Sienna Plantation was selected as the home of Fort Bend Independent School District's 11th High School - Ridge Point High School. Ridge Point High School opened in 2010 and can accommodate 2,200 to 2,500 students in grades 9 through 12.
With the completion of Ridge Point High School, Sienna Plantation is able to provide neighborhood education for children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. "We are excited that Sienna Plantation is now home to five highly-rated Fort Bend Independent School District campuses - three elementary schools, one middle school campus and now, a high school campus," said Michael Smith, General Manager for Johnson Development's Sienna Plantation. "Not many neighborhoods have the ability to provide a complete education for the entire family within a single neighborhood."
A state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Sienna Plantation, the 30,000 square-foot building features two gymnasiums, a performance auditorium, complete science labs and computer labs along with specific areas designated for the band and orchestra. In addition, there is a 14,500 square-foot field house, a football stadium, competition baseball and softball fields, two tennis courts and practice fields for football and soccer teams. Track and field events such as pole vaulting, discus, long jump and shot put also have practice areas within the school's perimeter. The marching band will also be provided with an outdoor practice area complete with a drum major tower. Athletic teams will participate in the junior varsity level during the first academic year, and then all sports, except football, will advance to the varsity level. Football will be introduced as a varsity sport in the fall of 2012.
Ridge Point High School's unique name was chosen by a committee of parents, students, campus staff members and two school board trustees, Laurie Caldwell and Daniel Menendez and has a historical significance. The name chosen represents two of the industries responsible for the economic growth in Fort Bend - Blue Ridge and Stafford's Point. Stafford's Point was the end point of the first operational railroad in Texas. The rail line served as a shipping point for the Blue Ridge Oil Field and salt mine.
Ridge Point High School will be offering a prestigious academy for Early College preparation starting in the 2011-2012 school year. The Academies in Fort Bend ISD have become great resources and educational opportunities for students accepted in the programs.
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