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6-8
Public
Round Rock, TX
Students enrolled: 1,361

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2000 Via Sonoma Trail
Round Rock, TX 78665

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(512) 424-8400
(512) 424-8540
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October 23, 2014
I am a student at Ridgeview and am quite frankly happy with it. Yes, some of the teachers aren't very nice and are very strict, but they teach us what is need to be taught. I am a straight A student and some of my classes are challenging, but school isn't supposed to be easy. I must admit, the school is a little crowded. Lunch is complete chaos almost everyday, but I can tell the administration is working on a solution. They already have a great system. The students on the other hand have no respect for authority and do quite foolish things such as inappropriate behaviors, fighting, and yelling. This school is very great, and the issues they have would be solved if students were less of a pain. The administration is doing all they can, but it is not enough.

- submitted by a community member
August 06, 2014
Just look at all of the posts made by students. Isn't their terrible grammar enough to show you that this school is horrible? I'm not going to name who, but certain teachers would rather sit there and play Clash of Clans on the projector rather than teach the students. Instead of having lesson plans, they would just go on Google or Youtube and look up the concept for that day. Overall, very un-satisfactory.

- submitted by a community member
July 28, 2014
This school is a mess. I have taught here for 10 years and there have been 5 Principals. The Assistant Principal's are a complete mess, which is ultimately the Principal's fault. Either she isn't holding them accountable for what they do, or they are kept in the dark by her. There is no communication from the administration to the teachers about anything, and thus there isn't any with the Parents. Most of the teacher's I work with are great & innovative, but the kids are not challenged. Teachers are forced by administration to make things easier, so no one fails and parents don't complain. Kids's that are disruptive, even a few that are somewhat dangerous, are never punished. The inmates run the asylum, and the teachers are powerless because the kids know that they will never get in trouble.

- submitted by a teacher
October 08, 2013
I'm in 8th grade at this school, and I've enjoyed it a lot in the years I've been here. We just got a new principal who is very involved in what's going on around school, and most of the administration is friendly. The teachers I've had were friendly and helpful, and they are constantly pushing you to try your best in each of your classes. And the teachers like to bring technology into the classroom. Every student here has a Google account provided by the district. However, some teachers like to swear a lot, and there were a few teachers who will make fun of other faculty members in front of students. And while the school is usually very helpful and receptive towards new students, there are very obvious social classes among the students, and if you can think of a stereotype for a social class (i.e. jocks, populars), it's usually true here. Overall, Ridgeview is a great school and I would recommend it for anyone looking at middle schools. Hope this helps :) Go Panthers! (P.S. Blackland Prairie Elementary, which is right across the street; Gattis Elementary; and Forest Creek Elementary all feed into Ridgeview. Then students here go to Cedar Ridge High School. Just FYI :D)

- submitted by a community member
July 20, 2013
I would start by syaing this school is overcrowded and stretched to its limits trying to resolve it many issues. It is currently the largest middle school in Round Rock. However, it is a great school, with great students, teachers and administration. Standardidized scores are show that students continue to be successful in their learning and more electives such as Spanish for 6th graders are available this new school year. I love the family atmosphere and the constant efforts to reach all students. However, I do wish the school district would investigate ways to help with the high stuent enrollment.

- submitted by a teacher
July 16, 2013
2 of my children went to ridge view and loved it- though I must say the school is on the decline. This isn't the teachers fault or the principals, it's the influx of people moving to these parts and the school boundaries that like to bus people here from other places... Back in 2005-8 the school was fabulous and is getting worse each year. You can see it in the type of student that goes there. Back in "05 and 06" you didn't see saggy pants and oversized clothes... I gave the school 5 stars for the experience WE had 6 years ago, not from what I am seeing and hearing now. As for the mention of a teacher (ms Conner) hahaha well, as rude as it is to mention a teachers name, I must admit that BOTH my children (both honor students) had problems with ms Conner, and referred to her as the meanest teacher EVER.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2012
I was floored when I read these comments about lack of principal involvement-I see them all the time in the halls and classrooms. I also couldn't believe the parent who mentioned a teacher's name on this website-that is extremely disrespectful. I've never met the teacher mentioned, but it's just basic respect to not write a name. Most of the teachers that I work with are positive, hard-working, and diligent. This school is too overcrowded, but that is the district's problem due to a lack of $ from the government. Most of the students follow the Panther Creed-ie. don't shove and push going down the hallway or stairs, walk on the correct side of the hallway so they can get to class, respect their teacher, etc. The staff in the office is always welcoming and friendly. I just had to take a moment to write all the positives that go on at this middle school. Just like most reviews, more people take the time to write the negative and don't take the time to write all the positives. iIm glad to take that time.

- submitted by a teacher
December 13, 2011
I have lived in the area for a long time and know the history of the schools around RR (25yrs). I can honestly say RidgeView has become the one single school in the district that is in need of leadership. the principals allow their teaching staff to not respond to parents, or counsiling inquiries. Parent teacher confrences are not accepted ever. Sent 6 different types of communication to sixth grade principal and two and half weeks later finally recieved a canned excuse and our student concerns are still not addressed. What is it with a teacher who openly texts in class and stops learning to respond to her personal life. Thanks Ms Conner. I am sure that is what our kids need, a lesson on facebooking with your friends. The school strives for mediocore at best, and is suspect to how they achieve thier low performance goals anyway. However if have your kids bullied by teachers and peers this is a school for you and your child.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2011
This school needs leadership and organization badly. No one in the counselor's office, the main office or principal's themselves seems to know what is going on. This school cannot figure out it's grading system, no one has any answers, and the Principal talks like she knows what she is doing, but it is all talk. I am pulling my kid out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2011
Our child attended this school last year. Character of a large group of students is poor and disruptive in the classroom. There also seems to be lack of parental involvement of those students who are not at school to learn, and the discipline techniques used by teachers and administration are not effective. School administration considers students who have a GPA of 85% or higher Honor Roll Students. Most schools in the state consider Honor Roll as the top 5%-10% of the student body. Because of this, many students strive for mediocre and are content with that because they 'made' honor roll. Doesn't help parents who want and know their child can do better than 85%-95% GPA. This year the school implemented a new grading system called, 'Standards Based Grading' which is causing quite a buzz in RRISD. As a parent we are thankful we decided to place our child in a different school for the 2011-2012 school year.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2011
Took my son to register and the the person on the counseling staff doing the registration was less than friendly or helpful. Referred me to the school website for information. When I explained that there was conflicting information, she merely responded by saying that all the information was there. Also, website information compared to information given to secretary that answers the phone compared to actual goings-on at the school are ALL in conflict with each other. What a shame!!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2010
Take it from someone who goes here 5 days a week, 9 months a year. This school has standards that could be higher. The teachers are nice, but principal involvement is low. I've been going to school here for 2 years now, and I've only seen the principal twice, at academic ceremonies. The teachers try hard, but all the lessons are easy, and we are not challenged at all. This school could be better, but if you're into athletics, I would recommend it. Elective options are not varied much, though they are offering new classes for 2010. The computers are very slow, and take away class time used for research because of the time they take to load everything. Overall, this school is okay, but needs help, maybe from the district.

- submitted by a student
January 03, 2010
I love this school and its academics

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
I think that the principal and some of the teachers is a little bit to harsh on the students at this school, but over all this school is a very good school.

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
February 05, 2009
What should and could be an excellent school is awful due to the current principal (new in 2007). Academics and student morale are starting to suffer. The administration demonstrates an inability to manage a large school, focus on priorities, and show proper respect for students and parents. Teaching staff is outstanding overall, and having to compensate for too many shortcomings.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2009
Well, there is a lot of bullying that goes on 'under the desk' at our school, but that only happens to people who look for a fight. The technology used at this school is primitive - if our school district were to migrate to a new operating system (ours is currently Windows XP), I would suggest the free Ubuntu operating system. The mathematics taught at this school is also fairly easy. I got thru my first two years here without difficulty. I was replaced into the TAG Geometry class in my last year, and it was slightly challenging. The standards at this school are pretty average. I wouldn't be surprised if this school became beat-down and poor several years from now.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 20, 2008
My son is a 6th grader and loves the school. He is very involved in activities and has lots of good friends. Academically, he is pretty strong. I'm not sure about the principal and some staff...have had some concerns so far. Most teachers seem to be very good and care for the kids. Very nice facility.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2008
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January 27, 2008
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October 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2007
excellent district and a very good school. has been principal turn over- teachers committed, tutorials always available. counselors also. if parents get more involved there would be less nonsense during school day. same issues you'd find at any school (we've been in private) and far better levels of academics offered!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2007
A good school, the current principal is not as good as those in the past. The teachers are good, but the extracurriculars could be more fun and more availible.

- submitted by a student
January 04, 2007
Not impressed! This school needs leadership. High teacher turnover every year. Lots of discipline problems.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2006
currently have a 6th grader at the school- we are new to texas. the school is new and very nice. the staff is nice and helpful and i dont have any complaints about any of his teachers, they are nice and involved and seem happy to be doing their job. the teachers go above and beyond offering morning tutoring and are willing to stay after for extra help too- i am very satisfied. my son loves it too

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2006
One child of mine attended this school for 3 years, the second is beginning this year. There has consistently been a problem with administration here, high turnover of principals and faculty. Big problems with some math teachers. One language is offered and if you want to get a language credit towards high school, it had better be in Spanish! Some discipline problems but an effort is made to improve these areas. It's definitely a work in progress. It looks like portable buildings are being added so classes will be crowded.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2006
My daughter attended 7th grade. I do think that this is a good school. The teachers care and so does the principal. The principal is wonderful and doing a great job. There are plenty of extracurricular activities for the student. This is a great school for any parent to place there child in.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2006
Not that many options in extracurricular activities, should require all students to be in an athletic program or P.E

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2005
I was very happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2005
Child just completed 2 years here. Facilityis newer and nice. Need more supervision outside in mornings and longer in evenings during sports practices. Locker room needs work according to my child. Liked teachers okay but still coloring map in 8th grade

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
My child is very happy at the school. He especially enjoys PE and band. The principal seems good.

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March 25, 2005
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February 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2003
Ridgeview has been a positive experience for my child. The teachers are interested in helping students achieve, generally. Only 1 language option was offered to 7th graders this year which was a disappointment.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
School has just started its 3rd year of operation-keep that in mind when reviewing stats where history is not available. Students have plenty of access to computers and even wireless laptops thanks to the proximity of Dell Systems in Round Rock. Many many clubs to choose from also.

- submitted by a parent
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Ridgeview Middle School
2000 Via Sonoma Trail, Round Rock, TX  78665
(512) 424-8400
Last modified Ridgeview Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ridgeview Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top