School Profile

Here at Coal Ridge, we offer traditional core classes that are rich in vigor and follow our district’s curriculum guide. In addition to our traditional classes, we offer high level advanced core classes in two core areas: Math and Language Arts.

These classes embrace curriculum and instruction that:

  • Provide opportunities for students to develop in-depth understanding
  • Develop an awareness of student's own learning and thinking processes
  • Include student's interests and passions
  • Provide choices for the learner around outcome products
  • Involve students in setting goals for their learning and assessing their progress toward those goals
  • Stretch the student's level of knowledge and understanding; they must be willing to go past their "comfort zone"
  • Weave several district and state standards through engaging instruction that demands higher-level thinking

We will use a variety of data sources to place students into advanced classes. We will look at PARCC and iReady scores; we are looking for those students who score in the upper proficient to advanced range. We will also look at grades and SRI scores. Gifted and Talented identification will also be used to determine eligibility for placement into advanced classes.

Coal Ridge also has a wide variety of student support programs for English Language Learners, students with Autism, students on Individualized Education Plans, as well as other classes to support students in reading, writing, and math.

Along with our Core Classes, we offer many elective choices including: Art, Ceramics, Physical Education, Applied Technology, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Orchestra, Hand Chimes, Guitar, Spanish, Yearbook, Health, and Study Skills.