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Ridgeway Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 509 students

 

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Posted February 8, 2013

We recently just moved to the area, and I have to say the staff at Ridgeway made our son feel so welcomed, they gave us a tour of the school, and everyone seemed to know who he was even before he started school, The staff is so welcoming! It made me as a parent want to go to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

Very warm, caring teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

Ridgeway Elementary School has the kindest most caring faculty. From the principal to the lunch aides, they have all guided my child as if she was their own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

The staff is wonderful, my kids enjoy going to school every day and learning. Thank you Ridgeway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

Ridgeway school is all about the students! This school is always on the cutting edge! The curriculumn is developmently appropriate and the teachers always push the kids to do their best! It is great to see so many enthusiastic teacher's under one roof that love what they do, it shows through each and everyday when the children come home with the same type of excitement in their voices when telling us parents about their day! Keep up the good work Ridgeway staff!:) It is important that our children love to learn, continue to grow, and enjoy their learning experiences. Ridgeway school makes this possible for my child! I thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

My daughter is excited and happy to go to school everyday. She is learning so much already. She loves the other students and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

Ridgeway has wonderfully supportive parents. My kindergarten students are eager to learn and excited about everything.Our Pricipal is also always there with an open door ready to listen! It is a great place to work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2010

The school is student centered and fosters a partnership with parents and the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2010

Because Ridgeway has the best teachers anywhere!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 23, 2010

I LOVE Ridgeway School. The teachers are fabulous, and always welcome and encourage parent involvement. I couln't see my kids going anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

I love Ridgeway!!!! I have never seen a group educators work so well together. The sense of unity you encounter when you enter the school is heart warming. I love that my children are going to get a wonderful education because the school is filled with motivated teachers. I love that my child comes home everyday from school telling me her day was wonderful. Ridgeway is a Fantastic school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

All the wonderful teachers that care for their students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

The teachers are so incredibly dedicated and caring. They work so hard to make sure their students get the best education there is.


Posted April 23, 2010

All the people at Ridgeway love and care about children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 22, 2010

Ridgeway is the warmest and most loving place for our children to learn and thrive! I will be so sad when my daughter moves up to middle school. But who knows maybe they'll still have a need for me to volunteer there! All the teachers my daughter has had so far are incredible, dedicated & inspiring teachers...love them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2010

I love this school, my daughter was in Toms River school district and since moving to the Manchester school district, she has improved soooo much in her learning skills. She is slower in learning and fell between the cracks at TR and was left behind, she has just blossomed since being at Ridgeway
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

Years ago I went down the same hallways as my son is now. He is going into 2nd grade now. I think this school has progressed over the years and that there is so much more our kids are learning at an earlier age. I believe this school is preparing our kids with excellent education. My son had homework every night last year. SO I can't agree with the no homework statement below.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

I think that th teachers and staff at the school work wonderfully with the children. As far as the comment about homework, I think they allow you the parent time to interact with your child on the weeknds, so take your child somewhere educational or enjoy time reading a book with them. My child is in kindergarten and has learned how to sing, read, write, and do arithmatic. But I also spend several hours a day teaching my child at home and reading with him. To better support the school system you also have to start educating at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2007

Neither of my children have very much homework during the week and never on weekends. I believe more can be done to help the children actually learn rather than just passing them on with the 'no child left behind' law.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students62%
Female69%
Male55%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female75%
Male76%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students51%
Female58%
Male40%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education20%
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female66%
Male74%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education45%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students84%
Female77%
Male94%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education70%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students54%
Female66%
Male47%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 51%
Hispanic 16% 22%
Black 12% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 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 32%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2861 Ridgeway Rd
Manchester, NJ 08759
Phone: (732) 323-0800

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