Scripps Ranch High School

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Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)
Scripps Ranch High School (logo).png
Location
10410 Treena Street
San Diego
, California
USA
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
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1993
Principal Ann Menna
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 2,424
Average class size 36
Color(s) Cardinal red, white and navy blue             
Mascot Falcon
Average SAT scores 1650 (Overall)[1]
Newspaper The Falcon Flyer
Yearbook Legend
Website

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] The school received an overall rating of 9 out of 10 from greatschools.org.[3]

SRHS sign in front of school

Students[edit]

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,[when?] 95% of graduating seniors will be attending college with the remainder serving in the military.[citation needed]

Diversity[edit]

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]

Athletics[edit]

Seasonal sports[edit]

  • Fall: cross country, field hockey, American 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[9]
  • Spring: badminton, baseball, golf, men's tennis, softball, swimming and diving, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, track, men's volleyball[9]
  • 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]

[10]

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
Roller hockey 2003, 2004, 2005
Boys' lacrosse 2010, 2011
Girls' soccer 1999
Boys' soccer 2004
Softball 1996, 1998, 1999, 2015
Boys' swimming 1997
Boys' tennis 2006
Girls' tennis 1998
Boys' volleyball 1994, 2003, 2006
Girls' volleyball 1996, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010
Boys' water polo 1999, 2010, 2013
Wrestling 2007

Academics[edit]

CAHSEE[edit]

In 2012, 98% of students passed the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in the English-Language Arts portion and 96% passed the Math portion of the test.[11]

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 was 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.[12]

SAT[edit]

The current[when?] average score for the SAT Verbal test is 519. The average for SAT Math is 540.[13] The overall SAT average is 1657, ranking 7th in schools in San Diego.[1]

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.[14]

Language programs[edit]

SRHS offers several language programs including Spanish, French, American Sign Language (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.[15] The world language program 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.

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."[16]

Media[edit]

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

Controversies[edit]

Valedictorian speech[edit]

In 2015, the administration came under fire after the valedictorian was denied the right to speak at graduation for the Class of 2015. The decision resulted from an 18-year-old policy in which "all interested students audition for the right to be one of the commencement speakers - even the valedictorian", as reported by NBC.[17] The issue resulted in students putting together an online petition which gathered over 700 signatures asserting that she should be allowed to address her classmates as literally defined in the word "valedictorian".

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]