Welcome to Ridgetop, Home of the Raiders.
Ridgetop was opened in 1986 as a 7th–9th grade junior high. For almost 30 years, the "Ridge" was a center for strong student achievement, high student engagement and amazing school spirit. For staff, students and their families, being a Raider was a landmark point in their lives. The legacy was rich.
As we move forward as a 6th–8th middle school, it is our belief that we hold true to the statement "Welcome to Ridgetop, Home of the Raiders." The doors of Ridgetop are open to all students and that their time with us will be a landmark point in their lives. A big part of that belief comes from our commitment to making Ridgetop more than a school. It is a home for our student and community.
Any home has solid foundations. For Ridgetop, our primary goal is to deliver Personalized Teaching and Learning. Our instruction will be relevant to the lives of our students, challenge them to grow as learners and will be based off a relationship that looks out for their best interests.
As a home, Ridgetop also needs to have Safe Structure. Organized systems, clear expectations and solid practices provide an environment that keeps the safety of our students at the forefront.
One of the greatest secrets in education is the wonder and joy of Middle School. It is awesome! We strive to have Vigorous Engagement in our students. We want to Validate and Affirm their home culture and then Build and Bridge to the academic world. This kind of engagement is achieved when we connect with all students, provide them with purpose, be clear with our expectations and directions and believe in their potential.
Positive culture trumps everything and you will find that Ridgetop has a thriving culture centered on students and their growth. We build character and inspire innovation in the classroom, at lunch, during athletic competition or in one of our many clubs. Our culture is inclusive of all students where everyone belongs. There is no school spirit like Raider school spirit!
Ridgetop has a rich legacy of achievement, spirit and development of our students. As the school cheer states “Raiders are the best . . . “ and the best is yet to come!