Cedar Ridge High School (Texas)

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For the high school of the same name in North Carolina, see Cedar Ridge High School (Hillsborough, North Carolina).
Cedar Ridge High School
Address
2801 Gattis School Road
Round Rock, Texas 78664
United States
Coordinates 30°29′33″N 97°38′25″W / 30.49250°N 97.64028°W / 30.49250; -97.64028Coordinates: 30°29′33″N 97°38′25″W / 30.49250°N 97.64028°W / 30.49250; -97.64028
Information
School type Public high school
Founded 2010
Principal Lynette Thomas
Teaching staff 186.29 (FTE)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,781 (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 14.93
Color(s)             
Black, purple, and Silver
Nickname Raiders
Website
[1]

Cedar Ridge High School is a public secondary school in Round Rock, United States. For the 2010-2011 school year, the school includes grades nine and ten. Grade eleven was added in 2011-2012 and grade twelve in 2012-2013. The school is the largest high school in the Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD), and in Central Texas with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students. Admission is primarily based on the locations of students' homes in the district. The building of the school was approved in the 2006 Bond, and was completed just prior to the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year.[2]

The school houses the Professional Studies, the S.T.E.M.(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the International Business and Economics, the Visual/ Performing Arts, and the Health Science Academies.[3]

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 2,781 students enrolled in 2013-14 was:

  • Male - 50.7%
  • Female - 49.3%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.6%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 5.6%
  • Black - 13.6%
  • Hispanic - 35.2%
  • White - 41.0%
  • Multiracial - 4.0%

29.4% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[1]

Organizations[edit]

The high school is home to many clubs and organizations such as: Anime, Asian Youth, ASTRO, Band, Royalty, Cheerleading, Chess, Chinese, Culinary, Cultural Awareness, DECA, Diamond Divas, FCA, Film and Video, Forensics, French, German, GSA, HOSA, I am Norm, Interact, Lacrosse, Ladies of Purpose, Law Academy, Marching Band, National Art Society, National Spanish Honor Society, New Horizons, Opening Knight, PALS, Poetry, Raiders in Action, Raider Connect, Raiders of the Lost Art, Writing, Recycling, ROZVI, Spanish, Speech and Debate, Future Business Leaders of America, and Student Council.[4]

Cedar Ridge High School's Theatre program (Theatre at the Ridge) competed in the Greater Austin Theatre High School Musical Awards in 2014 and received the awards of Best Production, Best Musical Direction, Best Choreography, and Best Actor in a Lead Role.[5]

Student Council has been awarded the Texas Association of Student Council's Sweepstakes Award for. The Sweepstakes award is the highest honor for a Council in the state of Texas. The council is composed of several committees including Energy & Environment, Pride & Patriotism, Drug Alcohol Safety Health Awareness, and Community Service

Cedar Ridge’s partnership with Dell is also another highlight of the school. During the 2014-2015 school year, 21 students from Cedar Ridge designed and developed the Library of the Future concept and have had amazing results. Not only did the students educated other schools across Texas about building a partnership between a school and a business but they have also presented their ideas at several conferences going all the way to national level.

Athletics[edit]

Cedar Ridge High School offers Varsity and Junior Varsity Football, Baseball, Basketball (Men and Women), Golf, Soccer (Men and Women), Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Track and Field (Men and Women), Cross Country, and Swimming.[6] They also offer club sports such as Water Polo (hosted by the school's swimming team) and Ultimate Frisbee. The football, women's basketball, women's soccer, and softball teams have consistently advanced to the playoffs every year.[7]

Honors[edit]

Cedar Ridge High School is the "greenest" school in RRISD and was built with a modern and environmentally-friendly design. Upon completion, the school was named LEED certified in 2011.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Cedar Ridge H S". ed.gov. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Round Rock Independent School District - 2006 Bond Program Archived December 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
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  5. ^ "Cedar Ridge High School Theatre". Cedar Ridge High School Theatre. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Athletics Cedar Ridge High School"
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ "Round Rock ISD Cedar Ridge High School". usgbc.org. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 

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