Monterey Ridge Elementary School opened its’ doors to the first class of students on August 24, 2006. As the 23rd elementary school in the award winning Poway Unified School District we are proud to be an integral part of the growing community of 4S Ranch, San Diego.
As a part of this master planned community, Monterey Ridge has been built to serve the students, family and community of 4S Ranch. MRES has grown each year due to the expansion of houses around our community. MRES currently has a student population of 1130 students. Students have joined us from throughout San Diego County and farther as they take up residence in this quickly growing community.
Our school is designed so that our students work in six small learning communities housed in “villages”. Each village houses six to seven classrooms which center around a family room. Each classroom is equipped with high speed internet access, wireless technology, DocuCams, and Promethean boards. In addition to classrooms, each village contains student and adult restrooms, an office space for staff as well as a "common" or “family” area where students are able to work on computers, receive small group instruction, or work with volunteers from throughout the community.
An outdoor patio provides additional work space for students and staff. Several of our Kindergarten classrooms are specially designed with internal bathrooms as well as a separate play area. In addition, our school offers a full time preschool class. This room has been specially built for preschool with a separate play area as well as facilities for our before and after school care program.