477 reviews
  1. Chaffey Joint Union High School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
8880 Baseline Rd.
Alta Loma, CA 91701
Telephone
(909) 989-5511

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
178 responses
Average ACT
24
55 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 106 responses
  • Rallies
    28%
  • Day offs
    22%
  • School Dances
    20%
  • Food fair
    9%
  • Football games and pizza royal
    8%
  • Moonlight Madness Carnival
    8%
  • Dance shows
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,648
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,985
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.70 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.70 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.70 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,984/ year
National
$11,890
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.78 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.78 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.78 responses

Alta Loma High School Reviews

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I am so thankful I went to this school! Of course, everyone has different experiences when going to High School but overall I feel that Alta Loma's IEP program (created to better fit those with special needs), was amazing and since being in this program, they were able to put me into smaller classes since I had fallen behind on my mathematics skills and felt too overwhelmed taking college prep courses. At the time I had felt so trapped and had fears and doubts that I couldn't succeed but the teacher that I had for my math courses was so supporting, sweet, and cared so much about her students that I had really begun to feel like a part of a family. That is how welcoming I felt towards this program and if I could, I would highly recommend this program for any High School student falling behind in their courses to which they feel the need to go at a slower pace.
Majority, but not all, of the teachers at Alta Loma High School were more interested in being the more "popular" teacher rather than being seen as the most knowledgeable. Out of my fours yeas at that high school, there were only three teachers who managed to have a great/steady teaching plan, a want/need to help better all of their students and had a great attitude! Those were Mr. Beckley, Mr. Olsen, and another older man. Others graded you on, believe it or not, how popular and liked you were among your peers.
Overall my experience while attending Alta Loma was not satisfying. There were pros and cons in being an Alta Loma student. Personally, I enjoyed being part of the Varsity soccer team. The soccer program was taken seriously at this school because it was one of the better sports programs. My experience as an athlete was the highlight of being a student at this high school. Obviously, academics should be the priority of a high school. During my time here (2009-2013) I noticed that struggling or “average grade” students were not paid as much attention to as the “better” students. I observed this as an “A” math student, in which I noticed friends would struggle with the subject and wouldn’t receive help unless they pressured the teachers to do so. Meanwhile, the teachers would applaud and give advice for the future to thriving students.