middle school students

Principal's Message

Dear Visitors, 

Welcome to the East Ridge Middle School website. Please take your time and explore the full website to see all that we offer. 

We help each student to maximize his or her potential, find their passions, and to develop a love of learning. We carefully plan the curriculum and modify it to meet each student’s needs, foster curiosity, and provide opportunities to become innovative problem solvers. Our school serves approximately 700 students in grades 6-8. We implement an interdisciplinary team approach to teaching, so each grade has three teams and each team has one teacher in each of the four core subjects: math, social studies, science, and English. Teaming divides a large grade into smaller learning communities. These communities help students and teachers get to know one another and to develop into capable and contributing members of our larger school community and citizens of the world. 

We offer stimulating and developmentally appropriate academic programs, which include a variety of subjects and opportunities to meet our students' diverse needs and desires. This year we are going one to one, and we will provide a Chromebook to each student and staff member. This tool provides a more personalized learning experience in all academic areas. This is an exciting time to develop our students’ skills in communication, collaboration, and creative problem solving. 

Lastly, East Ridge is a place where students and staff work together to learn how to explore ideas, ask questions, express ourselves, solve problems, build our community, and appreciate our world. Together we build a respectful community in which we all practice compassion, honesty, responsibility, and citizenship. 

Be well, 

Patricia Raneri

Patricia Raneri
Principal