School Details

Ridgeland High School

250 Jaguar Trail, Ridgeland, SC 29936
(843) 717-1500
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 543 students 16 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

77%
77%
91%
48%
48%
84%

High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jasper 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
49%
86%
54%
54%
80%
52%
58%
77%
92%
92%
95%
22%
22%
57%

End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school sutdents in Algebra 1, Biology 1, English 1, 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jasper 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ridgeland High School is a public high school in Ridgeland. 543 students attend Ridgeland High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 72% of the 543 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ridgeland High School is 16:1. Ridgeland High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 77% 62%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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!!

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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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