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Ridgecrest Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 502 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 30, 2014

Our family essentially moved from Australia in order for our son to attend Ridgecrest. As he is severely vision impaired our son was not receiving the services or resources essential to his education and growth and after much research, interviews and visiting schools in the Edmonds, Shoreline and Seattle School Districts we chose Ridgecrest Elementary in Shoreline as it offered all that we were looking for. My son and our family were genuinely welcomed, all information provided, the teachers and specialists were available to answer our barrage of questions, his evaluation was thoroughly completed and we were fully kept abreast of all ongoings and decisions. I cannot say how wonderful this school, its facilities, teachers, parents, students and atmosphere is like. It is a joy to take my son to school knowing he is happy, accepted and enjoys his time there and receiving all his education and services. The PTA is strong, support staff are beyond excellent and the school has a great sense of community and are a family. Our move to better our sons future was worth every cent, effort and moment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2013

I love Ridgecrest. I have a daughter with developmental delays and the Special Ed K/1st teacher is excellent. That and the whole school is just well run, professional, thoughtful, just great. My neighbor's daughter is in high capability there and she's also thrilled with the school. Highly recommend. Shoreline is kind of a boring suburb, but if you want good schools, move there, or Lake Forest Park, which are both in the Shoreline School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2011

I went to this school back in the mid 80's. I had Mrs Randall, Mrs Ely, Mr Jepsen... Man I miss them so much!!! Out of all the schools I have ever attended, Ridgecrest is by far the best of them all!!! 25 years later, I still think about my time here!! I strongly recommend this school!!!


Posted December 21, 2009

I live this school The parent involvement is amazing, there is a true sense of community! My son has exploded academically and socially since transferring to RC. My youngest will be going there fo K next year..I am very happy to know I will be spending much time at this awesoem scholl!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

My Daughter is a 4th grader in Mr. Freemans class she has an IEP and in the past has not liked school, there was a lot of bullies in her other school and it was not dealt with. at this school she not only feels safe but accepted as well. The teacher let her decide what she wanted to use to help with her learning disabilities. She has made her feel important and never singles her out as was done in the past. I really like all of the staff. From the begining it was all about my child and making sure that she is getting her needs met. she has excelled this year from reading very young childrens books to reading charlotte's web. As a mom I can ot say enough good things, and thank you does not cover it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

We were new to ridgecrest this year but have been welcomed. My son has flourished here, had a great third grade teacher and has mastered many skills. I am so proud of him and so blessed that this school provides a place to learn safely and with excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2006

Very pleased with the level of support by all staff. They listen and really seem to care about your child. Great educational programs. Fantastic PTA provides lots of free activities for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

Our son went there only for first grade, before moving to a different school. I've NEVER seen a school with such wide parental involvement! His first grade teacher (2004-2005 year) was fabulous. We left the school because he was selected for the high-cap program, and the Ridgecrest principal was uninterested in providing any enrichment or pull-out programs for gifted children there. If he'd shown ANY interest in providing any support (which the district says he's supposed to) we would have stayed there. Several friends have children at Ridgecrest and the environment (aside from the lack of academic challenges) is very supportive and nurturing.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income77%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income71%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
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 Students71%
Female81%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income46%
Not low income82%
Special education36%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income65%
Not low income96%
Special education73%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female83%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income58%
Not low income73%
Special education36%
Not special education73%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income67%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income90%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income86%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income60%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female85%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income76%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
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

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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 51% 63%
Asian 16% 7%
Two or more races 16% 5%
Hispanic 10% 18%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 124%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 20%N/A8%
Special education 213%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/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 55%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Shoreline, WA 98155
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