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Ridgewood High School

Public | 9-12 | 1103 students

 

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Posted August 3, 2013

Ridgewood is a 35 year old school nestled in a suburban community. The school started out as a middle school but converted to a high school about 1986. At one time, the school had the highest test scores in the county, but, because of a drastic shift in the socio-economic shift within the local community, this is no longer the case. The school is now a Title One school, with over 70% of our students receiving free or reduced lunch. The students are hardworking though and as a result, the school has risen from a D school to a B school these last two years. The students are very proud of our school, and they continuously strive to make things better. This year we were rated a Gold school for the abundance of volunteer hours contributed toward the school by both students and patents. Although many of our students go onto college, many volunteer to serve our country as members of the U.S. military. Out of this last graduating class, 24 graduates enlisted in various branches of the armed forces. We take pride in our school and the success of our students. Go Rams!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 6, 2012

look i am a former student and i gurated in 2010 and was an njrotc student at the high school so i enjoyed it all my time there so i give it five out of five stars
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2010

My child had 2 classes with NO TEACHER. Not even a substitute. This went on for the first 2 weeks of school. Just recently a teacher quit mid-day due to her overwhelming stress. Some teachers don't post students work assignments on eSembler, so I have no idea how well my kids are doing until they receive a progress report. When I asked to remove my child from a "no teacher" class & put into another, it was not done. I want what is best for my child & this school is not providing it's best. I'm highly considering pulling my children from this school. It's extremely overcrowded anyway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

I'm a parent with a child here. She slipped through the cracks of the huge school. Her councelor never knew her until april of this year. She's a Junior What a joke.!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

this school is amazing!!! send your young adults here. not gulf-poor quality school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2008

Very overcrowded but would not trade for the world! Teachers are AWESOME! Principal is a great man and very professional.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

i go to ridgewood and i just have to say that i LOVE IT HERE!!! the school is amazing and the teachers are awsome. they make the lessons fun. so i actullay pay attention to the lesson instead of falling asleep. kids here are so out going and theres always a good time. i wouldn't go anywhere else if my ife depended on it
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2007

The school is incredibly overcrowded, but the teachers are very professional and the Principal is a man of integrity. The school has a great tradition and is very spirited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

This school is the best. Great Teachers, Great Students, Great Students!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2003

The district school board needs to give the music, sports and arts program more $ for after school programs instead of having parents tag it to their job incomes. Medical, dental and car insurances continue to rise and many parents cannot afford to pay for alot of after school activities that include uniforms, equipment and physical exams. They also need to create an after school 'academic club' to help kids prepare for the FCATS, ACT and SAT. Also serve less greasy foods and create a second floor where the kids can have an inside gymnasium, a bigger library and computer lab. More and more teens are having to work instead of raising their grade point average.
—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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

260 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
76%
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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%
Biology I

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

201 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
49%
U.S. History

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%
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 68%
Hispanic 20%
Black 6%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 69%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%63%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 16%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ANGELA L MURPHY
Fax number
  • (813) 794-3991

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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7650 Orchid Lake Road
New Port Richey, FL 34653
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