diversity training asap! The test scores are great but at what expense?

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
My daughter is 1st grader in Mrs. Pedaline class this year. Amazng school! North Ridge Elementary in the best school in Moreno Valley.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2010
I am amazed how much the teachers and staff care for each child. I didn't think there was a school like this one out there these days. My husband and I know we are blessed to have our children enrolled at North Ridge.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
My son graduated last year and had some excellent teachers from K through 5.My daughter is currently in 2nd grade and is thriving in Miss Montgomerys class.The staff are courteous and proffessional. There is not a better school in the district and we need more like it.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
I transfer my child from a private school to NR. I was very upset when I didn't get the help I wanted and or really needed for my daughter her teacher will not do any extra for this average student. I have to say that many teachers at NR are hard working and excellent, encouraging not one but the entire class. As a parent I do my best to provide my child with the tools necessary to succeed, bringing her to NR is the right thing except it is always a gamble with the teachers. I thing teacher and parents should be a team. I am very happy for the parents that experience is better than my, perhaps their children started K- or 1st grade at NR. Her teacher said to me ones that a C is not a bad grade!!!!!!! I got the feeling that my daughter is not welcome

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
My son started at North Ridge in 2002 and my daughter in 2004, we feel so lucky to have been a part of the North Ridge family. This is our last year and we will miss everyone so much. It is truly a great school. The partnership between teachers, students and parents is amazing. If you want to be active in your childs school, pick North Ridge!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2010
I am so happy I was referred to this school.The two teachers my daughter has had are wonderful.She is learning so much.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2010
I've been so pleased with Northridge Elementary. I have a 4th grader and a 2nd grader attending. Although the teachers are INCREDIBLE, parents must participate and be totally involved. No other elementary school compares.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2010
My son is in 3rd grade. Every year the teachers have several meetings with me to see what we can do to make it better for him since he is younger and struggles. They never give up and I appreciate them doing the extra things it takes to get him through each year. I have helped the class over the years and see the principal visiting classrooms and being really involved to make sure his students are doing the best they can. He is out directing cars every morning and afternoon to ensure that all students arrive and leave safely. This school is wonderful and has many events for students and their families. If you are lucky enough to get your child into Northridge, I would recomend becoming involoved in the PTA and helping your childs classroom so that you can see all the great things this school has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 03, 2010
My son is now in first grade at Northridge. I have been more than pleased with the education and over-all experience we both have received within the past years. I am a single parent who works full-time, so I look at his teachers as a co-parent, if you will... and I truly believe that his teachers feel the same way. I would never settle when it comes to my son's education. I am absolutely confident I have made the right and best choice when I chose Northridge as my son's elementary school! Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
Please really think hard about sneding your chikd to Northridge. Ideally NR is a great school IF you don't have a struggling student. My child attends NR and I feel as a parent lost in the fast pace shuffle. I'm verything is rosie until your child needs extra attention. NR has an underlying feeling that if your child doesn't perform then they can go back to their home school. They don't provide adequate support to help those who need it succeed and continue their education at NR. Other schools aren't the best but the pressure isn't as great which can be just as damaging. Some teachers are great, others are awful!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
My child is in Kindergarten. She has impressed me with the knowledge she has learned in such a short time. The Teachers are very loving and care about their children's ability to succeed. I would recommend this school to any child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Norht Ridge it a great school! I have 3 kid that goes there and I think as a parent the principal and teachers are the best!

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2009
My daughter states, 'There is no other school like NorthRidge! The teachers are funny and nice and it's a great place to learn. I think all students should attend NorthRidge!' Finding a Middle School for her (Honor Roll Student) is challeging because the schools requested are at their capacity. Where do she go from here?

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2009
I am a parent of a struggling student. I cannot tell you how pleased I am with how the Principal and his teacher have worked to provide support for him. They are always visible and I know that my child is safe and taken care of when at school.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
This has got to be the best school in all moreno valley. This is out first year and we love it so much!

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2008
This is our 7th year at NR and have always had nothing but wonderful things to say and think about the school. My kids have all excelled to what I believe is their highest ability and I thank the teachers for that. My middle son was almost failing reading in 1st grade and there was so much help offered and advice for home studies that he finished the year with a B. The teachers we have had have all expressed their affection for the children and are so accepting to parent involvement. The school has a wonderful principal. Choose NR, you won't be sorry.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2008
The teachers here care about their students... My son's teacher works even when she is not at school to help better her students! Mr Knapp is one of the most involved personable princables I have e er seen. I am so completly happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2008
Not all teachers seem qualified, not with my experience anyway. And the administration can use some Real training on how to deal with all sorts of children not just the Ideal child, they jump the gun. Warning: Do not even bother sending your child here if they are not perfect or ideal to begin with.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 10, 2008
I would choose no other elementary school in the district. My child has loved every minute of her school time and the teachers are fabulous! Principal Knapp is what every school's administrative staff should aspire to be like. The academic curriculum along with staff and parental participation couldn't be better!

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2008
both my children attend this school. They are wonderful! One of my children has a disability and they are so accomidating. We travel over an hour for work and have not moved because this school is so fabulous!

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2008
I transferred my child to this school 3 years ago because of the science and math focus and the teachers, principle and staff have delivered! My son loves this school and the teachers and science programs keep him interested and motivated. I would definatly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2007
Almost all of the teachers are hard working and excellent teachers. There are a couple that are not good with parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
Wonderful school! The #1 principal and staff are caring and dedicated. I currently have an honor roll 4th grader attending. My older son attended 3-5th and was very prepared for middle school. Accept no substitute! Northridge is the best and it has the test scores to prove it!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2006
Excellant school. Small campus. careing and visable principal and staff.

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November 04, 2005
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October 28, 2005
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June 28, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
June 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2005
We have 2 children that attend North Ridge and are very happy with the staff, teachers and especially our new principal.

- submitted by a teacher
March 03, 2005
My children have been attending since Kindergarten. The school has excellent parent involvement. The teachers really care about the student and their advancement in academics.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
January 21, 2005
This has been a wonderful school for my son. It has been challenging with a lot of hands on experience on computers and a lot with space. A lot of parent involvement is needed. It is rewarding being able to participate so much with my childs education.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2004
Great school good kids excellent teachers and lots of parent particapation

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2004
Overall I would say that NR is a great school. My daughter has been there for 4 years and we really have not had any problems. Her teachers have been awesome Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Hooper (great teacher) Mrs. Blevins (excellent teacher) Mrs. Marinez (awesome teacher). The only thing I would have to say is that the office staff seems to be unorganized, anytime I would ask a question to the office no one ever seemed to know the answer. Overall though we have been pleased with NR. And as far as safety goes I have never been too keen on letting little girls go off to the restroom by themselves you never know who could be hiding in those bathrooms, so that makes me nervous. But they seem to be overall pretty safe, it even seems that the janitor is keeping an eye out.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
My daughter has attended North Ridge since Kindergarten and I have to say that she has had the most wonderful experience. All of her teachers have taken the time to answer any questions or concerns we have had throughout the year. I am so glad that she was able to build such a strong educational foundation which, I am certain, will remain throughout her school career. She will be leaving this year moving on to junior high, with the help of all her teachers, she is able to take that next step! Thank you to all the staff. You have been wonderful throughout the years!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2004
As a teacher in the MVUSD district, and a parent of a child at NorthRidge, I would have to say that not only is NR the best school in MoVal, but it is one of the top 3 in the entire county.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2004
I would like to say I am just disgusted with how things are handled there at this school. I needed to get in touch with the principal and couldn't. I was very upset when I didn't get the help I wanted and or the help my son really needed.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I recently transferred my two children to North Ridge from Sugar Hill. I was concerned that the staff and students would not be as accepting of a mid-year transfer, but, everyone has been so kind and helpful and generous with their assistance, I couldn't imagine a better transition. I am extremely excited about the level of higher learning here. So far, North Ridge is exceeding expectations in every aspect!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2003
I have been a proud and lucky North Ridge Parent for 7 years now. My daughter just left and my son has another 3 years there. This is an awesome school with a terrific PTA and Booster Club. The teachers are dedicated and hard-working, as are the office staff. After hearing other parents horror stories of their schools, I am privilidged to have my children at North Ridge.

- submitted by a parent
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North Ridge Elementary School
25101 Kalmia Avenue, Moreno Valley, CA  92557
(951) 571-4630
Last modified North Ridge Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Ridge Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top