RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL
CEEB SCHOOL CODE: 252591
Principal: Keith Fennell
Assistant Principals: Felicia Burton (9th grade) ,Bertram Goodloe (10th grade), James Gardner (12th grade), Sharon Slater (11th grade)
Counselors: Shemeka Hawkins, Selena Henry, Vanessa Culliver, Corrine Jackson
Community: Ridgeland High School opened in August 2002 in the Madison County School District, one of the fastest growing and top-rated school districts in the state of Mississippi. The school is located and serves students with the city limits of Ridgeland and portions of Madison County, a suburban area north of metropolitan Jackson. The area's convenient location, a strong public school system, and easy access to Jackson have made Ridgeland one of the more rapidly developing areas within the metro area.
RHS is accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education and is a part of the Madison County School District, which has received the designation of "A-rated School District", the highest attainable rating that a district can receive.
RHS is a public, four-year, comprehensive high school with a strong college-preparatory program. There are currently 908 students enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2018-19 school year.
All RHS grades are recorded on the transcript as numerical grades. The letter grade equivalents are: A=90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=65-69, F=0-64. The transcript of a student's work will show both semester and final grades in each course. Transfer students' transcripts are recorded exactly as received from their previous school.
RHS operates on an 8-period, alternating day, block-scheduling format. There are 4 blocks per day, which are 90 minutes in length. The school year is divided into two semesters, with each containing two 9-week terms.
Units Required for Graduation/Testing/Dual Enrollment:
Each student must satisfy the graduation requirements set for by the Madison County School District. These requirements along with ACT and Dual Enrollment information can be found here
Accelerated/Advanced Placement Courses:
RHS offers both accelerated and College Board AP courses. The AP courses include Calculus A/B, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, United States Government & Politic, United States History, World History, Chemistry, and Biology.
Post Graduation Statistics:
Ninety-five percent (95%) of RHS students enroll in college each year after graduation with 50% of graduates going to four-year colleges, 45% going to community college. The remaining 5% are divided among the military, vocational programs, and full-time employment. Ninety percent (90%) attend in-state colleges and universities.