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Ridgeland High School

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Posted July 20, 2013

This is a horrible school for students seeking a post secondary education. Most of the students at this school have poor academic and discipline records. My child was previously enrolled in schools in West Virginia and Florida. Needless to say, the schools in West Va and Florida were at least 5 years ahead of the Beaufort Jasper Academy For Career Excellence. There is a NOT a school for students trying to prepare for a future quality college education. However, if you like ghetto schools with a lot of cursing, lack of discipline, and unpopular administrations, then this is the school for you. Otherwise, if you happen to drive by this school, press the gas and keep driving! Do not stop!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

I think ridgeland high school could use alot of improvements inside of the school. Everyone wants to be the princple around the school. Its hard to learn in class because of the other students who wants to act up, like they dont have any home training. If i had a choose of going to another school i would proudly be apart of an beufort county school, just to get a better edu.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2009

What I've failed to witness is the lack of extra curricular activities. To me, everything is basically revolving around sports and the band. How about a drama club, book club, art program, etc. If they do have these programs, it needs to be advertised more to get more attention. Let's face it, there are a lot of students who are not interested in the sports field. So why not have programs in which all of the students can enjoy and be apart of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2009

I think they need to focus more on the education and dicipline rather than the cuteness in the media and the uniforms. The uniforms make some of the kids feel uncomfortable or like everyone is looking at them. They should be a little more loose with the uniforms and focus on making the education and decipline better. In my opinion they are just wanting to be more and more like Thomas Heyward Academy and they need to realize that they are a public school. Nobody cares if they have another color cami or tank top on underneith their shirts, and how about some casual days in the year...that would be nice. I do admit this year (2009-2010) they are more focused, so far, on the education. Thats what matters anyway. Keep improving...you getting up there!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2009

School has vastly improved over the course of three years. Test scores has gone up and more qualified teachers are employed in the district. I am happy to know that the qualifications of a substitute teacher has also been increased to a college degree or some college is required. For so long the district had been employing just about anyone with a pulse and I am happy to know that they've increased the bar for those who teach and impact our dear children. There is room for improvement but the school is on the right track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2008

The direction of the school district frightens me. Though two new facilities have been built, administration seems to not know what to do in terms leading the schools. In addition, with the influx of international teachers, faculty and staff don't have the student's best interest at hand. Serious overhaul needs to be done to the staff and administration, as well as a great deal of programs need to be offered to help this school/district perform to par standards.


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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 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students77%
Female82%
Male74%
African-American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled7%
Not disabled82%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students48%
Female47%
Male49%
African-American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals43%
Full-pay meals62%
Disabled8%
Not disabled51%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant48%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
31%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
11%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 77% 36%
White 13% 53%
Hispanic 9% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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250 Jaguar Trail
Ridgeland, SC 29936
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Phone: (843) 717-1500

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