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Seminole Ridge Community High School

Public | 9-12 | 2424 students

 

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Posted August 5, 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!


Posted August 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted July 17, 2011

Have no problem with the school or the teachers my children have excelled in all aspects
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted May 5, 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


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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.

553 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

551 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

569 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
95%
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.

646 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
35%
Biology I

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

541 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
72%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

429 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
69%
U.S. History

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

605 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%
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 59%
Hispanic 24%
Black 12%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%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 84%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 75%73%61%
Master's degree 23%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. JAMES CAMPBELL
Fax number
  • (561) 422-2623

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Golf

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road
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