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John W. North High School

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Posted August 5, 2013

I am a student barely about to begin my 2nd year at North, and I liked my first year overall. During my first day there the teachers and staff were very nice. My only issue was that it seemed like the teachers never gave out enough homework and we weren't being challenged enough. Sure the assignments were easy, but as a freshman, I was too lazy to do the homework assignments. One of my teachers failed to make it apparent to the students WHEN to turn in our big projects/essays, and that's one of the reasons I didn't get credits in one of my classes. Now I know that high school should be taken seriously. One thing I like about the staff is that, even though they have a policy for no electronics, I got my iPod stolen and I knew who had it. I told the cop that they have in the discipline office, and he helped me get it back, and told me, "If this happens again I can't help you, we do have a rule here," and I understood. At North I only witnessed 2 fights, and there are not as many bullies as everyone assumes. I had an issue with one girl who got physical, but I ignored her and told her we weren't friends anymore. Other than that I had the best first year, and I made lots of friends.


Posted September 24, 2009

1. Great teachers who really want to help the students. 2. Horrible vice principal who thinks if you make one mistake you re a criminal (threatened me to take out my earphones or he d take them and keep them and not give them back) 3. An office that doesn t know the rules (i had my earphones in because they said it was alright) 4. Horrible students with really bad attitudes that don t like to meet new people. Which was bad considering i was a new student who had no friends. For 30 minutes in the morning and for another 30 minutes at lunch i just sat against a wall near my next class crying wondering why i had to go there, wishing i had music or friends to comfort me. It was the worst experience of my life and im glad i dont go there anymore
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2009

As a former student who went through the IB program, I'm not surprised that less than 10% end up with a diploma -- it's a tough program. If you're willing to work hard, you'll learn a lot and be prepared for college and beyond. The IB diploma grads I've known have gone on to various top colleges (Yale, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, etc) and have thrived. I'm certainly grateful for the IB program and North in general as it helped make my undergrad and grad years a lot easier as I was better prepared to handle the challenges.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2008

It's a shame that ex-IB Students bath mouth the program. Could it be that they did not receive an IB dipoloma and are sore about it? in my opinion that's what it is. John Wesley North is an excellent school, the principal and staff go out of their way to help the students/parents in every need they have. As a parent of 2 wonderful and successful young men i highly recommend John Wesley North High School to anyone. It's unfortunate that the school is judged by it's location not for the curriculum it offers its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

I wouldn't go to this school unless there was an IB program. And I even know that the IB program is a sham. Less than 10% actually receive the diploma. Far more go for the certificate which doesn't really count, in my opinion. They do offer rigorous classes but only if you're in IB. The football team and the track team is one of the best in the state. There are many clubs on campuses but the majority of them are inactive. The Mock Trial and Academic Decathlon are actually very good extracurriculear activities that look good on college applications. There is a huge lack of funding at this school. The principal is very very good. Very little parent involvement unless your kid is in IB.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2007

in my opinon john w. north high school is one of the best school's in the riverside county.Their learning skills are probably better than any other school I have seen.


Posted October 1, 2007

There are obviously not enough funds to for proper landscaping and building updates, the curb appeal can use some attention!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

My teaching assignment at North lasted more than 10 years and less than 16. I found that the staff were very dedicated, professional, tolerant and overall ready to take youngsters into the new century and prepare them for life. There were programs or just about every taste and ability. Classes ranged from rigorous to those for pupils who needed additional help to bring them up to grade level. In addition to this the students themselves worked well socially and related remarkably well interracially. No, North is not perfect but all that the school offers is there for students and parents to benefit. I always said that parental involvement was crucial to student success. I am now retired but I have very positive memories of my time in the classroom. It is true that as the years pass, students bring more challenges to instructors and administrators. Let's recognize these dedicated professionals. Yea, North!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 10, 2007

I love north! it's been one of the greatest school's I've ever gone to. The experiences I've had there I will never forget. I won't forget the staff or students, they we're great. I have one year left at North, I feel it's going to be one of the best, and yet, I will be sad because it is my last. Class of '08!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2006

Excellent school for my two children. Great AP classes and academics. Excellent sports. I was very pleased in the past.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

The John W. North High School as a whole has become disfunctional. Teachers lose grades and mismark students regularly. Discipline is not consistant and is considerably biased. What is good for one student is not good for another. Coaches regularly violate CIF rules and the administration is aware of the infractions. Principal is aware of Booster club financial inacuracies. Again, inconsistant with discipline and any actions taken. Overall teaching staff is fare to above average. Parents must keep a real close eye on teachers recording students grades. Improper or inaccurate grade reporting happened several times to both of my kids. We were able to prove the inaccuarcies and overturn the poor grades given to my kids. I B is a scam less than 10% achieve I B certs. A/P & honors are good programs at North / same as special ed program. Must keep finger on the pulse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2005

My two boys both graduated from North High. I was particularly impressed with the breadth of curriculum and activites as well as the quality of instruction. The IB program gave them a strong academic base, yet the music and sports programs all operated at very high levels. I was impressed with the conscientious attitude of the teachers and always found the parent conferences to be very instructive and beneficial both to ourselves and to our boys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

Although the IB program seems to be popular among the parents but the truth of the matter is that more work in less time does not equal rigor. This school told an IB student 'We can't afford to get you a tutor; your parents have to pay for it.' Students appear to find success if they don't create too much noise or ask too many questions. Too bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The IB program and the music program are definitely worth the other issues of the school. Both of my 'North' children (1998 and 2000) have successfully enter college and/or graduated to higher degrees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

North has an excellent IB program. It is challenging for the students who may take 1 or more IB classes or study for the IB diploma. There are many extracurricular activities available to the students. The band is recognized internationally and is the pride of Riverside.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

743

Change from
2012 to 2013

-11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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743

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2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
23%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

535 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
14%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
24%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
12%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
17%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
21%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
0%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
15%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
8%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
11%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
8%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
6%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
37%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

595 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students13%
Females13%
Males12%
African American17%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students63%
Females53%
Males73%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
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Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students74%
Females66%
Males87%
African American74%
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state93%

Earth Science

All Students27%
Females23%
Males30%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females62%
Males60%
African American64%
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state67%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students6%
Femalesn/a
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students12%
Females9%
Males16%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented31%
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to state15%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students90%
Females85%
Males96%
African American100%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate87%
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students5%
Females2%
Males6%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students22%
Females20%
Males25%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented21%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students23%
Females20%
Males24%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to state17%

Chemistry

All Students31%
Females25%
Males41%
African American26%
Asian57%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate35%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students27%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females49%
Males40%
African American45%
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Geometry

All Students5%
Females1%
Males10%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)11%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students62%
Females50%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students49%
Females48%
Males49%
African American43%
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state24%

World History

All Students33%
Females29%
Males37%
African American26%
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state16%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students2%
Females5%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students9%
Females11%
Males7%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students50%
Females46%
Males55%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students3%
Females1%
Males5%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented18%
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate2%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate4%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females47%
Males48%
African American41%
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females2%
Males4%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged1%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students46%
Females35%
Males59%
African American44%
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students78%
Females68%
Males84%
African American67%
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students47%
Females41%
Males53%
African American45%
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state39%

World History

All Students66%
Females65%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

576 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

580 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females87%
Males76%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American82%
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability27%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner30%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students86%
Females90%
Males83%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American85%
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability35%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner59%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 64% 52%
White 14% 26%
Black 13% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 11%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Lynne Sheffield
Fax number
  • (951) 328-2581

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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1550 West Third Street
Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: (951) 788-7311

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