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About This School

North Ridge Elementary School is a public elementary school in Moreno Valley. The principal of North Ridge Elementary School is Tony Knapp, who can be contacted at tknapp@mvusd.net. 710 students go to North Ridge Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 11% of the North Ridge Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 48% of the 710 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at North Ridge Elementary School is 23:1. Cloverdale Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 2%
Hispanic 41% 61%
Multiracial 4% %
Filipino 3% 2%
Unspecified 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 12%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 35619%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 74%
Limited English proficiency 11% 28%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    North Ridge is a great elementary school. The parents seem to be really involved in helping the school succeed in delivering a high quality education to their children. The teachers and staff are very caring and I appreciate how the teachers keep parents informed about the progress of their children. Kudos to North Ridege Elementary...!!!

  • (9 months ago)

    Great school an wonderful teachers! The teacher are really knowledgeable. The principle needs to stand down on some of her rules bit overall this a great school for a child to learn and grow in.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school was wonderful!! My child has been going to this school since kinder. I loved his old principle he was very involved and was always smiling!! I'm sorry to say that I can not say that about the New Principle. I hardly ever see her smile.. and when she does its like she forces it ( It's sad to say but I'm not sure if the school is going to do as well as it has been doing in the past. There are less activities done throughout the year already because of the change. And other teachers have left also!?! I agree with the other parent We miss Mr. Knapp too!!! My son was devastated when the new principle came he said she is so mean. He asked me why isn't she ever happy...But I can say that the teachers love being teachers they love the children so much! They make up for the bad principle.

  • (1 year ago)

    Northridge is by far the best elementary school in Moreno Valley. Parent involvement and school spirit is outstanding. My daughter loves her school!

  • (1 year ago)

    We love this school I have two children here and I wouldn't go anywhere else. The teachers are wonderful and the parent involvement is amazing! The principal is new and she is adjusting as are the rest of us but she seems to truly care about the students and the school as a whole. My daughter struggled with reading and I had her teacher and my sons teacher offer to work with her afterschool because they want our children to suceed almost as much as we do. BEST school in Moreno Valley!

  • (1 year ago)

    I love Northridge Elementary my daughter started there in K and is now in the 3rd grade...all her teachers have been great and I love that they are very involved with each of there students. My youngest starts Kindergarten next year so excited they will both be there...oh yeah they are transfer students too. Don't like new principal too much..miss you Mr. Knapp!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Im going to second this! This school is great one of the best in Moereno Valley. The only negative I can think of is we have a new principal and she is very by the book no leniency and seems unapproacable at times which can be frustrating. Besides the principal all of the teachers are excellent and very helpful.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is an "average" Moreno Valley school. Disorganized staff is unaware of dates and events curriculum is average/below average. For a "magnet" school this school is at the same level as your average school in the IE. For Moreno Valley this is the best they have. - "It's Moreno Valley education."

  • (3 years ago)

    Love this school. My daughter is in kinder and hands down loves her teachers and friends. Mr Knapp is an awesome princiPAL hes soo involved with the students and parents. Love pulling into the school and seeing that hes making sure our kids are safe on campus and who doesnt love his friendly smile and hello's. NR is by far is a GREAT choice if you want to be involved in a healthy learning enviroment. My husband adn me are very pleased.

  • (3 years ago)

    The school states that parent involvement is important but I was treated like an outsider. The principal and some Teachers are fake but quick to smile in your face. Some teachers need anger management classes. No minorites are on P.T.A on purpose I tried! The principal shows favoritism to his church members. This school needs diversity training asap! The test scores are great but at what expense?

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is 1st grader in Mrs. Pedaline class this year. Amazng school! North Ridge Elementary in the best school in Moreno Valley.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am amazed how much the teachers and staff care for each child. I didn't think there was a school like this one out there these days. My husband and I know we are blessed to have our children enrolled at North Ridge.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son graduated last year and had some excellent teachers from K through 5.My daughter is currently in 2nd grade and is thriving in Miss Montgomerys class.The staff are courteous and proffessional. There is not a better school in the district and we need more like it.

  • (4 years ago)

    I transfer my child from a private school to NR. I was very upset when I didn't get the help I wanted and or really needed for my daughter her teacher will not do any extra for this average student. I have to say that many teachers at NR are hard working and excellent encouraging not one but the entire class. As a parent I do my best to provide my child with the tools necessary to succeed bringing her to NR is the right thing except it is always a gamble with the teachers. I thing teacher and parents should be a team. I am very happy for the parents that experience is better than my perhaps their children started K- or 1st grade at NR. Her teacher said to me ones that a C is not a bad grade!!!!!!! I got the feeling that my daughter is not welcome

  • (4 years ago)

    My son started at North Ridge in 2002 and my daughter in 2004 we feel so lucky to have been a part of the North Ridge family. This is our last year and we will miss everyone so much. It is truly a great school. The partnership between teachers students and parents is amazing. If you want to be active in your childs school pick North Ridge!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so happy I was referred to this school.The two teachers my daughter has had are wonderful.She is learning so much.

  • (4 years ago)

    I've been so pleased with Northridge Elementary. I have a 4th grader and a 2nd grader attending. Although the teachers are INCREDIBLE parents must participate and be totally involved. No other elementary school compares.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is in 3rd grade. Every year the teachers have several meetings with me to see what we can do to make it better for him since he is younger and struggles. They never give up and I appreciate them doing the extra things it takes to get him through each year. I have helped the class over the years and see the principal visiting classrooms and being really involved to make sure his students are doing the best they can. He is out directing cars every morning and afternoon to ensure that all students arrive and leave safely. This school is wonderful and has many events for students and their families. If you are lucky enough to get your child into Northridge I would recomend becoming involoved in the PTA and helping your childs classroom so that you can see all the great things this school has to offer.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is now in first grade at Northridge. I have been more than pleased with the education and over-all experience we both have received within the past years. I am a single parent who works full-time so I look at his teachers as a co-parent if you will... and I truly believe that his teachers feel the same way. I would never settle when it comes to my son's education. I am absolutely confident I have made the right and best choice when I chose Northridge as my son's elementary school! Keep up the great work!

  • (4 years ago)

    Please really think hard about sneding your chikd to Northridge. Ideally NR is a great school IF you don't have a struggling student. My child attends NR and I feel as a parent lost in the fast pace shuffle. I'm verything is rosie until your child needs extra attention. NR has an underlying feeling that if your child doesn't perform then they can go back to their home school. They don't provide adequate support to help those who need it succeed and continue their education at NR. Other schools aren't the best but the pressure isn't as great which can be just as damaging. Some teachers are great others are awful!

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