School Information

  • Ridgecrest ElementaryRidgecrest Elementary

    Address: 1901 119th St. N, Largo, FL 33778

    Phone: (727) 588-3580

    Fax:  (727) 588-4608

    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000

    Principal: Tracy Gardner

    Student Hours: 8:45am - 2:55pm, Monday - Friday

    About Ridgecrest Elementary

    One of Pinellas County's best-kept secrets is that "gem of a school", Ridgecrest Elementary School and the Center for Gifted Studies. Nestled and nurtured at the northern end of 119th Street in Largo. Ridgecrest gives no hint of the extent and modern character of this unique facility. It sits in a quiet, unincorporated area just north of Ulmerton Road and south of Taylor Park.

    Ridgecrest Elementary is home to approximately 740 students from kindergarten through fifth grade, plus a full and part time staff of approximately 100. With our considerably large volunteer base, this school community becomes an active center for learning and living.

    Ridgecrest is a regular elementary with a zoned population. It is also home of The Center for Gifted Studies, a magnet program serving gifted students in a full-time gifted program. This program is part of the Magnet, Fundamental, and Career Academy options offered in the district. A computer lottery is held each spring for any openings for the next school year for qualifying students. Tours are provided each month for interested parents and others. These fill quickly. To make your reservation, call (727) 588-3580.


    Points of Pride

    • Magnet School of America Demonstration School
    • National School of Character
    • 5 Star Award Family Involvement
    • Golden School Award Community Involvement
    • PBIS Resilience Award for 2020-2021
    • 1:1 Technology in 3rd through 5th grade
    • Computer and Science Labs 


    Special Services and Programs

    • Special Services and Programs
    • Full-time gifted services through the Center for Gifted Studies
    • AVID School
    • School Wide Enrichment Model
    • R.I.S.E. (Ridgecrest Increasing Scholar Excellence) Family Nights
    • All Pro Dads and iMoms
    • Extended Learning Program Tutoring
    • Science Olympiad, Math Club, STEM, Coding, Chess and a variety of other clubs

    Download the Ridgecrest Elementary Brochure (PDF)