Ridgway Area Middle/High School

US News & World Report School Rankings for 2017

2017 US News & World Report recently named Ridgway Area High School as one of “America’s Best High Schools.” As a silver award designee, Ridgway Area High School places in the top twelve percent of high schools nationwide! Please take a moment to read more about our 2017 US News & World Report school ranking. Go, Ridgway!

Where Students Will Discover Their Purpose for Today and Their Passion for Tomorrow

Welcome to Ridgway Area Middle & High School, home of the Elkers! We serve about 500 students in sixth through twelfth grades, preparing young adults for future successes in college, careers, and beyond.

Please take some time to get to know our school and our staff members. We have a wide variety of clubs and athletics programs available to our students, and we take pride in preparing our graduates for life after high school. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Parents and Students,

I am honored to be a part of your child’s educational journey as principal of Ridgway Middle/High School. Ours is a tight-knit learning community, and we are all dedicated to the same thing—your child’s education. Whether our students want to pursue higher education or careers later on, our schools prepare them for success from middle school all the way through high school graduation. Together, our administrative team, faculty, and staff put an extraordinary amount of time and effort into making sure your children’s needs come first. We also appreciate the dedication of our supportive parent community when it comes to helping our students enjoy a safe, encouraging learning environment. Parent involvement and strong communication between school and home is a priority here, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns.


Brice Benson

Brice Benson
Ridgway MS/HS Principal