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Ridgeview High School

Public | 9-12 | 1490 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

This school SUUUUUCCCCKKKSSS!!! It completely lacks diversity and the education here is ooverrated and bullying is very common.


Posted June 18, 2013

Too many white people attend this school, it makes me uncomfortable. Tyler Bowers is the only exception.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

This school is overpopulated and thus over-regulated, leaving the decision-making heavily teacher-biased. The chain of authority for regulating education in this state in general is extremely biased towards progressive reform to standardize all schools and prevent teacher specialization and a more broad curriculum with more electives. The IB program is definitely dominant and works like a trade school, only there's less money in it, so students that want to specialize are actually cheated. Unless you are preparing your child for a life in a technical school, you should not enroll them here. High School should groom for a higher education and prepare students for life.


Posted February 14, 2011

This school is NOT as great as most parents make it out to be, as they do not know what goes on inside the school. First thing I should start out saying is the ADMINISTRATION is a JOKE, the "pick and choose" deal goes on here, and the teachers are always the "victims." Some of the RULES are absolutely RIDICULOUS, such as the dress code policy, and the absense policy (miss 5 days and your child gets all 59F's!!!). The school has great teachers, but most cater to the I.B. students. Overall rating 2/5 - your child is better off at Oakleaf!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

My daughter graduated this spring from the IB program where she did very well. She's on to college this fall and I am extremely happy with the college preparation and coursework offered by the school and the IB program. In addition, the students participating in the program are exceptional scholastically and as young people. I was amazed at the 3-4 hours of homework a night especially in the first couple years but if your goal is to prepare your kid for college, this is the way to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

This school worries more about inconsequential things like dress code and cell phones than it does about academics and budgets. It needs to focus more on the students and less on what their wearing, because tightening the leash is only going to make them rebel even more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

This school is simply amazing. Weather you are in the IB(International Baccalaureate) program, which is an advanced learning program for students, or Drama, or even into Athletics, you will always find something at Ridgeview. The schools food is actually worth eating and paying for. Ridgeview is the only Clay County High School that has one lunch period which is a priveliage, and you can eat anywhere in the school you would like. School has great teachers in a decent learning enviroment. The downside(s) are that the schools students arent disiplined enough to know not to pick on each other, and Ridgeview isnt a 'welcoming' school. Everyone has there group and that is where they stay, which leads to lack of cominication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

Ridgeview has progressed over the years. Teachers getting hired create new learning environments. The school has an awesome sports addition. Students come out Friday nights supporting their panther pride. Every school has its flaws but Ridgeview has very few. The school is nice and clean. The teachers are pretty good at what they do. Also, the students get along with just about everyone. We are one big team verseing the next.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2007

This from a parent of two kids who went through the IB program during 2002-2007. If your child is academically inclined and you are in Clay County, Florida, you should at least take a look at the IB program, which in Clay County, FL is only at Ridgeview. The school has regular high school and the IB program using the same facilities and sharing some classes. The IB program gathers together the more academic kids from the county and there are some advantages to doing that. The drama department, directed by Ms. McCall, is a great strength of this school. The plays at Ridgeview are worth seeing even if your children don't go to school there, and all the children enjoy working on them. The IB program overall appears to me to emphasize writing skills. Students are required to do a lot of writing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2007

I have attened rhs for about 3 years now but I moved a few times and came back giving me a chance to compare schools personally. This school has no creativity. School is the same boring and disappointing day for me. I feel like Im missing so much and not getting privaleges we desereve that balances with the responsibilty we are exspected out of us. Teachers have favorites, no rewards for our hard work, and overlly self indulged teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2006

Ridgeview has a strong IB program. Very professional and all about the kids. I strongly support the school
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 11, 2006

this school is great but the way some of the teachers teach is just horrible. And I agree that no school should have 92 portables, and 10 buildings. and the classes are too big there are 31 student to 1 teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2005

This school is wonderful. There is plenty for the kids to do. Athletics are fun and spirited and always available. Academics are outstanding, there was over a 90% pass rate in my AP psychology class. Teachers are helpful and awesome.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 1, 2005

RHS is a very nice school. As a student in the IB program, I feel that RHS has provided me with one of the best high school educations available. The teachers and staff are amazing. They are very friendly and are always willing to go the extra mile for the students. Nowhere else will you find a school where the teachers care so much. As far as extracurricular activities, the school offers a wide range of them and has many programs available for the students to join. The campus is large but not huge. The student body is diverse but unified. The ambiance is always welcoming. I really recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2004

This once terrific high school has spiraled downwards since the principal change. The students were in a much better environment and had better morale when the schoool was a block scheduling school. I wish the School Board would reconsider and stand up to our Superintendant who only cares about himself. He only shows up for certain activities at schools. When there is a camera, there he is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2004

My school is a great school! RHS, home of the panthers strives for more than just education but the fun enjoyable environment that we're placed in. Our classes are spread out in buildings or portables around campus. All in all we have a nice courtyard where students can have lunch and a great football field to watch the games.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2003

As Senior Class of 2002 President, I believe Ridgeview is undoubtedly an A school. With the incorporation of the IB program, RHS is now the benchmark for Clay county Education. There is no more diverse school in the area. Whether your interests are in fine arts, athletics or academics, Ridgeview High School is Exceptional!


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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.

357 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

357 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

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.

348 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 64% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 63%
Black 17%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 130%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 21%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 76%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%64%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. DEBORAH SEGRETO
Fax number
  • (904) 213-3033

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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466 Madison Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32065
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