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Who We Are

Ridgecrest Elementary has spent 52 years serving families in Cottonwood Heights community. We are the home of the Tigers! Ridgecrest offers many opportunities for diverse learning. We host the Chinese Dual Immersion program as well as Roaring Readers, Chess Champs, Theatre Troupe, Techniteers, Ridgecrest Runners, Dragon Dance Troupe, Battle of the Books and two school choirs.

Our Mission

The mission of Ridgecrest is to provide a proactive education of academic excellence where all students achieve in a respectful and safe environment that honors diversity, welcomes community, fosters positive relationships, and facilitates a desire to become a life-long learner and contributing member of society.

2019-2020 Goals


For the 2019-2020 school year, 70% of Kindergarten through 3rd grade students will make typical or higher growth on the literacy composite as measured by Pathways of Progress in Acadience by spring 2020. 80% of 4th and 5th grade students will meet or exceed expected growth on the Reading Inventory by spring 2020.

School Climate

By May 2020, we will decrease Office Discipline Referrals by 10% from the previous year. This will be done by holding daily morning meetings and continually teaching the Second Step Curriculum. 

Ridgecrest Teachers love to celebrate

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