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K-5
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Severn, MD
Students enrolled: 569
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1440 Evergreen Rd
Severn, MD 21144

(410) 222-6524
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October 08, 2013
My daughter has attended Ridgeway the past 5 years & it has been exceptional. She loves going to school & has thrived academically as well as socially. It's been a wonderful experience & great foundation for my child.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
After moving from CA to MD I was not sure about what to expect in terms of the public school systems. My daughter is in the MINC program at Ridgeway and i have seen a vast improvement in her behavior, as well as, her social and educational development. The staff is always friendly and has always kept me well informed about my daughter's progress. All of the faculty know my daughter and she is always very excited to go to school. They also do a fantastic job of mainstreaming her with her peers and they treat her like any other child. I think this is a great school with a caring faculty and understanding peers who incude my daughter and are excited to assist her when necessary. We could not be more pleased with Ridgeway.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2012
My daughter just finished up her fifth grade year at this school. Overall our experience has been very good. I have seen parent involvement fall off over the last few years and it was discouraging since the PTA and teachers are what makes this school so great. The staff is average, the teachers are excellent! I hope more volunteers step up as there is a small group of parents that have to do a whole lot of work. One of the best things is that the PTA doesn't believe in students having to sell things. Their fundraisers are usually fun events that the students and their families can enjoy. Communication has also dropped off some, but overall this is a really good school.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2011
Ridgeway Elementary is a wonderful school that is exceptionally supported by the community and PTA.. The school is working with PTA to enhance its technology since it was rebuilt and only had 1 Smartboard. Volunteers work exhaustively to help the teachers and students as well as with media to enhance reading throughout the building. Students continue to grow in reading and math and have made AYP each year.

- submitted by a teacher
May 18, 2011
This school is wonderful because of a few certain teachers and the parents who volunteer countless hours to make it great! Some teachers go above and beyond for their students and it shows in the child's enthusiasm for learning. The principal is focused on filling the classrooms with technology and while this can be good, it's expensive and will be out dated by the time all of the rooms have it. There are drawbacks to this school. The constant yelling in the cafeteria is intolerable. The one person in the building that the children should be comfortable with is possibly the worst offender when it comes to yelling at lunch. There are days that the cafeteria feels like military school, not public school. It reminds me of right hand, right knee... left hand, left knee. Overall our experience has been good. There have been bumps in the road but that's to be expected.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2010
After moving to MD from a very small school district in NY, my daughter has enjoyed Ridgeway. The teachers and staff for the most part are helpful to students and adults. Some members of the main office staff, though, could use some 'people skills' training!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
My grandchildren have attended this school always & it is a wonderful school. Everyone there actually cares about these children, it's more like family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
It is a GREAT!!! school with lots of parent and teacher involvement

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Ridgeway Elementary is one of those schools with the blessed combination of a quality community of parents, and intelligent, resourceful, caring principal, vice principal, and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Great school making strides toward a 'green' philosophy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2009
Everyone cares so much about the children! There are so many great programs. The involvement from the families is overwhelming and the instruction is superb! We just love this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2009
Its a great school.. Very caring enviorment..

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2009
This is a wonderful school and I'm glad that my daughter attends here. She's had fabulous teachers from day 1. Just when I think we have the best teacher EVER, the next year we get an even better one. The PTA is fantastic and has many opportunities to be involved. I'd recommend that everyone not only join the PTA but that they attend the PTA meetings as well. Gives you a nice heads up on what is happening or going to happen. From administration to volunteers, this school is tops!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2009
Our oldest daughter is now in the 3rd grade at Ridgeway. Her previous teachers, Ms. Lentz, Ms. Pinkney and Ms. Blume, have all been exceptional. She is excelling in her studies and is excited to go to school every day. The teachers are easy to communicate with and enjoy having parent volunteers in the class. We were considering moving, but will wait until our youngest has finished attending.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2009
Ridgeway is by far one of the best elementary schools in MD. My son's 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Brown was absolutely amazing. He also had Ms. Underwood for third grade and at first he had a tough time because they're expected to be so much more independent. She was firm, but fair and after the first semester she grew on him and ended up loving the third grade. Sadly, we are moving soon and he won't be able to attend this year. Any parent considering moving to this school district you have nothing to worry about at Ridgeway, they're all absolutely wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2009
My child loves attending Ridgeway. Her teacher, Ms. Barrett, is fabulous. The administration, Ms. Wardell & Ms. Jones, are always willing to work with parents which keeps me from having to go to the board about our only complaint which is over one of the Kindergarten aides. Ms. Nash treats the children terribly by talking down to them and screaming at them. Her supervision of the children is horrible both at lunch and dismissal as far as I've seen. As a frequent volunteer, I've overheard her speaking negatively about other parents that I know. I look forward to my child going into first grade and no longer having them be involved in her education. Besides that, though, I am greatly appreciative to Ms. Barrett for how amazing she is with the kids!

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2008
Ridgeway, as always, is an excellent school. My daughter is doing very well, and the teachers are highly skilled and caring. The school has shown the ability to weather administration changes with minimal academic impact on the children. Unfortunantly the stellar principal Mr. Arbogast has moved on to higher positions in the school system and the current principal, Ms. Wardell is...erm...disorganized at best. Parent volunteer opportunities are mostly limited to PTA functions (Let's plan a school dance! Who wants to sign up for the food committee?), with just a few, limited ways the school allows parents to be 'involved' in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2006
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May 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2004
Both of my girls went to Ridgeway. Amanda and Heather could not and would not have benefitted more from another school as much as they had at Ridgeway. Mr. Aborgast, Ms Hobbs and all the teachers are exceptional! Thanks for everything! - The Strausbaugh's

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2004
We had to leave Ridgeway sadly in June of 2004 as we moved to Pennsylvania and my children won't be attending there anymore, it was the best school my children will ever have attended. They really gave my children a solid foundation for education. We will miss you Ridgeway, and Mr. Arbogast, Ellen and Joe, Amanda and Michael Griffin.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2004
This is one of the best schools in the state of Maryland! The Principle and teachers genuinely care about the children and the community. The PTA never having to send fund raising stuff home is proof the community supports the great work done at Ridgeway!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2004
Ridgeway is the best school! Mr. Arbogast really cares about each and every child who attends - as do the teachers. I have 3 children currently attending and my fourth and final starts this fall - I am truly appreciative of their being able to attend Ridgeway. At Ridgeway you know that your children are truly getting a good learning experience. The teachers do a terrific job and Mr. Arbogast fully supports them. We love Ridgeway! - The Powells.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2004
Ridgeway is an excellent school. Mr Arbogast ia a wonderful caring principal. We are sad to leave Ridgeway but, kid's do grow up. It truly is a wonderful school and has a great staff!

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2004
We'll be moving next year and are very sad to have to leave Ridgeway. Mr. Arbogast is the best principal we've ever met. I've had 3 kids go through Ridgeway and can't say enough good things about this school. Clean school, caring teachers, and a wonderful principal. Thanks Ridgeway!! The Nielsens.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2003
This is the best school my children, Michael and Amanda have ever attended, Mr. Arbogast the principal is the best. He really rolls up his sleeves and gets involved. He even knows every parent's (last) name, even if different from the child's. Overall this school rates way over a 5, but they only gave me a 5 scale.

- submitted by a parent
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Ridgeway Elementary School
1440 Evergreen Rd, Severn, MD  21144
(410) 222-6524
Last modified Ridgeway 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.
Ridgeway Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top