School nickname: Tigers
6302 11th Place
Lubbock, TX 79382
Phone: (806) 793-6686
Principal: Cathy Fletcher
Feeds: Bennett Intermediate School
Excellence Indicator System report.
North Ridge Elementary School was built in 1986 and is part of the Frenship
Independent School District. In 1992, administrators added two classrooms for
each grade level, and in 1998 the district built a gymnasium on campus.
Ridge Elementary School emphasizes technology. Each classroom has computers, and
students have access to computer-related instructional labs.
the school's commitment to parental involvement, every teacher has a cordless
telephone to maintain close relationships with students' parents.
playground facilities include baseball backstops, soccer goals, swings, slides,
and wooden play sets.
The parent teacher association is vibrant, and the school
promotes parental involvement with special events during the year. One such event
is Family Reading Night, when children read to parents or vice versa.
school programs include Donuts for Dad, and Muffins for Mom, when the respective
parent comes in to share snacks and to chat with their children and teachers.
The school curriculum includes an outdoor science center, which instructs
students about plants, ponds, turtle traps and offers them an opportunity to participate
in dinosaur digs. Participating students also grow edible crops, and there are
about 60 animals at the school, including gerbils, hamsters, ferrets, and guinea
pigs, which are used to teach students responsibility.
The program is supported
by students who bring in recyclable materials that are sold, with the proceeds
help fund the science project.
North Ridge also sponsors a Character Counts
program, which emphasizes student trustworthiness and honesty.
In 1996, North
Ridge Elementary School incorporated the Accelerated Reading program into its
curricula. The program utilizes the library and Internet-connected computers to
enhance the students' ability to read and enjoy it.
Through the reading program,
once a student reads a book he or she goes to one of many computers in the building
and take a test on how well they comprehended the story. If they pass the test,
they earn points, which can be used to spend in the school's reading program store.
The school teaches computer skills from kindergarten through fourth grade.
Beginners take courses on vocabulary for computer hardware, word processing and
Internet skills, and finish in fourth grade with courses such as file management
skills, basic editing skills and basic formatting.
As a result of outstanding
state assessment scores, North Ridge obtained a recognized rating for three years
in a row. The goal this year is to achieve an exemplary rating, said Principal
Bennett Intermediate School
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a complete look at the state's report card for North Ridge
Elementary School click here.