Pine Ridge High School

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Pine Ridge High School
Established 1994
Type Public
Principal Mr. John Atkinson
Teaching staff 100 (2011–2012)[1]
Students 1,751 (2011–2012)
Grades 9–12
Location Deltona, Florida, United States
Coordinates 28°53′13″N 81°09′45″W / 28.88694°N 81.16250°W / 28.88694; -81.16250Coordinates: 28°53′13″N 81°09′45″W / 28.88694°N 81.16250°W / 28.88694; -81.16250
District Volusia County Schools
Accreditation SACS
Campus Suburban
Colors              Black, Teal and Gold
Mascot Panther
Website Official website

Pine Ridge High School is a high school located in Deltona, Florida. It was built in 1994 and is located at 926 Howland Blvd, near S.R. 415. Pine Ridge High School's team mascot is the Panther and its colors are teal, black, and gold.

Pine Ridge has a twin school Atlantic High School. Both schools were built on the same design but by different contractors. Both campuses have the iconic courtyard clock and different colors.

Academics and curriculum[edit]

Similar to many schools in Volusia County, Pine Ridge High School has specialized academies that have been successful in helping students to graduate with unique skills. They include the Academy of International Business and World Languages, Agriscience Technology and Communications Academy, and Sports Science and Emergency Services Academy. The school has its own student supported early childhood/ preschool program called The Pee Wee Panthers. The school has an Air Force JROTC program.Pine Ridge offers AVID and Advanced Placement courses. The school, as of the 2013-2014 school year, offers three foreign languages including Italian, Russian, and Spanish. There are many courses available to support students with unique needs in the ESE and ESOL departments. Pine Ridge has a variety of programs available to students in the performing arts such as chorus, band, drama and dance. There are also fine arts as well as career and technology courses.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Pine Ridge has many activities and clubs in which students can participate. Some popular ones are the Anime Club, Astronomy, CLAW Club, Earth First, FCA, FFA, Guitar Club, Health Occupation Students of America, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, SGA, S.A.D.D., the school newspaper, The Scratch Post, and the school literary magazine, Spilled Ink.

The Pine Ridge High School Bands are currently run by director Paul Robinson, which consists of Marching Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band. The marching band provides entertainment during football games by playing stand tunes during the game and performing on the field during half-time. It also plays at pep rallies, marching competitions, and parades. The concert band performs several times throughout the year. Performances include winter and spring concerts as well as MPA.[2] The Jazz band performs at various functions including the Lakeside Jazz Festival in Port Orange, Florida.

Athletics[edit]

Pine Ridge has fall, winter, and spring athletic teams as well as a football stadium and soccer and baseball fields on campus. Pine Ridge shares a rivalry with neighboring high school Deltona High. It has been dubbed the 'Battle of the Boulevard', due the schools being located on opposite ends of Howland Boulevard.. Varsity soccer were district champions in the 2012-2013 season.

Student demographics[edit]

Racial/ethnic group Number of students enrolled in October School % District % State %
Female Male 2008-09 2007–2008 2008-09 2007–2008 2008-09 2007–2008
White 254,527 628 51.5 53.2 63.2 63.9 45.3 45.9
Black 12,833 159 12.8 11.5 14.5 14.5 23.0 23.1
Hispanic 344 332 30.2 30.3 15.8 15.6 25.0 24.7
Asian 11 17 1.2 1.2 1.7 1.5 2.5 2.4
Am. Indian 6 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
Multiracial 48 42 4.0 3.7 4.5 4.2 3.9 3.6
Disabled 146 292 100 20.3 16.4 17.0 14.3 14.4
Economically Disadvantaged 477 529 44.9 40.5 46.6 42.5 49.6 45.9
ELL 31 45 3.4 4.0 6.1 6.0 11.8 11.9
Migrant 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.5
Female 1058 47.2 47.3 48.7 48.6 48.7 48.7
Male 1184 52.8 52.7 51.3 51.4 51.3 51.3
Total 2242

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Link[edit]

Link Crew is a program started in the 2006-2007 school year where chosen upper-classmen help freshmen throughout the year by getting them to participate in school activities and help with academic classes. This program was originally run by Mrs. Bedard, but upon her resignation it is now sponsored by, a teacher affectionately called, Mrs. Grebosz.

Principals[edit]

  • Thomas Russell 2007-2011
  • John Atkinson 2011-Present

AFJROTC[edit]

Pine Ridge High School has an award winning Air Force Junior ROTC program: Designated a Distinguished Unit by the USAF since 2004; Recognized as an Outstanding High School Leadership Training Program by College Admissions Officers; Led by teachers with USAF Advanced Instructor Certification. The guiding principle for the Cadet Group is to "Follow, Lead, Succeed." The FL-941 Cadet Group meets and fulfills this challenge daily by planning, organizing, and running all cadet operations. Cadet activities are numerous: Academic Goal Setting Campaigns, Community Service Projects, Parades, Field Training Exercises, Color Guards, Drill Competitions, School-wide Inter-murals,and more.

The Program Director is Colonel W. Wright, USAF (Ret) with Deputy Director Master Sergeant A. Johnson-Young, USAF (Ret).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deltona, Florida. National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  2. ^ http://prhsband.wikispaces.com/
  3. ^ http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/year0809/nclb0809.cfm?dist_schl=64_6881

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