Lake Ridge is a great school that offers its students a wide variety of academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. The faculty and staff are caring and work to ensure that every student learns.
One of the major components of our athletics department is character development. The coaching staff believes in teaching specific character lessons to our athletes at least once a week through coordinated lesson plans and activities.
I have taught in 3 other schools across Texas, and I can honestly tell you that Lake Ridge is one of the finest schools in the state. The principal is incredible, the athletic coordinators on campus are tremendous leaders and the student body is academically stellar. I've never taught at a better school or with a better group of teachers!!
I have been involved in school systems in two states and abroad, in multiple roles as a teacher, parent and active volunteer. I opened this school in 2012 as an active PTSA member, volunteering in the school almost daily for two years. The teachers, staff and administration are some of the best I have been around in my 25 years in and out the education system. My son received a phenomenal education, scored in teh top 2% nationally on SAT and ACT and is currently attending one of the top universities in the south, for which he was absolutely prepared. I loved the school so much, that I am now teaching there!!! We have multiple teachers with doctorate degrees who choose to stay at the high school level. Almost all of our teachers who have children choose to bring them to Lake Ridge, which speaks LOUDLY for the school. The academic preparation, variety of organizations, sports opportunities and diverse population -all combined to create a well-rounded education for my son and had him fully prepared for a large and competitive university.
This school is excellent. The Faculty are hard working and dedicated to the betterment of the students lives both in and outside of school. The administration staff are efficient and the counsellors are always available and highly proficient. The school's extra curricular activities, such as Band and Football are highly successful and dedicated to the success of its members throughout life.
This school is wonderful. It offers a variety of courses for students of all grade levels, and with that being said, most of them actually teach you things needed for your future. Education wise, it's great but athletic wise...that's another story. The football team is clearly improving from where they were the first year, but they are still not up to par with other teams, which is understandible. The basketball and soccer teams are pretty good from what I have heard. Baseball and softball are also good. The cheerleaders need a little more pep, but their dance team is amazing! Other activities in the school are great too, like the band and the theater department. The dress code is a bit crazy from what I have heard, but it is enforced for SOME not all, which is not acceptable. Overall, good education, okay athletics, great fine arts(band,theater,dance team), and somewhat enforced rules.
As a parent, one would think you would value a school on their educational system not because they lack a strong "Athletics Program." I want my son to have a career, not a job. Having a career requires an education that goes beyond sports, a HS diploma and Bachelor's Degree. This school, the environment and teachers have all been a godsend. My son's entire demeanor changed once we transferred him to Lake Ridge..