The Ridgefield School District is gathering data on the history of its schools and is seeking archival photos of four of the historical schools that were consolidated into the district in its early days.
The Ridgefield School District’s first school opened on Maple Avenue in 1882. Enterprise School consolidated into the district in 1931. In 1956, Baker School was added, and Pioneer School was annexed into the district in 1957. The addition of Sara School later that year completed the consolidation of outlying schools into the Ridgefield School District.
As Ridgefield’s present-day schools were built, these historic schools eventually closed. Union Ridge Elementary was built in 1952, and South Ridge Elementary opened in 1960. During one year, from 1969 to 1970, Union Ridge served both elementary and high school students. Phase I of Ridgefield High School opened in 1970, and View Ridge Middle School was built soon afterward on Pioneer Street.
The district is seeking photographs of Enterprise, Baker, Pioneer and Sara Schools and gratefully welcomes any photo submissions of these historic schools. Photos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.