Scripps Ranch High School

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Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)
Scripps Ranch High School (logo).png
10410 Treena Street
San Diego
, California
Coordinates 32°54′30″N 117°06′45″W / 32.9082°N 117.1126°W / 32.9082; -117.1126Coordinates: 32°54′30″N 117°06′45″W / 32.9082°N 117.1126°W / 32.9082; -117.1126
Type Public high school
Established 1993
Principal Ann Menna
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 2,424
Average class size 27
Color(s) Cardinal Red, White and Navy Blue             
Mascot Falcon
Average SAT scores 1665 (Overall)[1]
Newspaper The Falcon Flyer
Yearbook Legend

Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS), located in Northeast San Diego, California, United States, serves the Scripps Ranch community as well as students participating in the Voluntary Enrollment Exchange Program (VEEP) bussing program of the San Diego Unified School District. It is a National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School.[2] This school received an overall rating of 10 out of 10 from[3]

SRHS sign in front of school


The average class size is 27.[4] SRHS accepts students from Thurgood Marshall Middle School, choiced-in Wangenheim Middle School, and VEEP students. As of the most recent school year, 95% of graduating seniors will be attending college with the remainder serving in the military.[citation needed]


The ethnic breakdown is 47% Caucasian, 26% Asian, 17% Hispanic, 6% African American, 3% Multiracial, and 1% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.[5]

Student accomplishments[edit]

Past student accomplishments include an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair award winner,[6] National Merit Scholarship winner,[7] and 209 AP Scholars.[8]


Seasonal sports[edit]

  • Fall: Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Women's Tennis, Women's Golf, Women's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo, Marching Band[9]
  • Winter: Roller Hockey, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Women's Water Polo, Wrestling[10]
  • Spring: Badminton, Baseball, Golf, Men's Tennis, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Track, Men's Volleyball[11]
  • Non-seasonal: Cheerleading, Dance Team

Its rival schools are the Mira Mesa High School Marauders, Poway High School Titans, and Cathedral Catholic High School Dons.

List of CIF championships[edit]


Sport Title(s) Won
Boys Basketball 2007
Girls Basketball 1996
Boys Cross Country 1993, 1994
Girls Cross Country 1995, 1997
Field Hockey 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
Boys Golf
Roller Hockey 2003, 2004, 2005
Girls Lacrosse
Boys Lacrosse 2010, 2011
Girls Soccer 1999
Boys Soccer 2004
Softball 1996, 1998, 1999
Boys Swimming 1997
Boys Tennis 2006
Girls Tennis 1998
Boys Track and Field
Girls Track and Field
Boys Volleyball 1994, 2003, 2006
Girls Volleyball 1996, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010
Boys Water Polo 1999, 2010, 2013
Girls Water Polo
Wrestling 2007



In 2012, 98% of students passed the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) in the English-Language Arts portion and 96% passed the Math portion of the test.[13]

Standardized test scores[edit]

For 2012, the base API score was 900, growing from a score of 883. Based on the 2011 API results, Scripps Ranch is a top performing comprehensive high school in the San Diego Unified School District, and the highest performing comprehensive high school in San Diego County, surpassing several fellow schools.[14]


The current average score for the SAT Verbal test is 519. The average for SAT Math is 540.[15] The overall SAT average is 1657, ranking 7th in schools in San Diego.[16]

Advanced Placement and Honors[edit]

SRHS offers a variety of AP as well as honors classes in the sciences, world languages, arts, social studies, and English. AP and honors classes are weighted on a 5 point scale.[17]

Language Programs[edit]

SRHS offers several language programs including Spanish, French, ASL, and Japanese. AP level classes are available in both Spanish and French. Honors is no longer available for fourth year Japanese, Spanish, and French.[18] The world language program also has a blog showing the central information and events going on in SRHS language department. All classes are available for 3 year study or more, except for ASL with only first and second year courses available.

Graduation prerequisites[edit]

A record of responsible citizenship must be maintained. Out-of-class preparation to reinforce, extend and enrich school experiences is expected of all students as part of their effort to succeed in their studies.[19] Students must earn a total of 44 semester credits in grades 9-12. One credit per semester is earned for each course satisfactorily completed. A grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required of all graduates. Grade point average is computed on the basis of A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0.

In addition, Seniors must complete a Senior Exhibition project and deliver a presentation before they graduate.[20]

College attendance[edit]

95% of students attend some form of post-secondary school education. More specifically, according to the school principal, "60% of our students will be attending a 4-year university, 35% are going to a 2-year college and 5% will be serving their country in the military or pursuing other post high school options."[21]

Clubs and organizations[edit]


The Mock Trial team competes in the San Diego County Bar Association's annual Mock Trial competition. In 2012, the team placed second in the county.[22]

Scripps Ranch High School's student-produced newspaper is the Falcon Flyer and yearbook is known as the Legend. It is also home to a number of other limited release publications such its award-winning yearly Literary Magazine, The Ascent.


Twerking incident[edit]

In 2013, 31 students were suspended from the school after a video surfaced of students "Twerking" while using school video equipment.[23] The incident received international attention and resulted in a settlement between the district and the suspended students.[24] Some criticized the punishments as not justified and too harsh.[25]

Notable alumni[edit]

SRHS' alumni include three significant actors as well as two major athletes as of 1993, its opening year. Some of the notable alumni include:


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