Points of Pride
Welcome to Indian Ridge Middle School - The Hawk Nation
For over 25 years, Indian Ridge Middle School has had a history of excellence in Fine Arts. Our campus offers programs such as Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Orchestra, Guitar, Visual Art, Dance and Ballet Folklorico.
For the past three years, the Indian Ridge Middle School Jazz Ensemble has received numerous distinctions, including 1st Place at the Hanks Jazz Festival in El Paso, Texas. Our Jazz Ensemble performed at the Jazz Education Network Annual Conference twice. The Indian Ridge Jazz Ensemble and Band are consistently awared top rating at All Region competitions.
Orchestra had six students selected for the YISD Honor Orchestra. They generally receives 1's in sight reading demonstrating their strength in music literacy. Every year the orchestra performs at the Superior Music Festical at Western Playland.
Choir and Piano celebrated 10 students who were selected for the YISD Honor Choir.The choir is regularly awarded outstanding and excellent ratings in both Pre-UIL and UIL events. These varsity choir students also perform at the Superior Music Festival at Western Playland. Indian Ridge piano students have been recognized as outstanding performers at UIL competitions for the past two years.
Music extends into dance classes at our campus. This year Ballet Folklorico classes continued at our campus. This class celebrates the diverse music and dance styles of the Mexican culture. Ballet Folklorico Los Halcones performed at this year's Dia de los Muertos celebration. The interest for dance at our campus demanded that a second dnace teacher join our faculty. Modern Dance is an elective choice for students in all grades. This school year we are thrilled to introduce our own dance team.
These classes allow students to explore drawing, painting, sculpting and photography. Art students have competed and excelled in competitions such as the El Paso Community College Citywide Art Competition, the Visual Arts Scholastic Event and the Ysleta Independent School District Annual Art Competition.
Our annual "Music on The Ridge" concert for the public at the end of each school year showcases all of our talented students from these programs, and area feeder elementary school students.
Wellness is key in the Hawk Nation. The addition of a Weights and Conditioning class has encouraged students to take an interest in their physical well being. Motivated students develop strength and enhance sport performance with daily workouts in our weight rooms.
Indian Ridge Middle School is an academically rigorous campus. Our teachers are passionate and nurturing. There is a sense of home in our nest. We are the Hawk Nation!