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 9% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 118 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,462 students
Ridge Community High School Total Students (2006-2015)
Gender %Ridge Community High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers118 teachers
Ridge Community High School Total Teachers (2006-2015)
Students by GradeRidge Community High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio21:116:1
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)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Ridge Community High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsRidge Community High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownFL 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.
0.650.70
Ridge Community High School Diversity Score (2006-2015)
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 increased from 63% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,435 in this district is less than the state average of $11,888. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,719 is less than the state average of $12,571. The district spending/student has grown by 7% over four years.
School District NamePolk School District
Number of Schools
Managed
162
22
Number of Students Managed99,72310,184
Polk School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate68%71%
Polk School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$915 MM$132 MM
Polk School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$942 MM$140 MM
Polk School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,435$11,888
Polk School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$9,719$12,571
Polk School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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