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South Ridge Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 67 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2012

Southridge does an excellent job of providing a solid education for the core cirriculum which is reflected not only by high MSP scores but also by success in acedemic competitions. For 2012, SR 4th grade team placed 4th in the state math competition and the 6th grade team placed 3rd ! The teachers are excellent and care about student's progress. They have a "HC" program to challenge gifted students. The only improvement that I can think of is to establish a program for advanced math but this is more an adminstrative decision. The recent bond approval will improve the facilities and hopefully free up some funding for more challenging programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

Southridge Elementary has proven to be an outstanding school! The staff and teachers truly care about every student and do above and beyond to help each child succeed. My son enjoys this school and is returning this year as a 2nd grade student. The curriculum is appropriately challenging and I have watched my child blossom since he has attended school here. Friendly staff, happy children, and above all, the passion to educate is why we love Southridge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2010

Our family had mixed reviews of this school our children attended during fall 2010. The physical plant is somewhat depressing with old equipment and buildings that aren't in the best repair. Some systems are in conflict with other S.R. systems. For example, classroom teachers have policies and procedures about how to communicate about absences and how the kids get home that don't always jibe with "the office." Staff and principal say they are interested in questions and concerns, but when brought to their attention are not discussed - just dismissed. Our kids did have good instruction by their teachers, although they struggle with high class sizes and lack of in-classroom assistance. Specifically not impressed by the new principal who has not demonstrated leadership. Also not with the over-the-top response to last year's child safety issues elsewhere. All children now leave the school as soon as the bell rings, leaving a ghost town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2009

South Ridge is a great school, I went there K-6th grade and I absolutely loved that school. My son will be starting Kindergarten next school year. All of the teachers are fun and nice. I still keep in touch with a few teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

five stars great school great teachers great people the lady who directs traffic dailyis great i appologize for not knowing her name but she is awesome! & the principal & teachers cross with each kid to there parents car to ensure their safety. way to go southridge!! love you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

My son is in the first grade at South Ridge. The leadership is so great that the teachers are happy and it seems like the staff works like a well oiled machine. When you walk in you see everyone smiling and enjoying the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I am a very satisfied parent. My son is learning so much in a short amount of time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Love the principal. This is our second year at South Ridge. We are overall very happy. Amazing parent participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

This school is fantastic, my daughter started kindergarten this year and has enjoyed every minute of learning. She enjoys doing her homework and learning to read. I volunteer in the kindergarten class and have seen how well the kids interact with eachother and their teacher. There is always a positive learning atmospher with lots of room for growth and positive renforcement. I'm very pleased with the teachers and principal at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

I love the Ridgefiled Educational system . They are so great with all of the children and there exspectations are set high for the children , but if the children need help in some areas then there is always someone there to help the children. The community is a great part of these childrens lives. Exspecially if some children can't afford some certain things that other children Like Thanksgiving , Christmas or some trips ...This small community takes care of there own... and I love the school system... My daughter first had poor grades and now is doing so well..... Signed by a Parent of 2 children atteding 2 different schools in the Ridgefield Community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

Excellent School, teachers are top notch, Prinipal is amazing, kids are really number 1 in this school. The school has a fun and dynamic PE program, a school band and art and music classes. Extracurricular activities include a top rated chess club, science nights and an unbelievable 6th grade musical production. The PTA has developed an extraordinary program that includes parent participation in the classroom. Through innovative, fun and exciting fund raises, the PTA has purchased equipment to improve classroom instruction as well as a rock wall that extends a good length of the gym. The kids love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

Great principal, nice small-town feel. Academics hit or miss. Have had both great and fair teachers at South Ridge. 6th grade offers a lot of fun activities for students. Strong, active PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2003

Wonderful learning experience for our kids. Staff is a great role model for our kids. Highly Capable program is fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2003

the school does many fun and interesting activities. it is a great learning place, with great and nice people.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
38%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students88%
Female97%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income74%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female100%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income78%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income70%
Not low income91%
Special education40%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income85%
Not low income100%
Special education70%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female88%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income70%
Not low income84%
Special education55%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income71%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female90%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income82%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income82%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income75%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income88%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 60%
Hispanic 15% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 14%N/A8%
Special education 117%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 238%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 80%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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502 NW 199th St
Ridgefield, WA 98642
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