Scripps Ranch High School

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Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)
Scripps Ranch High School (logo).png
10410 Falcon Way
San Diego
Coordinates32°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
TypePublic high school
PrincipalNicole DeWitt
Staff79.81 (FTE)[1]
Grades9 - 12
Enrollment2,234 (2017–18)[1]
Average class size36
Student to teacher ratio27.99[1]
Color(s)Cardinal red, white and blue             
MascotFreddy the Falcon
NewspaperThe Falcon Flyer

Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) is a public school located in northeast San Diego, California, United States, that serves the Scripps Ranch community as well as students participating in the Voluntary Enrollment Exchange Program (VEEP) busing program of the San Diego Unified School District. The school received an overall rating of 10 out of 10 from[3]

SRHS sign in front of school


The average class size is 36.[4] SRHS accepts students from Thurgood Marshall Middle School, choiced-in Wangenheim Middle School, and VEEP students. There are 2,157 students enrolled in the 2019-2020 school year.[5]


The ethnic breakdown as of 2018-19 is 40.1% White, 24.7% Asian, 14.5% Hispanic, 2.7% African American, 11.6% "Two or More Races", 0.4% Pacific Islander, 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% Not Reported.[6]

Student Accomplishments[edit]

Past student accomplishments include an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair award winner,[7] National Merit Scholarship winner,[8] 102 AP Scholars,[9] and one Jeopardy! contestant.[10]


Seasonal sports[edit]

  • Fall: cross country, field hockey, American football, women's tennis, women's golf, women's volleyball, men's water polo[11]
  • Winter: roller hockey, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's soccer, women's soccer, women's water polo, wrestling[11]
  • 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, 2018
Roller hockey 2003, 2004, 2005, 2019
Boys' lacrosse 2010, 2011, 2018
Girls' soccer 1999
Boys' soccer 2004
Softball 1996, 1998, 1999, 2015, 2019
Boys' swimming 1997
Boys' tennis 2006
Girls' tennis 1991
Boys' volleyball 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018
Girls' volleyball 1996, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010
Boys' water polo 1999, 2010, 2013
Wrestling 2007


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.[13]


The current[when?] average score for the SAT Verbal test is 519. The average for SAT Math is 540.[14] The overall SAT average is 1657, ranking 7th in schools in San Diego.[2]

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.[15]

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, French.[16] 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."[17]


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. Scripps Ranch High School also has a weekly video broadcast for telling about school events, known as the Falcon Five Broadcast.


SRHS "Twerk Team"[edit]

In mid 2013, 33 students were suspended[18] after a video show students Twerking was uploaded to YouTube (Original video has since been taken down). The students originally had their senior prom and graduation walking rights taken away from them as part of the suspension. Public outcry quickly followed the news of the student suspensions with the hashtag #FreeTheTwerkTeam [19]

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.[20] 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".

AP Test Scores Cancellation[edit]

On June 30, 2017, school officials announced that due to seating violations, 540 students from Scripps Ranch need to retake their AP exams in calculus, biology, U.S. history and five other subjects.[21] A total of 800 exams had been cancelled because of the test administrators' failure to ensure proper distance between students as ordained by the College Board. Hundreds of students and parents have filed complaints toward San Diego Unified, and the school board voted on July 6 to file a temporary restraining order on the College Board's decision.[22]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  7. ^ "Intel ISEF winners". Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Scripps Ranch Senior Shea Polansky Wins National Merit, Scholarship". Times of San Diego.
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  10. ^ "Scripps Ranch High School Senior Holds His Own as Contestant on 'Jeopardy! Teen Tournament'".
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  12. ^ "List of CIF-San Diego Champions". Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  13. ^ "2011 Growth API School Report - Scripps Ranch High".
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  18. ^ Devine, Rory; Stickney, R. "Students Suspended Over Twerking Video". NBC 7 San Diego. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  19. ^ "33 High School Students Suspended For Twerking". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  20. ^ "Classmates Outraged Scripps Ranch HS Policy Won't Allow Valedictorian's Speech". NBC 7 San Diego.
  21. ^ Schroeder, Lauryn. "Scripps Ranch High parents, students file complaints over AP[…]". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  22. ^ Stalmer, Julie. "AP tests at Scripps Ranch invalidated". San Diego Reader. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  23. ^ "Adam Brody". Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  24. ^ "Kellen Winslow".
  25. ^ "'SNL' SEASON OPENS WITH LOCAL TALENT". The San Diego Union-Tribune. 3 October 2013.
  26. ^ "UMass Lowell - Chad Ruhwedel - 2012-13 Men's Ice Hockey".
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