On February 21, SCUSD’s Board of Education voted to close seven chronically under-enrolled elementary schools next fall, including Fruit Ridge. This difficult decision puts the district closer to matching the number of students served with the number of schools in operation. SCUSD is committed to giving every family affected by school closures the individual assistance, support and care they need as students transition to new home schools.
Receiving School Information
To find out which of the following schools will be your families new home school go to our Neighborhood School Locator and enter your address.
New home schools for Fruit Ridge are:
Oak Ridge Elementary
4501 Martin L. King Jr. Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95820
Phone: (916) 277-6679
Fax: (916) 277-6849 Visit website
Below is the video archive for the Fruit Ridge Elementary School Community Meeting on February 6th. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for our universal list of question and answers. For questions specifically about Fruit Ridge Elementary, please click here.
Piano prodigy Conrad Tao, the only classical musician on Forbes’ 2011 “30 Under 30″ list of people changing the world, performed for students at Fruit Ridge Elementary School on October 11.
Tao,18, began playing children’s songs on the piano at his home in Urbana, Illinois, at 18 months. He gave his first piano recital at age 4. In June 2011, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the Department of Education named Conrad a Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
Two nights after his Fruit Ridge appearance, he played Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra. The performance also featured the West Coast premiere of Tao’s own composition, Pángŭ (2012).
At Fruit Ridge, Tao played piano and talked to students about being a composer and attending college. Tao is a student in the Columbia University/Juilliard School joint degree program.
Parker Family Resource Center in partnership with Fruit Ridge Elementary School, Girl Scout Troop 160, and Faith Presbyterian Church, sponsored “Books-Blankets-Bears” on April 27. The event for 35 students was held at Fruit Ridge Elementary School and included students from a local shelter, the community and the school’s START program. The students had fun picking out books, choosing their own special bear and cozy blanket, participating in art activities, and snacking on yummy refreshments.
Special thanks go to Fruit Ridge Principal Yee Yang and his staff, who provided space and event support; DiAnne Brown and the Faith Presbyterian Church, who provided the snuggly plush bears, drinks for the event, and wonderful helpers; and Lisa Andrus and Girl Scout Troop 160, which provided blankets decorated by the Troop, conducted the fun art activities, brought snacks, and donated almost 400 books. The books not only went to the event participants but also to Fruit Ridge Elementary, which received over 300 books. In addition, books were donated to a local family shelter.
Beginning March 1, 24 of our after-school educational and learning enrichment programs will begin serving an estimated 2,500 “supper” meals daily through the At-Risk After-School Supper Program pilot. The meal is in addition to the snack previously provided to students attending after-school programs that run as late as 6 p.m. Suppers will be served between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and the snack later.
Supper pilot sites are: John Still Elementary, Freeport, Rosa Parks, Edward Kemble, Cesar Chavez, Parkway, Pacific, Fern Bacon, Woodbine, Harkness, C.P. Huntington, Maple, Nicholas, Ethel I. Baker, PS-7, Fruit Ridge, Oak Ridge, Father Keith B. Kenny, C.B. Wire, Elder Creek, Albert Einstein, Washington, Jedediah Smith and Peter Burnett.
The suppers are funded by the USDA and administered by the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division. High-poverty schools (more than 50 percent of the students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch) are eligible. Reimbursement for at-risk after-school snacks has been available since the 1990s. However, reimbursement for at-risk after-school suppers was formerly available only in a few states. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-296) expanded the availability for at-risk after-school meals to all states.
During the course of any given year, the Child Development program provides early care and education to approximately 3,000 children ages 0-12. Children served include typically developing infants, toddlers and preschoolers and those with disabilities.
Parents are afforded a variety of program options and approaches, including center-based and home-based services, full-day/part-day preschool, infant/toddler playgroups and before/after school-age care.