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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Ripon High School is an above average, public school located in Ripon, WI. It has 454 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Ripon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1400
6 responses
Average ACT
26
93 responses
AP Enrollment
26%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$47,525
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$724
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,900
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
  • Basketball games
    42%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Musicals
    17%
  • Track meets
    17%
  • Pep Rallies
    8%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
454
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,926
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,583/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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My overall experience at Ripon High School has been pretty average. The environment itself is one that I would attribute to what most peoples' preconceived notions of high schools are like. As you move up through the grades, the work does get harder and greater in size, but that is to be expected (especially when you take AP classes. One issue that has become more prevalent over the years is the instability of multiple teaching positions. Several teachers have been arriving at the school, teaching for very short periods of time (often a year or less), and then leaving. For example, over the period of three school years, the high school has had four choir teachers. There was even a brief stint where there was no choir teacher, and the class was instead run by the students. I have to assume this issue stems from an administrative problem, but I cannot be sure. Other than this problem, though, my experience at Ripon High has thus far been an average high school experience.
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Ripon High School was academically above average. Teachers and other staff created an environment centered on education for all. They believed that everyone could be successful in high school. Although there were few options when it came to course selection, there was room to choose classes that were fitting. However, I felt that my education and opportunities were "stained" by many downfalls. I found that a few certain staff members and many students were not inclusive and accepting of all. I witnessed the affects that racism, sexism, and homophobia had on the school. The school needs to address these issues on impact. I was not satisfied with how safety was handled. Female students were not protected from sexism at school at all. The school did not notify students during a shooting threat. Although the academics of this school are excellent, I feel as though some rare instances were powerful enough to lower the school's rating.
Overall I enjoyed this high school, it had a very friendly atmosphere and everyone got along well. I truly enjoyed how many people would smile in the halls and get involved in the sports involved and the clubs offered (our student section was among the best in sports). We took a lot of pride in being a Tiger (mascot) and am proud to be an alum of the school. I wouldn't change a whole lot, but a few classes and the way that they're taught are outdated, and I think that we should start getting classes to better prepare us to the life ahead of us.