Ridgeland High School

2478 Happy Valley Rd,

Rossville, GA, 30741

Tel: (706)820-9361
Grades: 9-12

1,323 students

Ridgeland High School serves 1,323 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the GA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Ridgeland High School operates within the Walker County School District.
The school district's 57% graduation rate is lower than the GA state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 1323 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 101 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,323 students
Ridgeland High School Total Students (1990-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 101 teachers
Ridgeland High School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade Ridgeland High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.83. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Ridgeland High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Ridgeland High School Asian (1998-2000)
Hispanic
2%
12%
Ridgeland High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
8%
37%
Ridgeland High School Black (1994-2012)
White
87%
44%
Ridgeland High School White (1994-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ridgeland High School Sch Ethnicity Ridgeland High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.24 0.83
Ridgeland High School Diversity Score (1994-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
59%
51%
Ridgeland High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
7%
Ridgeland High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,619 students has grown by 45% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 57% has decreased from 90% over five years.
School District Name Walker County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
5
Number of Students Managed 13,619 3,462
Walker County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 57% 66%
Walker County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $95 MM n/a
Walker County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $97 MM n/a
Walker County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,102 $0
Walker County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,326 $0
Walker County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lakeview-fort Oglethorpe High School (4.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Chattanooga Valley Middle School (3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stone Creek Elementary School (1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Rossville Stone Creek Elementary School
    1600 Happy Valley Rd
    Rossville , GA , 30741
    (706)866-3600
    1  mi  |  428  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Rossville Rossville Elementary School
    1250 Wilson Rd
    Rossville , GA , 30741
    (706)866-5901
    1.9  mi  |  557  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Flintstone Chattanooga Valley Elementary School
    3420 Chattanooga Valley Rd
    Flintstone , GA , 30725
    (706)820-2511
    2.1  mi  |  597  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Flintstone Chattanooga Valley Middle School
    847 Allgood Rd
    Flintstone , GA , 30725
    (706)820-0735
    3  mi  |  529  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Lookout Mountain Fairyland Elementary School
    1306 Lula Lake Rd
    Lookout Mountain , GA , 30750
    (706)820-1171
    3.2  mi  |  259  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 19, 2011 - ITS A GOOD SCHOOL, THEY MESSED UP MY CLASSES AND WOULDNT CHANGE THEM WHEN I ATTEMPTED TO HAVE THEM CHANGED. BUT THE TEACHERS ARE GREAT! - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended January 25, 2011 - I have grandchildren that attend this school and participate in sports. My grandson has had things stolen from him three times, the level of bullying is ungodly, and the good kids don't want to go to shcool there because of the crap they have to take from the trash that is allowed to attend there. Try harder to catch a thief and do something about the bullies, would you? I have given too much money to programs at that school for my grandchildren to be afraid to go to school or just not want to go because of the way other people are acting. There are drugs in the school and heads turn if you are a sport star. People are talking but never do anything. These are our kids, people, do something please. - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Walker County, GA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.19, which is lower than the Georgia average of 0.83. The most diverse school district in Walker County is Jasper City School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Georgia or national school diversity statistics.