Vista Ridge High School

Vista Ridge High School (VRHS) is a high school in Cedar Park, Texas. The school was established in 2003 to serve as the 3rd high school in the Leander Independent School District, graduating its Alpha class June 2007. The school was built due to the rapid growth in the area, and continues to grow with the recent construction of its auditorium and John Gupton Stadium. Vista Ridge is a part of the 6A UIL Conference as of the 2016-2017 school year.

Vista Ridge High School
Location
Vista Ridge High School is located in Texas
Vista Ridge High School
Vista Ridge High School
Vista Ridge High School is located in the United States
Vista Ridge High School
Vista Ridge High School
200 South Vista Ridge Blvd.
Cedar Park, TX 78613

United States
Coordinates30°30′59″N 97°47′13″W / 30.51652°N 97.78698°W / 30.51652; -97.78698Coordinates: 30°30′59″N 97°47′13″W / 30.51652°N 97.78698°W / 30.51652; -97.78698
Information
TypePublic School
Motto"Preparing our students to be the best for the world."
Established2003
School districtLeander Independent School District
PrincipalPaul Johnson
Teaching staff151.46 (FTE)[1]
Grades9–12
Enrollment2,384 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio15.74[1]
CampusSuburban
Color(s)               Red, Black & Silver
Athletics conferenceUIL Conference AAAAAA (2016–) Class AAAAA (2014–2016) Class AAAA (2010–2014) Class AAAAA (2008–2010) Class AAAA (2006–2008) TAAPS (2003–2006)
MascotRanger
NicknameVRHS, VR, Vista, The Ridge
Website

FeedsEdit

The following middle schools feed into VRHS:

  • Artie Henry Middle School (majority)
  • Florence Stiles Middle School (majority)
  • Cedar Park Middle School (minority)
  • Running Brushy Middle School (minority)
  • Bernice Knox Wiley Middle School (minority)

AcademicsEdit

ScienceEdit

  • Vista Ridge won the Sweepstakes Award at the Austin Regional Science Fair in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Extra-curricularEdit

Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training CorpsEdit

Vista Ridge is home to a Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. The unit has approximately 130 cadets and is still growing. Vista Ridge's NJROTC was awarded Distinguished Unit 2012-present. The unit has been #2 in top units of Area 10 from 2017-present. The unit has an Air Rifle Marksmanship team, both Armed and Unarmed drill teams, a Color Guard team, Academics, PT, Orienteering and Cyber Patriot teams.

Marching BandEdit

  • UIL 6A Texas State Marching Band Contest Champions: 2018
  • UIL 6A Area H Marching Band Contest Champion: 2018
  • UIL 6A Texas State Marching Band Contest participant: 2016
  • UIL 5A Texas State Marching Band Contest Finalists: 2015
  • UIL 4A Texas State Marching Band Contest Bronze Medalist: 2013
  • UIL 5A Texas State Marching Band Contest participant: 2008
  • UIL 4A Texas State Marching Band Contest Finalists:2007
  • Consistent UIL Sweepstakes at UIL Region Marching
  • Bands of America Midland Regional Champions: 2019
  • Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional Bronze Medalist: 2019
  • Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional Finalists: 2014, 2018, 2019
  • Bands of America Austin Regional Finalists: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Bands of America Austin Regional Best Visual Performance Award: 2018
  • Bands of America Southlake/Dallas Regional Finalists: 2017
  • Bands of America Austin Regional Best Music Performance Award: 2016
  • Sudler Shield Recipient: 2017

The marching band is expected to compete at the 2020 Bands of America Grand Nationals Championship competition in Indianapolis, Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium

RoboticsEdit

Vista Ridge is home to 3 FTC robotics teams, Static Void, Victorian Voltage, and Rogue Resistance. They have a 3 year winning streak at the annual Robotics UIL tournament, and Static Void and Victorian Voltage have attended the world competition in Houston many times.

Other clubs/organizationsEdit

Notable AlumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "VISTA RIDGE H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars Roster". Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  3. ^ Shelton, Khiry. "Khiry Shelton". MLSsoccer.com. NA. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Will Licon Bio".

External linksEdit