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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Fossil Ridge High School is a highly rated, public school located in Keller, TX. It has 2,315 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

Fossil Ridge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1120
419 responses
Average ACT
23
191 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$59,255
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,015
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.58 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.58 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 200 responses
  • Football games
    21%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Pep rallies
    18%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Soccer games
    5%
  • Basketball games
    4%
  • Club competitions
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,315
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.67 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.67 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.67 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,844
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,559/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.90 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.90 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.90 responses
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Fossil Ridge High School is known as the most diverse school in Keller. We feature dozens of nationalities, and accept all communities on campus. The reason I was a little hesitant to give Fossil Ridge High School 5 stars out of 5, is due to it's size. As just a personal preference, I would rather be on a lager campus with a greater student to teacher ratio. But A preference is not good enough to deduct a star anyway. Outside of that, Fossil Ridge is the School I am proud to say I've had the opportunity to go to. We are a National AVID demonstration school, making college prep easier, and our teachers commitment to each students success is impeccably motivating. No one gets excluded, and bullying in not tolerated! I feel safe, and secure knowing I am a Fossil Ridge Panther!
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The atmosphere around our school is just so different from all the other schools in the district. Statistically, we are one of the poorest schools within the district but we come first ethnicity wise. Our diverse school allows everyone to express themselves in a way a different race could truly understand. We have way more foreign exchange students come to out school because they want to experience the epitome of America based on our education and ethnicity. Our school has a saying, "It's better at the Ridge!" This is just a reminder of how hard each student works to achieve their goals through finding a club that suits them well. I am proud to have my high school experience at Fossil Ridge and I am most definitely proud to be a panther!
Fossil Ridge High School was a great school. It was diverse and the staff were very helpful towards their students. I met some nice people there while attending the school. There are many greats clubs and sports you could join and get involved in! It is a place where students can definitely become more prepared for college or whatever they plan to do in the future. I felt safe at the school and encountered some awesome people whom I later became friends with, and that I believe will still be in touch with even after we have graduated.