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Pine Ridge High School

Public | 9-12 | 1618 students

 

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Posted July 22, 2014

Take any previous positive comments posted with a grain of salt. Just go visit the school during an average school day and you ll understand. This is a subpar school that lacks any structure or discipline. Students do whatever they want because teachers and administrators have no control. My daughter will no longer be attending Pine Ridge, as her freshman year was the worst of all her schooling. She was bullied repeatedly, which was met with apathy from the deans office. This school is exactly what s wrong with the education system. It serves as a babysitting service and a poor one at that. The apparent new B school grade is not accurate. It is sad that I live down the street from the school but will have to drive my child half hour away every morning to go to a respectable school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2013

This will be my 4th and final year as a Pine Ridge High School panther, and I must say that each year this school, and the staff have done nothing but improve. The teachers are more into making the students interested in learning and being the best they can be. I've only attended Pine Ridge, so I cannot say (from personal experience) that any school is below us or that we're above others, but I can say that are students are more willing to learn, and recieve some of the best educations that can be provided by this collection of amazing, hardworking and creative teachers, administrators, principals and even campus advisors.


Posted October 24, 2013

Pine Ridge has hardworking teachers and students. It is too bad that those who don't value an education get the attention. There have been many students who have excelled in sports, theatre, FFA, and academics, but most people outside the school talk about the students who disrupt and don't care. Pine Ridge is like all high schools - it has its problems - but it is a good school for most of its students who care!


Posted October 20, 2013

I just graduated in 2013 and I have to say this school is amazing. Some people might say "that school is where the thugs are Deltona high is better". Okay ALL highschools have problems. All of them. They all have trouble makers, thugs, whatever! It depends who you hang out with. If you hang out with positive people (people who don't smoke, they care about their grades) well then your gonna think this is an awesome school. Someone might bring up "well pine ridge had 9 fights in one day and one person punched a cop". You don't think there's been worse at other schools? And btw, that carnival was open to EVERYONE. It wasn't even students who got arrested. So please, if your going to hate on a school, at least do your research. This school is amazing.


Posted December 11, 2012

There is virtually no discipline at this school whatsoever; the inmates run the asylum. The teachers are frustrated but this is purely an administration policy, teachers would like to see a stiffening of discipline but the adminstration is afraid to tighten the screws because they're afraid of conflict with parents and don't want to look bad to the county office. the excuse is "because we don't want to take away from the students academics". These kids aren't in class anyway...there are 100 or more kids roaming the campus at any one time. The parking lot is an absolute free-for-all...kids coming and going anytime they wish. The administration hides in their offices except on class change, when they will huddle together in little groups in the courtyard so it looks like they're doing something. I would think less than 25% of the kids could point out the Principal in a line-up of 4-5 people. So PR has been a "D" school forever and will likely remain a "D" school until somone comes in with the courage do fix it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 16, 2012

My daughter just started there 2 months ago, my first impression is horrible. She takes all advanced classes and is an A student and she says the teachers even in her classes dont care about the students. I went into the guidence office personally and they act as if their doing you a favor by helping you. In 2 months her grades were never put into the computer from the last school and they never recorded that she had comm service hours completed. When i called to ask, they act like they dont care to answer my questions. Why do i have to tell them to do their job??? Isnt putting in grades part of your job not mine. Overall i miss Lake Mary schools. The teachers are excellent and really know what they are teaching. My daughter says that a few of her teachers just sit and talk during class about nothing that has to do with the subject that they are teaching,. But when the test are given out the kids suffer from the lack of instruction. I think they are setting our kids up to fail! Someone needs to get in there and inforce dicipline that has a backbone!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

I am looking to find which school would be best for me to go to late into the year. Im moving to Deltona soon and I need to know. Would Deltona High school or Pine Ridge be better for me to go to at last minute.


Posted May 14, 2011

staff is not very friendly, and does not seem to know how to answer questions about my child. I think a parent that has questions and shows concern for thier child, should be treated with a little more respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

I am a 2003 Pine Ridge graduate. I accidently came across this side rating my daughters school. So here I am! lol My first two years of high school were great! The teachers were good, well eduated at what they were teaching to the students and seemed to care about the education experience. My last two years 11th and 12th grade were awful. The teachers were horrible, did not care at all about the stuff they were teaching and barely knew it themsevles. I loved the school because of the friends that I made from there, but as far as teachers and staff... no bueno!


Posted July 24, 2010

I'm a class of 2010 graduate, and would say that overall Pine Ridge is what you make of it just like any other High School. The AP classes are challenging to some extent, however, independent study in order to pass the exams is imperative. There are some great teachers, and faculty at Pine Ridge. Then, obviously, there are others that you wonder why they went into teaching in the first place. There are plenty of clubs to get involved here. Personally, I was heavily involved in Key Club, Student Government, National Honor Society, and HOSA. My extracurricular activity involvement, and effort in academics has landed me in Florida's best college with a more than generous financial offer. Pine Ridge really does try hard to make it's school great. The ball is in YOUR park however, and a student's effort and intentions are the deciding factor in what they'll gain from attending.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2010

The teachers were the best part. PRHS has a dedicated faculty that's there for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2009

Im in my second year at pine ridge. I havnt noticed any other problems that other high schools dont go through. Teachers do care about everyone there and there are many opprotunities to everyone who goes to pine ridge, people may say its a bad school but most of them never even went to pine ridge or just spent a couple of months or year and did nothing that made them involved with the school or even tried.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

I think Pine ridge is just like every other school. The teachers are there for you and acre alot. but if your a student that doesnt care about whats best for you then you dont belong in any school, no matter how great or how bad it is. Im a junior and Im part of link crew and The captain of the Varsity soccer team. yea pine ridge has its flaws but if you go there with a positive attitude then this school opens up many doors for your future. Again it all depends on the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2009

While it's true some of these reviews are biased, here's some truth about Pine Ridge. For a start, the school is overly lenient. The dress code is barely enforced, except by the occasional 'old-school' teacher who may just send you out for breaking the dress code. Most teachers however, won't even care until you get on their nerves. The curriculum at Pine Ridge isn't the greatest, depending on what classes the student takes. Some classes have a teacher whom lacks motivation, or the ability to control the class without moving forward and meeting the requirements to develop an understanding of the class material. There are many more issues with this school, but this review's limited to 150 words. Put it this way however, if you actually want to succeed and learn something in a good learning environment, go to Deltona, Deland, Mainland, or some other school. Not this one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2009

I was senior class president and graduated this year and i could not have asked for better teachers, staff and principal to educate me. My high school experiance opened up so many opportunites and gave some great memories asnd experiances.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2008

Overcrowding, cliques and drama are just three issues at Pine Ridge. It's difficult with the recent budget cuts. I'm a Freshman in all Honors classes, and it's so hard to learn in a class that has 35 chatty kids in it. Many students don't care about anyone but themselves, so they trash the school. The janitors try their best to pick up after all of the kids who never learned to clean up after themselves. Many of the teachers do care, but they put up with way too much!! Fights are a regular thing. I'm happy to say I won't be apart of the PRHS class of 2012. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone who is very serious about their education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2008

my school is sooooooo cool, i have to say even though it is my first year at Pine Ridge high it has been a great excperiance!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2008

My son is in his second year at Pine Ridge and we still do not see the problems that others speak of. My son is doing really well and the teachers and staff have been really helpful to us. Its all about involvement and participation. Your success depends on it. Give it a try it might surprise you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

I graduated in the Class of 08 and spent four years in this school. As far as the teachers go a lot of them care, some take it to heart. They do more then what s required in their job especially with some of the crap they put up with. Kids fail because they didn t care and didn t take the chances given to them, not because of the teacher. Mr. Russell are new Principal cares, I always see him every day talking to students or picking up trash. The kids are the center problem to this schools reputation. A good majority are thug wannabes that are rude and do not care and respect other students and staff. The school does not have the needed money to spend on education because we have twice as many janitors then most schools because kids often liter and destroy school property. The school is dirty because of them. Besides that there is plenty of opportunity present at the school, it s all up to the student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2008

Pineridge is a greatschool overall there seems to be some overall prejudies concerning the ethnic groups. The front desk attitude has chanaged tremendously an does a disservice for and to the school. The guidance dept. is the best the teachers are awesome and should recieve much more recognition than they do. The ESE director takes his job to heart, he really cares about his students and that makes a big difference and a everlasting impact in ones life.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

416 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
86%
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.

415 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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 64% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
20%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 48%
Hispanic 34%
Black 13%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 65%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 49%56%61%
Master's degree 48%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JOHN ATKINSON
Fax number
  • (407) 328-6862

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
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Performing arts
  • Drama
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926 Howland Boulevard
Deltona, FL 32738
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Phone: (407) 328-6800

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