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About This School

Ripley High School is a public high school in Ripley. The principal of Ripley High School is Joe Bridges, whose e-mail is jbridges@lced.net. 881 children attend Ripley High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 81% of the 881 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ripley High School is 15:1. First Apostolic Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 49% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 48% 41%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 73%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

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

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

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

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