Memphis Schools

Ridgeway Middle

PUBLIC Optional

  • Grades Served: 6 – 8
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • 740 Students
  • Methodology: International Baccalaureate
  • Languages Offered: Chinese and Spanish
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3:15pm
  • Extended Care: 6am – 6pm
  • Opened in 2001
  • Uniform Required
  • Only authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in West Tennessee
  • Optional Program at Ridgeway offers a global context through which students can pursue a rigorous curriculum, preparing them to succeed in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at Ridgeway High School
  • State-of-the-art facility contains three science labs, thirteen laptop carts, four iPad carts, an auditorium, a gym, and an internationally focused library
  • Fine arts classrooms are equipped with innovative technology and equipment; visual arts classroom has a darkroom for developing film and a kiln for making pottery; band room has 10 Wenger Practice Rooms and SmartMusic Technology, which enables students to learn to play over 15 different instruments
  • Students are encouraged to gain valuable leadership experience as members of the RMS Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, RMS Debate Team, or some of the 30 additional unique clubs that are aligned with the middle school concept
  • Extracurriculars: Volleyball, Football, Cheerleading, Girls and Boys Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Girls and Boys Track
  • Gifted Education: CLUE
  • Special Education: Inclusion; functional skills class
  • Parent Involvement: PTO, Site-Based Decision Making Council
Principal: Dr. Daniel L. Jack (since 2011)

Enrollment Info

  • Application Requirements: For 2017-18 Optional attendance - Applicants must score at or above the 70th percentile on the total and composite Reading and Math NWEA MAP tests and have As and Bs with no more than one C as a semester average in an academic subject. Applicants must also have satisfactory conduct and attendance with no more than 15 absences or tardies.
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  • Highly Diverse Economically56.6% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


12% 3.5% In 2022, 12% of students tested Proficient or Above
3 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed expected growth

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