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9-12
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Loxahatchee, FL
Students enrolled: 2,424

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4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road
Loxahatchee, FL 33470

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August 05, 2014
I went here all 4 years and I loved it. I had tons of friends and tons of experiences that shaped who I am today. Without my Biotech teachers, my TV Production teacher, an English teacher, and some other random teachers (ASL, NHS, etc....) I wouldn't be the person I am today. SRHS will always be my high school!

- submitted by a community member
August 06, 2013
Its not true that the band program is prejudice or anything of the sort. It really is one band, one family. Especially when the students push for that. I know my child is always making everyone feel welcome and the parent volunteers do the same to encourage other parents toget involved. Just walking through that hallway you see how close every student and parent is. Its sad to say mr. Skinner had to switch gears and go to a slower pace school but that one band, one family is still there. We reach out to other parents. Even though we will miss mr. Skinner we are still excited for this new band director mr. Harvey who still is carrying on the same concepts. My child has learned so much in band and not just about music but life. Its teaching my child to learn time management and be responsible to do what needs to be done. Our core parents have increased since the incoming students. We are the parents that are there for everything. Meetings, practices, and there to pick up the phone when needed. teachers, students, and other parents are surprised at how much work there is with band and recognize us not only as dedicated but also as a mature program.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2013
My school , Seminole Ridge is a great combination of some wonderful things. We have some really good teachers here, and some will listen to you and care.I never felt that at my old school in palm beach district. I like a few of the science teachers and there are a couple of reading teachers who turned my life around; they should know who they are :) I never read anything and I mean a thing, at my old school, and now I read books all the time. A new kind a world has opened up for me.My life is better now. The Principal seems to care- we need better and more variety in the food!

- submitted by a student
August 11, 2012
I am not very satisfied with the school, it needs more electives, some teachers aren't doing what they should be doing.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2011
I read many reviews before writing this one. There are a lot of whiny parents that expect the school to raise their kids for them. School is not a free babysitting center. High school kids should be self motivated and not completely reliant on teachers to spoon feed them every drop of information. Most of the problems in schools today aren't the fault of the school, the principal or the teachers. Its the fault of irresponsible parents who don't bother to raise their kids properly. That being said, for a student with parents have raised him/her properly, this school is fine. If you're the type of parent who hasn't given your child the proper tools to succeed in life then you won't be happy at any school and your child will grow up to be a lazy complainer just like you. Instead of spending time complaining online maybe you could peel your kid away from the tv or computer for two seconds and talk to them.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
Have no problem with the school or the teachers my children have excelled in all aspects

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2011
I am a student that goes to the ridge. I dislike this school for Many reasons first of all its principal can't bother to respond phone calls and emails. By students and parents which is not doing her job. The ruels are also ridiculous. Example number 1. If you get into violent altercations you are suspended for 10 days even if you are the victim and dont even hit back. Example 2. the dress code is slowly becoming a uniform and legally they have no right to make it one it is not a privately owned school where the owner of the school has that right. But this is taking away your constitutional rights as Americans. The list goes on. with the wrongs of this school

- submitted by a student
November 18, 2010
Some teachers seem to be there just to collect a paycheck, sad because some kids still want to learn. And as far as all rules, well we joke about that. "Welcome to Seminole Ridge Penitentiary" I realize there must be rules, but it seems these kids get detention for some things beyond their control, and that's not so in real life. Needs to be alot of changes in alot of areas.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
They say "Discipline stars at home" but considering that our children pass the majority of time on school grounds and Seminole Ridge Community High School has a strong leadership about this subject,I consider myself lucky to have a child there. School is my child's satellite home.GREAT JOB!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2010
"The Ridge" as it is called is accurate in that the students are on the edge of cliff and about to fall off! As the parent of an ADHD child "The Ridge" practically throws them off the cliff! The ESE coordinator is lazy, the guidance staff are rude and the only time I get communication from any teacher is when my child is having trouble and it is too late to correct it! They are happy to let you know the student will fail but can't take the time to let you know early enough to help. They let the students flounder under the auspicies of "teaching them how to be adults and accept responsiblity" but they do not provide a role model for the students to follow.

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December 21, 2009
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December 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 17, 2009
As one of the teachers who opened SRHS four years ago and a resident of the community, I have observed how complicated it can be to manage 2500 young adults during a school day. As far as I see, our ability to create a safe leaning environment has improved 10 fold in the past four years. I am proud to be a teacher there.

- submitted by a teacher
October 17, 2009
My son is a junior this year, attending The Ridge, and my other son just graduated. In my opinion, the school is strict, but it's a wonderful school, it's a clean enviorment, the APs are friendly, and helpful, the teachers are nice, the band is good, the theatre department is awesome, the chorus rocks, the other extracurricular programs seem very helpful to the kids education. There are tons of ways for the kids to get help with homework, and understanding concepts that they didnt fully understand in class. The dress code is fair, and its better then uniforms. The cell phone rule is strict, but it's there for a reason. The school provides a lot of chances to show sprit, and support. As much as people say they hate the school, it's better then a lot of the other schools I've seen, and I'm glad my children attended this one.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
My daughter is a senior and has had the best experience at the Ridge. Rarely had a teacher that she didn't like, or didn't learn from. The school campus is huge, the five acre concrete courtyard can be chaotic at the change of classes with 2500 student milling around and administration has a very good handle on supervision, discipline. They are always out in the courtyard, visiting the classrooms, and making sure things run smoothly. Great magnet programs, with fabulous teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2009
I'm a senior at Seminole Ridge, and well I choose Early Admission as a away to get out of going there. I agree with he reviews that there is no togetherness. No one cares about what the other kids do in their school. Even when band won States no one cared. People only go to the pep rally's to get out of class. There are some amazing teachers and others who couldn't care. They're are some issues they need to lighten up on i.e dress code, 'the red line' at lunch. Only kids in SGA care about the school. Everyone trashes the lunch room/school/classrooms. I don't know how other schools are but, I hated going everday.

- submitted by a student
August 17, 2009
i am going to be a new student at seminol ridge and so far what iv seen has been great. the court yard is huge and the band uses it for practices. iv seen some of the classrooms and teachers and they have ALL seemed very nice.the acadamy programs are excelling, and the band is BEYOND amazing! i mean the schools not perfect but its good. no school is perfect, and iv never been to one that was.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 13, 2009
Seminole ridge being a 'new' school doesnt have the basic things that other schools have. like a swimming pool for the swim team. Or a home ec class as a basic procedure of life. they put way too much thought into making the school big but forgot about the basics. With the teachers, their are some really Great ones, but their also are some who dont give the student a full learning expierence and dont listen to an opinion. Some really good teachers would be Mrs. Hagan, Mr. Grinder, Mrs. Caceras, and Mrs. Steinmetz. good luck to anyone that wants to go to this school. its actually pretty good. This school is really focused on their sports and Acedamies.

- submitted by a student
July 14, 2009
Im curently a student at Seminole ridge, its been ok so far. the court yard is huge and the buses are crowded, but over all its better than royal palm beach high.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 03, 2009
My son just graduated, the first four year class! And my daughter will be a Senior next year. I find the majority of their teachers to be great..mrs slygh, ms jenkins, mr heller,ms feliciano, to name a few... Also ap Mr Graydon always has our back...Robin in the office is really nice... Kids love Mr Blackmon..and their guidance counsellor Sandy Baldwin goes above and beyond for her kids!! Overall the school offers gear academics, clubs and extra curricular... Their academies are wonderful-ESP biotech... And my daughter love her dance/drama/cheer/tv production classes. The kids at this school do really awesome at the regional, district and state levels.. From cheer, band, tv, football ect they excel!! Keep up the good work Seminole Ridge!!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
Its an okay school. Don't like the dress code though. Very large school, extremely large courtyard. There are some good teachers, some bad, and some awesome. It'd be awesome if we could get some funding for the tennis team!

- submitted by a student
May 05, 2009
Awful school overall. Rude teachers who really couldn't care less [most of the time] and horrible 'togetherness'. The marching band is the best part of the entire school. I have not seen any other part of the school work as hard as those kids do. Its a shame that they are the backbone of the entire school and get no appreciation.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2009
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February 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2008
Both of my children do or have attended SRCHS and I have been pleased with the school, curriculum (esp. Academies) and Staff. They have a Principal that makes an appearance at every event possible and a strong sense of 'community'. There is an obvious favoritism toward athletics (especially football) - maybe a result of a large number of the staff coming from a single school when SRCHS opened. The AP's are just as involved with activities. However, one of the AP's - responsible for clubs and activities - openly admittied not supporting one of these 'clubs' and even said this to one of the students in the club. When the Marching Band won the State Competition, there was little 'fanfare' (aside from the Band parent community). Imagine if that were the Football team!? Overall, it's a good school that is still learning how to be a great school and a tight 'community

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2008
The band is the best part of the high school. Overall the high school is alright. It has its flaws as does any other high school. But the band is amazing! state champions!

- submitted by a student
October 10, 2008
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September 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 10, 2008
Having just gradutaed from SRHS, I would definately say that there are ups and downs about it, but what school isn't that way? The teachers for the most part are fantastic. They want you to be successful and are willing to take time to get you there. I had several teachers stay after school for tutoring so I could pass the test next class. The APs want to be there for those who need them and are good people. The dress code caused quite a stir, but in reality, it wasn't all that bad. I loved it all three years i went there, and I know it was a whole lot better than Royal Palm Beach High School. I wasn't scared for my life at this school, like I was there. There weren't gun threats and gang fights, it was a nice high school environent.

- submitted by a student
July 08, 2008
3 of my children attended SRHS Two of whom have graduated from daughter in 07 and son in 08. I have seen a great deal of growth in my young adults since switching over from WHS. They did not like the dress code but complied most of the time. The school is strict with good security. All 3 agree that the atmosphere of less drugs at SRHS is a welcome change. My two younger children's favorite class was TV Production And my oldest's favorite class was Work Management.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 08, 2008
I attended SRHS for my freshman and sophomore years, and I would consider it to be a good school, but class sizes are too large, and some drug issues are still prevalent.

- submitted by a student
July 07, 2008
I attended Seminole Ridge High School for my sophomore year this past school year. Honestly I did like the school a little bit. But the education was not good at all. I felt as if I learned nothing at all. The teachers also seem to not care much. Im happy that I had some teachers that did care and would take out time to help me out with things I needed help in. Overall this school needs a lot of developing to do over the years. Im also happy to say I will not be going there anymore.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 15, 2008
I attend SRHS as a freshman this year and the school has it's deffinant pros and cons. The staff is pretty decent most of the time and they treat students with respect. The extra ciricular activities are also good. The sports teams and the band really show the schools spirit and skill. On the downside. The dresscode is quite idiculous. I personally would have it changed or just get uniforms. The school is'nt too packed so I don't know why people say buses are too full, maybe I would just have too experience it for myself. Overall SRHS has it's flaws but is infact is a wonderful school .

- submitted by a student
March 18, 2008
Seminole Ridge High is getting better, yet overall the sschhol needs major work. The students are still racially divided against each other, and the dress code is just a way to cover up for all the racila tension. Also, the teachers could care more about the students and bring a higher morale to the table. Ap's generally play favorites, and football players are pretty much invincible. On the other hand, the Ap program is decent and the sports teams ( minus the football team), are actually pretty good. There are many extracurricular activities to choose from. But still, classes are overcrowded, so are buses,both of which are filled to capacity +.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2008
Seminole Ridge High has grown to be a wonderful teaching academy. Not just for one of my children, but I now have 2 attending, and sharing in the wonderful opportunities this school has to offer. The biggest asset you will find at Seminole Ridge is a determined staff and administration. They will go the extra mile to 'get it right'. One thing to keep in mind as you read the earlier reviews is, that a school, as a whole, takes more than a year to spread its wings of success. Consider this- If your child does not know how to succeed with the tools given, then the name of the school will not matter, the results iare the same regardless. If you have a student who desires to become an independent, confident, and a productive adult when they graduate, they will achieve exactly those results at Seminole Ridge High School.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2008
its not a good school in some cases but in others its ok.......this school need to do alot of improvement!

- submitted by a student
no rating January 18, 2008
My son is in vitural school with SR as his home school, my daughter is doing well, whenever i have emailed her teachers they have responded to me within 24 hours, except the PE teacher, the Mr. J. Smith has been great if i have a problem i call/email or stop in to see him, no schools are without problems, but, if the teachers see that you are concerned enough to call/email i believe the teachers take a more active role in you childs life if they see the parent is active in the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2008
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January 04, 2008
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no rating January 03, 2008
Seminole Ridge was an awful school. My daughter graduated from that school last year and she had a different spanish teacher every month and a different english teacher! All she did in many of her classes was watch movies. What kind of school does this!

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December 19, 2007
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December 11, 2007
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December 11, 2007
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December 11, 2007
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December 11, 2007
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December 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2007
Im sick and tired of people saying the principal has nothing to do with the dress code. that is not true, she created it 'in order to make the school safer'. so far we have had more fights with the dress code in action than before. And the teachers are mixed. Some teachers are great while other are best fired.

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2007
Seminole Ridge High is a very well run school. The cultural diversity of the staff, students, and teachers is especially delightful. The design of the school lends itself to a need for tremendous supervision. Cameras are helpful. The technology is an awesome accompaniment to the curriculum component of instruction. Love working at The Ridge!!!

- submitted by a teacher
October 02, 2007
I think it's ridiculous how much criticizm is dirrected at my school. Our school is very organize, the teachers and principles know what they're doing, and things are only getting better with the new dress code. The teachers are warm and caring, all of our futures are in their best interest. I dont think people should judge our school because of the very few people there who are on a path of destruction. Over all, I'd have to say that Seminole Ridge is the best school I've ever attended.

- submitted by a student
September 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
I recently graduated from Seminole RIDGE HIGH School and it's a great school. From there, with the education I've received I was accepted to one of the finest College in NY (with many other friends from SMRHS). This High school has a sense of community not just within itself but brings it to Loxahatchee. My counselor guided me throughout everything I needed regarding my education. My teachers did the same for me.(they really motivated me) Help was never refused.The environment was fantastic. Seminole Ridge shouldn't be judged based on its academic standards. The Students on the other hand have to protect their school from harsh critics. Their part is to attend to school based on the rules posted by the principal. I'm not saying this now because i'm done with high school but because the policies established helped throughout college (in a professional matter)...We are soon to be adults!!!

- submitted by a former student
August 17, 2007
I'm sick of seeing the complaints about dress code and buses. That has nothing to do with the school. Blame the district. I myself live in Royal Palm Beach. Before this school opened, I had two options; Royal Palm Beach HS or Suncoast HS. I was aware of just how great a school Suncoast is, but I felt it was lowering its standards and I did not like its location. When SRHS opened, I had a great new option. I was able to receive a great education with extracurricular activities. Our athletics teams our getting much stronger and our teachers continue to improve.

- submitted by a student
July 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 12, 2007
For such a great school there sure is a lot of alcohol problems!

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2007
My son has been at Seminole Ridge High School since the day it opened and we love it. The school has brought a real sense of community to Loxahatchee. The students are given every chance to get a great education its just that some do not choose to put the effort into it. We love this school and the staff. We would not want to go anywhere else.

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July 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 03, 2007
I love this school, it has been a great environment for learning!

- submitted by a student
July 03, 2007
This school provides the technology and information for their students to excell. This school is has a safe and respectfull environment. This school has provided me and my classmates with the best possible education possible!!! To those who do not agree it may be because your student is not doing well!!, I do belive though that the smarter students do get the better teachers, that care and work with theri students and the lower levels get the teachers that dont really care, but I do believe that if the students also cared they should be able to achieve whatever it is that they want to achieve.

- submitted by a student
July 03, 2007
This school is in fact a very good school. Coming from Palm Beach Central I've been nothing but happy at this school for the past two years. Both my Sophomore and Junior year at Seminole Ridge couldn't of been better. Being in hard academic classes, I've had amazing teachers and amazing guidance counselors that have helped me along the way. All this fuss about it being a bad school is idiotic. There really isn't many Palm Beach County Schools with non-crowded buses, or non-crowded schools. Both Palm Beach Central and Wellington are overcrowded. And as for the dress code situation, the school cannot 'address' the real issue. That would be unconstitutional and violate our rights. It is unfortunate but legally they cannot ban one thing and not the other. I think Loxahatchee parents should pay more attention to their children. For they are the one creating problems.

- submitted by a student
July 01, 2007
I am a concerned parent of 2 children .My eldest attended SRHS and was an ESE student. I quickly found out that this school does not always make the proper accomidations as outlined in her IEP. Thankfully the English dept was the exception to the rule and helped her to shine by allowing her to write and express herself freely. I have chosen to send my son to a private school where they will be better able to accomidate his needs. The best of luck to all those attending the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 29, 2007
Seminole Ridge is a very well run school with professional well educated teachers who are experts in their fields.

- submitted by a teacher
May 23, 2007
SRHS is a great school do not allow these parents to fool you. If you are involved in your childs life as a parent then things could not be better. They teach a child how to be an adult and that is the rub. Most complaining parents want to be their childs friends not their parents. SRHS has a friendly and helpful staff. Act like an adult and be treated as one. The real issue in Loxahatchee is the parents immaturity, not the schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
Wow! Reading these comments assures me I am correct in my thinking of this school. I feel the teachers do not care about their students. My daughter has two teachers that seem genuinely concerned, that is sad considering she has seven classes. Dress code is a joke, why not address the real issue instead of punishing all students. I have had instances where I have left messages for the principal and administrators and not received a call back, one time through e-mail with no reply. We moved here last year and I am sad to say this school has been quite a disappointment. We as parents need to stand up for our students. Let your voices be heard. I hope that the school board superintendant Art Johnson reads these comments and follows through with making a difference. This school is quite new and already needs serious changes that are being ignored.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
Teachers dont really seem to care. Needs to be a uniform school.

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March 17, 2007
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March 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2007
Seminole ridge has many academies and sports but our sports team isnt that good. Our academies are pretty decent. We now are going to have a new dress code and the school is overcrouded and classrooms are packed and the busses are ridiculos. The staff arent the nicest people in the world

- submitted by a student
February 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2007
I am a Jr. in high school, coming all the way from Massachusettes, and moved to West Palm Beach in Aug. of 06'. A family member reccomended me going to Seminole, it being 'a new and safe school, and considered the best of the area.' I was enrolled in the beginning of Sept. 06.I thought the faculty was very unhelpful-I got more help from students than the teachers! There is not enough buses! There were at least 3-4 kids in each seat, plus kids in the isles. I witnessed kids being turned down rides to school because there was not enough room, and even kids getting off the bus because of how uncomfortable it was, and because of taunting from other kids. It was dangerous and sad. Let's just say I only lasted two months at that school, and I'm happily back home at my old High School in MA.

- submitted by a former student
January 08, 2007
Don't believe the enticing details about Seminole Ridge. Being the newest school in palm beach county is one detail most often looked as a positive but the lack of experience at this school really shows. The technology at the school mainly serves the staff by overall making their overall job easier I haven't seen one way in which it is used to help the student learn. The school takes advantage of these luxuries and basically fails at doing the simple task of teaching effectively. It seems as if the school's main priority is to persuade parents that it is a great school by focusing on the size, technology, and the overall experience they can give your child but it fails. The book it program is the most ridiculous thing I have heard of, and block schedule is ridiculous with almost every class being 1 1/2 hours each.

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December 10, 2006
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- submitted by a student
November 27, 2006
Terrible! No communication with teachers and staff is rude!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2006
This school lacks leadership, starting at the very top.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
The first year the school was opened, I feel it lacked the ability to interact with the parents. They were not aware of any problems my son was having academically, would not return my calls, did not have my child in the proper classes, and just plain didn't care. Many times I went up there in person and just sat till someone would see me. I was not the least bit surprised when the school received a 'D'. Many students have taken the same FCAT 4 times and not passed. This year however, with a new guidance counselor who cares, my son has excelled tremendously. She (his guidance counselor) has turned his scheduled around 100% to accommodate him, and made suggestions on ways to help him graduate. He is now back to a 'B-C' student and finally passed the FCAT! He is looking forward to his future after high school.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2006
I feel the school lacks in following through with appropriate student dress...all students come to school with the right to an education, but it is a privelege to be able to continue that education...

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2006
This is the best high school in palm beach. Very safe and clean and it is far more advanced then any school in florida

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2006
This is an amazing school. The technology available for student use is amazing! I think Seminole Ridge High School has outdone all standards previously set by a first year school in every aspect acadmeics, sports and arts. For example, the marching band is amazing. I saw them preform at a football game I was stunned. Is this a first year band? And the sports teams are also doing very well. The teachers are involved with each of the stuidents and makes them feel welcome and they do a wonderful job. The school won an award for the number of parent volunteering hours, the parents are very involved. Also, the community is a nice and safe community. Overall, Seminole Ridge is a fantastic school!

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May 09, 2006
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Seminole Ridge Community High School
4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, Loxahatchee, FL  33470
(561) 422-2600
Last modified Seminole Ridge Community High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Seminole Ridge Community High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 78 reviews. Top