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6333 Quince Rd
Memphis, TN 38119

(901) 416-1588
(901) 416-1477
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September 20, 2012
Ridgeway Middle Optional International Baccalaureate Candidate School is a great school! I am a third year parent at the school and I am happy with the changes that the new administration has brought to the school. My child loves to come to school and loves the new staff that have been hired under the administration. This school has stepped up and is after one year, one of two middle schools not on the low performing list in the Southeast region and moved to a level 5 school after one year of the new administration. My child is a part of the optional program and he is not only performing well in school academically but he is finding other interests in the many clubs and opportunities that are offered, that were not available before. As a parent, member of the Roadrunner 100 club, and cheerleader for the school, I want to commend Principal Corey Williams, Mrs. Turner and staff for what they are doing to make Ridgeway Middle School the best school it can be. http://www.mcsk12.net/schools/ridgeway.ms/site/index.shtml

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2012
This school has been nothing but a headache since day one. The supply lists demand materials for the entire class rather than for my child. I don't mind donating, but supply whole classes is too much. They couldn't figure out their own registration lists. The administration was rude and condescending when I brought attention to a topic taught in class that was inappropriate and not factual. The same teacher wore unprofessional attire to open house. Then one day we happen to be a minute, maybe 2 late (definitely less than 5min). My child was told to call me as I must sign him in. For a simple tardy? I had to turn around, go back to the school, and when I went into the attendance office, there was a room full of kids getting tardy slips and NONE of their parents were there. Every since I complained about the course content, the staff and administration have been rude and it feels as if they are singling my child out. Schools like this are why Memphis cannot garner good teachers and retain them.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2012
Ridgeway Middle is a joke and a place of bullying from teachers and administration to students. I've never seen educators so disrespectful to students like those in Ridgeway Middle. I had to pull out my son, two months after school started. How can these educators demand respect from students? They should be a good example and be good roll models of respects, ethics and integrity.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
Ridgeway Middle School is one of the very best if not the nest public school left in the city of Memphis: Every school be it public or private has it's good and bad points but over all. Ridgeway has more to offer in a public school facility & academic. The location is awsomne!, the academics are on point & the extra curricular activities. As far as teachers & administrative staff goes! it's all the same Globally in the city or County or private; a person's educational portfolio cannot make up for what is lacked in character & common sense.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2010
The only thing that I like about this school is the CLUE teacher Mrs. Causey. The principal, the administrative staff, and the majority of all teachers that I have come into contact with at this school are rude, speak to you in an undignified manner, and single out children that stand up for themselves when they are wronged. Ridgeway Middle has lost my child leaving me to spend 2 hours looking for her, a teacher snatched her and threw her into a wall, and I am currently looking for another learning environment all together for my child. This school has caused stress and durest for my entire family. It was the same for my little brother when he attended this atrocious facade of a learning facility. In my opinion, Ridgeway Middle is one of the worst schools in the entire city, and should be closed!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
I love Ridgeway Middle School because my teacher Ms. Collins is the most patient teacher I have ever had. I am in Honors Algebra I and it is very hard. Ms. Collins is willing to stay after school or whatever it takes until I understand the problems. My other teachers are nice also. The Principle and Asst. Principle are tuff but fair. Don't get me wrong, every school has some bad teachers and some bad students; but overall Ridgeway Middle is a G-R-E-A-T SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 08, 2009
Iam not just a parent but I was a teacher at Ridgeway for the past year as well. My child loves everything about Ridgeway and never wants to come home. She literally goes to sleep and wakes up with Ridgeway on her mind. Academically, I was impressed, she did very well and I credit the wonderful teachers, who are so inspirational, motivational, and teaches so enthusiatically duing hands-on self-created lessons at times. They are awesome. The PTA meetings are more like a game. The parents are so supportive and involved. The administrators were on top of their jobs everyday on the halls making sure teachers were inspiring young minds. I have never seen a school so on top of their game or gain. Ridgeway is one of the best schools in the USA not just Memphis.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
I absolutely love this school! It reminds me of the time when teachers cared about the students back in the day. I attended the Parent Meeting tonight and could not believe the parent involvement and the enthusiasm of the entire faculty. My son went to Kirby Middle for one semester, and Ridgeway Middle is so different. At Kirby, when my husband and I went to the PTA meeting, there was a handful of parents and only the principal. That is so sad! Tonight at Ridgeway, there was so many parents, teachers, and students there. Amazing!! This is the way a school should be.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2008
Great school!!! My son loves it!! My husband and I love it too. It reminds me of when we were in junior high. Good quality leadership and teachers. Ridgeway, keep it up!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2008
its just a great school for students to go it has lots of activities and more!

- submitted by a student
April 10, 2008
Ridgewayis okay i guess.Some teachers can be really annoying sometimes.Thay don't have sanitary bathrooms either.But the best thing there is band.I really enjoy it.Mr.Kennedy is the best.

- submitted by a student
March 26, 2008
This school is the best ever, I've been going to it for a whole year and it been awesome!

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January 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 19, 2007
Ridgeway is not the best school because the teacher do not care about the students they jest want their money. The parents are not involved. I do not think you should let child or children should go here.

- submitted by a student
July 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2007
I am highly disappointed in this school. many of them do not want to teach and are just there to collect a paycheck. The homework assignments that are supposed to be posted on the school website are rarely up to date. The children are kept busy with take home projects instead of quality homework assignments. School of the year? That's a joke.

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May 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
Ridgeway is an excellent schoool! I believe it is one of the top schools in the state! Dr. Richmond is a wonderful leader an role model, and keeps the school safe, organized, and focused on the goal of teaching and learning. I beleive he DOES want the kids there to succeed and cares about them. Most of the teachers are friendly and enthusiastic about learning. The school is beautiful on the inside, out! Students are given many optional programs and extra-curricular activities in order to expand on their knowledge on various subjects and studies. RIDGEWAY---A++++!!!

- submitted by a student
January 19, 2007
I attend Ridgeway Middle School and I am not too fond of it. Most of the teachers are careless. The restrooms are horrible, the administration and falcuty is horrible. I would advise you to choose another school for your child.

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2007
I am very happy with Ridgeway Middle School. Dr. Richmond leadership skills are to be commended. His concept of a fight free school is awesome. It is because of this concept and the structure of the fight free program, that I allow my child to attend this school. Ridgeway Middle also offers diverse extra cirricular activities. There is something for everyone to be apart of regardless of skill, gifts, ethnic background, or talent. Ridgeway Middle School students exempliy confidence, pride, and respect of authority and others. Ridgeway Middle is 'The very, very, very best school'.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2006
I think Dr. Richmond is a great principal.I'm not satisfied with the communication with parent/teacher.The teachers my son had last year where not reponsive to my calls or notes sent to them concerning my son.It took one teacher 6 days to call me back after several atempts to contact.The school has great activites to keep the students active.I like that Dr. Richmond make the boys put their short tails in.That makes them look presentable.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2006
My grandchild attends Ridgeway Middle School after moving to Memphis from another northeastern state. He has progressed beyond the norm per standardized tests results.Discussions with others about our 'wonderful grandchildren'at Ridgeway has not warranted much fault,substantive fault anyway. Ridgeway Middle School concert band wentin Atlanta this month and in a National Concert Band competition that included middle school bands AND high school bands...Ridgeway Middle School Concert Band was 1st in the nation against 33 of the top bands. The discipline and academic level required to participate in extracurricular activities including more than 50+ students is commendable... and it is expensive HOWEVER...the parents came up with the resources. The principal IS NOT the band director yet it is apparent he is director of the staff to warrant such accomplishments.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2006
I had a child who attended Ridgeway Middle School and I have been nothing but disappointed and disillusioned. The outside of Ridgeway is beautiful and sleek The students are dressed well and move about orderly. But beneath the gleaming facade lies a multitude of problems. Teachers seem more worried about security than teaching. The school is more like a prison than an instition of higher learning. Standards are so low only the most uneducated fail.I dont know how they are able to juggle and hide the fact that so many students are little more than functionally illiterate. My child made Honor Roll evey six weeks but when I compared his work to the work of a child from an out of state you would have thought he was at least 5 years younger. Shame on You Dr. Richmond. Shame on You Ridgeway. Your grade is F.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2005
My kids are now attending Ridgeway Middle for their second year. I do not like the school. Some of the teachers are slackers, they don't correct the students when they speak, they are lazy and unconcerned about their students, not all of them, but some. The extracurricular activities are just about non-existent and they want to charge an arm and a leg and they only meet once a month. The only decent after school program they have is Lacrosse. Not much parent involvement at all. I have had a hard time interacting with some of the staff. It's like the staff all know each other and don't want anyone new to come in. This is just some of the things I have been through as a parent.

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October 29, 2005
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February 11, 2005
I think that Ridgeway Middle School is getting worse as the days progress. The amount of money that they require for the students to be involved in extra curicular activities is rediculous. There are plenty offered, but not all of the parents have money growing out of their ears. I am not happy with the principle at all. He seems to pay more attention to the childrens' uniforms, and the image that they create for the school, than their education. I also wish for the school to be more diverse. The parents involvment with the school has decreased since the school opened.

- submitted by a former student
January 19, 2005
It is a very wonderful school and I love the qualities about RMS. For one it has good leadership, strongnest, and smartness.I am an 8 grader and I am in the best band.Mr.Cabel is the best band teacher a kid can have. Mr. Richmond is a great principal and he keeps us in check make sure that we are the best middel school in memphis city schools right along with Dr. Wallce and Mr.Ayers. My teachers are the best cause they make sure we get something in the right way.

- submitted by a student
January 15, 2005
I think that this is a great school because Mr.Richmond cares so much about the students that go to Ridgeway.I go to Ridgeway and my teachers are Ms.Brown,Ms.Nevels,Mr.Caswell,and Ms.Fryman. They are the best 8th grade teachers in the school.There very helpful and will do anything to make there team the best.The activites we have at Ridgeway are so fun.I'm in Men of Rigdeway Excelling and a member of the drumline.These activites help me when I'm feeling down especially Men of Ridgeway Excelling.The drumline is just a favorite.If you love drums,these is the place to be.Oh,these year we coming out #1,not Raliegh-Egypt.A special shotout to Mr.Richmond, Mr.Ayers,and Dr.Wallence.Thanks for caring about us!!!

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2005
Ridgeway Middle is a good school and I love Mr. Richmond but his 6th grade teachers Team A have been nothing but a disappointment to me, particullay the math and social studies teachers. The math teacher is not what I would call a 'GOOD' teacher, she wants things to look good for her on paper, when in actually she needs to go back and be re-taught how 1. TO TEACH THE CHILDREN and 2. TO KNOW HOW TO INTER-ACT WITH THE PARENTS. Parents try and send their chilldren to a place where they can learn and not be talked down to by the teachers. This is no reflection on the principal (HE'S GREAT)but, I think he need to re-evaluate some of the so called TEACHERS at his school.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2004
I think Ridgeway is a great school because it has good teachers, a wise principal, and a caring faculty. I go to Ridgeway. My teachers are Mrs,McGee,Mr.Terre,Mrs.Jackson,and Mrs.Gish. I also take band here. It shows you how to count scales,learn notes,etc.It has been so educative with Mr.Roderick Richmond because he is very wise to take good care of our school. The teachers are very kind to give time to us to let us learn new subjects for when we need them we'll say, 'Oh,my teacher taught me that',just to know that we have mastered everything our teachers teach us. The faculty is so friendly. When a pesron gets sick and throws up, they immediately go to spot and clean it up. Our nurse is also ok. She always tells you what you need when you are very sick and need help. That is why I think Ridgeway is the bset school in the entire history of Memphis,TN.

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2004
Mr.Richmond is the best principal.He's great.I'm a student at Ridgeway. We are working on being a fight free school.Today is our 15th fight free day. I'm a cheerleader too. The teachers are not just sitting at their computers all day either.They are actually teaching and helping out around the school.The learning is wonderful.No one is not concentrated on fighting, but on learning.

- submitted by a student
July 24, 2004
In the past Ridgeway Middle School has been somewhat of a disappointment, but under the new leadership of Principal Mr. Richmond I foresee new and wonderful changes coming that will benefit not only the teachers and students, but the parents as well. Mr. Richmond served as Principal at Ross Elementary for many years and provided a very successful learning as well as caring environment for students, teachers and parents. He is not one dimensional and he has the interests of everyone at heart. He is an honest and sincere principal who looks to serve the community and works diligently to provide the very best education possible to his students. He tolerates no nonsense from anyone! And he only wants teachers who is as sincere and caring as he is himself. Parents are also expected to serve as positive guides and role models. If you're interested in learning, RMS is the place.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2004
The amount of money needed to participate in some of these class related activities are enormous. If you have more than one child, a part-time job should help. After relocating to Memphis I am sorry I have to subject my children to the insanity of this school. Money is important, uniforms are important and TCAPS are important, that's about the extent of it. You cant get tutored unless your failing, you dont get conferences unless you ask. This is idiotic! There should be a financial breakdown given at the beginning of the year to ensure you are saving enough money for your child to be included.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2003
I moved into this district for my son to attend Ridgeway and was very disappointed. The administration seems more interested in uniforms and collection of monies rather than giving the children a good, quality education. In an effort to 'keep the school safe' they have instituted some very inane rules. The teachers seem distant and seem to somewhat encourage students to break school rules by enforcing separate classroom rules. Bring the focus back to the children!

- submitted by a parent
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Ridgeway Middle School
6333 Quince Rd, Memphis, TN  38119
(901) 416-1588
Last modified Ridgeway Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ridgeway Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top