Award Year: 2021

Ridge View Elementary School

117 Green Belt Drive
Belgrade, MT, 59714-9553

(406) 924-2037

Mr. Matheau Johnston, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Belgrade School District #44

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Our mission is to educate students to become responsible members of society. We value students as our priority with a commitment to excellence through partnerships with the community and families.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Ridge View Cubs ROAR!

Ridge View Cubs ROAR!

We are the Ridge View Cubs! We are a small, rural school with a big heart and value the success of all students. The foundation of our success begins with building strong relationships with students, families, and colleagues. We pride ourselves on a compassionate and honest approach to instruction as well as a collaborative commitment to quality instructional practices. Standards Based Instruction is our core practice, with opportunities for differentiation to meet individual student needs. Social Emotional Learning is integrated into the classrooms through counseling lessons, mindful practices, and multi-tiered systems of support. When students feel supported and safe, they are engaged in the learning process. Ridge View Cubs ROAR! Each student and staff member focus on being Respectful, Organized, Always Learning, and Responsible. It is our hope that these skills reach beyond the walls of Ridge View.

We have learned to utilize our valued community resources to continue to provide quality educational experiences to our students. Parental involvement, business partnerships, and community based opportunities are paramount in introducing STEM, history, and real life application of core curriculum such as literacy and mathematics. Providing the best instructional practices to students requires our staff to maintain their professional development. We are committed to this endeavor by offering many opportunities to expand instructional knowledge. "Teacher Learner Week" allows staff members to provide professional development to other staff within our district. Ridge View is a Professional Learning Community, utilizing our embedded expertise to propel us all into the future.