School Details

Ridgeview Middle School

4241 Rudy Rd, Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 365-5506
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 539 students 19 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

72%
49%
75%
82%
60%
83%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Columbus City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
48%
73%
81%
60%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Columbus City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
54%
77%
85%
72%
86%
66%
40%
69%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Columbus City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ridgeview Middle School is a public middle school in Columbus. The principal of Ridgeview Middle School is Natalie M. James and can be contacted at hvelveteen@aol.com. 539 children attend Ridgeview Middle School and identify as Asian, Multiracial, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 99% of the 539 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 58% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Ridgeview Middle School is 19:1. Ecole Kenwood Alternative Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 3%
Multiracial 6% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 27%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 57%
Hispanic 11% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 79%
Economically disadvantaged 99% 98%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I had a parent conference and have to admit it was the worst experience at a school I have ever had. Instead of feeling like things were resolved the other parents had the opportunity to be loud and were allowed to be so in a threatening mannor on school property. Was not a rational nor pleasant experience at all! I had hopes that meeting with the principal would be a pleasant experience. It simply was not. So no wonder so many things get out of order when there is no one to really talk to about legitament concerns. I do not suggest this place if you ever have any direct issues. I realize schools do not have to get involved with students lives which I was told this exact quote by the principal but the negativity shown through 100 percent as a part of why I am writing this. Advocacy is not a strong suit at this school. Nor helping to find the means to an end is not possible if it comes to any kind of conference!

  • (1 year ago)

    Ridgeview MS is the worst school I have ever delt with. They LOST my child one day and then shoved it under the rug. They played with a 13 yr old boys head. The teacher took a person vendetta against my son. I wouldnt send your child to this school not if you care about their safety.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school doesn't really permit many things at all the principal isn't very fair. There is a lot of room for improvement to be made. The curriculum is falling behind and in many classes the education doesn't challenge many students.

  • (4 years ago)

    ridgeview is a great school i really like how there are true friends there.the teachers and the principle are doing a outstanding job keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the best and have outstanding test scores and wonderful teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    The vice principle is annoying but every thing else is okay. P.S. Mrs. Wilkinson is the best teacher ever!

  • (5 years ago)

    Ridgeview is a great school. I am apart of the student council there.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've attended Ridgeview Middle School for three years and recently graduated feeling fully prepared for high school. The teachers I feel are probably the best part of this school because they trully have knowledge of the subject that they are teaching. Most of them have taught here for a long time. Also this school offers lots of advanced classes that are eligible for high school credit. In addition to that there's tons of athletic and academic activities like Debate Team Orchestra and Ski Club. However I also feel that the environment is not as good as it should be. Nevertheless I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a school filled with lots of opportunities.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is not as good as i thought it would be. My daughter has been going to this school for two years and dose not like it. My daughter say the teachers dont actually listen to the sudents and dont care about them.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school provides a top notch education and has excellent opportunities for gifted students as well as collaborations with community institutions such as Riverside Hospital.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is a new student and we we fortunate enough to have her in through the lottery. I am very pleased that they hold the student responsible for homework! They also have online access to grades and homework 24 hours a day. I am VERY pleased with the new principal and that the teachers LOVE thier students. My child is very close to honor role and that was far from what was happening at her last school! Thank you Ridgeview teachers and staff!

  • (6 years ago)

    Ridgeview is a wonderful school in a so-so district. Many people overlook it when it comes time to go from elementary to middle school. It's a shame. My daughter went here for 3 years and is now a fresman at Centennial. Her brother is just now in 6th grade. Instruction at the 6th grade level is exemplary. Outside of cuts made because of things out of their control the only negative would be that some of the 8th grade teachers are not up to what I would consider par for that school. They've gone from an incredible principal t one who looks like she will be just as good. Do not pass up this middle school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I hate some of the rules now that we got a new VP. But it's still a good school. Ms. Rosko is the best!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has attended Ridgeview for the past three years and we have been pleased with our experience. There are sports available where teamwork is stressed. There are clubs/organizations where growth is fostered. Parents are encouraged to participate in their children's education and to top it off learning is taking place! What more could you ask for? Great staff! Safe! Fun! Academically excellent!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think the great school rating of 5 is underestimated for Ridgeview. My daughter is in her last year there and has loved her time at this school. My only complaint would be a few teachers are not as great as I had hoped and I don't think they give enough credit to the eighth grade students in their ability to be school leaders. I was glad to see a student council instituted a few years back however I think they could allow the students a little more say in their educational endeavors.

  • (7 years ago)

    Ridgview is a great school! The teachers that my daughter has had do far as great and care a lot about the students. The teachers encourage students and make learning fun!

  • (7 years ago)

    Ridgeview is an excellent school with great teachers. Also parental involvement is strong. My daughter went to Ridgeview and now she attends Columbus Academy. The 8th grade team did an outstanding job preparing her for high school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I would like to add a couple of comments about Ridgeview.I did lots of research read website spoke to numerous people. All stated that if I had to stick her in Columbus Public that the best was Ridgeview. I have come to agree. This is my daughters last year at Ridgeview and I think I will be just as sad as she will be. I have found the teaching staff to be genuinely concerned for my daughters education and her growth. Over all I have found this to be an excellent choice for her and myself. I rest everyday knowing that guns and violence is not an issue and she is receiving the finest education in Columbus. We were sad to see the Drama program cut and only hope that they will bring that back. However outside of that Ridgeview Middle School is a great place for students and parents.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great teachers and students. Diverse student body. Music art sports and extracurricular activities available. High level of parental and student involvement. Overall great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is a gifted/talented child who has been at Ridgeview for three years. The teachers at Ridgeview are exemplary. They communicate assignments and items of interest to parents through their weekly 'Homeward Bound' newsletter. The boys soccer team is league champion and I think the girls volleyball is as well. The AP classes are challenging and the choir/art teachers are good as well. This year the drama dept was cut and that is a shame. My favorite thing about the school is the ethnic diversity. I am glad that my son is exposed to all shades and nationalities of children. The combination of high academic standards in an urban school setting has given my son a wonderful middle school experience.

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