Ridgewood Middle School

Ridgewood Middle School serves 592 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
Ridgewood Middle School operates within the Caddo Parish School District.

Overview

The student population of 592 students has grown by 22% over five years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 592 students
Ridgewood Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Ridgewood Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Ridgewood Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Ridgewood Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
Ridgewood Middle School Asian (1996-2012)
Hispanic
6%
4%
Ridgewood Middle School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
67%
48%
Ridgewood Middle School Black (1990-2012)
White
23%
45%
Ridgewood Middle School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ridgewood Middle School Sch Ethnicity Ridgewood Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.50 0.57
Ridgewood Middle School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
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.
64%
61%
Ridgewood Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
9%
7%
Ridgewood Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 45,065 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Caddo Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
66
6
Number of Students Managed 45,065 1,938
Caddo Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $491 MM $33 MM
Caddo Parish School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $479 MM $33 MM
Caddo Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,515 $14,187
Caddo Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,244 $14,076
Caddo Parish School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Shreveport Forest Hill Elementary School
    2005 Francais Dr
    Shreveport , LA , 71118
    (318)686-1783
    0.4  mi  |  721  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Shreveport Southern Hills Elementary School
    9075 Kingston Rd
    Shreveport , LA , 71118
    (318)686-1974
    0.6  mi  |  823  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Shreveport Summer Grove Elementary School
    2955 Bert Kouns Industrial Loo
    Shreveport , LA , 71118
    (318)686-1754
    1  mi  |  734  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Shreveport Southwood High School
    9000 Walker Rd
    Shreveport , LA , 71118
    (318)686-9512
    1.7  mi  |  1280  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Shreveport Summerfield Elementary School
    3131 Ardis Taylor Dr
    Shreveport , LA , 71118
    (318)686-1930
    1.9  mi  |  731  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 17, 2011 - 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

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
One of the most stressful parts of back-to-school season is making sure your children get everything they need, without breaking the bank. Here are 10 expert back-to-school shopping tips to get what you need on a budget.
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
As many traditional public schools struggle to close the achievement gap, Knowledge is Power Program schools seem to have the right formula for helping poverty-stricken and minority students achieve success. In this article, we examine how KIPP schools are making their students’ futures much brighter.
Urban Public Schools Come to the Rescue of Black Boys
Public schools across the nation are implementing programs that help keep young black men in school and off the streets. Boosting graduation rates, reducing gang involvement and violence, and providing positive male role models are just a few of the common elements of these programs. Yet, the achievement gap between black boys and other peer groups remains extremely wide.