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13322 Excalibur Road
Clermont, FL 34711

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September 12, 2014
I am very disappointed at the lack of communication between teachers and parents, seems as if the school is more interested in passing standardize testing instead of teaching and educating the students. School is set up more like a prison instead of a place of education

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2013
I absolutely love East Ridge! From the teachers to administration to my classes, I truly could not have asked for a better experience filled with people that care. The complaints mainly come from students that do not care, but if you challenge yourself and take control of your education, I guarantee you will get a quality education led by phenomenal teachers. People may not like it here because of the other students, but honestly, that's up to the individual to make better choices when it comes to friends. I have not had one problem with any of the students here. I know most kids are motivated to come to school because of their friends, but my amazing teachers are my motivation to come to school. The teachers at East Ridge, especially the AP teachers, are seriously some of the greatest teachers I could ever ask for! I really would not be as successful if it were not for my teachers, especially the AP Science teachers! Go Knights!:D

- submitted by a community member
May 07, 2013
this school sucks. the teachers dont care and the other students are horrible. my own math teacher made fun of me. i moved here in the middle of the year. and i cant stand it. they dont fix anything. like the air conditioning was broken and it wasnt fixed for 2 months. then all the teachers only care about them self. one of my teachers complained about the air. when it worked perfectly fine and had to move to anouther room. the teachers dont care about what happens, like i was punched in the neck and the shoulder and my math teacher didnt do anything about it. they need to fix it.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2012
Some of the best and most committed teachers in the state of Florida. Amazing that they are able to do as well as they do, given the bully of a principal the school has. She can never be wrong. She is not open to seeing other points of view nor is she flexible. It is her way or the high way and there is no room to even listen to parent concerns even when they are valid. Sad that when we are trying to give our kids the skills to be able to work together with others, that the principal can not model even common courtesy on a basic scale. When meeting her incoming students, she even threatens them too. Sad to see such a personality in such a position of power and influence.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2011
Went here the year it opened for two years. It was a big change for me since I had been home schooled until 8th grade. I loved it here,but after reading the reviews it seems like its changed for the worse. I loved all of the AP classes. AP anatomy was the best class I have ever taken. More informative and instructive than most of my college classes. Not all teachers were great, but then again not all kids are great.

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2011
i am now a senior at this school and i have to say that it was the best four years of my life. Sure there may be some drugs and minor violence but i doubt that there is a perfect school out there that doesn't have it. They have a wide variety of classes and programs that will help any student succeed if they really want to, like dual enrollment, advanced placement, AVID, and the many other technical programs that the school offers. Some of the people on here are definitely exaggerating when they say that no one at this school cares about their student's success; there's ALWAYS help if you or your student actually goes to look for it. As a senior I also have the priviilage of working at the guidance office and I can't say how many phone calls there are from parents that are freaking out because "no one" is helping their student who has asked for help, but in reality their student didn't take any action to help themselves. So in the end this is really a good school, but the teachers and administrators aren't going to treat the students like babies either.

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2010
great school my 2 kids graduated at east ridge,i have a freshman now making it my 3rd daughter,so far we have 7 years invested in east ridge,we are heavy involved in the band my wife is a board member,what can i say if it wasnt for clermont and east ridge high school i would have moved out of florida long time ago. we moved to clermont 14 years ago.next 4 years my wife and i will be helping out the band hauling there equipment with my tractor trailer and lots of other things.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2010
Unfortunately the school can only play the hand they are dealt. They do a very good job with regard to the explosion in student population over the last couple years. There is a new high school being built in Minneola that will greatly reduce the vast over-population at ERHS. My daughter goes there and is doing rather well. She tells me and her mother of some of the 'oddiites' that occur, but it still comes down to how the student has been raised to handle life's obsticles. The adult world is not one of utopia and I believe that even in school there are issues, matters and concerns that are necessary for the true mental and social development of our youth. Now this does not mean they should be inundated with negativity and zero opportunities. That too is not a true life reality. ERHS has many positive avenues for our youth.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2010
I completely agree!!! It starts with the Administration and at ERHS, they leave much to be desired. They need a new principal and maybe 2 or 3 more to help. The school is over crowded and 3 depities can't possibly control the amount of unruly kids that are there. The peer pressure is impossible to deal with and it's not a place where anyone could concentrate, lt alone learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 25, 2010
My daughter is a freshman and so far things are good except I was very upset when we attended the last Parent night and half her teachers were not there especially the one that I needed to speak with. And it would be nice if all the teachers were as diligent as Mr. Blum in updating Esembler and so detailed. And can whomever does the hiring please hire teachers that the kids can understand when they speak.

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March 05, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
no rating January 22, 2010
Does anybody even read this or care about this school or its students? The drugs and gang violence at this school is insane! The officers that are paid our tax dollars to keep this under control are not allowed to do their jobs. Is it so important to have a high rating for your school when it's all a big fat lie? Does anybody really care about these students? I have tried to be an active parent throughout my sons time at this school and have met teachers that are just rude and dont want to be bothered. Well, thats screams over worked, treated like garbage by the students and no longer caring about what had once made them want to be a teacher. If you are thinking about putting your child in this school - dont!!! Run, dont walk to a private school!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
The band program is amazing, the teachers are wonderful and my daughter has the best guidance counselor; she is having a wonderful experience=)

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
i think this school is the perfect school for a student to attend. Every one there is freindly and there are bunch of clubs, sports that everyone can get involed with. Even tho the tardie rule is a little bad but we should all have time to get to one clss to the other, a good school to learn resposibliy i would choose this school for any student to go 2.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 20, 2009
I am now going to be a junior at the school. I belief it's an okay school. Even though I may not agree with alot. First of administrators should treat students equally. And the tardy policy is just ridiculous they should give us more time to get to class. I mean like seriously its way to overcrowded how do they expect us to get anywhere at a fast pace?.

- submitted by a student
July 16, 2009
I think ERHS is overall a good school. Although overcrowding is a major flaw, I think one would be hard pressed to find a school in the district without overcrowding issues. As a junior at East Ridge, I think teachers are usually good, although they usually vary with the caliber of the students-- most of the AP teachers, for instance, are great, whereas general teachers can be disinterested and uninteresting. As for the issue of being late because of classes being too far apart, the campus is set up so that classes in similar fields and taken by the same grade are near each other. For instance, freshmen have their own building, and they rarely need to leave it except for electives. Overall it's a good school, but has room for improvement, especially in the honors classes-- pushing honors-level students into AP courses is never a good idea.

- submitted by a student
June 23, 2009
Too many fights, overcrowded classrooms, portables and not enough teaching since the students are 'untouchable' and very disrespectful to the teachers...Students should be held to a higher standard and be much more respectful to authority. Dress code not being inforced and parents who don't care.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
This school is a complete joke. I graduated from here 2 years ago and still hate the place. If you're marginally smart and motivated, this school isn't for you as they cater to the general student population out of which only 20% enters a 4 year institution after graduation. I understand that the FCAT is what determines school funding, but this school provided me no assistance in trying to get into top schools, as everyone goes to UCF or UF, if they attend college. I will not attribute any of my successes in life to this school, as I did everything on my own. If you're moving into the Orlando area, stick with respectable schools such as Lake Brantley or Winter Park.

- submitted by a student
April 09, 2009
Overall it is a great school. They offer challenging courses and work with the CC to offer dual enrollment. They went from a C to a B school this year so they are improving.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2009
I didnt like this school one bit. Its way to crowded. I really don't think the cell phone policy is fair nor the tardy policy. My 1st class is in the last few portables then i have to travel the huge campus and hurry through its over crowded population, to my locker then upstairs to class. Which i do always end up being late. And everytime your late you get a referal. & depending on what teacher also a detention or Iss or Oss or wednesday school. :)

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2009
I am a senior now at erhs. And when I was a freshman at this school it wasn't so bad. But during the years it had gotten worse. The rules got even more strict and ridiculous. At one year they had a rule for 'PDA' and it took affect and didn't last at least 2 months and they gave up on it. Staff members or shall I say the administrators don't treat students equally. I got placed in a class that I wasn't even supposed to be in. I had it for 3 yrs. And I have been trying to get out of it. When I finally had found a way and got my mother to sign it they said 'Okay. I'm good.' Next thing you know it they messed up my schedule for this year and put me in that class. They can't choose their minds.

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2009
My daughter is a junior at ERHS and for the most part I haven't had issues with the school until this year. My only complaint has to do with some of the staff, they complain that to many parents don't take part in their childs education but there are many members of the staff the feel parents that do take part in their childs education are nothing but pains. The staff needs to work with the parents to be successful not ignore them as I have experienced. I believe there are some members of the staff that need a little education in customer service, you want respect then you need to give it. Take pride in your work. For those memebers of the staff that do care and have been a big part in my daughters High School years, thank you and may others learn from you.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 15, 2009
I am an ex student of East Ridge High School that transferred from another state to that school. When I first arrived at ERHS and was not being helped with my paperwork in the office to enroll i already knew I was in for it becuase they said that it would take at least a week or more for my transcript to come through from the other school i was transferring and my grades were waekening more and more with each week i missed out. Then after enrolling I hated the school the teachers were boring and wack and also the school is wayyyyyyyyyy to overcrowded. Security always think that the reason as to all the violence and dissrespect is becuase of gangs but the real reason is becuase there are too many people that go to that school they need another high school in the clermont cause' it's rediculous!!!

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2009
This school isn't the best of the county. The rules they make, which includes the tardy policy, i mean honestly there was no need for that. It takes longer than 7 minutes to reach a building class if you are in portable 42. The school is over crowded, which is why there is so much violence in that school. As a student i hate being in that school & glad im graduating this year. Good riddance to erhs! what kind of school fires a teacher a week before exams & then has a sub try to give them a study guide? This was the 2nd teacher that got fired from my class. The teacher taught us about italian food & german currency! and it was a marine biology class! this school isn't going to move up at all because all us students think erhs is nothing but a big joke!!!

- submitted by a student
January 06, 2009
As an ex-employee and parent of a Junior, I feel the school is doing a great job keeping the students on task. If the students would have as much interest in their studies as they do socializing, East Ridge would be an A school. Keep up the great work.

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January 04, 2009
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no rating December 21, 2008
Im a freshman at east ridge and i hate it! The teachers dont teach you anything. And you get treated like your in kidergarten you have no freedom. There is so many fights and you dont feel safe going to that school. I would not recommend going to this school

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December 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 21, 2008
My daughter is a freshman at East Ridge. I think they did a very good job in helping her proceed from middle school to high school. It appears that there is good security at the school and the teachers are very good about keeping in touch via email to us as parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2008
This is an awesome school, the schedules great and the teachers are too! I'm very happy that i have the opportunity for this to be my high school!

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November 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 10, 2008
I am a freshman at East Ridge this year and absolutely love it. I have some of the best teachers in the world. I was fascinated at the amount of clubs and extracurriculer activities. It is an amazing school. Although it seems intimidating, it really isn't it is easily constructed so you can get around easily.

- submitted by a student
October 31, 2008
this school is awesome there is caring , knowledge, and discipline if needed. with that mixture you get a very good principal with a good head on her shoulders for picking top notch teachers and assistant prinicipals. and anyone under her.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2008
As a senior at East Ridge I've been pleased with most aspects of my education here. I've worked hard and I've managed to achieve everything I've wanted to. The only complaint I really have is the feeling that I have that the school itself caters to those students who aren't working to their fullest potential. As an AP student, I want to have a chance to take as many AP classes as possible before college, but it seems remedial or intensive classes come first because it's necessary to have students passing the FCAT. Overall, though, I think East Ridge offers a great selection of classes and all the teachers I've had were great teachers who not only wanted their students to achieve but also to excel. If you're in the Lake Country District, I would pick ER over any other school.

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no rating May 28, 2008
I'm a junior at East Ridge, almost ready to graduate. This school is an okay school. It's rating is low becasue of the students. If some of them applied themselves more we can make a difference in how our school shines. It's not right to blame teachers for work not turned in, or you failing. My friends and I have had a rough teacher here and there, but we still managed to complete our work. If the teacher was a bad one.. we would find another teacher and even confided in each other. It just all depends on how bad you really want to make a passing grade. If you want it bad enough then nothing will stand in your way from getting it. The programs are great and the principal is so sweet. Although I just wish we had more activities like art club and not just sports.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 15, 2008
very low and very bad. There is more than meets the eye. A Failing School Grade and over crowded. 85% students are worthless for society

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2008
Yea east ridge is a great school, and its not just about the classes, anyone can make friends there, and on top of learnin normal stuff, you can pick up a thing or two from other students,and on top of being a great place just to hang cause of the after school clubs, the only thing that is stoppin this school from being perfect are some of the fights that happen normally, and that this school doesnt offer ROTC as of now, which is what i was looking forward to as an incoming freshman, but no place is perfect

- submitted by a student
March 28, 2008
I'm a freshman at this school and I think it's great. Sure there is some violence but nothing too big. The security is around 24/7 so I feel safe coming to this school every day. And they built a new freshman building so you don't have complete portables!!

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January 11, 2008
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August 15, 2007
I love this school. This upcoming year I will be a Junior at East Ridge High School and I have to say, even though I've only been at this school for 2 years, I absolutely love this school. The teachers are awesome. The way they run things is great. Some things are strict, but hey, they have to be. I feel safe coming to this school every day. I am not looking forward at all to graduation, seeing as it means leaving my school behind and leaving with only memories. Everything about this school is great. Once you've spent about 3 months at this school and made some friends, you'll never want to leave. I know I don't. =]

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August 14, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 04, 2007
East Ridge is a prison. Students there feel trapped and watched and up until this year due to the new building freshman have been off in 'portable city'. It's much too over crowded and the violence there is horrible. East Ridge is so concentrated on trying to be better than South Lake, they don't relize they can't talk the talk without walking the walk.

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August 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2007
East Ridge High School has an excellent curriculum. Through a carefully designed Health Science program they teach students specific skills to become successful and highly- motivated professionals in the future.

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- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
Academically ERHS is probably one of the better schools in Clermont. However, it is vastly oversubscribed and this affects the education. Elective classes such as health, auto etc are difficult to get in to as they soon fill. If you come to the school from another district, you may not get your choice of electives. They have a wonderful library, but with only 7 minutes to get to each class, and the school bus, there is no time to use these facilities.

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April 05, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2006
East Ridge is one of the better learning environtments in the Clermont area. Ms. Cole, the principal, always has a smile on her face and is intent on 'making the move from good to great'. She hosts FCAT nights with students and parents to get together and prepare for the assessment tests. The school prides itself in its activities. It's great how the band is appreciated by the football team, and vice versa. New sports and clubs are springing up all the time. There's everything from a knitting club to FFA to a Japanese anime club. There's something for every student, and if a new organization has enough following to get started, there's always eager teacher sponsers! A truely great school. Check it out!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
I graduated from East Ridge in 2005, and depending on what you would like to be when you graduate, depends on the quality of academic programs. The school is great for health care or sciences. They're most known for football and band. As far as parent involvement, some parents could have been more involed with the things that were going on and stepped in where higher authority should have been ( favorites in some sports).

- submitted by a former student
November 30, 2005
One of my daughters graduated in 2004 and the other one will graduate in 2006. I have been impressed with the quality of academics at ERHS. I think the principal/administration needs to give the students more respect and treat them like adults. These students have to go out and live in an adult society after graduation. My eldest daughter left the school without any school pride, or respect for the administration. These feelings were because the administration treated the students like Middle School youth vs. young adults. It is somewhat better now, but not much. High school students have to be given responsibility, respect, and accountability as they prepare to enter college, trade school, or the workforce.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2005
Though it may not be the best school in the Orlando area, East Ridge is definitely the best high school in Lake County. Only four years old, this new school has proven itself not only to be a top county contender in academics, but a statewide contender in numerous sports and extracurricular activities. Don't be fooled either by the D and C this school has received; though there are many students holding this school back from a higher grade, there are just as many good students and teachers to go along with them pushing this school to the A or B it should be. If you want to buy a house in South Lake County, try to buy one in East Ridge's district as it is an overall better choice than its neighbor South Lake High School.

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January 12, 2005
My nephew goes to this school and has excellent reviews of it. The performing arts department is excellent and the class size ratio is just right.

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East Ridge High School
13322 Excalibur Road, Clermont, FL  34711
(352) 242-2080
Last modified East Ridge High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
East Ridge High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 77 reviews. Top