This is Olmsted Falls Middle School (OFMS), the middle school I attended. The biggest difference I noticed when comparing OFMS to Ridgeview (RMS) is the diversity and class differences. RMS is a lottery school with students from all different Columbus communities whereas OFMS had students just from the surrounding OF neighborhoods.
After analyzing all of this I learned that the community of Ridgeview truly is diverse. Students tend to socialize with peers in the same class level, but do not seem to be against those who are in a different class than they are. After looking at where the students are from throughout Columbus, I was able to notice these students who hang out in school also live near one another, which can be a contribution of class. Students come from all over Columbus to attend RMS, making it super…
I chose this picture to represent the open house I attended in September because it shows the school welcoming all parents. Unfortunately, the amount of parents who showed up was disappointing. The majority of parents or guardians who attended were of higher class. We still overall had less than 20% of the families attend.
While at the dance, I noticed a wide range of class who went to the event. Even more noticeable were all of the parents or guardians who were so involved in the dance. The parents are the ones who run the whole dance! They even raised money for the PTA to have a photo booth and snacks for the students.
The statistics shown represent the enrolled races of students at RMS for the 2013-2014 school year as well as the economic disadvantaged percent. The critical lense I will revolve my community project around will be class. This table shows the school has about 56% economically disadvantaged students. What is odd is that the school itself is tucked in the middle of a middle class, suburban neighborhood.
This is the front of RMS. The setting of the school is in the middle of a suburban neighborhood, but the school is considered urban because it is part lottery and part feed from the surrounding areas. The school district that I went to when I was in middle school was a direct entry from my city, so I was not able to see much diversity among classmates. At RMS I see and hear many diverse stories and backgrounds that the students come from.