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About This School

North Ridge Elementary is a public elementary school in Raleigh. The principal of North Ridge Elementary is Mr Robert Soutter, who can be contacted at rsoutter@wcpss.net. 793 students attend North Ridge Elementary and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 44% of the 793 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at North Ridge Elementary is 16:1. Casa Esperanza Montessori is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 51% 49%
Asian 5% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 24%
Hispanic 20% 15%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 35%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    When visiting and touring schools for our first child North Ridge won hands-down out of the five we considered. Our daughter has a special need- and we need to be sure that she would be in the best place possible to help her succeed. Her Kindergarten and subsequent Elementary years would be the basis on which the rest of her schooling would rely. From our first visit the Principal came out of a lunch meeting to speak with us potential newcomers and spent twenty minutes answering my questions. On my tour I noticed that the school though not brand new felt "home-y" with glitter on some floors and artwork hung outside every room and the sound of quiet respectful students. We were sold. Two years in our daughter is doing so well and is even being exited from the Special Needs program! Her teachers have been wonderful communicative and helpful. She has made wonderful friends and has learned so much. We are now registering her younger brother for Kindergarten- our base school is not NRES. To be sure we are having him transferred to North Ridge as we are positive he like his sister will have the best foundation of learning and love of learning at this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have been at North Ridge Elementary for 5 years now and the school has gone from "good" to "great" in our opinion! The teachers and staff are fantastic. Our children feel safe cared about and respected at North Ridge. They have been supported challenged and reinforced by their teachers who are always very responsive to any questions or requests that we have. Last year my son's 2nd grade teacher Ms. Demay even went out of her way to attend his after-school baseball games. Also last year my daughter's 3rd grade teacher Ms. Donnelly went out on maternity leave but she 'visited' the kids from her home via skype and they loved knowing that she was thinking of them- even as she was at home caring for her newborn. The Principal Mr. Soutter and Assistant Principal Ms. Rich are heavily invested in the lives of our children ... they know them by name and make each child feel special and one-of-a-kind. North Ridge has a top-notch PTA that values the importance of supporting the students AND the staff! I have no reservations about recommending North Ridge Elementary to anyone!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love the involvement of the families of the students. The facilty stays on top of issues and really listens to feedback from parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is starting first grade next week and I stay in the apartments I am in just to keep her near North Ridge. I hope our years going forward are as wonderful as K-garten was. And I hope that her next teacher is as awsome as Ms Judson was. I count ourselves blessed to have had her first year in school with such a great teacher. I agree with the other post stating her theories are right on target. Great parent participation as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very impressed.. My daughter made it all the way to middle school K-5 here because of the amazing teachers and parent involvement..

  • (5 years ago)

    This is our second year at North Ridge and I am so pleased with every aspect of the school. The teachers and staff are fanatastic and my children enjoy going to school every day.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter just started Kindergarten here and I really like the school so far. Her teacher Ms. Judson is awsome. Her feelings on Kindergarten learning are right on target as far as I am concerned. So far great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My sons have been at North Ridge Elementary since kindergarten. We couldn't be happier with the school the teachers and all of the other parents and support staff that truly care about their education and well being. Of the 10 teachers that we've had over the years we've only had one that we felt wasn't a fit for our sons. North Ridge is blessed with Ms. Dew (1st grade teacher). She's easily our nomination for the best teacher in the nation.

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