Ridge Community High School

  • Ridge Community High School serves 2,462 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the FL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 60%.
  • Ridge Community High School operates within the Polk School District.
  • Polk School District's 68% graduation rate is lower than the FL state average of 71%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2462 students has grown by 13% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 118 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,462 students
Ridge Community High School Total Students (2006-2015)
Gender % Ridge Community High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 118 teachers
Ridge Community High School Total Teachers (2006-2015)
Students by Grade Ridge Community High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 16:1
Ridge Community High School Student Teacher Ratio (2006-2015)
Asian
1%
3%
Ridge Community High School Asian Students (2006-2015)
Hispanic
49%
31%
Ridge Community High School Black Students (2006-2015)
Black
19%
23%
Ridge Community High School Black Students (2006-2015)
White
29%
40%
Ridge Community High School White Students (2006-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Ridge Community High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Ridge Community High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Ridge Community High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.65 0.46
Ridge Community High School Diversity Score (2005-2015)
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.
53%
53%
Ridge Community High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2015)
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.
5%
5%
Ridge Community High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2015)

District Comparison

  • Polk School District's student population of 99,723 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 94% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,120 in this district is less than the state average of $12,021. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,001 is less than the state average of $12,230. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four years.
School District Name Polk School District
Number of Schools
Managed
162
22
Number of Students Managed 99,723 10,184
Polk School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 68% 71%
Polk School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $893 MM $122 MM
Polk School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $882 MM $125 MM
Polk School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,120 $12,021
Polk School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,001 $12,230
Polk School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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