Welcome to Ridgeview!

  • Welcome to Ridgeview Elementary!

    You have joined a school with a strong, compassionate, and driven staff who are committed to supporting each other and dedicated to providing a caring, safe learning environment with high academic and behavior expectations for our students. We are thrilled that you have chosen to join our Ridgeview family!

    Ridgeview Elementary’s positive school culture is built on principles of PBIS and embodies strong collaboration among our teachers, open communication and solid partnerships with families of our students and the Spokane community. We believe every child has the ability to learn and excel, and we work as a team for the best interests of our students. Ridgeview has approximately 300 students in grades K-5. Many of our staff members have worked here for several years and have close ties to the community.

    Ridgeview’s success depends on it’s dedicated staff, family, and community involvement. There are many opportunities for you to volunteer support our school. We have an active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), and we would love for you to be involved. Ridgeview hosts numerous annual events including: Bingo events, school carnival, pancake feed, the Ridgeview Fund Run, and more. We also encourage students to participate in community service activities with coat drives, food drives, and fund raisers for local charities. Students have opportunities to be involved in extracurricular activities such as Computer Coding, Robotics, Chess, world languages, and sports, including Cross Country, Basketball, and Bloomsday training. We hope to bring back even more opportunities for our students in the future.   

    We are also very fortunate to have neighborhood groups and businesses supporting our school. Northview Christian Church of Christ supports Ridgeview with clothing and mentors. We also have a partner in Washington Trust Bank, which provides several of our students with Bites2Go, a weekend food program. Other partnerships include Liberty Tax, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Generation Alive, and Hifumi Society and Growing Neighbors who support our community garden. A huge THANK YOU to our community supports.

    To join Ridgeview Timberwolves means to join our pack, which is our family. We are proud of our school and know you will catch the Ridgeview spirit, a spirit that inspires students to reach their highest potential and energizes staff to come to school each day with smiles on their faces. From the moment you walk through our doors, you will be welcomed and instantly feel a part of our wonderful community.

    We look forward to getting to know you and helping you feel at home in our school.  

    Warm regards, 

    Lara Nybo 



  • Our Mission

    The mission of our school community is to provide all students with a purposeful and meaningful education that will prepare them to become productive citizens and life-long learners. The staff members, in collaboration with parents, consider it their mission to set high standards that will ensure every child is given the opportunity and training to meet or exceed the expectations developed by our school, school district and state.

    Ridgeview Elementary Value Statements

    In order to advance our shared vision of an exemplary school, we will:

    • engage students in active, purposeful learning by addressing individual needs and learning styles.

    • identify the essential outcomes for each grade level and personalize instruction to assist each student in meeting those outcomes, supporting a common belief that all students can and will perform at high levels of achievement.

    • work collaboratively to develop and align instructional strategies and assessment practices as a means of optimizing the learning of all students while demonstrating our commitment to ongoing professional development.

    • provide a physically and emotionally safe and supportive learning environment that promotes mutual respect by modeling the qualities and characteristics we hope to develop in our students.

    • help students develop the skills to become more self-directed learners who accept responsibility for their own learning decisions and actions.

    • frequently assess understandings and provide a variety of opportunities for students to demonstrate continuous improvement and mastery. 
      provide opportunities for students, families and community members to become actively engaged in the learning process.

    • integrate technological innovations with the curriculum in an effort to help every student gain the knowledge and skills needed to live, learn and work successfully in the 21st century.