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Ridgeview Middle School

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Posted September 25, 2013

I had a parent conference and have to admit it was the worst experience at a school I have ever had. Instead of feeling like things were resolved, the other parents had the opportunity to be loud and were allowed to be so in a threatening mannor on school property. Was not a rational nor pleasant experience at all! I had hopes that meeting with the principal would be a pleasant experience. It simply was not. So no wonder so many things get out of order when there is no one to really talk to, about legitament concerns. I do not suggest this place if you ever have any direct issues. I realize schools do not have to get involved with students lives, which I was told this exact quote by the principal but the negativity shown through 100 percent as a part of why I am writing this. Advocacy is not a strong suit at this school. Nor helping to find the means to an end is not possible, if it comes to any kind of conference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

Ridgeview MS is the worst school I have ever delt with. They LOST my child one day and then shoved it under the rug. They played with a 13 yr old boys head. The teacher took a person vendetta against my son. I wouldnt send your child to this school, not if you care about their safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

This school doesn't really permit many things at all, the principal isn't very fair. There is a lot of room for improvement to be made. The curriculum is falling behind, and in many classes, the education doesn't challenge many students.


Posted February 9, 2010

ridgeview is a great school i really like how there are true friends there.the teachers and the principle are doing a outstanding job keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

This school is the best, and have outstanding test scores and wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2009

The vice principle is annoying but every thing else is okay. P.S. Mrs. Wilkinson is the best teacher ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2009

Ridgeview is a great school. I am apart of the student council there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2009

I've attended Ridgeview Middle School for three years and recently graduated feeling fully prepared for high school. The teachers, I feel, are probably the best part of this school, because they trully have knowledge of the subject that they are teaching. Most of them have taught here for a long time. Also, this school offers lots of advanced classes that are eligible for high school credit. In addition to that, there's tons of athletic and academic activities, like Debate Team, Orchestra, and Ski Club. However, I also feel that the environment is not as good as it should be. Nevertheless, I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a school filled with lots of opportunities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2008

This school is not as good as i thought it would be. My daughter has been going to this school for two years and dose not like it. My daughter say the teachers dont actually listen to the sudents and dont care about them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

This school provides a top notch education and has excellent opportunities for gifted students as well as collaborations with community institutions such as Riverside Hospital.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2008

My daughter is a new student and we we fortunate enough to have her in through the lottery. I am very pleased that they hold the student responsible for homework! They also have online access to grades and homework 24 hours a day. I am VERY pleased with the new principal and that the teachers LOVE thier students. My child is very close to honor role and that was far from what was happening at her last school! Thank you Ridgeview teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Ridgeview is a wonderful school in a so-so district. Many people overlook it when it comes time to go from elementary to middle school. It's a shame. My daughter went here for 3 years and is now a fresman at Centennial. Her brother is just now in 6th grade. Instruction at the 6th grade level is exemplary. Outside of cuts made because of things out of their control, the only negative would be that some of the 8th grade teachers are not up to what I would consider par for that school. They've gone from an incredible principal t one who looks like she will be just as good. Do not pass up this middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2008

I hate some of the rules now that we got a new VP. But it's still a good school. Ms. Rosko is the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

My son has attended Ridgeview for the past three years and we have been pleased with our experience. There are sports available, where teamwork is stressed. There are clubs/organizations where growth is fostered. Parents are encouraged to participate in their children's education and to top it off learning is taking place! What more could you ask for? Great staff! Safe! Fun! Academically excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

I think the great school rating of 5 is underestimated for Ridgeview. My daughter is in her last year there and has loved her time at this school. My only complaint would be a few teachers are not as great as I had hoped and I don't think they give enough credit to the eighth grade students in their ability to be school leaders. I was glad to see a student council instituted a few years back, however, I think they could allow the students a little more say in their educational endeavors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

Ridgview is a great school! The teachers that my daughter has had do far as great and care a lot about the students. The teachers encourage students and make learning fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2007

Ridgeview is an excellent school with great teachers. Also, parental involvement is strong. My daughter went to Ridgeview, and now she attends Columbus Academy. The 8th grade team did an outstanding job preparing her for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2006

I would like to add a couple of comments about Ridgeview.I did lots of research, read website, spoke to numerous people. All stated that if I had to stick her in Columbus Public that the best was Ridgeview. I have come to agree. This is my daughters last year at Ridgeview, and I think I will be just as sad as she will be. I have found the teaching staff to be genuinely concerned for my daughters education and her growth. Over all I have found this to be an excellent choice for her and myself. I rest everyday knowing that guns and violence is not an issue and she is receiving the finest education in Columbus. We were sad to see the Drama program cut, and only hope that they will bring that back. However outside of that Ridgeview Middle School is a great place for students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

Great teachers and students. Diverse student body. Music, art, sports, and extracurricular activities available. High level of parental and student involvement. Overall great school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 24, 2006

My son is a gifted/talented child who has been at Ridgeview for three years. The teachers at Ridgeview are exemplary. They communicate assignments and items of interest to parents through their weekly 'Homeward Bound' newsletter. The boys soccer team is league champion, and I think the girls volleyball is as well. The AP classes are challenging and the choir/art teachers are good as well. This year the drama dept was cut, and that is a shame. My favorite thing about the school is the ethnic diversity. I am glad that my son is exposed to all shades and nationalities of children. The combination of high academic standards in an urban school setting has given my son a wonderful middle school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female75%
Male70%
Black, non-Hispanic61%
Asian or Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial69%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Disabled21%
Non-disabled79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)62%

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanic74%
Asian or Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial75%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled47%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
Black, non-Hispanic62%
Asian or Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Disabled44%
Non-disabled79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)72%

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanic71%
Asian or Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled52%
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanic72%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabled49%
Non-disabled89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)63%

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanic79%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled51%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)74%

Science

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Black, non-Hispanic61%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Disabled29%
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Above Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 6AboveMet
Grade 7MetAbove
Grade 8AboveAbove

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
96 (2011)
 
92 (2010)
 
91 (2009)
 
94 (2008)

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60
120

About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 74%
Black 30% 16%
Hispanic 11% 4%
Asian 7% 2%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 17%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Natalie M. James
Fax number
  • (614) 365-5505

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
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4241 Rudy Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
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