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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
James Rickards High School is a public school located in Tallahassee, FL. It has 1,284 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
Address
3013 Jim Lee Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Telephone
(850) 414-5500

James Rickards High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1140
148 responses
Average ACT
24
99 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,947
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$931
National
$949
Median Home Value
$182,200
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
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies/ bonfires/ homecoming
    35%
  • Football games and Band events
    30%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • AVID college tours
    6%
  • Basketball games
    6%
  • Community service events
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,284
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,773
Teachers in First/Second Year
32.9%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,014/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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Hi! My name is Joi and I came to THE James S. Rickards High School during the middle of this year. I transferred from a school that I felt didn't give me any help and wasn't willing to help me at all. The vice principal brought me in her office before I transferred and told me that they will do anything and everything they can to help me out now in high school, and get me as many scholarships as I can. Since I've been there, absolutely everything that she said has been true. Just from being there for a little bit, my GPA went from a 3.1 to a 3.5 in just one nine weeks! I highly recommend you send your child here. You and your family will receive love from this school like no other!
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I love Rickards! I pleaded my mother to stay all four years because of the great relationships I built with other students, teachers, faculty and administration. They truly care about success and having fun while learning.
At Rickards High School, the International Baccalaureate program offers an experience that you can't find anywhere else in Tallahassee. The education is extremely rigorous and gives you scope to accomplish real goals beyond the classroom. I found that in addition to the IB program, Rickards is able to offer many things at a reduced cost in comparison to other schools and work with students more at the financial level. Rickards will help you save lots on college applications as well as AP Exams which can get pretty expensive and discouraging at other schools.