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River Ridge High School

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Posted July 12, 2014

As a Parent I loved the school.Teachers are top notch at keeping parents informed. As for the Principal Leadership, most are awesome but one of the administration team should look for other employment. It was very obvious he is there for a paycheck. Parental involvement gets 4 stars as I do not see many parents supporting the school as there could be. This is a great new addition to the county and hope year #6 is even better for the staff and students than all the prior years. One area that could use improvement is the school drop lane. I would like to see the school do a better job at not allowing people to drive on the left side to form a second line to drop of kids. This is dangerous to the kids and to the drivers in the right lane.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

What an awful school. Please do not send your child there. I graduated from there last year. They must have found the staff from downtown Atlanta and said hey you want to teach here. The staff is about is rude as they can get. The principle doesn't care about you if you're not a football player. I hate telling people I went there because it is such an awful school. If you're "popular" the teacher will pretty much take the test for you. Don't worry there is no dress code for cheerleaders. I was miserable every second I was there. The teachers will pick favorites so be sure to be it. Oh and during lunch if you need to go to the bathroom you have the magnet girl and boys passes. You may only use the restroom 3 times a week once a day (they have a chart). I would not recommend this school, unless you want your child to come home miserable everyday. Beware.


Posted November 12, 2013

This school is AMAZING. I have been going to River Ridge for 3 years and I love it. All my teachers are outstanding and are well rehearsed in what they're teaching. The only thing I can think of that this school could improve on is athletics. We're good in a few sports like volleyball, tennis, track, and softball. But besides that...we suck. But a good education is more important than sports. Hope this helps!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2012

Great school. They seem to make education fun. Not to sure about the principal. He cares for the football and other major sports, but doesn'e support the Fine arts. I don't think this is fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

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Social Studies

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

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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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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99%

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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.

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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97%

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93%

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Algebra I

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

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88%
American Literature

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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98%

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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93%

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94%

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Coordinate Algebra

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

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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87%
Integrated Math I

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

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80%

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Integrated Math II

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

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80%

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Physical Science

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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82%

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74%

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U.S. History

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

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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79%

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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 74% 44%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Black 8% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Darrell Herring

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer time after school
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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400 Arnold Mill Rd
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 591-8450

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