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Riverside, CA
Students enrolled: 2,851

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5450 Victoria Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506

(951) 788-7203
(951) 328-2901
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August 12, 2013
great school, and great teachers. The teachers are great with working with students and teachers.

- submitted by a student

April 24, 2013
This school is fantastic academically. However if your student needs a little extra nudge then this is not the school for you. We moved to this school from another state. The experience was horrible and ended in him having to go to live with his father to save his schooling. First nobody helped him to learn the system even though I personnally talked to the VP and told him he needed direction because he is too shy to ask for help. Second my straight A student plummeted to a Straight F student in less than 3 months. He is not stupid but the teachers never bothered to catch him up to the rest of the class in what they expected and when. I never once got a phone call never once was told that there was a website that I could use to track his progress. Until the day we checked him out of school. Bottom line is. There are too many students and the ones that need a little guiding get lost in the masses. And the administration don't care enough to help them. My daughter goes to the same school and because she is out going and asks for what she needs she is doing well. Pity I miss my son but this school was not at all what he needed.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2009
the best! i love the teachers and especially mrs Arceo! Go Bears!

- submitted by a student

October 22, 2008
I love this school. It had really great teachers and students. I cant believe this is my last year. Im going to miss this school alot. Go Bears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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October 04, 2008
I love this school. It works hard to make sure each student gets the education they need for life. The teachers are hard working and dedicated. Great athletics, and has the only high school full orchestra in Riverside. Though its the oldest school in Riverside (over 100 years) its the best. Go Bears!!!

- submitted by a student

September 09, 2008
I have been so happy with everything with this school, so far!!

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2008
This is an excellent school and my child learned a lot this year, I'm so happy I chose this school!!!!

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July 20, 2008
This is a good school for me, but I would not be surprised if parents were dissatisfied. The teachers are good, but many of the students here don't care about their education. Some are disrespectful to teachers and many just don't care. If only there was a way that the school will make the kids want to learn.

- submitted by a student

May 12, 2008
This school has excellent AP courses and very good athletics. I would definitely keep my kids there and not let them transfer. Like they would anyway. 5 out of 5 for sure.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2007
Safe school, great students and parental involvement, plenty of AP classes, only orchestra program in the district. Excellent history and literature teachers, math teaching quality poor, some ineffective teachers in chemistry. Assistance with college entrance nonexistent except for athletes and AVID students. communication with parents re student progress too little to be helpful. Has ridden on good demographics for too long, but new principal this year may mean changes.

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July 14, 2007
its awesome! i heard great things about it, and if your children are HHA students, Poly will take them and get this, they dont have 2 take a sophmere class! So please chose Poly!

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November 11, 2006
Uncaring environment. School on a steady decline, lack of administration accountability

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May 24, 2006
I think this is one of the best schools in the riverside area by far!

- submitted by a student
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October 16, 2005
The school is very academic. Teachers are caring and eager to help students who sturggle.

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October 03, 2005
my daughter is an enetering freshman.so far she likes the school well. she is a gate student,and enjoys the gate program.sometimes it appears that the amount of homework expected is a little excessive.she feels the teachers are sound.she enjoys the sports program.

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August 23, 2005
Very good schooling and teachers.

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August 19, 2005
Clean school. I have my son in advanced classes, therefore I feel he's getting a higher level of education.

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February 01, 2005
Great New Comers Program. I adopted my nephew from Mexico, he has been in school one semester and had learned so much English, and he loves his school. They offer a great program with awesome instructors.

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November 28, 2004
My daughter is a junior at this school. There are very qualified teachers here in Language Arts (literature) and foreign language. I'm disappointed, though, in the quality of math and science teachers. History teachers (AP) are very qualified and high caliber teachers.

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Polytechnic High School
5450 Victoria Avenue, Riverside, CA  92506
(951) 788-7203
Last modified Polytechnic High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Polytechnic High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top