Our mission statement:
“We the staff, students, and parents of Ridgewood School pledge to provide QUALITY learning in a CARING environment.”
Ridgewood School is a kindergarten through 4th grade elementary with approximately 450 students. We have highly qualified classroom teachers. In addition, Ridgewood School has highly qualified staff members in the following areas: a certified Learning Center Specialist, Title I reading, kindergarten literacy, elementary art, music, physical education, special education, and bilingual education. We do have a full-time counselor and we share a certified nurse with Wells Elementary.
Our students perform at a high level on state mandated tests (ISAT). More information about our student demographics and performance can be found on the Illinois Interactive Report Card: www.iirc.niu.edu
We have an amazing amount of programs for our students. First, Ridgewood has an after school science enrichment program for our 3rd and 4th graders. W.I.U. students serve as tutors for these hands-on experiences. Second, we have our Ridgewood Running Club for both our fall and spring semesters. This is a chance for students to get fit and find the joy in physical activity. Third, we are a "safe routes" school. We are working with staff, parents, and the city of East Moline to create a more walking friendly environment around the school campus. Walk to School Wednesdays is a part of this initiative. Finally, have wonderful partnerships with Christ United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church here in East Moline. Both churches provide tutoring instruction for Ridgewood students. Our programs make Ridgewood School a great place to learn and have fun!