The Mission of Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary and Aiken County Public Schools, the unifying agent of new horizons and extraordinary possibilities, is to ensure all students thrive as future-ready, globally mindful, and productive citizens through a responsive and inclusive school system distinguished by
- High quality and student-centered learning experiences
- Transformative, stakeholder partnerships
- A culture of purpose, innovation, and excellence
Raising achievement Setting standards Motivating excellence Empowering each other Striving for success
RSM Vision: To increase student achievement by implementing a rigorous and engaging curriculum.
The students, staff, and administration of Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary School welcome you to our website. We are confident that you will find the information on this site useful and that you will learn more about what makes Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary School a special place.
Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary School moved to its new facility in 2021 and is home to approximately 400 students from four-year old kindergarten to fifth grade. Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary is included in the Ridge Spring-Monetta K-12 facility and has its own health clinic, gymnasium, library, administrative offices, cafeteria, playgrounds and elevator. Ridge Spring-Monetta K-12 is a two-story building.
Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary School has a dedicated and experienced staff, an active School Improvement Council, and caring and committed families. We are committed to providing a safe, caring, and challenging educational environment that promotes learning and achievement for all students. We recognize and celebrate the diverse learning styles, interests, talents, and cultures of our students and strive to offer a rich variety of meaningful learning experiences that will inspire innovative thinkers and confident learners.
Thank you for your interest in Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary School. If you have any questions, please contact Principal Callie Herlong at (803) 685-2000.
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Afterschool Program Dates:
December 6th, 8th, 13th
January 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31st
February 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th
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April 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th
May 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th
School Hours: Arrival Begins (7:25 am) Warning Bell (7:50 am) Tardy Bell (7:55 am)
PREPARE FOR FAMILY EMERGENCIES WITH SMART911 - We are fortunate in Aiken County to have access to a free service called SMART911. The service allows families to register their homes and occupants for the purpose of providing law enforcement and first responders with immediate access to life-saving information in the event of a call for help to 911. During an actual emergency, first responders will have this vital information relayed to them before they arrive. Signing up is fast, easy, and free! Click HERE to view the SMART911 flyer for some great safety tips for students, or visit online at www.smart911.com for more information.
Celebrating Our Stars
Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Stars of Public Education winners. Our Teacher of the Year is Sharon McCain and our GEM is Shirley Jeffery. Click the headline above to learn more.
Highland Springs Middle To Open In 2023-24 With Competitive Athletics And A Community-Selected Mascot
As excitement builds for the opening of Aiken County Public Schools’ (ACPSD) newest campus, Highland Springs (HSMS) fans can be assured they’ll be cheering on HSMS student-athletes during the 2023-24 competitive athletic seasons in the name of a soon-to-be determined mascot.
Trustees Identify Highland Springs Student Zones Following Community Input
School Board representatives identified the attendance lines for the District’s newest campus on March 7, 2023. “I am so pleased to see the ACPSD Board decision which unifies areas 2 and 3, Paige Day, Highland Springs Middle School’s (HSMS) Principal stated. “This decision will allow HSMS to move forward with competitive programming and to serve the needs of all of the families surrounding our school."
Aiken Works National Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Aiken Works celebrated its 4th Annual National Groundhog Job Shadow Day earlier this month with a record 1,137 Aiken County Public School District students in grades 8-12 participating, the most ever for this event. Students spent the day shadowing professionals at 518 area businesses.
Experienced Turn-Around Coach To Lead AHS Football Hornets
Dwayne Garrick will soon lead a new team of student athletes as the recently-selected Head Football Coach of the Aiken High School Hornets. The highly-regarded coach with more than 200 wins over the last 23 years and a reputation for turning around programs throughout the state says he’s been interested in the potential at Aiken High (AHS) for some time now. “It’s a spot that I’ve always had my eye on,” Garrick explained. “It will take some work. But, with the type of players there and coaches already in place, the program can be very successful.”
Leavelle McCampbell Eighth-Grader Graham Pickrell Wins District Spelling Bee
“Frugal.” That was the championship word Leavelle McCampbell Middle School eighth-grader Graham Pickrell spelled correctly Monday night at the Aiken County Public School District Spelling Bee. The District's Annual Spelling Bee was held at the Amentum Center for Performing Arts on February 6, 2023.
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6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
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Attributes of Premier Students
For a closer look at the Attributes of Premier students in Aiken County Public Schools, click on the words "Attributes of Premier Students," or simply look around your school as we're sharing these attributes in a big way and posters and banners are everywhere!