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Ridge Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 773 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

Longwood SchoolDistrict is well known for its special education programs, but a great program is only as good as it's teachers. The abilities of the individual teachers vary wildly at Ridge Elementary. The individual therapists are quite good, but some of the teachers could do with a little more sensitivity, patience, and a broader understanding in general of the learning disabled population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

Ridge is an excellent school. The teachers are very experienced, and are true educators.


Posted September 11, 2009

This is my child's first week at this school and it's been a complete nightmare. I am very discouraged as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

I wish I add a high rating to give but it's only week one and I am having so many difficulties for my child's care at Ridge Elementary that I am very disappointed and discouraged as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

I am amazed with what my son brings home everyday. It is incredible what he is learning there. Great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2006

Ridge school is one of the most fantastic Elementary school in the Longwood district. The teacher/staff are amazing with the children. I am happy that my 4 children attended this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

My son attended k-3 at Ridge ES and I was very pleased with the school. They were right on top of him needing extra help as he entered 1st grade from his kindergarten teachers recommendations. They didn't wait until it was too late and he was behind on his academics. I also like that they are not afraid of showing REAL stats and not afraid how they are going to score like other top rated schools in the area. Talking to people who's kids attended schools that looked better on paper I found that in reality Ridge gave a much better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Ridge is a wonderful school District that really does care about their students. They take that extra time needed with their students so they can ensure all is learning best to there capabilities!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 62% 48%
Black 1 19% 19%
Hispanic 1 13% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Two or more races 2 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 139%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 73%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. JANINE ROZYCKI

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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105 Ridge Rd
Ridge, NY 11961
Phone: (631) 345-2765

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