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Ontario Christian High School

Private | PK-12 | 1200 students

We are best known for our strong focus on faith, athletics and academics.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $178,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,070.

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2011:
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Posted February 17, 2014

I have 3 students at OC, 1 in HS and 2 in the elementary. It is sad that some people feel the need to be rude about the school. I agree with what some others said, no school is perfect. I have rarely had a problem with this school and if anything have been very satisfied with everything about them. The HS counselors are awesome and been outstanding with guiding my Junior through her high school years. Keep it up OC!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2013

It's always best to rate a school based on experiences, but it must be remembered that often, reviews are very probably the result of a student who has been hurt by his or her own misbehaviors or lack of discipline. A private school does not have to accept ANY student, and can dismiss one too, if that student fails to comply with school policy. AND it may choose its own 'private' policies to uphold. Thus far, those policies conform to God's Word. Thank you, OC!


Posted January 2, 2013

I was a former student of OC. I went there from pre-school through middle school. I am now at a public highschool. OC is very behind in the academics. I am now extremely behind the other students at my new school because OC had bad academics and no motivation. They support sports very much. This is not a problem but the problem is that there drama program is very weak. My new highschool has equal amounts of support for each program. OC students are far from christian. They are all very much confident in themselves and put down others if they don't have as much money as them, etc. All that should matter is if we have been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. So many teachers told me how public school is the worst. Actually it's not that bad. Since I've left I've matured a lot more, my confidence has grown a lot more, and most importantly I've grown stronger with Christ. I say this because they treat religion like an academic, they forced so much religion on me I hated the thought of Christianity. I have nothing against OC I still miss all my friends that were good to me but I do NOT miss the abuse I had to endore.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2012

As a student that started attending OC from the second grade, I can say that the elementary school is definitely better than the high school. Most teachers don't have a degree in what they teach, drugs, fights, and favoritism are a huge part of everyday life as a student. Their academics are very good along with their athleticism even though they put a little too much emphasis on it. The amount of excellent teachers/faculty members that are there versus the ones that should leave is about 50/50. Also the things that has happened at this school that end up on the news is just embarrassing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2012

I loved this school! The friends that I made there are still my friends today!Not to many people can say that the people they met in kindergarten are still close to them today! I loved school as a young child and loved all my years through high school! The teachers there wonderful (some are better than others) but all in all they do there best to help you succeed! I graduated with a 3.8 GPA and went on to a 4 year university and never felt like I was academically behind. I graduated from college with a 3.6 GPA! I think OC does a good job at developing the basics of reading, writing, and math. There teaching styles may be a little old fashioned (at least when I was there) but what is wrong with going back to way schools used to run..none of this No Kid Left Behind nonsense. If you don't know the basics how can you advance to learning the more complicated stuff? I believe education is a team effort between teachers and parents, this is the same belief I have with raising christian leaders, it takes a team to raise a good christian leader it takes the church, parents and as many christian role models as possible! OC has many wonderful role models for your children to be surrounded by!


Posted March 22, 2012

I am a student at OCHS and have been a student since middle school. The Middle school campus was the best and alot of fun, however, the high school is not satisfactory, and that is being generous. The kids have no bounderies or discipline and the teachers do not have a good enough understanding of the curriculum that they are teaching. They are very young teachers and even the students have crushes on their teachers because they are so friendly. The highschoolers are not welcoming and are very superficial and fake, claiming to be Christians when their actions say otherwise. Sex, drugs, and drinking alcohol are just a few of the things these kids are involved in. The teachers cannot control their students and classroom environment, but contribute to the chaos. If you are trying to figure out where to send your kid for highschool, any public school would be better than OCHS. OC claims to be a Christian school, but does not actually have Christian principles.


Posted October 24, 2011

Our older daughter has done well and is now a Soph. We do regard the Christian Values as a huge priority. However, my two younger sons have had a different experience. We've had problems with new teachers not controlling the classroom and Pre-K and Kinder teachers not preparing our kids for 1st grade and beyond. Example, six weeks before school was over the Pre-K teacher said our son should stay back. This after saying all year he was doing fine. We now pay for private tutoring and private school. Unfortunately, you don't know how your child is doing until it's too late. I am seriously considering transferring them to charter school to get caught up. I am a Christian, not a teacher. Values I can teach, math, science not so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

The Only Place We Would Trust to Educate our daughter. This school has an excellent academic program that prepares students to attend any college they choose to go to, but that is only a small portion of the reason that we send our daughter there. High school is the time that students truly display the values they have been taught, they try out new things and test the world around them.......at this school the teachers and staff that are guiding our daughter are doing it as if she were their own child. The level of love and care they provide is unparalleled. the lessons learned at this school is a life long gift to us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

I loved this school. The education was great and prepared me well for college. I love all of the staff there they are all very kind and are overall great. I will never regret going to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2011

We decided to place our daughter and our son in this school after we went to a public school orientation and were appalled, not only at the number of students in each class, but at the curriculum and the rather apathetic approach to their education in general. Our daughter graduated last year (2010) and our son will be a junior in the fall. It's the best decision we have ever made. The school works to educate our kids on being productive, independent, responsible Adults based on solid Christian foundations and an incredible curriculum. Our son and daughter are better people today because we had/have them in a school that talks about God and personal accountability. Wouldn't change a thing about our decision to place them at Ontario Christian.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

Ontario Christian High School set the stage for my post-graduate work, yes, but did so much more as the school system created in me a well-roundedness. This included athletics, academics, music appreciation, fine arts, and most importantly, continuing to build on the foundation my parents and church laid for me as a Christian young man. I was able to do everything, and was taught by some outstanding teachers that have left an impression on me. By far, the best school system in the Inland Empire, and maybe Southern California.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 12, 2011

At Ontario Christian High School, we do things well and we do them on purpose. Our calling is to grow Christian leaders as we partner with Christian families. We also offer unique opportunities in many non-academic areas such as service learning and discipleship., Check us out! You will not be sorry!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 12, 2011

As a parent and teacher, I have been incredibly blessed by Ontario Christian. Two of my children graduated from OCHS and have gone on to do wonderful things. This is due in because of the education they received at OCHS. Are we a perfect school? No! We strive to do our best in "growing Christian leaders". I truly believe that OCHS is the best HS in the Inland Empire. I love working here!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 11, 2011

As a staff member and a parent, all our children went through OC from K - 12, we have seen the benefits of a Biblically based Christian education. Our children were well prepared for the challenges of college by the curricular offerings and the great teachers and coaches they had at OC. They were blessed to be involved in a wide variety of extra-curricular offerings including drama, band, choir, and athletics. Ontario Christian takes seriously its mission to equip students to take their role as Christian leaders in their families, careers, and communities. We are thankful for the growth our children experienced at Ontario Christian.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 10, 2011

If your child has any kind of learning dissability as little as ADD I would highly recommend going somewhere else! Youll get no help from this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

We have enjoyed being a part of ontario Christian Elementary and homeschool program. I love the school grounds, and we felt very safe there. The office staff is great with the children and with their concerns. The administrative staff were attentive to my needs as well. OC has a strong Christian foundation which is a priority for my family. Academically, it's not their strong point. Although, OC does offer, spanish, computers, p.e., art, and they have a well stocked library for the kids to enjoy. If it's a Christian environment you seek, then you have found the right place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

This school is a wonderful school, and I feel better knowing that my child is in the hands of people that are working very hardt o create strong Christian leaders. I believe that we as parents are responsible for being a part of the culture and atmosphere, of the schools our children attend. OC does a wonderful job of inviting my husband and I in, and helping us to feel like part of a community. My child has blossomed and seem to be shining brighter every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2011

These rating sites are an easy place to vent for people who have had a bad experience. No school is perfect, but I hear nothing but good things about Ontario Christian. Even in a recession, parents are working hard to make the necessary financial sacrifices to send their kids here. Although the ethnic information says 61% white, that is from 3-4 years ago. It is now over 50% ethnic minority. The school represents students from more than 250 different churches. The tie that binds the school together is an undying commitment from parents, teachers, board and administrators to their theme of Growing Christian Leaders. It is getting attention from around the country (and even around the world) as being a leader among Christian schools. Before you believe only the negative reviews (again, admittedly, no school is perfect), check the place out for yourself! Fine arts, technology, curriculum, sports, integration of faith...they have the whole package!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

Ive been going here since 3rd grade and its just been a great school. It definitely isnt the best, but the enviroment and the people that go there are just outstanding. The teachers could be better though. The middle school math teachers could definitely use a better way of teaching and really getting into the minds of the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2011

I'm telling you, it is true! Ontario Christian is far behind public school. No way would a public school child be behind at OC, unless they came from a horrible school district. Compared to any public school on "great schools" with a rating of 6 or higher, OC is far far behind. Sad to say, but even with CA schools having so many budget cuts. Most schools in good areas still offer PE, computers art and in most cases music. Seriously, with the money you would save not going to OC, you could put your child in private music classes, private computer classes and even get private lesson for a second language, and still have money left over. You would be better off moving to a good school district than wasting your money at OC.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 26%
Hispanic 22% 52%
Two or more races 20% 3%
Black 7% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 8% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 88% (2013)
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Chinese (Mandarin)
Dutch
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Engineering

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ryan Groen, superintendent
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Protestant
Associations
  • ACSI
  • CSI
Fax number
  • (909) 460-0176

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Christ-centered curriculum
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management
  • Construction / building
  • Engineering
  • Pre-law

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Mock trial competition club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • The mission of Ontario Christian School is to provide and promote a Bible-based, quality education that nurtures the children of Christian parents to grow in God-centered discipleship, equipped with vision, understanding, discernment, and service in order to renew all relationships and culture to be under the authority of Jesus Christ.
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No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 8%
4 year college - 88%
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931 West Philadelphia Street
Ontario, CA 91762
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Phone: (909) 983-4644

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