Ridgewood Middle School

Ridgewood Middle School serves 656 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the LA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Ridgewood Middle School operates within the Caddo Parish School District.

School Overview

The student population of 656 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 656 students
Ridgewood Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Ridgewood Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Ridgewood Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Ridgewood Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 16:1
Ridgewood Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
5%
5%
Ridgewood Middle School Black Students (1995-2014)
Black
76%
44%
Ridgewood Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
19%
46%
Ridgewood Middle School White Students (1990-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Ridgewood Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.39 0.35
Ridgewood Middle School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
70%
60%
Ridgewood Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Ridgewood Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 38,709 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,457 is less than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,923 is less than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has grown by 29% over four years.
School District Name Caddo Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
66
5
Number of Students Managed 38,709 2,019
Caddo Parish School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $478 MM $30 MM
Caddo Parish School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $498 MM $31 MM
Caddo Parish School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,457 $13,503
Caddo Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,923 $14,322
Caddo Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Southwood High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Linwood Public Charter School (3.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Forest Hill Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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School Reviews

Dear Sir, I just wanted to learn from if you also allow to have partnership with your school with other groups of youth. Regards Siyani
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 05/02/15
Academically the school is average. Teacher and administration: (Excellent) Activities: Biotechnology, Advanced robotics, Art I, Art II, Football, Basketball, Track and Field, Choir, Band, Orchestra, Spanish, Computer lit., Journalism Awards: City champions in football, basketball, and track Facilities: (Above Average) Smart Boards in all classrooms, Computers in all classrooms, Clickers Parent involvement: (Low) Excellent School.... As a teacher I would personally send my own child to this school...
- Posted by Teacher, 08/17/11

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