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Ridgewood Middle School

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Posted November 20, 2013

This school is so focused about the uniform policy and not so much as academics. My child does have great grades, but a teacher Mr. Stuart takes kids jackets and nit pick about small this instead if just teaching. If these kids gets their jackets taken in the midst of the weather is Ridgewood going to pay for my child's doctors bills. I don't think so. If they provide bags for the kids that are in sports to carry around their things then there wouldn't be a problem. Nevertheless some parents can't afford to buy a specific color of jacket or special bag for these kids. Focus more on academics and not the small stuff that may keep a child from learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

Okay so I went to Ridgewood and played basketball and made straight A's. Every school can be considered a 'bad school', but its just who you have out with and what you do. I need these parents to stop saying its a bad school because its not the school its the students who get in trouble and act like they didn't do anything!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2010

i think that the skewl is just fine,i went my 6th grade year and it was amazing yea they have lack of disapline,and that stuff but it was one of the only school i ever liked,i dont think they should change anything becouse its trueley great and your right the kids who go there now dont have any respect because of what may happen at home so show them respect first and they will show u respect back trust me i know.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2008

The problem at this school is not the teachers or the administration it is the students and more importantly their parents. There is fist fighting during class. My daughter has had her purse and shoes stolen and the kids won't get on the buses in the afternoon. These children have no home training, respect and of course no fear of punishment. It scares me to think that these kids are America's future. We are in serious trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

This school is a very terrible school. It is the worst school i have ever gone to every year i've been here(which is 3)all the teachers except for a very few just take 5 minutes to explain the lesson and give you a worksheet or a page out of the book and tell you to do it. And the school is very undisiplinary.Most teachers just send kids out of class for no reason,and when kids really do things bad they don't get punished correctly. Well i would never ever recommend this very bad school to anyone ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2008

i think it needs a little bit of improving but overall its good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2008

I have not yet had an opportunity to get as involved as I would like at Ridgewood, but hope to do so in the coming weeks as I back off of my crazy work schedule. This is my son's first year at Ridgewood and so far my he has been very happy as a 7th grader. I would like to have more communication from the teachers at the school. Once a week I go through my son's daily binder that he carries to every class and I have found a note or something that I needed to sign and return each time, but no one has ever contacted me to find out why I haven't signed and returned them. I realize the teachers are busy, but if its not important enough for you to get it back, then please don't ask that I sign it. Hopefully, it will get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2006

Ridgewood is evolving into a even better school. The administration and teachers work hard to educate all students. the school has been blessed to receive lots of technology to incorporate in the classroom. The raider faculty staff and student body have high parental involvement in every aspect of the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 30, 2006

Ridgewood is a horrible school. The teachers and administration seem to care more about test scores than about the students learning the material. I believe that the test scores reflect the fledging academic program of this school. I also noticed that their is a lack of concern for the students on behalf of the teachers and administration. There needs to be a change in the leadership at this school for it tio once again be viable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2006

This is the worst school i have ever been to. I wouldn't want any parent's child to go to this school. Our principal does abosolutely nothing. Our student council exists but doesn't really do anything. The teachers are more focused on our behavior than helping us advance to the next grade. Our variety of electives isn't even that great.I belive if Ridgewood can actually live up to it's name of a blue ribbon school it needs to get on the ball.I will never experience a school like this ever again. I belive there are only a handful of selected teachers at this school that care about us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2005

This is on of the worst schools out there. The only way you are exepted there is if your kiss up to everyone. I am constinly in trouble because of my apperence. All this school cares about is sports in which they are not very good at. Do not send you child to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2004

This is one of the worst schools I have ever been involved with. The teacher/principal involvement is terrible. I have yet to meet one staff member there that is not rude or evasive. I will never recommend this school to anybody..especially to those who wish for their child to recieve a real education. Please consider other school districts.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 68% 45%
White 23% 47%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 73%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Gerald R. Burrow
Fax number
  • (318) 686-0390

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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2001 Ridgewood Drive
Shreveport, LA 71118
Phone: (318) 686-0383

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