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About This School

Ridge Community High School is a public high school in Davenport. The principal of Ridge Community High School is Ms. Sherry Wells and can be contacted at sherry.wells@polk-fl.net. 2,244 students attend Ridge Community High School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 11% of the Ridge Community High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 68% of the 2,244 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ridge Community High School is 17:1. Landmark Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 46% 28%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 21%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 67%
Limited English proficiency 11% 11%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is one of the worst I have attended. They don't want you to learn they want you to just pass the FCAT. All they care about is a paycheck. Even the students are proud of failing their tests and they have no respect what so ever. Not to mention that if you are a freshman you HAVE to join ROTC. Its not even a choice. All that principle cares about is her values. If you care about your education REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THIS POOR EXCUSE OF A SCHOOL.

  • (10 months ago)

    When my son entered ninth grade I was terrified! Ridge Community has been a wonderful safe place for my son to grow and learn. The principal is caring involved and listen to parents and students. We had an issue with a class and she allowed me to advocate for my son and get his schedule changed. There is so many things the students can get involved with - and so many opportunites if you take advantage. I am so happy that my son is a student at Ridge - this are of the county seems to get a bad name but there are many great things going on.

  • (11 months ago)

    As we plan for our daughters education we have taken the time and visited several High Schools with in out area. After much consideration it is clear to us the only choice for our daughter is Ridge Community High School. I myself served two lelcted terms on the Board of Education in Upstate N.Y. I have some knowledge background and the ability to evaluate a school it's performance and standing in the community. Ridge Community High School has arrangements for it's students to take part in a program that besides earning a High School Diploma allows the student to also earn credits toward a college degree. Programs are available to meet almost every students needs. This school is a new campus with the most modern available facilities. Located North of Haines City. It can easily be accessed from 17-92 or US27. Before you choose a school check this location out and I'm sure you too will agree with me this is the right choice for your son or daughter.

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is one of the best of the best We are proud our child is a student at this school as there is no question the school staff teachers all work together to guide and lead their students into the future. Always willing to help and available if needed to provide that extra help.

  • (11 months ago)

    I have been attending Ridge Community High School as a freshman This year has been the best of all my years in the Polk County School System The teachers are the best always willing able and ready to help with any problem or concern that I might have with the material presented. This year I have had many c choices as I plan for my three years ahead the guidance department has been most helpful in assisting me with my career path I am planning to participate in the program that allows me to earn my High School Diploma and credits for college at the same time. I recommend this school to others looking to a school that prepares you for the years ahead.

  • (1 year ago)

    The atmosphere is great. The administration TERRIBLE. First they force the kids to take ROTC even if they don't want to over some "Leadership Skills" B.S. when the kids just get yelled at by bossy upperclassmen and the artsy kids are unfortunately forced into conformity. They also take this ROTC thing TOO seriously. Those bossy Upperclassmen yell at the kids outside of ROTC and the seargants allow it. Kids are also reprimanded for missing a drill step by ONE centimeter. They empower the bossy kids and degrade the poor artsy types and forces them to be controlled. Second they mess with the kids education putting the kids in classes they don't need delaying getting credits. Every time you have a question or concern they catch an attitude. I am very disappointed with the administration

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has the craziest way of scheduling students. They are lumped into one of two tracks either ALL honors classes or NO honors classes which is difficult for students who do well but struggle in specific areas. They do not allow non honors freshman to take any social studies or history classes and they force almost all students into rotc even when the student does not want to be there. Electives are limited foreign languages are limited opportunity is limited by scheduling tracks. Overall administration just seems like any question you have is bothering them. That said there are some excellent teachers the school seems safe other than the one teacher arrested earlier this year and it has a lovely campus.

  • (1 year ago)

    Well I am new here but I think this school is excellent because from where I am there isn't even the 10% of what this school has...I like sports and in this school I find everything I could ever wish for.

  • (2 years ago)

    Although there are many elements that bring this school down if you are lucky enough you'll get great teachers and have a bright future ahead.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two children that attend RCHS. The school has many activities to choose from which keeps the students safe and away from unsafe behavior. The staff is very helpful professional and nice. The principal cares for the students as if they were her own. The moral is great my children are proud to be a "Bolt"

  • (3 years ago)

    this school sucks. the teachers can care less about you actually learning seems like all they want is a pay check. i went here for 1 year then left for a private school i wasn't learning anything to prepare me for college. all they want is to get you to pass the FCAT then they can care less about what ever else we learn.

  • (3 years ago)

    AWESOME SCHOOL! I love going to school the teachers make it so fun and there are barely any fights I have a lot of friends it's amazing.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school. Great Administration and teachers. Everyone is great caring and they care about their students. I love this school. Very educationally intelligent. Thank you for everything to the Ridge!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is very up to date on tech. The teachers are not all great. This school is okay.

  • (5 years ago)

    School has the latest technology which is a plus but teachers are intimidated by students. Low test scores and poor school guidance by the director.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is a great school to learn at because one of my kids go there and any time I have a problem the teachers/adminstration are a great help.

  • (5 years ago)

    poor administrative class the good-behaved students suffer from the bad behaved- through classes and a ridiculous lunch procedure. Some students in AP shouldn't be there. Some great teachers others mediocre.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. The environment is very safe and oderly. My chidren feel safe and cared for. Anytime they need to speak to the principal they can knock on her back door. Parent involvement could be better but the staff tries. Student grades are available 24/7 staff email addresses are available to the public and the office is inviting. Students are expected to reach their highest potential instead of wasting away in the easier courses. My son and we love this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is very substandard to any of the other schools my children have attended. The staff of the school is not very helpful or friendly. My children have had so much of their stuff stolen and dont feel safe at all. I feel like it is the school boards fault because most of the schools in this county have very poor grades. The school itself is very clean and brand new. The teachers seem to care but their hands are tied.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is only the third year they are open they will have some problems. I am speaking as a student who graduated at the top of the class from RCHS in 2006. I also plan to one day try to become a teacher there. If the parents dont think the school communicates well check your children because even at the age of 18 being a legal adult my parents were contacted for everything. And them not preparing for college is wrong too I am also at the top of my college class even being a teenage mother.

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