• Ashland Ridge Elementary

    Ashland Ridge Elementary opened its doors on August 14, 2008. The school was completed as part of a comprehensive facilities plan benefitting the Ankeny Community School District. Ashland Ridge is also part of a long-range plan committed to provide facilities supporting exemplary educational programs for students in the Ankeny Community School District. The school meets the needs of students and teachers today as well as providing flexibility for future educational needs and continued enrollment growth.

    Ashland Ridge Elementary







    Our greatest contribution to the future of the students attending Ashland Ridge is to assure a safe, caring climate that promotes success for life.


    Mark Moss - Principal


    Educational Philosophy

    Ashland Ridge Elementary is dedicated to providing a quality education for all students. We are a school community that centers on each student as a unique human being, with the understanding that each student is unique in his/her needs, interests and abilities. We are committed to developing good citizenship, motivation for life-long learning, and cultural appreciation. We further believe that education is both a right and a privilege and is the shared responsibility of parents, students and faculty.

    We believe each child will grow in the following areas:

    1. Basic core
    2. Communication
    3. Citizenship and social responsibility
    4. Problem-solving and collaborative decision-making
    5. Information processing and thinking skills
    6. Personal growth and well-being

    We believe through teaching, modeling, and practicing, the Ashland Ridge community will show good character by demonstrating the following:

    1. Respect
    2. Responsibility
    3. Fairness
    4. Caring
    5. Trustworthiness
    6. Citizenship

    We believe each child will be valued for his/her uniqueness and will be taught using a variety of methods to meet his/her needs.

    We believe it takes the whole community to educate our children.

  • Ashland Ridge Elementary

    2600 NW Ash Dr.
    Ankeny, Iowa 50023
    515-965-9593 (Fax)