1 Parents Love It!
2345 Howell Mountain Dr
Columbia , MO 65201
Cedar Ridge Elementary School was built during the summer and fall of 1978 and classes moved into the building in December of that year. The school started classes with children in grades kindergarten through grade 4. The building, at that time, consisted of five classrooms and a small multi-purpose room. The building was known as either North School or New Haven North. In 1987 the school was officially named Cedar Ridge. The name was chosen because of the proximity of so many cedar trees and for the Little and Big Cedar Creeks that flow throughout the area.
In 2012, the Cedar Ridge Elementary staff and administration decided to change the learning environment by incorporating grade levels together in a multi-age classroom system. Instead of traditional K-5 classrooms, the building was divided into three teams: the Kangaroo Team, the Bee Team and the Scholar Team. These teams allow for a multi-age environment that meets the needs of individual students.
In 2017, the staff and administration returned to the traditional self-contained classroom for K-3, while 4th and 5th grade are departmentalized between ELA and Social Studies, Math, and Science. We have also implemented a 1st-5th grade reading intervention time called Cardinal Class.
2018 brings in a brand new school building and welcome students from Shepard and New Haven Elementary schools. We are growing to have three sections of each grade level and full time specialists. Please come by and visit!