Ridgeview High School is a hidden gem in Clay County. It is the only school in the county with an IB program and it also has a large program for autistic students. Their presence generates a strong sense of community among students and faculty. An amazing thing about Ridgeview is how they recognize academic clubs and sports equally, unlike neighboring high schools that cater more to athletes. The new administration is doing an excellent job. Although they faced some criticism for being "too strict", they have made this good school even better. Teachers who got by with doing the least possible have been weeded out and the very few students who are troublemakers get disciplined swiftly. The facilities are somewhat old, but they have started remodeling. Old facilities aside, the people working and learning inside are the most amazing. Teachers are very caring and dedicated and the students are very grade conscious and want to learn. It might be hard to believe, but there still are some schools in which students want to learn and Ridgeview High School is one of them. GO PANTHERS!
This school SUUUUUCCCCKKKSSS!!! It completely lacks diversity and the education here is ooverrated and bullying is very common.
Too many white people attend this school, it makes me uncomfortable. Tyler Bowers is the only exception.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ridgeview has a strong IB program. Very professional and all about the kids. I strongly support the school
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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