Ridgeway Community School

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Basic Information

Address: 35564 Winona County Rd. 12, Ridgeway, MN 55943
County: Winona
District: Ridgeway Community School, C.S.D. #4083
Phone Number: 507-454-9566
Fax Number: 507-454-9567
Principal: Jodi Dansingburg

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Additional Information

School Type: Free Public Elementary Charter School, Pre K to 5th Grade
Accreditation: Chartered by the Minnesota Department of Education, Authorizer - Winona Area Public Schools
District ID: C.S.D. # 4083
School ID: C.S.D. #4083-07
State District ID: C.S.D. #4083-07
State School ID: C.S.D. #4083-07
Grade Level: Pre-K, K-5
Founded: 2001 as a public charter school, building built in 1965 as I.S.D. #859
School Setting:

Ridgeway Community School is located in Pleasant Hill Township in southern Winona County; in between the cities of Winona and Houston. Situated on the north side of Winona County Rd. 12 the school is approximately a half mile from the unincorporated village of Ridgeway, MN. It is surrounded by agricultural land.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 7:45 am to 2:15 pm
School Days in Calendar Year: 174
School Colors: Blue and White
School Mascot: NA

Ridgeway, Witoka, Nodine, Winona, Wilson, Houston, Dakota

School Size: 100 K-5 students, 25 preschool students
Classroom Size: Maximum of 18 students per classroom
Classroom Teachers: Kindergarten - Ms. Ferguson
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1/14
Support Services:

Full special education services available in cooperation with Hiawatha Valley Education District. This includes speech and language as well as services for learning and physical disabilities.

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: No
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Laptop computer lab, School-wide wireless internet, SMART Boards in every classroom,

School Championships:


School Clubs:

Basketball Club, Chess Club, Craft Club, Cross Country (Nordic) Skiing Club, Dodge Ball Club, Flag Football, Garden/Forestry Club, Hiking Club, Math Club, Soccer Club, Track and Field Club, Volleyball Club.

Lunch Availability: Federal School Lunch and Breakfast Program participant
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Mission Statement:

Ridgeway Community School is an academically challenging school with an emphasis on community and wellness that leaves a positive lasting impact.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

RCS Values Statement: Academics, Children First, Community, Respect, Wellness

RCS Vision Statement: To be a growing school that is full of inquisitive learners practicing healthy living habits and becoming engaged community members.

Enrollment Characteristics: Students come from a wide variety of agricultural, industrial, retail, service and professional backgrounds. Approximately 33% of students quality for free or reduced school meals Approximately 7 % of the student population is on an IEP for special education services.
School History:

Ridgeway Community School (C.S.D. # 4083) opened in September 2001 as a conversion charter school serving kindergarten to fifth grade students. Winona Area Public Schools (I.S.D. #861) has served as the schools sponsor since it accepted its conversion from Ridgeway Elementary School, one of the eight elementary schools in the Winona School District in 2001.