We are very happy to have found an amazing A school. Mr. Ralph Frier is a great leader his 47 years in the education field it really does make the difference when it comes to successfully run a great A rated school. I also like that they're keeping the kids active with everyday P.E classes. To me it shoul be a 10 out of 10 best school in the area by far.
Ridgeview Global Studies Academy is a charter elementary school in Davenport. The principal of Ridgeview Global Studies Academy is MR. RALPH FRIER, whose e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. 850 students go to Ridgeview Global Studies Academy and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 9% of the Ridgeview Global Studies Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 44% of the 850 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ridgeview Global Studies Academy is 15:1. Horizons Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Video film production
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||1%||0.5%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||44%||45%|
|Limited English proficiency||9%||11%|
RGSA is a GREAT school teachers and staff are welcoming and helpful .Teacher communication is great . Afterschool pick up is hassle free as long as you have permission to do so. The only improvement this school needs is to become a K-12 school.
We are so happy to have found this A school. The parents and kids are great the teachers are fantastic we are much happier than when we were in Orange county and will be staying for several years. We have completed one year here and have no complaints. The after school program is above the norm. The learning is advanced. The gifted program is well organized. They have PE every day which is extremely important to our family. They have great specials such as advanced music and art also. My only complaint is that I wish they had middle school!
Ignore the negative feedback. This school is amazing. I have had THREE children (with a fourth on her way there soon!) attend and two of them are now 4.0 students at Discovery. Every teacher my children have had have exceeded my expectations and the administrative staff is organized and professional. As a teacher myself I see quality in the education that my children receive/received at Ridgeview Global Studies and would not send my children anyplace else. For the record parent involvement is of no fault of the school. Ridgeview holds several library nights parent-teacher meetings etc.--not to mention the Global Fiesta--in an effort to bring families to the school. --Brazil Versailles and Salvatore's Mom.
the school is based on FCAT tests and they dont even teach science in fourth grade. The teachers are average except few of them and administration just focus on FCAT to avoid loosing funding. No parent involvement at all and no student recognintion. Just few students are able to participate in extracurricular activities due bias with other students. I do not reccomend this school at all. In my opinion it is an average school. The parents that states is excellent they don't have an idea what means excellence.
A little know fact Mr. Ed Bowling 5th Grade Teacher at this school is the cousin of Country Music Entertainers. The Judds composed of Naomi Judd and her daughter Wynonna Judd. Signed to RCA Records in 1983 the duo released six studio albums between then and 1991. One of the most successful acts in country music history The Judds won five Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and eight Country Music Association awards. The duo also charted twenty-five singles on the country music charts between 1983 and 2000 fourteen of which went to Number One and six more of which made Top Ten on the same chart. Mr. Bowling is an outstanding teacher well liked and has sucessfully lead his 5th grade clases to the highest FCAT scores at Ricdeview Global Studies Academy
What a wonderful extention of your family. Everything about Ridgeview Global has been a wonderful adventure for me and my family. I have two children attending there and my youngest was so well know by all the teachers before she even started. At the start of every school year my kids are excited to see with will happen. They LOVE going to school.My only wish is that they had a middle school. Mr. Frier is an amazing person and it shows in all his teachers and students. Thank you Mr. Frier.
Fifth Grade teacher (A Male) has some bad classroom practices. On any given day he will spend time promoting his political views placing students on the spot attempting to discover their views based on home preferences. also injects prayer and religious views and preaches Christianity with references daily. His personal vehicle is covered with negative bumper stickers that display dis-respect for the President of the United States.. If this teacher did none of the above he would be and excellent teacher his students perform well on the FCAT Tests.. He does not follow the fifth grade policies and does not work with in the 5th grade teaching group. He follows his own agenda Our son will be attending this school and has been assigned this Teacher His Brother had this teacher 2 years ago Our only.real concern is that he not be allowed to continue to promote his personal agenda of promoting his political views and preach his religious views.
If my son didn't get into this school I was going to homeschool him. Well he did get in & we really do love this school. His kindergarten teacher was Miss Miller. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher. I think that she has made my son love school. He never wanted a day off. On the weekends he would say "I wish school was every day". They had all the kids (about 800) in the cafeteria for a talent show. They were all well behaved. They all came in & were seated in about 10 minutes. I think that says a lot about this school.
I love this school! My daughter used to go to loughman oaks elementary and they were unable to help her pass kidergarten and it was so dissapointing that when I found out about Ridgeview I jumped on the wagon so fast putting her on the list. One year later I got a call that she was accepted to the school and she was so much happier and her 3rd grade teacher Mrs Guzman-lizardo helped her so much wich has exceeded our expectations. She did great that year! In all I can say its an amazing school but I do feel like the talent show is a fail at this school I never attend only because they only choose a few kids and my daughter was alittle sad she was not chosen I understand there are other kids who are better but the kids that want to participate should be able to do so whether they are good or not so much. All in All I'm pleased and all 3 of my kids will be attending there!!!
Excellent school. All their Staff is amazing. They are on top of everything. My daughter is middle school now and she always go to their global fiesta to say hi to all. She loves that school. My little one is going now to Kinder and will go to Ridge view. The principal Mr Frier Mr Bowling and Mr Lovizio are wonderful. The nurse is a lovely person and the office staff as well.
Ridgeview is one heck of a school. All kids from different cultural backgrounds are HAPPILY welcomed and all kids are treated no differently. They all get respect love and not to mention happieness. The staff there is so supportive! The Dean the Principal and even the lunch ladies are there to give out hugs and a series of high fives and fist bumps. Why would anyone choose another school? On academics we're all taught extremely well and we try our best with our supportive loving and caring teachers. I had the best experience there! I would reccomennd this school to anyone and everyone. It's heartbreaking to have to leave. Sincerely Jeannette Fonseca
Definitely the BEST school in our area. My children are experiencing quality education at Ridgeview Global. My oldest is a little advanced in reading and his teachers have enrolled him in a program to suit his needs in advance literature.
This Is the most excellent school out of all the schools all of our friends enjoyed there expericence. We could never stop thinking about all the teachers there. Exspecially Mr. Frier The principle he made all the years there the best! He would reword us with all these amazing things such as he would give us a global fiesta field trips reword us on our very good grades and behaver he would also give us a talent show at the end of th year so we could show our skills... We all love Mr. Frier SOO much and all of our teachers i do not think you could find a bad day at that school with Mr. Frier There. Sincerly Lyndsay Dillman And Jasmine Ruedas
As our daughter is in first grade this year and is her second year at the Ridge. We are so happy with her first grade teacher Mrs. Golia she treats the kids with so much respect and has a plan for each child. We appreciate her prefessionalism in the class room. What a well rounded education my child is getting! Thank you
This school is one of the best. I choose and waited almost a year to get my daughter to attend. The musicals and different programs they offer are great tools for the children. I especially enjoy watching my daughter participate. The alternate schools are public with C average grades and have trailers as classrooms.
This is an excellent school I do not care about the musicals I care about the quality of the teachers and the academic level and it is really excellent I do not think my daugthers need to sing at school they need to learn to be good people and to learn what they are supposed to learn at school. If I want them to sing or dance I will go to a different school specialized in this subjects
I am complete disappointed with the way this school works. First no student recognition second May 20-21 1st and 2nd grade musical just half hour for me this is an insult to my intelligence. Third try out to talent show how the school is going to choose 3 students per grade to participate on it this is ridiculous our kids were in tears and sad because none of their classroom are able to participate in the talent show. Mr. Frier talent show means talent the work is explicit of course if you have students taking dance classes and competing with dance upscale competitors any student with talent will be choose this is a waste of time and make feel bad the others please stop talent show to avoid upset and sad students. In my opinion is not fair please give the opportunity to all students with talent.
Ridgeview is an awesome school. They have very good teachers.
This school and Polk County Schools make a big deal about the ability to view and keep track of grades on line each each parent is assigned a log-on to track daily progress. We have some teachers who do not keep these on lines grades current. Doing this is a part of their jobs and no different than students not doing their assignments. We are graded based upon are completing assignments - Why not our teachers?
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