Ericka Blackburn
Assistant Principal:
Tommy Dwyer


The final marking period is here. This means the beginning of a new academic start. I would encourage all of our students to commit to excellence and continue to strive for success in the classroom, on the athletic field, and within our community over the course of the next nine weeks.  The faculty at Ridge remains committed to ensuring all of our students find success. We have worked hard to establish a positive school culture focused on academic achievement and Ridge Pride. We will continue to emphasize these big ideas during the final quarter. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

In conjunction with our 8th grade “One Grade One Book” program, Ridge will be participating in “Make a Difference Day.”  The overarching message of the book, I am Malala is  “one person can make a difference.”  On March 27th, our 8th grade students will travel to various locations in Lake County to give back, volunteer, and make a difference in our community.  The combined efforts of our 8th Ridge students on March 27th will have a lasting impact on our community.

As there are numerous activities and events taking place within the months of March, April and May, I encourage you to continually visit our website for the latest information about what is happening at Ridge Middle School. In addition to the website, I will continue to post announcements on Schoology and communicate information via Infinite Campus.  

The AIR state assessments are right around the corner.  The dates of each assessment are outlined below. As the tests are taken in an online format on the iPad, it is critical that students bring their fully charged iPad to each test.  Please assist us in reminding your child to bring their iPad to school charged and encourage your child to get a good night’s sleep and eat breakfast throughout our testing days. If your family has a prearranged vacation during testing, please contact our guidance department (440-974-5404)  to schedule an alternate testing day for your child.

Testing Date Breakdowns:



Test Type:

April 18th

6th, 7th, 8th


April 25th

6th, 7th, 8th

Math and Algebra

April 27th



On behalf of our staff, I want to thank you for your continued support. We look forward to working together as a team to provide your child with the an exceptional educational experience. Have a enjoyable Spring Break.

Ms. Blackburn

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Ridge Middle School
7860 Johnnycake Ridge Road
Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 974-5400 
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