School Details

Ridgetop Junior High School

10600 Hillsboro Dr, Silverdale, WA 98383
(360) 662-2900
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-9 708 students 16 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Central Kitsap School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
96%
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End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Central Kitsap School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
80%
54%
100%
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93%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Central Kitsap School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ridgetop Junior High School is a public middle school in Silverdale. The principal of Ridgetop Junior High School is Stuart Crisman. 708 students attend Ridgetop Junior High School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 29% of the 708 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ridgetop Junior High School is 16:1. Fairview Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 56% 62%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Multiracial 19% 16%
Hispanic 11% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I would rate the school a two out of five because of it's harsh environment and extremely high standards. Eighth and ninth-graders are extremely disrespectful to the seventh graders and the teachers do very little to slow down the bullying. This school is very overrated. In conclusion this is an inhospitable environment. To add on to all this injustice and hostility the school contains an unquestionable hierarchy just below a gang. This school could improve by making it's teachers more involved with the affairs of the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school! this school has been my home for 3 years yes i have been going to Ridgetop for all three years. i love this school. It has great teachers good sprits and an all around good school. i love Ridgetop

  • (4 years ago)

    I really do not like this school the people are unfriendly. I guess it's more of the district or the state. Because I really don't know why.. but I just absolutely hate.. yes HATE this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Fellow students are kind for as far a teenage kindness goes and I have had no trouble making close friends quickly. A good variety of elective classes are given and the before and after school activities presented are endless. The school recognizes students who go above and beyond and the teachers and staff do their very best to help and encourage those who are struggling. The teachers are open for students to talk and ask questions as much as they possibly can be. Parent involvement is great and teachers send home family letters and progress reports very often. The school makes it mandatory to buy a school planner and teachers always ask you to write in them and will ask to check them if they suspect you are not using it. The sports program is wonderful and the coaches do grade checks regularly and if the student's grades are unacceptable they are removed from the program until their grades come back up. The advanced humanities program Humanities In Depth (HID) is amazing. I am in HID myself and the teachers are wonderful and give plenty of opportunities for partner and group work. Overall this is a wonderful school and I would recommend it in a heartbeat.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am currently attending the middle school. The academic programs offered at Ridgetop are amazing. Each teacher I have ever received has been focused solemnly on my education and understanding of the material. They always offer different available opportunities for students to have a higher understanding. I have never had a teacher that is not willing to move the extra mile to aid a student. Extracurricular activities offered are excellent as well. There is a club or sport accessible to every attending student at the school. All students are capable of becoming a member of most sports or clubs. Parent involvement is highly supported by staff as well as students. There are many volunteer opportunities that are available to parents. Ridgetop Jr High is an awesome school filled with dedicated teachers willing students and great staff.

  • (8 years ago)

    Ridgetop's teachers are very qualified. In fact we chose our new home so that our kids could go there for the teachers. We wish that we could get a new principal.The lead secretary however is so friendly and really does her best to be there for you. The sports programs are awesome. The band teacher is awesome. Level of parental involvement has always seemed low to me in regards to pta but in other areas is very high. Standing room only at concerts and sports events as well as open houses. Overall good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    The programs here are excellent. Parents are welcome in the school. Lots of extra activities for the students to be involved in. Administration is doing it's est and the teachers work really hard.

  • (10 years ago)

    I attend this school. The teachers are very focused on the academic achievement of the students. I really appreciate everything that my teachers have done for me so far in my schooling. The teachers also do a good job at becoming a friend to the students so that they have a trust relationship. Although some of the rules are pointless I believe that they are being established for the best of the school. -Mandy Navarro

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