Welcome to Our School

Welcome to the Internet home of the Ridgway Area School District. Together, the three schools that comprise our district provide a safe, empowering learning environment for kindergarten through 12th grade students in Ridgway, Pennsylvania. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are happy to provide you with information about our district, our elementary school, our middle and high school, and the excellent programs and services we offer our students.

A Message from Our Superintendent

Dear RASD Parents/Guardians and Community Members,

As the superintendent of the Ridgway Area School District, it is my hope that each of you experience learning opportunities that meet you and your child's needs, that our engagement with you continues to build trust between families and schools, and that our schools provide an assurance of safety and support for all.

I hope that we continue to better tomorrow than we were today – for that mindset leads to lifelong learning. Finally, I hope you find one moment in every school day that brings you joy! My door is always open and I look forward to engaging with each of you in a way that makes you proud to be an Elker! I can be reached by email, (814) 773.3146, or @heathermcvargas.


    Heather A. McMahon-Vargas

    Heather A. McMahon-Vargas, Superintendent