Bloomington Public Schools ISD 271 serves more than 10,000 students with 15 traditional schools, three alternative learning centers and two early childhood centers.
May’s Bloomington School of the Month ― Ridgeview Elementary ― serves 380 students in grades K through 5. The student-teacher ratio here has been steadily declining from a high of 21.2:1 in 2006 to 14.1:1 today. The school employs 26 full-time teachers.
Ridgeview offers the following special programs:
- Elements program for highly gifted students in grades 2 and 3.
- Dimensions Academy for gifted students in grades 4 and 5.
- Computer labs with iPods and wireless laptops.
- A media center.
- Your choice of either half-day or full-day Kindergarten.