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!
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.
This is an Awesome school! I l really do luv it here, at thsi school!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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??
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.
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.
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!
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