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Ridgeview High School

7
13 reviews
Grades
9-12
Students
1632
Type
Public
School District
Clay
466 Madison Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32065
(904) 336-8975

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Ridgeview High School
Based on data from the 2018 school year

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RHS was an amazing experience for my daughter !My daughter had been in private Christian schools since pre-school and transferred to RHS for her senior year. It was a very good experience where she excelled in academics and in her dual enrollment opportunities. The counseling staff was amazing at every turn. Ms. Loudy's approach to assisting senior students with college acceptance tips and real world work scenarios was very much appreciated. The IT program at RHS is top notch ! I was a nervous private school parent that feared public school would be a step back in my daughter's education. But I am happy to say that I was wrong, wrong, wrong. RHS was the perfect end to my daughter's schooling before college. Thank you RHS !!!
Posted by a parent on 6/5/2018
I went to school here back from 2007 to 2011. I loved this school. Great teachers and faculty.
Posted by a community member on 4/25/2017
There just aren't enough bad words to describe this horrid School! For starters most of my Teacher's were absolutely terrible and they had little to NO interest in actually teaching.! However, the proud and the few that did teach were absolutely TERRIFIC! For starters My first year there I had four really great Teacher's and only two slackers. My third year there, it was just absolutely depressing and caused for me to become a bit suicidal! That year I only had two mostly great Teacher's the rest just DIDN'T care to teach at all! By my third year there I was down to having only one great Teacher! I DON'T know what school, the one reviewer was actually referring to... When they noted NO diversity. A lack of diversity as far as nationalities are concerned isn't this school's problem. In fact NOT since Clay High did I see so, much diversity and I have been to four different schools, between my three months at Clay High and my three years at Ridgeview (starting some years later!) What it is sorely lacking in at Ridgeview is a diversity of SUBJECTS to study and what they will allow for certain students to study versus other more advanced or favorited students. Sadly, for me personally I have learned much more reading, going to museums and researching current and historical events. That is since graduating, than I ever did going to School at Ridgeview or any other School I have been to! This isn't true for everyone understandably. However it's true for me! The bullying etc. at this school and others still gives me nightmares, it was just an awful experience over all and the school Counselors, that I had misfortune of dealing with including but NOT limited to Maria Littlejohn were of NO help! At least NOT in my situation, as far as my educational studies were concerned. She and one other woman who has since retired were NOT at all helpful in getting me into the proper classes to be able to better further my education from there! After all one CAN'T rightly learn anything of actual importance in classrooms where the Teachers choose to slack off and the students are permitted to go wild!
Posted by a student on 3/30/2017
People always talk about how Ridgeview is so great, but it really isn't. Most people who claim it's great are parents who haven't even been in the school for more than an hour. They don't have an orientation, but instead you just get a printed schedule for the first day. You're left there looking around the campus that has a really bad layout. My parents were upset that they couldn't meet my teachers. People suggest you go to open house, but you see Ridgeview schedules that at the worst time of the day. The principal is overly strict and just sits in her office all day, when guidance makes schedules they mess up on a lot, the portables are old and in bad condition. I remember having a class with no ac. This is Florida, air conditioning is a necessity. Anyways, back to the list. The principal favorites teachers and caters to them, they took away English honors for 11th and 12th grade, they're taking away Latin, the food is often undercooked, and the list goes on! The only positive thing I think to say is that I have a had a handful of really good teachers.
Posted by a student on 12/3/2016
I find it very hard to find any positive feedback for this school. The teachers are completely over-staffed, especially the ESE program. The infrastructure is embarrassing. There are vine and weeds growing up the sides of buildings. Most of these buildings are decaying and sinking, the rest are primarily portables (102 to be exact). These portables were built in the 70s and are collapsing into the ground. Last year, one of them caved in from the cockroaches that had eaten it away. Weeds appear through the cracks of every piece of concrete you see. The funding for Ridgeview is terrible and certainly doesn't go unnoticed. Still using 2008 computers loaded with Windows XP in the IT department. Freshman year, the teachers asked us to donate paper. Elective courses are little to none as every other course gets cut within the first years its started. The excuse of "not enough student interest" can only get you so far. There are only 3 world languages (only 2 soon) courses, and only 12 AP courses that are still offered. This school makes no effort to appear modernized and provides only a county entitled education, constantly pandering to IB students and students that make no effort. The IB students are the highlight of the school, but even they only make up a VERY small percent of the actual population. It makes me sad that these kids interpret Ridgeview as their "high school" and imagine this is how things are suppose to be like. Virtual schools are better than this hell-hole.
Posted by a student on 6/1/2015

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Orange Park schools - Ridgeview High School is located at 466 Madison Avenue, Orange Park FL 32065. Ridgeview High School is in the Clay. Ridgeview High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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