Ridgewood Middle School

Ridgewood Middle School serves 607 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.
Ridgewood Middle School operates within the Caddo Parish School District.

Overview

The student population of 607 students has grown by 25% over five years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 607 students
Ridgewood Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Ridgewood Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Ridgewood Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 14:1
Ridgewood Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
1%
Ridgewood Middle School Asian (1996-2013)
Hispanic
7%
4%
Ridgewood Middle School Hispanic (1995-2013)
Black
70%
48%
Ridgewood Middle School Black (1990-2013)
White
22%
44%
Ridgewood Middle School White (1990-2013)
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.
0.46 0.34
Ridgewood Middle School Diversity Score (1990-2013)
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.
67%
61%
Ridgewood Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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 (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 44,288 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Caddo Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
69
5
Number of Students Managed 44,288 2,117
Caddo Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $491 MM $33 MM
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: 2013 (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)
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    ShreveportLA 71118
    (318)686-9512
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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

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