Ridge Park Charter Academy

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4120 Camelot Ridge Ct Se

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 222-0093

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 661

Students Per Teacher: 20

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15 Parent Reviews for Ridge Park Charter Academy

While the teachers and education at RPCA are excellent indeed (as of 2014), the school's environment is a bad influence on the students, especially at the age they are. As I suppose it's true that every child learns about mature themes eventually, it's important to remember the pace and the extent (most ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/27/14

I love the direction the school keep heading with Mr Brillhart at the helm. My eldest attended here from k-8 and now attends City High. My youngest will do the same. I believe the great teachers at this school have allowed my kids to soar and be able to get into the best high school in the area. Way ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/28/12

My son has attended Ridge Park for 2 years now (4th & 5th grade). He transferred there after attending Grand Rapids Christian (tuition based). I was pleasantly surprised to hear him complaining the curriculum was "so much harder & challenging than at GR Christian". As a parent, it brings me great ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/19/12

At first I was skeptical about RPCA. I looked/toured into different school districts like Forest Hills and have found that all the curriculum is the same if not better at RPCA. The only difference at RPCA is the parent involvement. From what I've seen, there's very few parents that care about volunteering ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/10/11

We have been extremely happy with grades K and 1. My children are above average for accademics and continue to be pushed by their teachers.

Posted by a parent on 04/08/09

Ridge Park has been a great fit for our family with the caring/responsive staff, true diversity, college bound curriculum. My daughter's have all gone from average students in public schools to honors classes and higher GPA's since the close of their former elementary school. The athletics program is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/04/07

We have been at RPCA for 4 years now. We've been very impressed with the ass't principal (who was there during the previous principal) and how he dealt with some discipline problems we'd had in the past. Having the new principal really has improved the morale of the teachers. The quality of teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/25/07

I am very impressed with Ridge Park. My daughter went to another charter school for her Kindergarten year, and it was a real struggle for her. The teachers were wanting to hold her back another year. Fortunately we moved to G.R. and she enter first grade at Ridge Park. Her improvement was amazing, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/23/07

I read the above review and noticed the dates corresponded with past poor leadership. The principal prior to the current one was an absolute nightmare. The atmosphere at Ridge Park is very relaxed for the students but still has structure. The curriculum is appropriate and very college prep. The teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/12/07

For the past two years Mr. King has been principal and has done a great job with the school. My child is in third grade and has only attended this school and we have been very pleased with her education so far. She has learned so much from her teachers and being a very diverse school has and will help ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/21/07

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Test Year: 2013
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* In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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Grand Rapids schools — Ridge Park Charter Academy is located at 4120 Camelot Ridge Ct Se, Grand Rapids MI 49546. 4120 Camelot Ridge Ct Se is in the 49546 ZIP code in Grand Rapids, MI The school district for Ridge Park Charter Academy is the Ridge Park Charter Academy. Ridge Park Charter Academy is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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