MISSION: Empowering students to reach their fullest potential


SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GOAL: All students will improve numeracy and literacy skills with an emphasis on writing.


Welcome to the Fire Ridge Elementary website! We are a community focused on academic success. Our priority continues to be student learning, ensuring every student is challenged to achieve or exceed grade-level district and state expectations. We will accept no limits on the learning potential of any child.


Our school is organized into grade-level instructional teams, kindergarten through fifth grade. All staff works closely with the administrative team to provide focused instruction as we implement a rigorous academic program across every grade level.


In addition, specialists in the areas of technology, art, music, library media, and physical education use their talents and expertise to deliver a rich, well-rounded program.


At Fire Ridge, we provide a safe, orderly, and respectful environment that promotes high levels of student engagement and performance. Honoring the diversity and unique strengths and talents of each student guides our planning for individual success.


There are three rules that are consistently reinforced and taught throughout our school: Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible. We strive to implement common expectations where students can apply the rules across all grade levels, playground, lunchroom and specials.


I invite you to explore the Fire Ridge website to learn about past and upcoming events. We are very fortunate to have a strong Parent Teacher Organization (P.T.O.), which focuses its efforts on improving programming for our students. They are an amazing group, so be sure to check out their website at the PTO link located under the Parents tab at the top of the page.


Warmest regards,



Deb Knutson

19660 Farnam Street, Elkhorn, NE 68022
Phone: 402-289-0735
Fax: 402-289-0741