Our mission at Ridgeway Middle School is to maximize the learning experience of every child by nuturing, guiding, and challenging students to reach their fullest potential, as we build leaders, create heroes and ensure our future as our students become life-long learners and productive participants in an increasingly diverse global community.
Ridgeway Middle School is a focal point for our students, their families and the community. Our school environment is positive and supportive, yet challenging, setting high expectationsfor achievement and personal conduct. Our school enables educators, parents, and members of the community to unite in our efforts to empower students to become lifelong learners, productive citizens, and community leaders. We continually explore opportunities to provide optimal learning experiences for every student.
All students can learn and be successful.
Initiatives are essential to assist all students in mastering challenging state and
In high performing schools teachers are highly qualified; teachers, students, and
parents are held accountable for maximum achievement on all mandated assessments.
Students are actively engaged in the learning process through differentiated instructional
practices, cooperative learning and the use of technology.
High academic expectations in all endeavors are established for each student subgroup.
Initiatives are in place for students who need remediation or special accommodations.
Collaboration, communication and mutual respect among students, teachers, parents and
community stakeholders are vital in high-performing schools.
Rigorous and challenging state curriculum standards and assessments are the cornerstones
of research-based and data-driven classroom instruction.
In a high-performing school the principal is the instructional leader, but shared
decision-making processes are essential.
Teachers are involved in the selection of high quality professional development.
Academic and behavioral successes are recognized and celebrated.
Student learning is supported by effective policies and procedures such as grading,
assessment, attendance, promotion and discipline (RTI2-B).
Benchmarks are in place for frequent monitoring of teaching and learning.