Ridgecrest Elementary School

3505 Cerro Vista St Sw
Huntsville, AL 35805
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Ridgecrest Elementary School serves 605 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Ridgecrest Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Ridgecrest Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Ridgecrest Elementary School's student population of 605 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students605 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Ridgecrest Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ridgecrest Elementary School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1005 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
45%
8%
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Black
31%
33%
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White
17%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.670.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ridgecrest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHuntsville City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ridgecrest Elementary School is Huntsville High School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Morris P8 (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mcdonnell Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Huntsville Mcdonnell Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 514 students
    0.9 miles
    4010 Binderton Pl
    Huntsville, AL 35805
    (256) 428-7280
    0.9 PK-5 514
  • Huntsville Morris P8 Math: 27% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 1,014 student
    1.2 miles
    4801 Bob Wallace Ave Sw
    Huntsville, AL 35805
    (256) 428-7340
    1.2 PK-8 1,014
  • Huntsville Sonnie Hereford Elementary School Math: 28% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 550 students
    2.4 miles
    2755 Wilson Drive
    Huntsville, AL 35816
    (256) 428-7440
    2.4 PK-6 550
  • Huntsville Huntsville High School Math: 67% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,828 student
    2.5 miles
    2304 Billie Watkins Sw
    Huntsville, AL 35801
    (256) 428-8050
    2.5 9-12 1,828
  • Huntsville Academy For Academics Arts Magnet School
    Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 662 students
    2.6 miles
    2800 Poplar St Nw
    Huntsville, AL 35816
    (256) 428-7600
    2.6 PK-8 662

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