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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Ridgway School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Ridgway, CO. It has 334 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
About Ridgway School District...
Address
1115 West Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
Telephone
(970) 626-4320
Website

Ridgway School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1220
19 responses
Average ACT
26
36 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
334
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,376
Teachers in First/Second Year
40%

Finances

Total Expenses
$4,419,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,320/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    44%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$43,438
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,108
National
$949
Median Home Value
$372,200
National
$184,700

Ridgway School District Reviews

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I've been attending school at Ridgway since Kindergarten and I absolutely love it. Being a small school a strong, tight-knit (but welcoming) community. I never feel pressured to dress or act a certain way and that's because the kids here encourage you to come as you are.

What we lack in diversity, we make up for with a general acceptance of people from all walks of life. I can only hope that our school -- and community -- will diversify a bit more in the coming years.

If you need help, there will always be a teacher who is willing to meet up with you on their own time. Forming personal bonds with those around you provides you with an education in more than just the classes you take.

I have loved my time here at RES, RMS, and RHS and I'm sad to be leaving the district this year. However, I know that I'll be leaving with a strong network people who have supported me and will continue to do so no matter what I decide to do with the rest of my life.
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The past 7 years at Ridgway have been overall really good, and I've had many opportunities, both academically and athletically. I've been able to participate in many sports since 6th grade due to the small size of the school. I've done soccer, volleyball, climbing, and basketball. I've gone to State for volleyball and climbing three years throughout high school. Academically Ridgway has several options for advanced classes such as AP or college concurrent, that allow students to earn college credit during their high school careers. The classes are relatively flexible, and a lot of classes are required to graduate but I feel this has prepared me well for college.
I think that Ridgway School is great community to grow up and be educated in. The teachers here are all wonderful and easy to get along with, and always set aside to help their students.