Dakota Ridge is simply more than a school, it is a community. The administration is extremely supportive of every club and student; they are constantly encouraging students and assisting them--not only in ensuring that a topic is well understood but also by having an open ear to anyone who needs a friend. Similarly, the students are friendly and welcoming to all people. There is usually a heavy work load and high expectations, but there are several support networks and workshops for tutoring, colleges, obtaining jobs, and personal issues. Well-maintained, the school grounds are beautiful and clean providing a comfortable learning environment. Just being a part of the school community establishes a sense of connection, safety, and sense of belonging.