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Lava Ridge Elementary School


Educating All Students

The purpose of Lava Ridge is to educate all children to reach their full potential and become lifelong learners. The staff of Lava Ridge will achieve our purpose by following these guiding principles:

  • Make decisions based on the welfare of students first. 

  • Promote a safe and secure learning environment. 

  • Use the best information available to drive effective and challenging instruction. 

  • Treat students, parents, and colleagues with respect at all times. 

  • Establish clearly defined high expectations for achievement and behavior. 

  • Connect learning and life experiences.

Individually Focused. Committed to All.

When Bend-La Pine Schools students graduate, they should come equipped to do the following:

  • Persevere when faced with challenges
  • Value and exercise creativity
  • Discover how critical thinking skills are used across disciplines
  • Become a functioning member of a team
  • Exercise effective communication and presentation skills
  • Understand the importance of taking initiative
  • Learn about various aspects of leadership and develop those skills
  • Adapt and problem solve
  • Manage time and create a plan for accomplishing a task or goal
  • Know how to find reliable, accurate information