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East Ridge High School

Public | 9-12 | 2121 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted May 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted October 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 6, 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


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

539 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

506 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

496 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

521 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

345 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

501 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

514 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
53%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

478 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 46%
Hispanic 32%
Black 14%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 63%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 86%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 50%62%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. JULIE ROBINSON-LUEALLEN
Fax number
  • (352) 242-2090

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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13322 Excalibur Road
Clermont, FL 34711
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