Award Year: 2013

Pine Ridge Elementary School

4613 South Pine Ridge Roa
Birdseye, IN, 47513-9745

(812) 326-2324

Ryan Haas, Principal at time of Nomination

Southeast Dubois County School Corporation

School Website


Pine Ridge Elementary, in partnership with our families, is committed to providing an environment that guides students to become life-long learners and valuable members of society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 96%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

An essential part of Pine Ridge’s success can be attributed to our rigorous curriculum. We individually and cooperatively set high student expectations. Our school day schedule is highly structured, and each teacher has established consistent classroom procedures for effective and positive classroom management to maximize student learning. We are constantly striving to improve.

A committee designed to establish a common collaborative planning time, developed a schedule which permits time each week for teachers to meet for coordination of curriculum. This common time has encouraged teachers to discuss student needs, test results, RtI, vocabulary development, and instructional strategies, as well as, collaborate across grade levels.

Pine Ridge takes pride in the fact that our assessment scores and attendance rate have shown continuous improvement. They have earned us the ranking of Exemplary School and an “A” ranking among fellow schools in Indiana. Over the last 5 years our student attendance rates have averaged 98%.

Pine Ridge is proud of the positive environment we’ve facilitated throughout the years. We have a caring and devoted staff and hardworking students. The picturesque setting invites visitors to enjoy the surrounding nature. The clean environment lends itself to a friendly, safe and learning atmosphere. Many visitors often remark how welcome and comfortable they feel when they are in our building.

Parental support is a key factor to our academic success. Parents and grandparents volunteer on a weekly basis to assist with classroom activities and special event planning. We have nearly 100% participation in parent-teacher conferences. This active parental involvement leads to a close-knit parent faculty relationship.

We at Pine Ridge feel that our many positive traditions are tied to our community.