Scripps Ranch High School
|Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)|
|10410 Treena Street
San Diego, California, USA
|Type||Public high school|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Average class size||27|
|Color(s)||Cardinal Red, White and Navy Blue|
|Average SAT scores||1665 (Overall)|
|Newspaper||'The Falcon Flyer'|
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. This school received an overall rating of 9 out of 10 from greatschools.org.
The ethnic breakdown is 47% Caucasian, 26% Asian, 17% Hispanic, 6% African American, 3% Multiracial, and 1% Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The average class size is 27. 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.
- 1 Athletics
- 2 Academics
- 3 Annual events
- 4 Clubs and organizations
- 5 Alma mater
- 6 Notable alumni
- 7 References
- 8 External links
- Fall: Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Women's Tennis, Women's Golf, Women's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo, Marching Band
- Winter: Roller Hockey, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Women's Water Polo, Wrestling
- Spring: Badminton, Baseball, Golf, Men's Tennis, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Track, Men's Volleyball
- Non-seasonal: Cheerleading, Dance Team
List of CIF championships
|Boys Cross Country||1993, 1994|
|Girls Cross Country||1995, 1997|
|Field Hockey||1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013|
|Roller Hockey||2003, 2004, 2005|
|Boys Lacrosse||2010, 2011|
|Softball||1996, 1998, 1999|
|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|
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.
Standardized test scores
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 second highest performing comprehensive high school in San Diego County, surpassing several fellow schools.
Advanced Placement and Honors
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.
SRHS offers several language programs including Spanish, French, ASL, and Japanese. AP level classes are available in both Spanish and French. Honors is available for fourth year Japanese (7-8). 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.
Visual and Performing Arts
Dean Hickman founded the instrumental program in 1993 and since then, the school has had many ensembles including a string quintet, string orchestra, full orchestra, concert band, steel drum band, jazz band, and the Falcon Corps and Color Guard (formerly the The Rising Star Marching Band and Pageantry, the name was changed in 2011 to reflect an updated program). The ensembles have traveled worldwide, including Hawaii in 1997, Bahamas in 1999, The Peoples' Republic of China in 2001, Chicago in 2006, and Seattle and Vancouver in 2008. One of the most distinguished awards that the marching band received was the Walter Brennan Sweepstakes Award at the Camarillo Christmas Parade. The group won the award annually for their participation throughout the late 90's throughout the early 2000s (13 of the past 14 years). The music program is currently headed by Russell Shedd, VAPA director.
The current drama program features 2 beginning drama classes, 1 advanced drama class, and 2 technical theater classes. The school's drama program is taught by Greg Oberle. Shows presented by the SRHS drama program include:
- Once Upon a Mattress (2010)
- The Wiz (2011)
- Don't Rock the Boat (2011)
- Cheaper by the Dozen (2011)
- Captain Fantastic (2011)
- Beauty and the Beast (2012)
There are also several art programs at this school. There are several beginning art classes, and 3 AP art classes (AP Art 2D Design, AP Art Drawing, AP Art History). All art classes featured at this high school are taught by Laura Wright, chair of the VAPA-Art department.
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. 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.
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."
Scripps Ranch High School followed many school traditions. The Class Run was usually in the morning of the Homecoming Rally and took place annually, but was canceled in 2013. In addition to the class run, other traditions, like the much beloved annual Senior Food Fight at the end of the year, were canceled by the administration, much to the dismay of the student body. All of the dances at Scripps Ranch High School are planned and produced by ASB. Students partake in Homecoming, Winter Formal, Sadie Hawkins Dance, and Prom dances held every year. School-wide rallies are held in the Fall, Winter, and late Spring.
The annual Powder Puff football game is a game held between the Junior and Senior class.
Clubs and organizations
The JMUN organization (available to 9th grade) holds a conference annually. The most recent JMUN 2 day conference was held in 2012 on May 30 to May 31 featuring the majority of members of the SRHS JMUN organization along with chair members from MUN. Eight members of the SRHS organization received awards for their work (1 gavel, 3 outstanding delegates, 1 economics, 4 accommodation).
Korean and Hip Hop Club frequently perform during rallies doing dance routines.
SRHS is home to the 935th Regiment of United States Air Force Junior ROTC. Air Force ROTC teaches drilling, marching, knowledge about the current national commands, the importance of community service, and Aerospace Science. Scripps Ranch's JROTC's drill teams include Color Guard, Armed Fancy Drill Team, Saber Fancy Drill Team, and Unarmed Fancy Drill Team. In Color Guard, cadets represent the nation's flags and the California State flag at school activities. The Armed Fancy Drill Team competes with 7-9 lb M1903 Springfield Bolt-Action Rifles in competitions. The Sabre Team also assembles new choreography, but with Army Cavalry Sabers (black taped sabers). The Unarmed Fancy Drill Team uses their hands to make sounds of beats and rhythms. Flag Detail raises and lowers the United States National Flag and California State Flag. Students are competing to keep the "Stillwell Trophy" awarded to the best unit in the San Diego Brigade for another year. Recently, Scripps Ranch High School's JROTC Academic Team qualified for the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl for the first time in 2011 and placed 2nd in preliminary competitions, but were eliminated in playoffs. However, they returned to the international competition again the next year and proceeded to win the Air Force division of the entire competition (which included schools from Guam, South Korea, Germany, etc.), outscoring its opponent 315-75 in the final.
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.
All hail our Alma Mater, we lift our song anew,
Forever, only loyal, to Cardinal, White, and Blue.
For your lofty dreams and standards high
We’ll reach together toward the sky.
Our hearts remaining true
Dear Scripps Ranch High, to you!
-Words and music by Nancy Shirley and Dean Hickman
SRHS' alumni include three significant actors as well as three major athletes as of 1993, its opening year. Some of the notable alumni include:
- Adam Brody - actor (Class of 1998)
- Jerad Anderson - actor (Class of 1999)
- Kellen Winslow II - National Football League tight end (Class of 2001)
- Kyle Mooney - Saturday Night Live cast member (Class of 2003) 
- Chad Ruhwedel - National Hockey League defenseman for Buffalo Sabres (Class of 2008)
- SAT Scores in CA
- SRHS Foundation Information[dead link]
- School rating
- School ethnicities
- Average class size
- Student Handbook
- Student Handbook
- Student Handbook
- List of CIF-San Diego Champions
- CAHSEE results
- School API
- SAT Scores
- SAT Scores in CA
- AP Classes
- Language courses
- SRHS Music Website - Music Program
- "92131 Magazine"
- Graduation prerequisites
- More graduation stuff
- College attendance percentile
- School Dances/Events
- Mock Trial
- Alma mater
- Adam Brody
- Jerad Anderson
- Kellen Winslow II