Southgate-Rippetoe is an ethnically diverse school with a commitment to providing an educational opportunity for our entire community. Our school program is focused on literacy, mathematics and oral/written language development. We base our teaching philosophy at Southgate-Rippetoe on the tenants of a teaching model entitled Great Expectations. We believe that when a climate of mutual respect is created between teachers and students that all students can learn no matter what labels are placed upon them. Building student self-esteem is the key to helping children believe that they are capable of learning and motivating them to try. We strive to provide a secure and committed learning environment to maximize student learning and instill a love for life-long learning.
Southgate/Rippetoe Elementary. Established in 1962, As a school, we strive to provide academic excellence in all areas including technology. Our highly qualified staff is dedicated to helping our students reach their full potential.Our goal is for students to become life-long learners who will be able to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. Southgate/Rippetoe is a feeder school for Highland West Junior High and Southmoore High School. If you have questions please call our main office.