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Orange Park, FL
Students enrolled: 1,490
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Ridgeview High School 5

Posted February 01, 2015
- a student
For everyone who says the school sucks, i dont know what they are looking at. A very nice campus and the diversity of the students is great. The sports teams and facilities are high class. The teachers a devoted to helping students with saturday school and tutoring. A all round great school.

Ridgeview High School 5

Posted September 25, 2014
- a student
The teachers are amazing and the students are diversed, there isn't just a flat out person that goes there but rather a large mixture, something less common than people realize. Which is something since I've gone to over 15 schools. The teachers will work with you if you reach out, many of mine spending most their hours trying to make us succeed.

Ridgeview High School 5

Posted August 30, 2014
- a community member
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!

Ridgeview High School 2

Posted August 22, 2013
- a community member
This school SUUUUUCCCCKKKSSS!!! It completely lacks diversity and the education here is ooverrated and bullying is very common.

Ridgeview High School 1

Posted June 18, 2013
- a parent
Too many white people attend this school, it makes me uncomfortable. Tyler Bowers is the only exception.

Ridgeview High School 2

Posted February 09, 2012
- a community member
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.

Ridgeview High School 2

Posted February 14, 2011
- a parent
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!

Ridgeview High School 1

Posted November 09, 2010
- a student
I hate this school. and yeah I agree, some of the rules here are so stupid and useless to have. We also don't have 50 minute lunch due to idiots fighting. We havent had it for a quite while now. I feel like I'm in jr. high all over again and I'm a senior this year. Barely any senior activities, and a bunch of unnecessary drama. The sophomores in particular. Needless to say, I miss my freshman year 07-08. I thought senior year was supposed to be the best year in high school...obviously not.

Ridgeview High School 5

Posted August 23, 2009
- a parent
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.

Ridgeview High School
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Posted August 22, 2009
- a parent
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.

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Ridgeview High School
466 Madison Avenue, Orange Park, FL  32065
(904) 213-5203
Last modified Ridgeview High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ridgeview High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top