• About Ridgeway Elementary School


  • Tours for the families of prospective students are being scheduled now. Call the Ridgeway office at 573-214-3550 to schedule your tour. 

    Click here to access Columbia Public Schools' lottery information.

    Applications for the CPS Elementary School 2023-2024 school year lottery are accepted between March 9, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. and April 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. 

  • Ridgeway Mission Statement

    The mission of Ridgeway IGE School is to help each student become a self-directed, self-motivated, lifelong learner, capable of meeting the challenges faced during a lifetime.

    Ridgeway is a magnet school based on the concept of Individually Guided Education (I.G.E.). The Ridgeway philosophy is founded on the idea that ‘success teaches success’ and that students are unique individuals.

    When a student is successful every day, this continued success builds a positive self-concept. If a student has a positive self-concept, that student will do his/her best work. If a student does his/her best work that student will be successful. Thus the system builds on itself.

    RWE Administrators 

    Shari Lawson
    Ridgeway Elementary

    Mitchell Pittman
    Administrative Assistant
    Ridgeway Elementary