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Polytechnic High School

Public | 9-12 | 2851 students

 

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Posted August 12, 2013

great school, and great teachers. The teachers are great with working with students and teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted February 2, 2009

the best! i love the teachers and especially mrs Arceo! Go Bears!
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 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


Posted September 9, 2008

I have been so happy with everything with this school, so far!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2008

This is an excellent school and my child learned a lot this year, I'm so happy I chose this school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2006

Uncaring environment. School on a steady decline, lack of administration accountability
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

I think this is one of the best schools in the riverside area by far!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 16, 2005

The school is very academic. Teachers are caring and eager to help students who sturggle.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 3, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Very good schooling and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

Clean school. I have my son in advanced classes, therefore I feel he's getting a higher level of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

766

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

766

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

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

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

752 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
13%
English Language Arts

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

734 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
9%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
10%
Algebra II

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
30%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
26%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
45%
Earth Science

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
37%
English Language Arts

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

688 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
20%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

692 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
World History

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

706 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
11%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
36%
Earth Science

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
27%
English Language Arts

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

604 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

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

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
48%
U.S. History

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

617 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
53%
World History

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
0%

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 Students15%
Females15%
Males17%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented45%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students63%
Females69%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students52%
Females51%
Males54%
African American41%
Asian82%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Earth Science

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females64%
Males59%
African American60%
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state68%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students8%
Females13%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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

Geometry

All Students37%
Females39%
Males36%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate51%
Parent education - declined to state17%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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
Not 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

Physics

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
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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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
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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
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 Students9%
Females10%
Males9%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students27%
Females19%
Males35%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate24%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students22%
Females41%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
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)38%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students35%
Females28%
Males42%
African American26%
Asian55%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students27%
Females21%
Males32%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females48%
Males48%
African American41%
Asian80%
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Geometry

All Students11%
Females7%
Males16%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented31%
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate14%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students59%
Females38%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students40%
Females39%
Males42%
African American33%
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
Parent education - declined to state15%

World History

All Students50%
Females42%
Males59%
African American46%
Asian67%
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state54%
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 Students9%
Females12%
Males7%
African Americann/a
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)11%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students17%
Females11%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate20%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students51%
Females54%
Males47%
African American23%
Asiann/a
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students44%
Females32%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
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)25%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students33%
Females24%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females55%
Males48%
African American33%
Asian93%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Geometry

All Students7%
Females4%
Males10%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students38%
Females33%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate48%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students54%
Females35%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students57%
Females53%
Males62%
African American55%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state50%

World History

All Students38%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
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
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.

732 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

733 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students86%
Females91%
Males81%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American82%
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability30%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner44%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students85%
Females84%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American75%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability31%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 53%
White 34%
Black 7%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
English language learners 8%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • 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
  • Michael Roe
Fax number
  • (951) 328-2901

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Individually guided instruction
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Technology

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
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5450 Victoria Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Phone: (951) 788-7203

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