• About Ridgecrest

    Is your family moving to Phenix City?  Do you have a child or children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade? Welcome! If you are not sure which school your child will attend, you may contact the Phenix City School System administrative office at (334) 298-0534 for attendance area information. For directions to the school, you may phone the school at (334) 298-3004.


    Pre-K through Fifth


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are your Resources for At-Risk Students?

    Our resources for at-risk students include PST, Child Find, ELL, Gifted Education, and our Guidance Program.

    What is PST?

    The Problem Solving Team (PST) has been created to address students who may be at risk or not experiencing school success and may be in danger of school failure. Each school has its own PST and the contact person may be found by calling the school office at 298-3004.

    What is Child Find?

    Child Find is a statewide effort by the State Department of Education and the Department of Rehabilitation Services to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities from birth to age 21. Early Intervention and Special Education Services work closely with community service agencies, parents and local school systems to locate children with disabilities. More information is avalable here.

    How Does Child Find Work?

    Early Intervention and Special Education Services work closely with community service agencies, parents, and local school systems to locate children with disabilities. A toll-free number is provided for parents or other persons interested in information about referring a child from
    birth to age 21.

    Why Is Child Find Important?

    It helps the child, the family, and the provider to plan appropriate services and link families to
    services for students meeting eligibility requirements in the following disability areas:
    Hearing Impairment 
    Speech and Language Impairment
    Visual Impairment
    Mental Retardation 
    Specific Learning Disabilities
    Multiple Disabilities 
    Orthopedic Impairment 
    Traumatic Brain Injury
    Other Health Impairment 
    Developmental Delay
    Emotional Disturbance
    For more information about services contact:
    Phenix City Public Schools
    Special Education Department
    (334) 298-0534

    What is the ELL Program?

    The ELL (English Language Learner) program emphasizes mastery of English language skills and content area concepts for students who do not speak English as their primary language and may have limited English proficiency (LEP). This enables the student to participate effectively in the regular academic program. Contact the Phenix City Public Schools ELL Coordinator at (334) 298-0534.

    What is the Gifted Education Program?

    The Phenix City Public School System recognizes that all students identified as gifted in our system have the right to an appropriate education that provides educational interventions which sustain, challenge and ensure continued growth. The Phenix City Public School System's gifted education program is designed to identify students who demonstrate high intellectual capacity, high academic proficiency, and /or exceptional talent in expression or leadership. This program includes specific measures designed to identify culturally diverse gifted students and ensures that no student will be excluded from either referral or participation in the gifted program because of behavior.
    For information about any of these programs, go to Phenix City Schools' Gifted Website, or contact the Phenix City Public Schools Special Education Department at the Superintendent's Office at (334) 298-0534.

    What are your Registration Requirements?

    In order to register each child you must have:
    1. A certified Birth Certificate with raised seal (not a copy)
    2. A Social Security Card
    3. A current shot certificate issued by the state of Alabama (IMM50)
    4. Current proof of residence showing they live within the Ridgecrest district.  Proof can be shown by one of the following: Rent Receipt, Utility Bill, or Lease Agreement.
    *Migrant, Homeless, and E.S.L. students are exempt from these requirements. More information is available here.

    What are the school hours?

    School is in session from 8:00 to 3:00. Students may arrive anytime after 7:45. They are considered late after 8:05. Students should be picked up in the afternoon no later than 3:30.

    Can my child use a backpack?

    Yes! But we prefer it to be CLEAR or MESH. We recommend mesh because it seems to last longer.

    What supplies to do I need to purchase?

    The supply list is available at the school office. In addition, each parent will be given a supply list at registration. For your convenience, you may also view the supply list here.

    Can I get a copy of the lunch menu?

    The menu is available online at our website by clicking on Cafetria Menu or by navigating to the district's menu page.

    What is the price of lunch and breakfast?

    Student breakfast is $1.50
    Student lunch is $2.00

    Can you tell me about the dress code?

    For detailed information, please refer to the Student/Parent handbook.

    What should I do if my child is absent?

    Always send a written excuse with your child on the day they return to school. Each child is allowed 10 excused absences per year - this does not include doctor's excuse. If your child is absent more than 10 days with a written excuse or 3 days without an excuse, you and your child may be referred to the Alabama Early Warning Truancy Program as established by the court system of Alabama. It is important that your child be present at school as much as possible.

    What if I have other questions?

    We are always happy to answer your questions. Call us at the school office or stop by and visit.