ABOUT RIDGE CREST ELEMENTARY

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Dear Ridge Crest Families,


I love being the principal at Ridge Crest Elementary! I feel very blessed to live and
work in this wonderful community. The students make our school a great place to
be everyday. Through caring relationships and quality instruction we have been
able to create a wonderful school atmosphere. Our staff is committed to doing
everything we can to maintain Ridge Crest Elementary’s long standing reputation of
being an outstanding school.

My Philosophy

In today’s world, more information and technology is being produced and made
available to us than could possibly be covered or taught. Our students need to be
equipped with the ability to be continuous learners and problem solvers. School also
needs to be engaging, safe, and fun. All children have the ability to learn, but they do
not all learn the same way.  That is why at Ridge Crest our staff prepares lessons,
activities, procedures, interventions, and enrichment activities that allow our
students to have opportunities to learn in many different ways.

Our Mission

At Ridge Crest Elementary our mission is to form a partnership with students,
parents, staff, and community to create an atmosphere where students will gain
confidence, knowledge, and wisdom; develop physically and socially; and value
learning for life, in a safe environment.


S.O.A.R.

We are the home of the Soaring Eagles. We work hard to help students learn how to
be successful in school and life by following the traits in our acronym S.O.A.R. (Safe,
Orderly, Accountable, Respectful). As students learn how to be safe, orderly,
accountable, and respectful they develop lifelong skills that help them be successful
socially, physically, and academically. Along with teaching students to S.O.A.R. we
teach them to be HEROs (Help Encourage and Respect Other).

Collaboration

At Ridge Crest we want to create the most positive and successful school experience
possible, but this can only be accomplished through collaboration with staff,
students, parents, and the community. As part of that collaboration Ridge Crest has
a great PTA (Parent Teacher Association) that continues to make a huge difference
in our school’s success. If you have time, I would encourage you to get involved with
the PTA and as a school volunteer. With your help we can make Ridge Crest an even
better place for our students. I believe that we can truly make it the best school in
Idaho. If you have questions or want to get involved, please do not hesitate to call
208-785-8894.


Doug Bitter
Ridge Crest Elementary Principal

Our Philosophy
Our History

The Ridge Crest Elementary School mission is to form a partnership with students, parents, staff, and the community to create an atmosphere where students will gain confidence, knowledge, and wisdom; develop physically and socially; and value learning for life under a safe environment.

The Ridge Crest Elementary School opened its doors for its first full school year in 1997 to meet the needs of a growing community.