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9-12
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Davenport, FL
Students enrolled: 2,361
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500 Orchid Drive
Davenport, FL 33837

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(863) 419-3315
(863) 419-3321
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December 09, 2014
This is the most ridiculous high school. The choice program is a way to push kids out the classroom with no real consequence. They do not care about your child's education. Fights happen daily, the teachers threaten the students, lunches are horrible and there is NO education! My child's life was rocked in just one year at this school because he had to survive with in his surroundings. If you care and love your child....make sure you get them in a charter school.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2014
On the forth day of this new school year, Our daughter (9th Grade) suffered a severe Asthma attack, She was taken to the school nurse, and they called me, I went to the school and gave her her emergency Pro-Air Emergency Medication. ( We were waiting for the Doctors Certificate to be issued so as she should have this medication with her at times0 Due to the time from when has the Attack and the time it took me to arrive to the school she was having trouble breathing. I transported her to Nemours Hospital Emergency, she was treated and released two hours later. We has unbelievable help and assistance at Ridge Community High School, from Administrators, Teachers and the School Nurse. We are so grateful for their trained staff. Our daughter returned back to school on Friday. She is taking advanced classes, and has 8 periods of study each day, plus homework. She was taken from the steel Drums and switched to Piano Lessons, her choice. She loves the schedule, the classes, teachers and has many friends that have all come together in 9th grade from her other schools, Discovery Academy of Lake Alfred, Ridgeview Global Studies &, Discovery school of the Arts both in Davenport.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2014
I've been very impressed by what I've seen of this school, both students and staff. My daughter likes the school a lot. I keep hearing stories about fights and bad behavior though. Of course I remember some of the things that went on when I was in school so I guess these things are still the norm. So far so good.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2013
Very diverse school with a great variety of activities. Many students have moved to the area from different states and areas so new students fit in easily as there are many other new students. I attended Ridge for my senior year in 2010. I met great people who are my closest friends to this day, and I met the love of my life at Ridge. Great AP teachers, amazing proms, and fun graduation ceremony. Once a bolt, Always a Bolt! C/O 2011

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2013
I really like the clubs. and the teachers teach really well and connect with students on a personal level.

- submitted by a student
August 14, 2013
First of all ,I have been attending Ridge community since the ninth grade and I must say It has so much to offer to the student whether it is arts,sports,or JROTC it has it.When it comes to classes teachers push their students to become responsible,hardworking individuals.Also, advanced placement classes,honors,as well as college classes are all offered at the school thus increasing the quality of the students and learning for all.Most importantly, The principal at Ridge community thinks of the students as her children so she never puts differences between any of them : she is always supportive of clubs,sports,arts Etc.The student body is a Family which works hard to represent the school well.

- submitted by a student
June 23, 2013
This school is one of the worst I have attended. They don't want you to learn, they want you to just pass the FCAT. All they care about is a paycheck. Even the students are proud of failing their tests, and they have no respect, what so ever. Not to mention that if you are a freshman, you HAVE to join ROTC. Its not even a choice. All that principle cares about is her values. If you care about your education, REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THIS POOR EXCUSE OF A SCHOOL.

- submitted by a student
May 31, 2013
When my son entered ninth grade I was terrified! Ridge Community has been a wonderful, safe place for my son to grow and learn. The principal is caring, involved, and listen to parents and students. We had an issue with a class and she allowed me to advocate for my son and get his schedule changed. There is so many things the students can get involved with - and so many opportunites if you take advantage. I am so happy that my son is a student at Ridge - this are of the county seems to get a bad name, but there are many great things going on.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2013
This school is one of the best of the best, We are proud our child is a student at this school as there is no question the school, staff, teachers all work together to guide, and lead their students into the future. Always willing to help and available if needed to provide that extra help.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2013
I have been attending Ridge Community High School as a freshman, This year has been the best of all my years in the Polk County School System, The teachers are the best, always willing, able and ready to help with any problem or concern that I might have with the material presented. This year I have had many c choices as I plan for my three years ahead, the guidance department has been most helpful in assisting me with my career path, I am planning to participate in the program that allows me to earn my High School Diploma and credits for college at the same time. I recommend this school to others looking to a school that prepares you for the years ahead.

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2013
The atmosphere is great. The administration: TERRIBLE. First, they force the kids to take ROTC, even if they don't want to, over some "Leadership Skills" B.S., when the kids just get yelled at by bossy upperclassmen, and the artsy kids are unfortunately forced into conformity. They also take this ROTC thing TOO seriously. Those bossy Upperclassmen yell at the kids outside of ROTC, and the seargants allow it. Kids are also reprimanded for missing a drill step by ONE centimeter. They empower the bossy kids, and degrade the poor artsy types and forces them to be controlled. Second, they mess with the kids education, putting the kids in classes they don't need, delaying getting credits. Every time you have a question or concern, they catch an attitude. I am very disappointed with the administration

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2012
This school has the craziest way of scheduling students. They are lumped into one of two tracks either ALL honors classes or NO honors classes, which is difficult for students who do well, but struggle in specific areas. They do not allow non honors freshman to take any social studies or history classes, and they force almost all students into rotc even when the student does not want to be there. Electives are limited, foreign languages are limited, opportunity is limited by scheduling tracks. Overall administration just seems like any question you have is bothering them. That said there are some excellent teachers, the school seems safe other than the one teacher arrested earlier this year, and it has a lovely campus.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2012
Well I am new here, but I think this school is excellent, because from where I am there isn't even the 10% of what this school has...I like sports and in this school, I find everything I could ever wish for.

- submitted by a student
June 08, 2011
Although there are many elements that bring this school down, if you are lucky enough, you'll get great teachers and have a bright future ahead.

- submitted by a student
January 05, 2011
I have two children that attend RCHS. The school has many activities to choose from which keeps the students safe and away from unsafe behavior. The staff is very helpful, professional, and nice. The principal cares for the students as if they were her own. The moral is great, my children are proud to be a "Bolt"

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2010
this school sucks. the teachers can care less about you actually learning, seems like all they want is a pay check. i went here for 1 year then left for a private school i wasn't learning anything to prepare me for college. all they want is to get you to pass the FCAT then they can care less about what ever else we learn.

- submitted by a student
July 01, 2010
AWESOME SCHOOL! I love going to school, the teachers make it so fun and there are barely any fights, I have a lot of friends, it's amazing.

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May 05, 2010
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March 12, 2010
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January 11, 2010
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no rating October 22, 2009
Great school. Great Administration and teachers. Everyone is great, caring, and they care about their students. I love this school. Very educationally intelligent. Thank you for everything to the Ridge!!!!!

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September 22, 2009
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June 09, 2009
This school is very up to date on tech. The teachers are not all great. This school is okay.

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April 30, 2009
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April 04, 2009
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February 15, 2009
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December 29, 2008
School has the latest technology which is a plus but teachers are intimidated by students. Low test scores and poor school guidance by the director.

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December 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 06, 2008
This school is a great school to learn at because one of my kids go there and any time I have a problem the teachers/adminstration are a great help.

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September 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 12, 2008
poor administrative class, the good-behaved students suffer from the bad behaved- through classes and a ridiculous lunch procedure. Some students in AP shouldn't be there. Some great teachers, others mediocre.

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September 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2008
This is an excellent school. The environment is very safe and oderly. My chidren feel safe and cared for. Anytime they need to speak to the principal they can knock on her back door. Parent involvement could be better but the staff tries. Student grades are available 24/7, staff email addresses are available to the public and the office is inviting. Students are expected to reach their highest potential instead of wasting away in the easier courses. My son and we love this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 06, 2007
This school is very substandard to any of the other schools my children have attended. The staff of the school is not very helpful or friendly. My children have had so much of their stuff stolen, and dont feel safe at all. I feel like it is the school boards fault because most of the schools in this county have very poor grades. The school itself is very clean and brand new. The teachers seem to care, but their hands are tied.

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October 29, 2007
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September 22, 2007
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September 17, 2007
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August 30, 2007
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August 22, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 15, 2007
This is only the third year they are open they will have some problems. I am speaking as a student who graduated at the top of the class from RCHS in 2006. I also plan to one day try to become a teacher there. If the parents dont think the school communicates well check your children because even at the age of 18 being a legal adult my parents were contacted for everything. And them not preparing for college is wrong too I am also at the top of my college class even being a teenage mother.

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July 20, 2007
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no rating July 07, 2007
In my opinion, the education at this school is far below what it's suppose to be. Some teachers do a very poor job at teaching; I couldn't learn anything. This school actually has some good extracurricular activities though. I would not recommend this school to anybody.

- submitted by a student
June 22, 2007
As a student, I have to say that the parent involvement in RCHS is very poor. Teachers can force feed students knowledge all they want, but the most successful students are the ones with supportive and involved parents to guide them. As for the extracurricular activites, they're strong and the people in them are very dedicated.

- submitted by a student
June 04, 2007
Friends: For our Family,this was a wonderfull year with our son(12th),he came from another country(Colombia),and he was treated great,we are so happy with the attention that we get,Keep doing a great jor,Bless Yoy All,Thanks. Martinez Gonzalez Family

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April 02, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 20, 2006
This school is extremely poor. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Students are not properly guided for post graduate life. Communication with parents is totally unacceptable. Follow-up on important issues are next to non existence. Our children need support which this school does not provide. The price is too high and costly for the lives of our students to be so poorly valued. Outside of a few scattered good teachers, this school needs thorough evaluation, monitoring and rehiring.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2006
This school is a good school , expecially for there second year. My son likes his classes and enjoys football and he has good grades. The teachers are involved. I recomend this school for kids who wanna learn and have fun with school at the same time

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September 23, 2006
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- submitted by a student
August 09, 2006
This is the most backwards school I have ever encountered. They are so understaffed that my daughter, who is an SLD student was placed into advanced 11th grade classes because that's all they had available, she's a ninth grader! There is no communication, not enough classes and the block schedule is rediculous! Do not move into this school's district, your kids will suffer!

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Ridge Community High School
500 Orchid Drive, Davenport, FL  33837
(863) 419-3315
Last modified Ridge Community High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ridge Community High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top