Several years ago, 1020 Lake Ridge Parkway and the surrounding area was known as Magic Valley Ranch. As the population increased in Cedar Hill housing quickly developed then Lake Ridge Elementary School opened its doors in 2002. The school was originally known as the Tornadoes, as selected by the student body when it opened. Today, we stand proud as the Longhorns!
Lake Ridge Elementary is located just minutes away from Joe Pool Lake. Our zone is south of Beltline Road and west of Clark Road. The school has 300+ students in grades Pre-K thru 5th. Pre-K thru second grades are self-contained while the third, fourth and fifth graders rotate classes throughout the day.
Our T.E.A. ratings include: TAKS Tests--Recognized--2004-2005; 2005-2006; 2007-2008; 2010-2011; 2011-2012; and Exemplary--2006-2007; 2008-2009. STAAR Tests--Met Standard--2012-2013; 2013-2014; 2014-15; 2015-16; 2016-17. LRE earned 3 Texas Education Agency distinction designations for 2012-2013: Academic Achievement in Math, Academic Achievement in Reading, and Top 25 Percent Student Progress; two distinctions for 2013-14: Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA and Postsecondary Readiness; and three distinctions for 2014-15: Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA, Academic Achievement in Science, and Top 25 Percent Student Progress.Four years ago LRE was awarded a grant for Career Explorations involving all grade levels. Each grade level participates in a career area throughout the school year. Kindergarten and first grade learn about agriculture and farming, second grade is involved in manufacturing, distribution, and merchandising, third grade explores technology and engineering, fourth grade gets fits with health and nutrition, and fifth grade receives first-hand knowledge of government.PTA and All Pro Dads are our two parent organizations. They coordinate APD Breakfasts, Popcorn Friday, Race for Education, Grandparents Day, Multicultural Night, Morning Car Line Duty, classroom volunteers, and Teacher Appreciation Week.
Lake Ridge Elementary School strives to be a positive, safe learning environment where students are actively engaged and empowered to think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate respectfully.It's a great day to be a Longhorn at Lake Ridge Elementary because we know that "The Race for Excellence has No Finish Line."11111