Welcome to Wea Ridge Elementary School
Wea Ridge Elementary is a diverse elementary school located south of Lafayette serving more than 600 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Our dedicated, caring staff strives to provide individualized experiences for each of our students through academic engagement and by providing character education as a means to promote 21st century skills. This learning takes place not only in the classrooms of our school, but throughout the entire building where we provide students with a safe, positive and enriching learning environment. We believe all students are capable of learning and aim to promote access to an equitable education for all.
Our teachers and staff began serving students in August 1999. The school is named after the Wea Indians, a sub tribe of the Miami Indians, who lived in this area hunting and farming along the Wea Creek and the Wabash River when the French fur traders arrived. The Wea tribe and the French fur traders lived cohesively with Fort Ouiatenon and the Wea Village on opposite sides of the Wabash River.