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4145 La Sierra Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505

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(909) 358-1725
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August 27, 2014
This school was amazing and it shows in the fact that only 2% of teachers are first year which means one in fifty. If you look at the other reviews, the one star reviews are written by parents who have never actually taken a class there. The school has an active community service club that actually helps the community and has another community service club that helps those with special needs and raises awareness. In fact the California scholarship federation did a joint project with the other two community service clubs to bring up issues regarding special needs students at the district board meeting. Some of the parents are talking about "safety issues" but i have never had a problem with this. In fact many students are actively protective of each other including those that they don't know. I currently go to the 26th best high school in texas but i much rather prefer la sierra high school as the people understand what hardship is. People are cognizant of what society means and how it supports the individual which is in direct contrast with my current school. The best part is that the "bad apples" want nothing to do with the "smart people" so it provides a social barrier.

- submitted by a student

October 19, 2013
I currently attend this school as a senior and have done so since freshmen year.La Sierra is a really good school. It offers good programs such as health academy. The health academy is a program that prepares you for the future if you want to be in the health fied The teachers are really attentive. They are very caring,you can call them a friend.The bad comments aren't true, at least not for the past years.I recommend that your children go to this school if they have the chance to.

- submitted by a community member

December 21, 2011
all that i can say is that i wish i never went back there.... i hate la sierra with a passion.. no one talks to me, i get bullied everyday and no staff there seems to care that i get bullied and that im lonely.. i tried to make friends there but all the kids there.. im srry.. majority of the kids there are fake. dont let your kids go there.. its horrible and it disgusts me of all the cliques going on.. nope. horrible.

- submitted by a student

May 25, 2010
i went to la sierra and i absolutely loved it! there are no racial issues at all! when you see groups there are people from all ethnicities. so id have to say that racial issue comment is a lie! go la sierra! 2013 babee

- submitted by a student
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November 01, 2009
There are some great teachers like Mr. Pike, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Whelchel, and Ms. Trujillo who make learning a more interesting and rewarding experience.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2009
I have attended La Sierra High School all for years, and i would have to say that there is Nothing wrong with La Sierra High. I read about other people saying that they are dealing with racial issues, and that is totally false. La Sierra is a well-rounded school, which YOU have the ability to make it a good school, or bad. You can be yourself at La Sierra and not have to worry about other people and how they react. I highly recommend this school, and tell people if they heard La Sierra is a bad school, it isn't. It was, however, in the past in the 90s, but it is a much better and safe school.

- submitted by a student

May 11, 2008
The best part about the school are the AP teachers. These teachers go into a mediocre school with the intent to help and guide students to the best of their abilities. The school is not be in the best of neighborhoods, and therefore comes the racial problems. It is not necessarily the case that a good education isn't obtainable at la sierra, but the students work for what they receive. School spirit is not great at La Sierra. The administration needs to make drastic changes to get in touch with the children, but they have not gotten it right so far. I hope the school improves. I really want to revisit my alma mater and see children actually enjoying what they go to every weekday.

- submitted by a student

April 24, 2008
This school is very unsafe. Their is constant race problems. The staff are o.k. The Principal is one of the worst, he takes the smallest thing and makes a big deal and when something big happens, he barly moves a finger! My only concern is the race problems though.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2006
While I agree with the poster who said the fine arts programs are good, I have to qualify that and say that the drama program here is very cliquish. The drama department also has a 'multimedia' course which is woefully antiquated..both the instruction and the equipment. This schools drama program has been a big disappointment to my student.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2006
After attending LSHS for for years I must say overall it is a good school and has many memories. The one thing they must fix is favoritism when it comes to sports.

- submitted by a student

February 24, 2006
I hated this school! Dont let your kids go here!

- submitted by a student

January 11, 2006
This school has an excellent fine arts program and some fabulous teachers in the AP and Honors program. While some of the teachers are excellent at LSHS, some are below par. They are unable to control the classrooms and the students are very disrespectful. The school has a problem with violence between some of the races.

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2005
Amazing School. Great after school programs, fun, and a great place to learn.

- submitted by a student

February 15, 2005
Nice school. Improving yearly. Sports programs improving. Great communication and parent involvement. Great teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2005
la sierra high was fun...I was in the swim team all four years and made CIF...I have many great memories form La Sierra.

- submitted by a student

January 29, 2005
I attended Norte Vista High...it is a much better school that La Sierra...the year I graduated, we had more students pass the California AP English test...that's all I have to say.

- submitted by a student

April 23, 2004
Great leadership, especially teachers give us great advice. Principal, Mr. Austin has changed the situation from a normal high school to an exited school spirit achieving our academic goals. Soaring high with Pride!

- submitted by a student
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La Sierra High School
4145 La Sierra Avenue, Riverside, CA  92505
(909) 358-1725
Last modified La Sierra High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
La Sierra High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top