Rib Mountain Elementary has a high level of academic excellence. The teachers and staff have created a safe, caring environment for students to learn. There is a high level of engagement of teachers, staff, parents. They teach academic content well and have methods to cater to higher and lower levels of achievement within the same class so all are challenged and learning. They create a nurturing positive environment. They have well established motivation systems to emphasize proper behaviors ("mustang money" for toys at the "mustang market"), to encourage outside reading at home (reading club with prizes), etc. Great families. We have been impressed!