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.
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.
For the 2021-2022 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 2022. 75% of 4th and 5th grade students will meet or exceed expected growth on the Reading Inventory by spring 2022. By Spring 2022, 75% of students in grades K-5 will be at or above benchmark on the Acadience Math Composite.
For the school year 2021-2022, 100% of high risk internalizing/externalizing students on Student Risk Screening-Internalizing and Externalizing (SRSS-IE) will have the option to receive services through behavior interventionists and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) team within a month of the SRSS-IE being given.