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Ringgold High School

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Posted June 26, 2011

Ring gold is a awsome great school teachers and staff all work together helping the students acheieve a good learning environent when a parent need to talk with a teacher they can . My sons are in ROTC one in now in basic traing for Army National Guard and the other is looking to go to colledge threw thew army program next year all my kids freinds at school like the school and teachers aswell from what I hear far as diversity it's great surounding area population is only small % of American blacks , Asians and hispantic the same % tho low attend the school personaly I know about Diversity I lived in Miami fla I know about mixed Cultures RingGold does a great job and my kids have learned more at this school than down in Miami Fl this is my review it's my opion
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

I would have to say the Ringgold High School is an average school. With a mix of good students and teachers with those that are bad. I have found that speaking to the teachers and principle for the most part will not get you far. I had to go to the school board to get a little bit of resolution to problems. Then again the school board said they would get back in touch with me and they have yet to do so (5 months so far). AP classes are taught but the teachers are not prepared, for the most part. They even canceled AP Chemistry after 1 year. The chorus is a joke (but promises to be better next year), band pretty good. Athletics on par. I get the excuse that there is not enough money to get enough teachers. My wife and I have both volunteered to help but the school acts like they don't want any outside help. I have 2 children attending right now. If we could afford a private school, that's where they would go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

I think that RHS is one of the best schools in the Tennesee valley. I have had two children graduate from Ringgold and go on to further their careers in college. The teachers they had were fantastic. The band program, chorus and most sports are by far the best in the area. The teachers were great and the staff was wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

I attend Ringgold High School, as far as safety goes, it is not very safe. I have a child that I refuse to send to the free daycare at Ringgold High because I am concerned abou the bomb threats and shootings. I do not appriciate either that my principle chooses to ignore issues and pretend they are not real. However, the education at Ringgold is exceptionally good. There are a few questionable teachers, but there are those everywhere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2007

We moved from Chattanooga to get our kids out of the Hamilton Co. school system. We have children in Ringgold Elem, Middle, and High Schools and have found all three to be excellent. The band program at the Middle and High school is excellent. The number of children that receive college scholarships from the band program is amazing. As a parent who attended a private school, the academics are just as challenging and prepatory for college as any private or other high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

Ringgold is not a very good school. The quality is not very good, and the same goes for academic standards. It seems to me that the students can slack off as they please and still make a passing grade. My child has been going to Ringgold for a little while now and, so far, I am not content with the level that she is placed on. Also, the safety of this school is an issue. There are students here who are violent, vulgar, and reckless who aren t even worried about getting in trouble because they know there won t be a severe enough punishment to do them any harm. There is also theft that goes almost not taken care of or with very little punishment. Overall, Ringgold High School is not a very well-kept school and the academic standards fall
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

I had two children who attended RHS and I was not impressed with the qualilty or leadership at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2006

The academics at Ringgold far exceed many of the surrounding schools. It is, however, completely up to the student/parents whether or not they take advantage of the opportunities available. Sure, if you take all regular classes, you're going to hear a lot of goofing off and have a lot of distractions, but the AP classes really prepare students for the test and college. The only complaint I can think of is the overpopulation of students. The county is already working towards correcting that problem, with the building of Heritage High School and the renovations scheduled for this summer for RHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2005

at ringgold high school academics fall short... I have parents I dont need them at my school as well..in school I need an educator
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

I think that Ringgold High School is one of the best schools in N.Georgia. It offers a wide variety of classes and gives students a chance for both a social life and a academic career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2003

I believe Ringgold High School provides the opportunity for a quality education for all her students with qualified teachers and ample extra curricular activities for leadership opportunities. I have two very succesful professional daughters who got their education at Ringgold High School. It's there if you want it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

My daughter has gone to Ringgold since the 9th grade and she is now a junior and she loves this school dearly. She has met some of the wonderful people there. I love the school because there is not the violence you her of at many of the other schools you hear about. The faculty is very helpful to the students and keeps them very informed of what is going on in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

257 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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92%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

256 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

256 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

256 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
87%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
86%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
85%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
68%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
60%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
98%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 37%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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29 Tiger Trl
Ringgold, GA 30736
Phone: (706) 935-2254

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