depends on the behavior levels of the classroom. we had a very efficient teacher but if the children are consistently misbehaving the efficiency goes down. there is a lot of team work among the teachers so the kids do move around.
This is a Title 1 school, please research to you what that means. There is very little parent involvement (ie a shortage on field trips and no parents active in school classrooms). Communication only comes on paper in multiple languages where other schools utilize the School Districts message boards. This school is catered to the diversity ethnically and socio-economically so much that if you are outside that you are easily missed. A lot of children have had no to little preschool prior to starting so be prepared for very basics to take up a good chunk of the learning curriculum. Currently there is a lot of focus on misbehavior in the classroom, leaving well behaved children with out valuable time with their teacher. As of last year there were 16 languages spoken in the school and 32 countries...so the information provided on this site is not completely accurate.
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 :)
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.
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!