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Vision & Mission

"Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!"

Geiger Elementary School, located in the southern region of Fairfield County, continues to be a staple in the Ridgeway Community. The school serves approximately 288 students in Child Development - 6th grade. Geiger’s greatest strengths come from its wonderful student body, excellent parents and community support, and dedicated staff working together and believing that it takes “Teamwork to Make the Dream Work!” It is our hope that the collective efforts of parents, teachers, and the community will enable students to reach their highest potential and display that “Tiger Pride” of Geiger Elementary in all areas of their life.

Our Culture

We are proud of our positive and nurturing learning environment where students work toward achieving academic excellence. Student achievement continues to be the top priority, as teachers collaborate and design lessons that provide differentiated instruction and utilize data to meet the needs of each student.  Teachers focus on the uniqueness of each student to improve instruction and address all learning styles.

Instructional Focus

Our school receives federal funding which has enabled us to decrease student/teacher ratio, provide additional interventionist for Response to Intervention, implement continuous professional development for teachers, and purchase a variety of resources and materials to support classroom instruction. We also utilize the latest technology, such as interactive panels, IPADS, nexus tablets and chrome books, and kindles to maximize our students’ learning.

Total Child Focus

In addition to providing a rigorous academic curriculum, Geiger continues to focus on the development of the total child by implementing mentoring and educational programs such as the Boys and Girls of America, Geiger PEARLS, Gems and Gents, Chorus, Jr. Beta Club, Art Club, Miss Geiger Pageant, and multiple award programs.

At Geiger, the students also  benefit from the seventh year of PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions Supports) initiative, which strongly supports positive social skills and a reduction of behavior problems. Teachers believe in teaching the whole child through life skills and life long guidelines, community building activities, and emphasizing the “positives.”

Our students participated in numerous activities throughout the year that promoted the positives and the life skills of responsibility, caring, and initiative such as, Student Data Notebooks, Accelerated Reader, and Pennies for Patients, Jump Rope for Heart, Canned Food Drive, visiting the local nursing home and PBIS Celebrations.