Students enrolled 2376
School leader Ann Menna
Transportation options Yes
District San Diego Unified School District

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10410 Treena Street
San Diego, CA 92131

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(858) 621-9020
(858) 621-0646
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4 stars
Based on 49 ratings

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November 19, 2014
The school and academics is great but the extra curricular activities such as sports was a let down when I witnesed it for myself that the unfairness, politics, and the little racisim that still exists amongst the students in this school. Aside from grades and gpa sports is a very big part of my child's life and is a big factor when colleges look at accepting a student. My review is based on two years of witnessing this unfairness and happened to wait an extra year to see if it was just coincidence. Big let down staff and students...

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2014
This school sucks go to another school cuz its better for you. go somewhere else that is better than this school

- submitted by a student
April 02, 2014
My school is Scripps Ranch High School. It is an excellent high school I have ever seen!:)

- submitted by a student
November 09, 2013
Scripps Ranch High School is amazing! The teachers and faculty are involved with the students, they're helpful, and they include ALL students in activities. The classes are challenging but teachers do offer tutoring almost every day (depending on the teacher) AND the teachers are friendly and understanding so if you do not understand a certain subject or you need extra help, there's afterschool tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for an hour and that includes ALL subjects. Math, language, science, english, EVERYTHING. Scripps Ranch High is the best to go to!

- submitted by a student
May 01, 2013
WORST SCHOOL EVER! It is full of bullies and mean people. The teachers never teach and are so annoying. The so-called "Block Schedule" sucks. You have to sit in a class for 2 HOURS and do nothing. The school also doesn't have A/C and the heat barely works. In the morning, the classes are freezing cold and people usually fall asleep during class. Then during the afternoons people are sweating and the class smells really bad. The bathrooms at this school are nasty. They smell really bad and they don't even have paper towels. They have really cheap hand dryers that blow cool air and most of them are broken. And don't get me started on the rat problem. There are rats in the ceiling everywhere. They chew stuff up and are disgusting.

- submitted by a student
August 13, 2012
This is an Awesome school! I l really do luv it here, at thsi school!

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2012
Excellent school. I really don't know why so many people decide to leave Scripps or have there children not attend it in favor of a private school. Scripps is much closer to most of those parents and the school's scores and alumni rival that of many private schools. Maybe they don't like the kids that aren't native Scripps Ranch (which makes up a small minority of the population, but noticeable) and I tend to agree, but that's up to the district not the school. I give the school a 4.9 out of 5 if I could and would give a complete 5 if they would do the right thing and only let local kids go here.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2012
San Diego's Finest! This school is absolutely terrific. Teachers actually teach students and do a superb job of doing it. Moving from Minnesota was the hardest thing in my kids' lives and transferring from Champlin Park High was quite an adjustment. Students here are phenomenal and extremely intelligent (somewhere around 98% of kids go to college or something like that). My family moving from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota will always be difficult, but my kids totally enjoy this school and have made many life-long friends in the process.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2012
Beautiful campus and superb teachers make this school the one I sent all of my kids to, plus I convinced some neighbors and family members to send their kids as well! I was given with the choice of choice-in to this school or a Mira Mesa high school. I chose this school due to their phenomenal test averages (nearly everyone passed the CAHSEE). I will say though that I wish the school would only "cater" to people who actually live here.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2012
Memories in the making! Teachers are great (except for some science), but the staff (non-teaching) could have some imrovement. Principal not as good as the old one, doesn't let some people do things (like programs for children in Africa!). The arts could use some improvement. Going from the phenomenal marshall arts to scripps was like night and day, and not in a good way. Other than that, great school...no school is perfect but the other positives make up for it!!

- submitted by a student
June 30, 2012
Your student will succeed at this school! My son is now attending a great college in a degree in Liberal Arts and is on his way to pave a life of success! The school met all my expectations and I have very, if any, complaints.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2012
What up with parents sending their kids to Cathedral? This school is a million times better. Not only does it have not snobby prissy brats, but it has great loving kind students who are hardworking and willing to make the world a better place. The school is diverse when it comes to the political spectrum, religious and ethnic one as well. Bullying is not a huge problem and the underperforming kids are not from Scripps Ranch so they do not reflect the school accurately. Kids are taught life lessons and teachers are fantastic and have made a difference in my child's life when they were feeling down and depressed. So once again, I beg you, do not send your child to some stuck up private school with out considering the phenomenal free education they could be receiving here at Scripps!

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2012
A quality education for the price: FREE! I cannot believe that my kids receive a private level education for free. The kids here are humble and so kind with nearly everyone having their cute little friend groups. The teachers here are phenomenal. This school beats any private one anyday! Can't wait to see my kids go there again to complete their second and fourth year!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2012
A school that has vastly improved over the years (not to say it was bad to begin with). The students here are hardworking and dedicated and most get in to the best colleges in the U.S. The teachers (the large majority of them) are the best around and work for a low salary but give a private school-level education to all. Attention should be drawn to the fact that this review refers mostly to advanced and honors/AP students only. Classes are challenging but not impossible and most students have the time of their lives here. I think it's a hypocrisy that this "oh-so-lowly-public-school" has a higher rating than Cathedral (5 star average this year for us and a 2 star average for them...that's just ridiculous), a school that regularly steals our students, many who come back the next year.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2012
The best school to send your children to in a lifetime. The diversity there is superb. I transferred by child to Cathedral during Sophmore year and she begged me to put her back in Scripps by Junior year. Best decision I ever made with her. Now she's off to college, a good one at that, and Scripps helped her every step of the way. Such a friendly atmosphere. Though one thing, the staff (not the teachers, but the other members, office, etc.) are not the friendliest I've ever encountered. The staff a mere two years ago was certainly the best I've ever seen. Unfortunately, they are off with even better jobs. It's a shame. And like the person shown below wrote, it is a top 200 school, in the entire United States! Now if that's not an accomplishment, I don't know what is. After all, there are a little less than 30,000 high schools throughout this nation! Please send your child to this school. The children are friendly and some quite enthralling and absolutely hilarious. I do wish the arts program here the best, since many have received pink slips and the drama program was nearly cut.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2011
This school is the best school, top 200 in the nation. U should transfer them here immediately The teachers dont give the students any homework. Exceptional level of education and teachers give students so much homework that my son who is in 10th grade doesn't play video games no more.My older son who did basic in testing at Mira mesa now does advanced resulting acceptances from many colleges including a full ride scholarship to Harvard colleges. if you want your childeren to suceed take them to scripps ranch high school. the best highschoool in san diego. The best choice i ever made in my childs life. Its worth renting a place over there to get your children enrolled. Now one of them goes to harvard and the othere at UCLA. Marshall middle is a good school for middles school students. My son left in 10th grade just a week ago. Now my 10th grade son who transfered a week ago is saying that he is learning and his chemistry teacher is giving him so much to learn. He stays after school with UCSD profesers to learn about college as he is going to be the second one from our family to go. My son used to be a video game addict now he doesnt care no more. Thanks --Submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
A private-school level education for a public school price! What a deal! There is much to be said about the lack of student body, faculty and administration diversity. Attention should be paid to this essential institutional characteristic.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2011
If this high school is the "best" the county has to offer, then pick another county or go private. It's hard to imagine the score of "9" here. After sending my children to different schools, in different states, i have a good comparison and this school is lacking in so many ways. Some teachers are good, a few outstanding, while administration and guidance are mediocre at best. AP exam testing scores are not very high. The whole open boundary system within the county is just crazy, allowing students to attend from anywhere in the large county and providing them a school bus, while my own children, 5 miles away, had no transportation provided. Yes, that means i had to drive them to and from school every day, along with hundreds of other parents, fighting traffic. Crazy system. Little to no parent involvement is encouraged. No air conditioning in the school is surprising, especially in the hot months where students and teachers in portables find it too hard to learn or teach. A disappointing experience for our family.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2011
Great academic's at every level, AP teachers are awesome and have great student pass rates. It is sad many AP classes will not be offered due to reduction in staff and difficulty moving kids if they are having trouble in a class. Unlike college, these kids cannot withdraw and are "FORCED" to remain in a class if they are failing for the whole year. This can ruin a kids chance for college--and destroy their self -worth while. Staff is very helpful, worthwhile and care's about the students and will work with parents as "partners"--very supportive if you have difficult times

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2011
Awesome school everyone here is the coolest and the teachers are awesome and its a nice campus but no air conditioning which is very frustrating there are heaters though but this is california so im not sure why they put in heaters and not air conditioning??

- submitted by a student
September 13, 2010
I have two sons at Scripps now. A Junior and a Freshman. In general we are very pleased and we have found the teachers to be very good. The new principle has done a good job and the API scores keep climbing. I am very pleased with the science and math teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
The school has been in decline for the last few years. Next year they will not offer AP Chemistry. You can not be considered a top-tier school if you do not offer at least AP's in all the core sciences. It is also rumored that AP US History is close to the chopping block. These are the core AP classes that all top-tier schools offer.

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April 20, 2010
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October 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 07, 2009
The school district wisely brought in a new Principal Kurt Madden. He is currently evaluating the academics, athletics and performing arts to decide where he can make changes as early as Spring 2009. The renewed effort of competition to retain top performing students and attract same is underway. My daughter has done well there for the past four years and will go to a college of her choice because she got out what she put into the school. Highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2008
My fourth child is now almost finished at Scripps Ranch High. Like any other school, there are some teachers that are better than others. I believe if your child wants to succeed, there's a way. It's not all dependent on the school. My kids all got into UC schools and one is going to Claremont-McKenna. I don't like the 'stigma' attached to the private schools. I believe that Scripps Ranch High prepared my kids for college. The sports programs are great. The school is very crowded, but so is San Diego. I would recommend this school to anyone.

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October 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2008
The diversity of teachers and faculty is non existent. If your child is not an honor roll kid he will get lost in the shuffle. If you are involved in sports and are not a part of the ' booster club' good luck on having your child playing a role in sports. I am glad my child transferred to a better academic school that cares about the average kid.

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May 21, 2008
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September 16, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 23, 2007
I have lived in Scripps Ranch since 1989. When the high school opened up, my neighbors kids were getting a sound education. But my son is a senior now and my daughter is a sophomore and the quality of the school both academically and athletically has declined significantly. Some parents are still under the impression that this public school is giving our kids a sound education. I can not disagree more strongly. I have had numerous problems with teachers not qualified to teach advanced placement classes still teaching. I am pulling my daughter out this school year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 16, 2007
My daughter goes here & it appears to be an okay school but there is basically no diversity in the teachers / admnistration in a city where diversity is so very high. I would suggest getting teachers / adminstration there to support the diversity of the people.

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December 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
I have one son who just graduated from SRHS, headed to a top private college in California, the other son will be a sophomore. Scripps is an excellent school with great admin, teachers, great diversity of students, lots of activities, etc. Only negative is that there is almost no diversity among the teachers and counselling staff.

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May 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
Excellent high school with lots of programs for their students, good teacher interaction with parents

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
The academics are great. My child loves most of his teachers and the classes he is in. There is alot of availabilty for my child to participate in sports. Parental involvment is a little low. Over all a great school.

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March 16, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 10, 2006
Parent involvement is superb, very strong pta. Sports and other extra curricular activities big part of schools tradition while also holding very high acedemic standards

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
Sadly I've seen a marked decline since my son started there. He's a Junior now and unfortunately I feel that there's not much going on for kids not in sports. There are few academic teams, no forensics or debate teams, art club? This is not how an affluent suburban school is supposed to be. Teachers deeply affected with Ennui! Hopefully the new principal can pull it together.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2006
I have had two children attend SRHS for their entire high school experience. The quality of their education was a typically median California secondary level. Despite 3.0 level grades, their basic skills (reading, writing, and mathmatics) were never improved or addressed (other than cosmetic 'read 15 minutes of each class' programs). The counseling department is worthless if your child is not at the extremes of the academic spectrum.There are some excellent teachers at SRHS, but they operate in an environment where state test scores rather than preparing the students for academic advancement. No better or worse than Hoover High School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 31, 2005
This will be our 1st year with this school. Clean campus, roomy center courtyard, positive encounters with staff so far.

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August 29, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 09, 2005
Academic programs are the better than any school in the district. The teachers are wonderful but they do infact give way to much homework! Music programs, art, esp. Sport programs are funded very well. Parent involement is very big at this school. All the parents esp in sports know each other or of them. This school is a big family! it's overall a wonderful school!

- submitted by a former student
May 06, 2005
Great School and Great Teachers, my kids came from another High School in the san diego area, and are doing really well with grades at scripps ranch. They like the cirriculum better at Scripps Ranch High School.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2004
I highly recommend this school. We recently moved to the area and as a parent was concerned about the school my child would be attending as he had previously attended a 5 star school. My son's Chemistry teacher sends me, via e-mail, updates of my childs work and an agenda of the homework and of what is expected of my child for the week. My son also enjoys going to school, believe it or not.

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May 04, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2004
Although they exist, there are too few teachers that stand out as 'good teachers.' There are too many that should not be teaching, and that damage student's future due to their incompetence in subject matter or inability to communicate. This may be more of an issue with California Schools rather than Scripps in particular. We were quite pleased with athletics, parental involvement and school spirit. Counselors were responsive and supportive. Classes were consistently too large. One of our children had a foreign language class that had 42 students and the administration would not split the class because if one student moved out, the resulting classes would have to be recombined by state mandate. Based on the experience of our three kids, classes of 30-35 are the norm. Safety from ridicule and scorn is a concern for any student that is socially immature.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Their are only two good teachers in all of Scripps Ranch High School. The security people do not seem to do their job. The principal is great and does a good job. The largest trouble is putting students in our school from Lincohn High. And they could have been sent to a school much closer to their school inside of bring their trouble to our school. The teachers are making the parents do their job, and they do not intrust the future of the students to be handled by the students, after all we are here to learn to handle our own lifes not turn everything over to are parents.

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February 19, 2004
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Scripps Ranch High School
10410 Treena Street, San Diego, CA  92131
(858) 621-9020
Last modified Scripps Ranch High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Scripps Ranch High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top