Ridgely Elementary School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Five school-wide Title One School. We also maintain a program for 3 year old children and children with special needs. We are located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in rural Caroline County.

Ridgely Elementary has outreach programs that invite parents to become part of the educational process. In addition, parents regularly attend school functions such as Teacher Meet and Greet, Back to School Night, Book Fair, Evening Academic Nights, Grandparent Visitation, Muffins with Moms, Doughnuts with Dads, PTA, and other functions.  Ridgely welcomes volunteers to enhance these programs.

Our students are exposed to cultural and academic activities through instruction in music, physical education, media, art, guidance, and computer usage.


Ridgely Elementary School Principal Lee Sutton

Dear Ridgely Elementary Families:

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Ridgely Elementary School webpage. I am humbled and privileged to be the principal of this amazing school. It is my hope that you will find our redesigned website to be full of information and easy to navigate. Please know that our faculty and staff are always here to serve you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school at 410-479-3243 or e-mail a staff member. Thank you!

Lee Sutton

Our Mission

Ridgely Elementary School will provide every student the opportunity to achieve academic excellence by fostering a partnership between home, school, and community.

Our Vision

RES is a progressive community of learners collaboratively supporting each other through intentional planning in a risk-taking and trusting environment, leading to rigor, student autonomy, and mastery of content standards.

RES School family engagement

We recognize the importance and value of partnership between the school and parents. We have created a school-parent contract that outlines the school’s commitment education, as well as expectations for students and parents.

RES Improvement Plan

The school improvement team addresses student achievement needs through the school improvement plan, monitors the implementation of the plan, and revises as needed.  The school improvement team leads the development of the school improvement  plan by engaging the entire staff through data analysis and data driven decisions.

Flyer Distribution

In an effort to provide increased access to information about school and community programs and events, Caroline County Public Schools partners with Peachjar which enables us to send important school and approved community flyers to parents digitally, saving our schools time, money, and paper.

School-approved digital flyers are sent to your email inbox where you can easily click to sign up for events and programs. No action is required to begin receiving this communication from your school. Peachjar will use the first email address you have on file with the school. You don’t need to log in to receive or view school flyers, but you can log in to adjust your delivery preferences.

To access flyers for Ridgely Elementary, please visit our Peachjar page.

Photo Gallery

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