Ridge Spring Monetta Elementary/Middle Home Page
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Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary School can be found in a small farming community named Ridge Spring.áThe town, founded in 1771, is located on a "ridge" or "fall line" and the "spring" is still located behind a church in town.áRidge Spring can be found about half way between Columbia, South Carolina and Augusta, Georgia - it's about 40 miles either way. Located in Saluda County, the school serves students from four counties: Aiken, Saluda, Edgefield, and Lexington.áThe area is generally rural and consists of row crops and peach farms.áSeveral small towns are located in this area:áMonetta, Ridge Spring, and Ward.áThe largest is Ridge Spring.

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Our school is made-up of approximately 470 students in grades PreK - 5, 37 teachers,á2 administrators,á1 guidance counselor, and 24 staff members. With our Title 1 funds, we have student teacher ratios below the state and district average. All classrooms are Internet accessible with SMART board trained instructors. We haveáone stationary lab andátwo mobile labs with wireless access.áEach grade level has an Ipod cart for student use and we have 3 Ipad carts that may be checked out to the classrooms.á

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100% of our students in grades K5-á5 participate in the study of the Arts. We have a strong art and music program for all students.á Our Fine Arts Department represents our school annually with community- school performances at the Ward, Ridge Spring festivals, parades and local shows. The Ridge Spring Fine Arts Center sponsors and encourages art classes, student art shows, and chorus/band concerts.

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