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Ridgecrest Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted August 24, 2013

Mr. piggy, the principal goes above and beyond his duties. The teachers are wonderful, like mrs. Wilhite, mrs. Bullman, Mrs. Sindelar, Mr. Hartzog, and Mrs. Smith to name a few. Go Roadrunners!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

Principal and staff show great attitude and spirit. I sense lots of creativity, enthusiasm and compassion.


Posted November 29, 2011

My son is in pre- k! And so far we love the staff & school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

My older children attended Ridgecrest now my younger ones are there as well. I have had no problems with the teachers or the principal at the current time. In the past prior to Mr. Piggie I did have some concerns with the prior principal sterotyping parents on account of there lifestyle or work ethics, which I was totally offended. The following year I had learned that he moved to another school which I was glad to hear. I am an involved parent who communicates with all my childrens teachers on a weekly basis. The only issue I have with Ridgecrest is, I do not feel that the children a getting a good fully balanced meal on a daily basis, a muffin an milk before school is not a balanced meal for kids, I feel sorry for those parents who do not feed there children prior to coming to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2008

My older children attended this school and now my younger ones do. This was the best school around. When I volunteered or spent time on PTA, the lack of parental involvement is apparent. The teachers were a clost knit group of great people but most of them have been run off by the lack of support by the principal. He apparently tells parents what they want to hear. The test scores are ok and the safety ok but to get Ridgecrest 'back' we may need a principal from the area who has a true interest in Mid-Del. Our current principal is very kind to the students and they love him but it takes more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

I am a parent and I taught school in OKC Public Schools for 10 years and My wife has taught 17 years in Moore. We bought a house in the neighborhood because Ridgecrest was the best in Mid-Del. Over the last 7 years we have been sorely disappointed. The teaching style has not changed since I was in elementary school in the 1970's and we only get lip service from the principal. We are poorly informed i.e., today is picture day. We did not know it until my wife dropped the kids off and there was a handwritten sign taped to a stop sign. I know of several OKC schools I would rather have my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

I am a student from ridgecrest and it has some of the best acedemics, sports , and music classes that I have ever seen. If you are looking for a school to enroll your child in, Ridgecrest Elementary is a great school to choose.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 26, 2005

Ridgecrest used to be considered one of the best schools in the district. My children have attended for four years. Most of the teachers have been kind and understanding and my children trived under their care. But within the last two years, there have been many serious situations that have occured on school grounds that have impacted the whole school environment. Parental involvement is no longer encouraged by the principal. Most 'extras' in the school have been eliminated. My children no longer want to attend.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 77% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 59%
Black 31% 9%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American 1% 16%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 155%N/A61%
Special education 211%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
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137 West Ridgewood Dr
Midwest City, OK 73110
Phone: (405) 739-1671

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