School Learning Plan
Ridgewood Elementary School
Established in 1958, Ridgewood was the fourth elementary school to open in the Beaverton area north of Walker and Canyon Roads. Originally built as a 1st-8th grade school, we now serve 375 K-5 students, including 16 students in our Social Communication Center (SCC).
Our Mission and Core Values: This year, with the loss of the PYP Programme, our school has updated our Mission and Core Values:
Together with our community Ridgewood Elementary School provides an inclusive education so that our students become lifelong learners who make a difference in our world.
We value: Independence, Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance, & Taking Action
Our Students: We have 375 students in grades kindergarten through fifth. 70% of our students are White, 8% are Multiracial, 12% are Hispanic/Latino, 3% are Black, 6% are Asian and 1% are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. There are 16 languages spoken by our students and 7% are Ever English Learners. 19% of our students receive free/reduced lunch and 15% of our students are students with disabilities. 16 of our students are served in our Social Communication Center (SCC) classrooms. 8% of our students are identified as Talented and Gifted.
Our Staff: We have 15 K-5 classroom teachers and 2 SCC teachers. Our specialists include one full time music teacher and one full time PE teacher. Additionally, we are supported by an 8 hour Library Media Specialist and a 6 hour Technology Instructional Assistant. We have a full time Counselor, one Resource Room teacher, a full time Student Success Coach, Intervention teacher and half-time ELD teacher. A .8 Speech Language Pathologist and .4 Psychologist also support our students. Our support staff includes two and a half Paraeducator I’s, supporting our regular education students, and six Paraeducator II’s supporting our students with special needs. Our office is staffed by two Office Assistants and one Principal.
Our Community: We have deep parent and community support, as volunteers, financial contributors and as advocates for our students. Parents are in our building daily and support teachers by reading with students, coordinating extra activities, and working in our production room. Our PTC raises over $60,000 in an annual Jogathon to fund field trips, extra curricular activities, and specific projects, such as our basketball hoops, stage sound system and library update.
Activities: We have many parent/school sponsored activities available for our students. These include: Chess Club, Ridgewood Performing Arts Club (RPAC), Broadcast (a video newscast), Track Club, Celebrate Reading, Passport, Book Fairs, Science Festival, 5th grade Exhibition, Carnival, Grandparents Day, class parties, Green Team, Maker Space, Action in the Park and Art Literacy.
Academic Performance: Overall, our academic performance is strong, with 78% of our students meeting or exceeding state benchmarks in English Language Arts and 71% meeting or exceeding in math in 2019. However, there continue to be gaps in achievement for our students with disabilities, those living in poverty, those who are English Language Learners and those in the Hispanic/Latino and Multiracial subgroups.
Date of Last Revision: October 28, 2021
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
WE Expect Excellence
- WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
- WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.
- WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
- WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.
WE Embrace Equity
- WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
- WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.
- WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
- WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.