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9-12
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Norco, CA
Students enrolled: 2,237

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2065 Temescal Avenue
Norco, CA 92860

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June 07, 2014
One of the worst school i have ever experienced for my kids. Not counting the drugs and problems on campus with violence. The firing of our coaches just worsened the situation. I just don't know why many kids get overlooked on getting help compared to other schools in corona or other districts. I have parents telling me they transferred their own kids. Leadership from the principle to the district office needs to be a priority so more kids can graduate. I feel that our kids in this school are not put first.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Norco High has always come across as one who cares about the students & their education. I can tell the teachers are on top of the requirements for their education (based on my son's homework alone). When I go to the "back to school nights" I can also see by things in the classrooms & the meeting of the teachers that they care. My son has excelled all through his school years (though had issues at McKinley elementary with bullying, but managed through it, despite the NO help from the school) but has maintained Highest Honors and is now #2 in his class & has NEVER missed a day from school since he started kindergarten. So with him showing the enthusiasm in learning the school must be doing something right in support. Improve? One thing I noticed is lunch issues, all students are at lunch the same time. When I went to Norco High ?? years ago we had a "A" lunch & "B" lunch. The lines now are outrageous! I would like to see the school do something for those kids who have perfect attendance, do they realize how hard that is & the commitment both the student & parent have. I heard in Riverside they go in for drawing of a car, computer & other amazing things. The kids deserve it!

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2013
Super happy my child attends Norco High School. I really like that it is the smallest high school in CNUSD, giving my child more opportunities to be involved in sports and activities. The staff has a good handle on who the students are, not just another number. I am very impressed with all of the interventions and tutoring that is offered. I think the administration and staff truly care about the students success.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
My daughter was a transfer student from another CNUSD school and this school is great in comparison. Her classes are challenging and for the most part her teachers are responsive. The administration recently was willing to listen and work through a problem that my daughter had with one of her classes.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2013
it is a great school the staff/ teachers are really nice and my kids love it!

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2013
Norco is a great school everyone is just so friendly and helping. My brother graduated there in 2013 and he loved it! He said I like it way better that Roosevelt he said the kids from Roosevelt and Norco are different and he said in Norco it's more calm and chill which is true! I love this school and I can't wait for 3 more great years

- submitted by a community member
January 01, 2013
The teachers provide outstanding support to kids who are struggling if the kids are willing to put forth the effort. I have never seen the staff commitment at this level. Outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2012
Norco High school has great programs and is a comfortable environment where most students feel welcome :) I transfered here after one year at Ealanore Roosavelt and I am soo glad I switched. The only reason I have rated this school with four stars instead of five is because I find that there are a few teachers that do not care about student success or grades and are unwilling to help.

- submitted by a community member
November 06, 2011
i am freshman 2015 class at Norco high, i start in varsity girls soccer, and am involved in FFA. Ive read all of these comments previous to me, and most of them are parents complaining about how they don't want to face that their children are screw ups. As a student who is highly involved in Norco, overall Norco is a good school, the security guards don't have favorites, the teachers only help students who are willing to work, and we have the higher class of people. the only way i could dis this school, is our chew problem. most teachers are aware and they do act against it, but some don't report it. i look forward to years and progression to come from norco high school. out of southern California, norco is one of the better ones.

- submitted by a community member
April 10, 2011
i am a sophmore now at this school. i start varsity in football. i get no special treatment from security guards or teachers like some people think. i have to work just as hard, if not, harder then other students to keep my parents, coaches, and teachers happy. its a fun school. obviously we have some students that dont like the school or just dont care about school, but every school has some kids like that. norco high is one of the best schools in the CNUSD district. thankyou for reading this

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2011
I have never seen a school where the teachers just don't care about their students. I have a junior who is struggling in class and the only response I receive from the resource counselor is I told you to put him in the special ed classes. Whatever happened to trying to determine the reason for the poor grades and finding the best result. I can't believe that they only want to put him in a slow class so that there is no additional interaction. Incidentally, the child brought home a progress report and the grades have all improved but one...maybe his problem is not a result of academics. Come to find out, it appears to be my sole responsiblity to fix his grades and learning. I am working towards removing this child from this school. No child should be met year after year with uncaring teachers. After all, we are all aware that the teachers do not enter this vocation because of the pay.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
Admitted spoiled from quality public schools in another state but my experience with Norco High School has been extremely poor. Started with multiple trips to the registrars office where the most common responses were I am new or I don't know or not my problem should have gotten xyz in the mail which we did not. Once registered to get the parent connect setup correctly took weeks and finally when I reached out to my daughters teachers less than half emailed or called me back. Never dealt with a school ever who teachers and staff were so disorganized, lazy, and unable to get the job done. I idealogically believe in a public school system but never have seen or experienced such a low quality of one.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
this school is the best school in cnusd! whether in sports or in books we seem to rock it! the security guards do not have favorites!!they are all very friendly and can see the (illegal) things happening in front of them. they seem like they have favorites but they dont! those kids just seem to be more friendlier than others and talk to the security gurads more.. the counselers are soo great and helpful as well as staff! youu just have to be willing to learn about academics not only ffa or ag stuff... :)

- submitted by a student
no rating January 29, 2010
Honestly, as a student here I've had some pretty great times with the FFA and stuff. But main problems are coming from the students. We're divied up into our cliques and ethnics. The school is WAY TO CROWDED! Waiting in line for lunch takes your entire break unless you are first in line. Alot of things get out of hand as in students using chew in class, and such on campus. Security chooses favorites and lets the students they know well do as they please. It's not very fair! FFA is a amazing thing to get into so try it!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 29, 2009
i love norco high school because it has a great environment and everyone is always so friendly

- submitted by a student
no rating May 29, 2009
I have a son that graduated in 08 and a daughter who is currently a sophomore. I really wish this school would get it's act together! Most of the faculty appear to be there to simply collect a paycheck. Security is seriously blind to the illegal activities in front of their faces. Unless your child is on a sports team or in the honors program...forget it. I am so disgusted with Norco High School. I am an involved parent whose kids do well academically, but god forbid they need help from a teacher or a guidance counselor. I could go on but will spare all.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
i am student of norco high school and it's great school. this is my frist school in USA. but it's amazing school. Nice Owesome Romantic Cute Outstanding. school ever.

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
As a parent and staff member at NHS I believe that there are unlimited opportunities for students. Education is what you put into it! We have students attending Harvard, Stanford, USC, Etc... (Not only athletes) so obviously if a student desires an education it is available. My suggestion to all parents who feel that their child is not in a positive environment is to visit other high school campuses. I have had children at 3 of the 5 comprehensive high schools in CNUSD and I am very happy with Norco High. As a staff member I feel completely safe on campus (day and night). The sense of community is awesome and I feel very connected to my students and parents. Are there problems at Norco High? As in ALL public high schools there are problems as well as students who are unwilling to learn and have no consequences for their actions.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2008
Seeing how student reviews seem rare here, this will be a new thing. Norco High School isn't such a bad school but i can agree that the faculty and 'elder' involvement is less than average. Heh...I actually met a guy who worked at the school and he was able to point out his photo in a yearbook that was laying about outside the activities office...I thought that was sad. Most of the kids are extremely friendly but there are still those that don't care about education and openly express it which is definitely a big no for a teaching environment. Well that is all I have for now.

- submitted by a student
June 12, 2007
Overall, this school has poor leadership. We've received very little information at home about events, goals, etc. We've had extensive communication with teachers, but their workload appears to be maxed out and they are unable to deal with discipline problems.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2007
My daughter graduated in 2004 and is a senior at UCR and will graduate a year early. I attribute that to Norco High School teacher Kim Christopher -- she made a difference in my child's life by instructing in a way that kept the students interested. While attending NHS, my daughter took advantage of the AP and Honors classes and got college credit for passing the AP exams in four of them. I am thankful to the teachers, especially Ms. Christopher, who cared more about the students than administrative tasks- she made a difference. Get Involved parents - it is a great school. I also believe having my child involved in wrestling, swimming and band helped her to set priorities and manage her time, something she has needed in college.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2006
My daughter is a Freshman this year at N.H.S. and so far I have been involved in a variety of events and issues that have resulted in our disappointment with the school's leadership from the Principal and a couple of 'veteran' Custodian/Security people. The Parent/Teacher communications have been great. I feel the students would have better chances for success if they were able to rely on their Principal and other Staff when needed.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2006
Academics seem to be fine. My daughter is bored and needs harder classes but heaven forbid she get her schedule changed. Music, art, and sports, along with the rest of it is fabulous. The kids have plenty they can get involved in. I am very involved in in all my other childrens schools, including the P.T.A. board. This school has never once sent a parent helper flyer home.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2006
My son attended Norco High in 2004 and had a great time. He was in a few clubs and they kept his interest. The teachers cared about the students.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2005
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October 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
I was a student at Norco High and I have currently moved. I really enjoyed going to school in Norco for one reason...Choir. Choir at Norco High was the best experience for me. Mr Giorgetti (the teacher) has an amazing ability to connect with students and create an amazing choir. Every year the choir seemed to get better and better. Other than choir I really enjoyed my math and language arts classes. My teachers were amazing. I really sincerely miss going to Norco High.

- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2005
Norco high... Well I am a current student and I have been reading all these comments people are leaving, and some are true and some are not... the norco high teachers are really great! Well at least the ones I have had! Parents are not involved! I strongly believe that norco high can do a much better job in making parents more involved! Well I just wanted to say that... don't get me wrong here I do enjoy attending norco... Sometimes... But there is much to be improved and changed!

- submitted by a student
May 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 24, 2005
I think that Norco high school is an overall outstanding school. The academic levels vary depending on the needs of your child. Which is the way all schools should be. Parental involvement, like any other public school is varied. It seems to have the same parents volunteering for the different areas in need, but overall the participation is high. Our music department, I dont know much about, I have a student that is on the football team, and I do see that the band is involved, they practice a lot, and are enjoyable to listen to. There are many things to get involved in at Norco high from the Agriculture dept to many successful sports programs and clubs. We have very involved staff including our administration (Vice principals etc). It has been a positive experience for my family.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2004
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- submitted by a student
June 21, 2004
The dress codes are not enforced. It seems to be a very dangerous place where learning is not firstplace. A pitiful excuse of a school. The teachers do try but all parents must cooperate to make it more peaceful for everyone! It saddens me that in this day and time we still battle such issues when the main focus should be learning and turning out fantastic human beings!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2004
The potential of Norco High being a great school is there. The only problem we still have some teachers as well as parents that seem to be afraid of making rules for the kids. I see too much emphasis on tatoos and peircings as well as the improper clothing worn. The only comment back from the school is fear of a lawsuit from parents. We need to give more authority back to our schools to help them be a better place to learn. I also feel we have a huge problem with our ethnicity equation. The school is not able to handle the changes due to the newer housing in the area and it is affecting our newer kids coming in. something needs to be done now before someone gets hurt.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
I had two girls graduate from Norco High school in 2000 & 2002. They had ample opportunity to be involved in extracurrcular activities and sports. The school is definetly overcrowded now as it was built for 2000 kids but presently has over 3000 as a result of the local building boom. Hence, the problems with lack of desks for students and classrooms for classes needed. Many students had to sit at the instructors desk or stand in the back of the room for algebra lessons and science. They are busing chldren in from another Corona because of lack of schools. I would like to see more emphasis on academics too rather be known as a football school.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2004
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- submitted by a student
February 05, 2004
Comparative grade analysis of NHS and statewide schools illustrates the quality of learning happening. The school despite the upscale income of the area lacks sufficient money to make it a completely top notched school, but it is holding its own.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2004
I feel as a parent that Norco High is a very safe school considering all the things you here about at other schools. No matter where you go, there will be problems. Norco High has it's share. I feel that over all it is a good school. I have a son that has been at Norco High since his 9th grade year and is a senior this year. I feel and I believe he does too, that it has been a good experience.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2004
I currently am a junior at NHS and I love my school. I never feel like the school is unsafe: security is everywhere. The principal, Mr. Harris, is one of the nicest, most caring people I've ever met. The teachers are wonderful. Most parent reviews that have been negative were about racial issues. Truly, there very little racial prejudice at my school, small arguments between two people have become 'racial' through rumors.

- submitted by a student
December 19, 2003
Norco is a California Distinquished School under the leadership of Mr. Harris. I would like to see more emphasis on academic and teacher development so NHS can continue to produce productive and achievement orientated individuals.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2003
My child came to this school March 2003 and has nothing but a terrible, fearful, racial- prejudice experience. We have formed a group called 'Norco-African American Parent Assoc.' because of the problems-all are welcome to this peacful group.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2003
I am a former student of Norco High School and a resident of the community. Norco High has always been a great school and continues to be a great place for students to learn and participate in extracurricular activities. I feel confident that the recent articles in the paper concerning racial tension on campus were a bit exaggerated and were presented to the public with little insight as to what it is really like on Norco's campus on a daily basis. My niece, a current student, is safe on campus, and I feel confident that my daughter, a future Norco High student, will be safe as well. Go Cougars!!

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2003
I am horrified at the recent escalation of violence at this school, it if obviously much too large a student body to be managed effectively by the policies in place. More security whether pubic or private must be instituted. Children are being injured and more will be if this issue is not handled swiftly.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
I am proud that Norco High School is a recognized by the State of California as a Distinguished School. My daughter graduated with a 4.0+ gpa in 2003. I congratulate her and all her teachers! Way to go Norco and CNUSD.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
I am not a parent but I am a former Student of this school. I graduated in 2002 and I have to say that Norco High is indeed a very good school and CNUSD is one of the bests. The teachers there are all so cool, and teach well and give discipline when needed! I am very proud to say that I am a NHS alumni!

- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
Our Senior daugther Carolyn loves the choir and theater group at this school. It has the best music and theatre group teacher in the District! Our daughter Leanna was this school's only singing valedictorian. She just finished BYU study abroad in the Dominican Republic and speaks fluent spanish. She wants to be an International Studies major and work for the UN. She had great AP teachers at this school. Our son Karl was its tennis star. He learned to be self reliant and enjoyed the friends and teachers he had at this school.He now pays his own way to college by driving a school bus while going to RCC to become an Orange County police officer. Our son Luke was the Senior Class President and is currently in Lackland, Texas flying fighter planes for the USAF. We attribute their skills to good citizenship learned with the Boy Scouts of America and Young Men and Women programs, parenting and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which allows students to attend early morning seminary prior to starting their first classes at this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Norco High School
2065 Temescal Avenue, Norco, CA  92860
(951) 736-3241
Last modified Norco High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Norco High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top