Memphis Schools

Balmoral Ridgeway IB World School

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  • Grades Served: KG – 5
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 292 Students
  • 24 Students per Teacher
  • Methodology: International Baccalaureate
  • Theme: Creating Internationally Minded Students
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extended Care: 6am – 6pm
  • Opened in 1970
  • Uniform Required
  • Teachers at Balmoral Ridgeway have an average of 10 years teaching experience, and over eighty percent (80%) hold a master's degree or higher.
  • Balmoral Ridgeway's unique open-space classroom environment fosters a strong sense of community among the school's students, teachers, and staff. The open space environment promotes collaborative work relationships among faculty members and students while providing a learning environment conducive to an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Teachers at the school have served on various Shelby County Schools' curriculum writing teams and as instructors of summer programs such as STEM Summer Academy and Cougar Technology Camp.
  • All classrooms are equipped with SmartBoards, document cameras, and classroom computers
  • Responsive Classroom practices are an integral component of our school routine. Students participate daily in morning meetings, where they greet their teachers and classmates, share, and work on group decision-making and listening skills.
  • Extracurriculars: Afterschool Tutoring, Extended Day Tutoring, Orchestra, Music Classes, Art Classes, Physical Education Classes, Library Media Center Classes, English Language Learner Classes, Computer Lab, Girls in Pearls, Boys to Men, Cheerleading
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Yes
  • Parent Involvement: PTO, volunteers, special events
  • Tours: Tours and visits are by appointment only. Please call the main office to set your appointment. 901-416-2128, Monday-Friday.

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  • Highly Diverse Economically53.1% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


27% 5.5% In 2022, 27% of students tested Proficient or Above
5 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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