361 reviews
  1. Moreno Valley Unified School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    D+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    D
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Address
23100 Cougar Canyon Dr.
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
Telephone
(951) 571-4760
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
990
148 responses
Average ACT
21
51 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Football games
    25%
  • Pep Rally's
    25%
  • Dances
    24%
  • Theater plays
    17%
  • Band competitions
    7%
  • Cheer competitions
    2%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,488
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,196
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.61 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.61 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.61 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
D+
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
$8,268/ year
National
$11,890
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses

Canyon Springs High School Reviews

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My experience at Canyon Springs High School for the past 4 years has been a learning experience. I've learned the most through certain teachers who have prepared me for college admissions. Overall the environment there isn't the greatest but it's improving in safety with the help of our new administration. Diversity is great however, no ethnicity is ever discriminated. There are many clubs available to student ,but aren't promoted enough. The school lunch is similar to others schools, no real difference. If I could redo my whole high school experience I would hope there'd be more school spirit because our school lacks that significantly; especially in our sport departments. Overall, Canyon Springs isn't the worst school around but could use a lot of improvement in the academic and resource department.
Teachers at my school try their best to engage students into the lessons but many students lack participation and apprehension for the subject. This causing teachers to lack effort in their teachings. Those teachers that do try are usually the AP teachers who get students who want to learn in their class. Some teachers make the time to meet a student after school to review the lesson if they did not understand, but others only give the time they can in class. Many teacher have lots of knowledge of the subject they are teaching but don't always get to express it all since they are always being interrupted. The grading can be done unfair by half the teachers at the school, but the other half grade on effort.
Over the last couple of years my experience has been getting worse. The only reason why I'm still at this school is to finish my education and because my friends are there. The administration has restricted so many activities from us. Pep rallies or football games are never fun because we aren't allowed to be loud or cheer. They have taken away off-campus lunch which was a senior privilege for many years until they decided to take it off. They close all the doors to every wing before the day even ends and you aren't able to get to a classroom or your locker if you need to. They close all the restrooms but one in a building which half the time is all the way across the campus and it gets very packed because everyone is trying to go before their next class; however we still get tardy sweeps and Saturday school for being late to class when we were all trying to pack into one restroom when there are 4 other restrooms on campus, but they leave them closed. My experience has been worse each year here.