« Back to compare
/ / School Profile

Contact this school

720 Pleasant Valley Lane
Richardson, TX 75080

School website
(469) 752-0000
(469) 752-0001
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Aldridge Elementary School address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
December 17, 2014
It starts with the principal. This principal, Ms. Babb, is truly committed to the school, the teachers, and most importantly the students. For the past 2.5 years we have been at Aldridge we have had great teachers. Starting in 2nd grade one teacher focuses on science for all students at that grade level. She has a passion for the subject and it shows and rubs off on the kids. This puts them at a great advantage moving forward in learning. My daughter has enjoyed going to school every day which I find amazing. There are no negative influences from her classmates that aren't age appropriate. Any issues that do come up are dealt with quickly and effectively. This is a top notch school, and I couldn't imagine going to another school in this area or beyond.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
My son is attending this school for last 4 years and has been always happy in all 4 years. His grades has been always improving and I get notified well in advance if teacher senses any issue so that I can work with him and ensure things are on track. His current teacher Mrs. Pitts is strict but she is trying to help students all the time and very focused on being 100%. The leadership of principal is a big plus. Overall, we are very satisfied with all factors of school like their Library, extra curricular activities and even Food!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2014
This school is over rated. Full of styles but substances are much tobe desired. A number of teachers are very rude and condescending. They treat according to the way the parents dress eventhough the parents are well educated. There is one particular teacher in 2nd grade who would shout at students and insult the parents during conference. Teach little but lots of homework and test a lot. She is very rigid. Doesn't accept different ways of finding solution though the end result is the same. Having a piece of paper called teaching certificate doesn't make a good teacher. The result of state assessment for the past years speak volume of the quality of teaching. A good school has percentage of passing at 95% and above. Where is the position of this school? They dare not publish it. Avoid this school if you don't want your children being shouted at and yourself being insulted because your way of doing things different from them.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2014
The principal is highly engaged and aware of students and teachers. There is a high parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
I have really enjoyed our time at Aldridge. We have one child who honestly has historically had schoolwork come easily to him and I can say he has been challenged for the first time. It was good for us to work through, and I'm thankful for his teacher for recognizing it and pushing the extra mile. The moms take a little bit to get to know, but really it has just taken me being the one to say hello, tell me about you to break this cycle.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2014
I am disappointed in Aldridge I heard this school had the best education. All the teachers we rude, especially one but I am not going to say. My child said the students were not good influences.And talked very innopropriate. My child also said his teacher was always distracting and "annoying". I would not Recommend Aldridge.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
My child attended Aldridge for 1 1/2 years. First semester of 2nd grade, they have no assigned homework and it was not challenging enough for the students. We ended up transferring our child to a different school after 1.5 years.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2011
I love this school! The teachers are wonderful,the office staff is frindley and profeshonal. The new principal Ms. Armstrong is wonderful as well. We are looking forward to many wonderful years at Aldridge for both of our kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2010
Excellent teachers and wonderful principal who considers the needs of each student individually. I will have two children there in the fall and couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
This a very bad school. I do not recommend it. The teachers are not fair and treat other students better than the others.

- submitted by a community member
April 24, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
August 20, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
August 07, 2008
When I first moved here, I was so excited to be within the Aldridge schhol zone. I heard how lucky we were...there is a waiting list a mile long to get into the school, the education was top notch, etc. Unfortunately, I have not had a single good experience with the school. The school secretary is rude and trys to assert power she does not actually have. Several times when I requested meetings with the principal I was told she was unavailable or off campus at a meeting. How can you be a principal of a schhol when you are never there? The assistant principal made very rude, judgemental and inappropriate comments to me when I questioned some school practices. Minor problems with age appropriate behavior were not handled in the classroom...students were sent to the principal's office. If I could send my child to another school I would without hesitation.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2008
Aldridge is a wonderful school. My oldest daughter will be going into her 5th year there and my younger daughter will start this fall. We have not seen a high turnover in teachers. Quite the opposite. Ms. Carruther's has a wonderful staff. There is a high level of dedication to the children. There is great parent involvement, which is key. Our experience has been great. We recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 05, 2008
My daughter has now attended Aldridge for two years, and I am very impressed with the teachers, principal and staff. She has progressed academically, and she loves being at school. Here first grade teacher has been with Aldridge for more than 30 years, and there are many other teachers that have been with Aldridge for many years. I'm proud of the fact that there are some transfer students at Aldridge. It means that Aldridge is a good school to be attending, if people go through the efforts to be there. Aldridge is currently going through a renovation. It's going to be up to date and beautiful when it's finished.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2008
We are very disappointed by Aldridge. The high teacher turnover rate, drop in overall school rating (once exemplary), and lack of structure are big problems. There is also a high number of students who transfer in from other neighborhoods. We would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2007
Aldridge is an excellent school, my daughter has attended for five years and is doing great! The parents are very involved, the teachers are good and there are music, art, and sports programs.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
Excellent school. Very clean. Will begin uniforms in August 2006

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
Billy Long, a teacher here, is a superstar teacher. My son truly thrived under Mr. Long thanks to his attentiveness to my son's needs and his ability to follow-through. Several months after we moved to another school, Mr. Long wrote me to see how my son was doing. I found that a great testament to the type of person Mr. Long is that he still cared about my child even though he was no longer his teacher.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2005
Wonderful school and staff. I worked their for 3 years and loved it!

- submitted by a teacher
April 25, 2005
We are in our third year of being Aldridge parents and cannot say enough about the quality of the teachers there. A new Principal this year, Marilyn Carruthers, has energized the school and parent base to a new and wonderful level of involvement. The children succeed through the efforts of the caring and competent staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
We have been very happy with/at Aldridge, especially since the new principal came this year (2004-2005). She could not be more wonderful. The teachers are all above average. There is still too much pressure put on the kids for TAKS testing, but this is not a problem isolated to Aldridge. It is a statewide problem. The parents are very involved and we have a great art and music program. Nothing offered after school except onsite after school care. I will be sad when my oldest leaves Aldridge this year for middle school.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: December 17, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Aldridge Elementary School
720 Pleasant Valley Lane, Richardson, TX  75080
(469) 752-0000
Last modified Aldridge Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Aldridge Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top