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Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 524 students

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Posted August 5, 2013

Ridge Elementary is like an "old school" elementary school :) The teachers are very caring and seem genuinely happy to be there! The front office ladies are so friendly and everyone seems to know every child's name :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

Ridge is a wonderful school! The teachers are second to none, especially Mrs. Barnett. My son was redistricted to another school in the area that, while still good, doesn't compare to the dedication of the faculty at Ridge. The parent involvement really makes this school stand out. My son is beginning his second year at the school we were redistricted to and still tells me how much he misses Ridge and so do I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

This is what Elementary School is supposed to be. My son was redistricted from another school and there is no comparison. From the atmosphere at the Front Office to the Teachers and the Principal, everyone has been very helpful, caring and supportive. The PTA is also very well done, and they do so many wonderful things for the children. We are looking forward to our remaining years here at Ridge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2010

I have three children, all of whom have attended this school this school since kindergarten. In the five years that my children have been attending school there, I have never seen anything less than the most dedicated teachers, staff and students. What a great experience it has been, and I am very sad to be moving away!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

My daughter started here in the middle of the school year and we have been very very happy with Ridge..It is a great school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Ridge is a great school that is filled with teachers who work very hard to make learning exciting for the kids. The student body is made up of several nationalities and the school works hard to blend all their backgrounds together to form a progressive, involved school. The teachers welcome parent involvement. I am proud that my child attends school at Ridge. I know that he will obtain the skills and knowledge so that he is constantly moving forward.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

This school has a behavior modification program. This is wonderful! I would have to come pick up my child from his former school every other day. Ridge has a program implemented to handle behavior problems while adjusting children to a structured learning environment at the same time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2004

My daughter attended Ridge from 3rd-5th and it was a great experience. The teachers are exceptional in every way. Each year my daughter progressed academically, and it was done in a diverse environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

My son attended this school K-5. I am pleased with the education he received and I feel strongly that this base will help him achieve his goals in middle and high school. I feel the principal, teachers and staff strived 100% in getting parents involved with their children on day to day basis. They also made it their goal to make all the children feel special and strive for higher goals.
—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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students73%
Female students79%
Male students65%
Black students67%
Asian students62%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students68%
Female students74%
Male students58%
Black students75%
Asian students36%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students94%
Female students93%
Male students95%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students84%
Proficient in English98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students61%
Female students68%
Male students56%
Black students82%
Asian students45%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students58%
Female students67%
Male students50%
Black students64%
Asian students45%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient students44%
Proficient in English66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students71%
Female students67%
Male students74%
Black students67%
Asian students60%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English81%

English: Writing

All Students75%
Female students81%
Male students69%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students68%
Female students71%
Male students65%
Black students79%
Asian students36%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students32%
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students80%
Female students82%
Male students79%
Black students71%
Asian students55%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Katina W. Otey

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
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8910 Three Chopt Rd
Richmond, VA 23229
Phone: (804) 673-3745

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