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PK-6
Public
Hyattsville, MD
Students enrolled: 750
Before care: No
After care: No

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6120 Riggs Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20783

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(301) 853-0820
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Map of Ridgecrest Elementary School address.

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June 14, 2014
Principal it's great I wish all are like her she is a very nice at this school pushing kind too get the right place education thanks for you jobs

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2014
I visited Ridgecrest today as it is the assigned school for our neighborhood. I was able to meet with the principal and she gave me a tour of the school. It is an old school so the outside is a little run down, but the inside was very nice. I was also happy to see how pleasant and engaged the kids are. The principal is a no nonsense type; however, the kids genuinely like her and she was very interested in what they were doing. She also gave a detailed explanation of test scores and I will say I was amazed. I was considering private school, but after my meeting I will have no problem sending my child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2014
I was assigned to the principalship of Ridegcrest ES in June 2011 and have since taken measures to engage our staff, parents and community in supporting our students as they grow to become productive members of our society. We are the Ridgecrest Rockets and we are "Blasting off to High Achievement".... I invite members of the community to stop by and observe our Rockets in action. You may even experience our teachers in the Mission Control Center as they colllabrorate and share best practices.

- submitted by a teacher
August 18, 2010
This is a school that does NOT should not be recomended to any parent to have kids at the teachers and principal don t try to help the kids or the parents at all. there is no involment or comunication from teachers to parents. my Son was in the p-k while my daugther in the second grade and the teacher instead of calling me she would tell my daugther what was going on with my son SAD i know not even a call or an e-mail. glad my Kids are not in this school NO more

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 03, 2009
Don't consider this school for your child. I wish I had read these reviews before considering this school. Thankfully, I have my daughter in another school. Zero relation with parents. Close this school or change the entire staff- beginning with principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 09, 2009
The school is not a place to send your child - the principal, and teachers are not supportive. Find another school for your child.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
Administration have less regard for parents, and in the process students become the victims. This school needs a complete revamp- from up to down.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2009
i wiuld say that ridgecrest is an ok school but they could atleast have a better playground and better equipment. their arent many good actities and the teahers,staff,and principal are neglectful to students so this school isnt too great and its not a pocket full of sunshine at all not even close lots of studen have been transferred too

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2008
In the past 2 years Ridegecrest has let the subpar teachers go, so the faculty is hardly recognizable anymore. All teachers are now highly qualified and there is a new principal. Time will tell how the change affects school scores, but it is a step in the right direction.

- submitted by a community member
December 15, 2005
Although I have been associated with this school for many years, I am increasingly dissappointed with the school. The principal was trying but the past few years they have had a series of vice-principals and the lastest one is abysmal and unfair to students and teachers alike. There are no extracurricular activities and very little parent involvemnet. There are many good teachers there who seem to be overwhelmed with the lack of leadership. There is no art at all, music is not suppoerted by the administration and teaching to the test seems the norm. I cannot reveal my email address because I am afraid of the repercussions my children may have.

- submitted by a teacher
November 10, 2005
My daughter has been at Ridgcrest since she was 3 and I would have her no other place-I love the cultured environment and she has done well under the instruction of all her teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2005
The homework is very easy--Seems like the work is given from a CVS preschool booklet.. Some of the staff are more concerned with staff than the parents of the children. There is a delayed communication of school events...usually given a day or two notice. I once asked a permanent teacher about the date of the next PTA meeting, and her response was...'I'm sorry, could you double check the proncipal's office, I have no idea since I never keep up with those dates anyway'. My son still attends, he loves his teacher, and has made plenty of friends.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2005
This school is not up to par at all. The children are out of control, the staff is not at the level it needs to be, and it's over crowded. The homework is too easy and the children are behind in receiving the work at the level they are in. I am truly disgusted. dismal.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2004
The complete lack of consideration for concerned parents who want to be involved in the education of their children is absolutely appalling. Unfortunately, even going to the principal of the school doesn't help. Dismal.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2004
Hi was pupil at this school back in the 60's It was a great school and I remember with great fondness Mrs Mills, Mr Golihew, Miss Erickson and other teachers. I was a pupil there for three years as my father worked for the British Embassy. Could you please tell me whether you have an on line photo I could show my children. Is Mrs Mills still alive would you know? I still have a letter she wrote to me 40 years ago when I left thanking me for a leaving present I gave her.

- submitted by a former student
November 23, 2003
The lack of leadership at this school defines the entire environment and overall feeling.

- submitted by a parent
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Ridgecrest ES is home to over 750 students from many different countries. Our students speak over 23 different languages.

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Ridgecrest Elementary School
6120 Riggs Rd, Hyattsville, MD  20783
(301) 853-0820
Last modified Ridgecrest Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ridgecrest Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top