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New Port Richey, FL
Students enrolled: 1,103

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7650 Orchid Lake Road
New Port Richey, FL 34653

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(727) 774-3900
(813) 794-3991
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August 27, 2013
I have a child in his senior year at Ridgewood High School. This year is a nightmare with overcrowding and lack of teachers. I wish that we had over ridden his choice and sent him to Fivay High. Some of the better teachers that used to teach at Ridgewood, transferred to Fivay High. My son has 36 students in his A/P English Lit class. They won't let him out of it. Not a very condusive learning environment, Ridgewood administive staff!!!

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 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

August 06, 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

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
no rating
June 04, 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

August 10, 2008
this school is amazing!!! send your young adults here. not gulf-poor quality school!

- submitted by a student

August 05, 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
no rating
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

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

January 04, 2006
This school is the best. Great Teachers, Great Students, Great Students!

- submitted by a student

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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Ridgewood High School
7650 Orchid Lake Road, New Port Richey, FL  34653
(727) 774-3900
Last modified Ridgewood High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ridgewood High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top