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.
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.
Seminole Ridge is a very well run school with professional well educated teachers who are experts in their fields.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
This is the best high school in palm beach. Very safe and clean and it is far more advanced then any school in florida
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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