We had a totally unsatisfactory experience at this school. Most of the teachers are good (with the exception of a rare few). The principal is deliberately uncooperative. She goes out of her way to make even the simplest problem impossible to solve without going over her head. She spends a lot of time throwing up barriers instead of trying be be helpful and constructive. The guidance counselor is equally difficult to deal with. She seems unqualified for her position and should not be counseling young people regarding difficult situations. The only shining star in the administrative office is the assistant principal. He truly cares about the students but his hands are tied so his positive impact is limited given the current leadership.
Ridgeview Middle School is a public middle school in Columbus. The principal of Ridgeview Middle School is Natalie M. James, whose e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. 539 students 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% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ridgeview Middle School is 19:1. Ecole Kenwood Alternative K-8 School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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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!
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!
This school is the best and have outstanding test scores and wonderful teachers.
The vice principle is annoying but every thing else is okay. P.S. Mrs. Wilkinson is the best teacher ever!
Ridgeview is a great school. I am apart of the student council there.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Great teachers and students. Diverse student body. Music art sports and extracurricular activities available. High level of parental and student involvement. Overall great school.