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Ripley High School

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Posted January 27, 2011

I happen to know several people that attend this school and they have a great education. i attend a different school out of the area but still in tennessee and a person i know from up there has asked me to help them on math skills and i have not even learned how to do that yet. i believe that ripley has a fun learning experience in their school and they learn exceptionally well. The teachers there have great teaching methods from signs to songs. i believe this school is great.


Posted February 5, 2009

this school cares too much about the dress code. i mean seriously we are here to learn, not for them to tell us how to dress. i mean come on when we get in college we arent gonna have a dress code. they are more worried about out dresscode than they are our grades!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2008

I graduated from Ripley in 2004 and it is not nearly as bad as people make it out to be. The community isn't great for sure, but that's another story. I got a great education from Ripley and was more than prepared to excel in college, especially in the areas of math, english and science. I think most of the problems come from people being unable to discipline their own children. Its not the teachers' responsibility to rear your children, its yours.


Posted October 29, 2008

This school cares more about the dress code then the children. It is not that serious people! they are here to learn!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2004

I am not a parent, but I did attend RHS. I think this school provided a positive learning environment for its students, and the teachers are very concerned with the welfare of its students. Though this school does have its problems, it's one of the best in the area. The school is in a safe secure area that will provide students with a great high school experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2004

My son used to attend this school. It wasn't a fun learning enviroment
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
23%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
25%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
44%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
53%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
26%
U.S. History

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students65%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students34%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students49%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students56%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students47%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students36%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students94%
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 50% 23%
White 48% 67%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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254 Jefferson St
Ripley, TN 38063
Phone: (731) 635-2642

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