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School & Building Information

Ridgewood is located at 9607 14th Street West in Rock Island.

It is located among single-family dwellings and apartment buildings. Southwest Rock Island is seen as an area of growth. Ridgewood school serves students in grades pre-kindergarten to sixth and there are two classes per grade level.


The Rock Island-Milan School District operates on a modified year-round calendar.  School starts in early August, and students have 2-week breaks in the fall, winter, and spring.

Start: 8:30 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday Dismissal: 2:10 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal: 11:45 a.m.


According to the Illinois School Report Card, there were 279 students in 2019. The average class size is 23.


Hot Breakfast/Lunch Programs

A hot breakfast and lunch are provided to Ridgewood students at no cost. Students bringing a sack lunch may purchase milk for $.40.

Before or After-Care Programs

Before and after childcare programs are available at the school. 

Special Features of Building or Grounds

Ridgewood School has an abundance of land on which the students can play.  There are spacious classrooms and a large gymnasium.

Recent and Planned Upgrades

A climate control system was recently installed. In 2010, Ridgewood received approximately 6,500 square feet in additions and renovations as part of the district’s Building Excellence plan:

  • 6 Classrooms
  • Cafeteria
  • Media Center
  • Teachers Lounge/Bathrooms
  • Small Instructional Space

With the new Rock Island County 1% Sales Tax, Ridgewood is undergoing construction to expand the front entrance and make the entrance more secure. 

Parent Involvement and Opportunities

For parents, Ridgewood offers a Booster Club, Family Reading Nights, and special school activities such as the Frolic and Field Trips. These are all excellent opportunities for parents to volunteer and get involved in their children’s education.

Conflict Resolution or PBIS (Positive Behavior In Schools)

At Ridgewood we emphasize CARE (Cooperate, Achievement, Respect and Effort). Expectations are posted throughout the school and students earn “Bear Bucks” for positive behavior. When the school reaches pre-established goals, the entire school is rewarded. 

Safety, Parking, Crossing Guards

The parking lot at Ridgewood is a one-way to enhance efficiency. If parents need to leave their vehicle, school officials ask that they please use one of the parking spaces available for parents.  There are also student crossing guards to assist pedestrians across traffic.

Playground Time & Supervision

All students have recess during the lunch hour. Teachers in kindergarten through third grade are provided an afternoon break. Aides, teachers, and the principal supervise these children.