SOUTH RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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1100 SOUTH ST
CASTLE ROCK, CO 80104
Phone: 303-387-5075
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Douglas County School District No. Re 1
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 80
  • Number Students: 560
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5260
  • Poverty Level: 0 - 5.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 80
  • Principal: Ms Dena Gaddis
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (40 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (32 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-29
    "South Ridge is an amazing school! The staff , teachers and students are always walking in to the school happy and exiting happy---what better review can you have? My son is an advanced learner and they have worked so well with him to encourage and challenge him. The IB program works so nicely with all ability levels and all the teachers are amazingly caring. Give this school a shot, you won't be disappointed!"
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    Posted 2013-05-10
    "The submission regarding fighting on the playground is completely absurd. I drive by the school a few times each day and I have never seen anything other than play from the students. I have been volunteering on a regular basis at the school for 4 years and have yet to see any arguments let alone fights at the school. There is ALWAYS at least two teacher's aides and usually a teacher on the playground with their class. The teachers are engaging, caring and passionate about their students. I have always been greeted by the office staff when entering the school and Dena (the principal) is visible in the school, not hiding in her office. Technology is used in every classroom and both of my children love going to school there. I wouldn't go anywhere else in Castle Rock, with the IB program, the diversity of the student population and the dedication of the teachers it's not a hard decision."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-08
    "I have been a parent at SR for 5+ years and am VERY active in the school PTCO. I spend a ton of time volunteering at SR and have gotten to know the inner-workings of this school with a unique perspective. The review below is shocking to me. I know that the aids are on the playground the entire time, supervising the kiddos with little tolerance for bad behavior. The Principal, Dena, has always attended to any concerns I've had, so I question the merit of the story featured below mine. I've never EVER seen an out-of-control scenario where there is violent behavior & no supervision at SR, so I urge you to take that story with a grain of salt! Getting to know the folks who run South Ridge, I truly can say nothing but good things. They are the most caring & attentive & treat my child, who has learning disabilities, with respect and an understanding of his learning differences. They allow him to show his knowledge in the way he knows how and that really helps boost his self-esteem. We don't all learn in the same way and I've been impressed continually of how this school recognizes that fact & encourages their students to shine in the way they know how. This truly is a great school!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-08
    "I am an employee with the school district and actually pulled my children from a magnet school mid-year and selected to re enroll them at South Ridge. Every school has it's challenges, but I really grew to appreciate what South Ridge had to offer. There is an extremely knowledgable and dedicated teaching staff. The interest that teachers took in getting to know my children and understanding their learning profiles was more than I could have hoped for. Both kids were kept engaged in the learning process and participated in school functions voluntarily. Considering neither is academically oriented, I could only credit the teachers for inspiring them to become involved. I also liked the diversity of the school. I think it a rare opportunity in a place like Douglas County for children to learn and understand that there are people of all different socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicities. That there is not just one way to solve a problem and not just one "right" way to do things. My children will graduate from S R with a greater tolerance and understanding of individual differences. This is an invaluable lesson to learn and perhaps unique to South Ridge."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-08
    "My children attend South Ridge and I am very pleased. They identified in Kindergarten that my daughter needed help with reading. They have provided one on one tutoring everyday in 1st and 2nd grade with a literary specialist. I have even hired the teacher to come and tutor at my house. The staff is kind, polite and caring. I believe the supervision at school is outstanding. The PTCO is great and very involved in school, even earning enough money for a brand new playground! I believe my children get a true education at South Ridge due to the diversity of all the children that attend. It is not a new and shinny school, but that is not what makes a school good, it is the teachers and staff and South Ridge has amazing ones!"
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