Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools

  • Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools serves 789 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 39% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 59% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools placed in the top 30% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 46%.

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Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools's student population of 789 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students789 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools
Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,704 schools in Colorado (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#419 out of 1,704 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Colorado by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colorado by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools and percentage of American Indian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Asian
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools and the percentage of Asian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
13%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
77%
54%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Colorado by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.390.60
This chart display the diversity score of Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate≥90%
78%
This chart display graduation rate of Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools and public school graduation rate of Colorado by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePoudre R-1 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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  2.40 out of 5  (5 reviews)
1  
This is a flat Earth school when it comes to education. The teachers and administration don't have any regard for research on education or cognitive development. They arrogantly know better! Even the elementary children have tons of homework every night and they keep the kids in for recess to complete schoolwork. Children get a demerit of their "character" that the parents have to sign for things like the parents forgetting to sign their (lengthy) daily homework agenda. Or heaven forbid your child forgets to bring a homework task home. You will have to sign a "punch card". Don't be fooled by their propaganda. The children who succeed in such a negative environment with curriculum appropriate for much older children would succeed anywhere.
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Great school!
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The teachers in this school are not qualified.The parking lot is also the 'track and field' for the PE class,it is so dangerous when the kids running while the cars moving in and out!
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We regret sending our kids to this school. Teachers do NOT care students academic performance. In many occasions they enjoy fail students with their grades without giving them a chance to make it up. For example my kid had to miss a few days of classes because of a state sport event. My wife called the office and asked the teacher to leave homework in the office. The office lady did call the classroom teacher about leaving homework in the front office, yet we got none. Weeks later on the grade report my kid got a big F. When talking to the teacher we were told our kid didn't turn in homework. And he refused to give us the homework to make it up. Also there is a strong discrimination going around. Eg on Martin Luthur King day all public school observe it, bur Ridgeview doesn't. Kids were not even told what this official holiday is all about. There are many more I can write about this school's problems. But in a word I will definitely look for a different school for my child next semester. If your kids want to go to some good universities, don't come to this one because if they give you 3.1 GPA, you are very lucky. I knew some kids get 3.9 and 4 after they transfer to a different school and some get 2100 on SAT or higher.
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I wouldn't recommend this school a bit. They staff and most of the students are very snobby and the classes are challenging. In a normal high school, an AP class is easier than an average class at Ridgeview. They don't give the students an option on the classes they could take. I spent a single year at RCS. And in that year, they screwed up my GPA for the rest of my high school career from the hard classes and lack of help or in-school tutors. They also obsess over their version of creating the perfect man (or woman) by holding assemblies and literally brainwashing the kids with that info, the strict ground rules and dress code, and the classes. All of those things can be lethal to the average student from elementary school to high school. On a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being the best), I would give RCS a 0. I know that's technically not on the scale, but the school is so bad that it doesn't deserve a spot on the scale. Military school would be a better choice for your child(ren).
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