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Apple Valley, MN
Students enrolled: 1,143

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12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN 55124

(952) 431-8760
(952) 431-8770
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June 22, 2015
We were Truly disappointed in the experience overall- and especially the leaders. Wish our daughter had gone somewhere else!

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
June 22, 2015
Please be very aware of what is happening with your students. Teachers and especially administration not ethical. If you have concerns you must go to admin, then to Dr. Parr, to superintendent and the school board. A message needs to be sent that our students need to be safe and need to have fair treatment and the best teachers who are current on strategies. If you can, avoid this school.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2015
If you have a special needs child (emotional vs physical), this is not the school for you. While the teachers are fantastic and very accommodating/supportive, the administration is not and that is what runs the show here. They may state positive words initially, but their action/behavior conflict with what they say. Completely agree with a previous review stating the school needs new leadership. Due to this school, my child is not who he was before attending here. Anxiety and distrust of people has gone thru the roof. Therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, behavior analysts and others have outlined (in detail) for me the schools' actions and how it negatively impacted my child (short term and long term). Thank goodness we found another school where they actually validate and support a child for who they are and don't try to fit a square peg into a round hole.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2014
Administration that is not comfortable with parents. Teachers not up on research. School lacks technology.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2014
I am in 8th Grade at Falcon Ridge Middle School and overall my experience has been great. Some teachers can be hard on you and make things long and complicated, but they are only trying to make you better at their subject. Before I came here, I was an average student and leaving for high school I have some of the best grades in the entire school. It takes hard work and determination, but it payed off in the end and I learned so much from being here. The teachers that I had were very nice and supportive if you were willing to ask questions, and they made the transition from elementary to middle school very easy. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a community member

May 28, 2013
Most importantly, our daughter seems to like Falcon Ridge, after nearing completion of her 6th grade year. She seems to have adjusted well to the middle school experience and overall is happy at Falcon Ridge. However, with that said, she still doesn't seem as interested in certain subjects, as she was in elementary school. Her level of enthusiasm has dropped considerably since coming to Falcon Ridge. We typically don't like to complain or publicly say something negative about our schools because our teachers work so hard to meet our child's needs and they deserve a huge thank you. However, we believe Falcon Ridge has a long way to go in certain departments such as the english and reading department. We have had valid concerns about some of the teaching methods, curriculum and expectations, and have brought our concerns to the principal on numerous occasions. We have been treated very disrespectfully by the principal and the assistant principal to the point of being bullied and intimidated which led us to take our concerns to higher administration. Falcon Ridge needs new leadership! That would be a great place to start.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2012
falcon ridge MS is awesome i'm a student. the band and choir programs are the best.

- submitted by a community member

March 01, 2012
This is an excellent school . My daughter loves it !!, as do I . Top quality educators who care.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2012
My daughter is in the 6th grade at Falcon Ridge and absolutely loves it there. How wonderful to have your child enjoy middle school. Great teachers & principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 04, 2009
The staff and programs are top notch! The overall drive for the success of the students is a step above!

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2009
I have enjoyed my years at this school soooooo much. The extra curricular activities are great and the teachers make learning fun!

- submitted by a student

January 07, 2009
Falcon Ridge has great music program!

- submitted by a parent

December 31, 2008
great teachers and great everything!

- submitted by a student

October 17, 2007
The sports are excellent, and the extra curricular activities are awesome!

- submitted by a student

February 21, 2007
We love the school and the district's on-line support. The on-line support allows a parent to keep track of assignments and grades. We have 2 8th graders and different levels for different subjects and they are both given support and/or challenge as the situation dictates. The extra-c activities are wide ranging and the sports are not just open for the star athlete, but anyone who wants to participate and then divided according to skill. We would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2005
We love the school, the teachers, the principal, and our son is not at the 'top'! Everyone is so willing to work with our son, we can't say enough!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 27, 2004
This is a horrible, demoralizing school environment for the self-esteem of the child. Highly competitive, outrageously selective- Students here are either at the high top or 'nothing.' My daughter transferred.

- submitted by a parent

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Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley, MN  55124
(952) 431-8760
Last modified Falcon Ridge Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Falcon Ridge Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top