Ridgecrest Elementary School

  • Ridgecrest Elementary School serves 670 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 34% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 16% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Ridgecrest Elementary School's student population of 670 students has grown by 31% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 34% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students670 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Ridgecrest Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Ridgecrest Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Ridgecrest Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ridgecrest Elementary School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#914 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ridgecrest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ridgecrest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Ridgecrest Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Asian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Ridgecrest Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Hispanic
45%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Ridgecrest Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
35%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ridgecrest Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
16%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Ridgecrest Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Ridgecrest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ridgecrest Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.650.34
This chart display the diversity score of Ridgecrest Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ridgecrest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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