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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
John A. Rowland High School is a highly rated, public school located in Rowland Heights, CA. It has 2,017 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

John A. Rowland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1270
385 responses
Average ACT
28
78 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$72,147
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,537
National
$949
Median Home Value
$618,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.58 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.58 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 234 responses
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  • Renaissance
    18%
  • Welcome back assembly
    17%
  • Senior week
    16%
  • Homecoming Game
    14%
  • Powder Puff
    7%
  • Power 106 game
    6%
  • Pep Rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,017
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.69 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.69 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.69 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$110,252
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.1%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.85 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.85 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.85 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,504/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.90 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.90 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.90 responses
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John A. Rowland High School Reviews

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John A. Rowland is one of the most advanced and considerate schools in the district! The campus is clean despite the relatively new construction, most of the staff has a high exposure to education and communication. The students' on campus are favorable. Granted, there is the occasional mean selection of students. however, I’ve never experienced a major division in regards to race, academic level or income as the school is very diverse, making it comfortable for all. The school provides a generous selection of sports, extracurricular activities and clubs often ran by the staff, allowing students to explore their interest. Regarding safety, there are over 100 security cameras and campus police to assure our safety and prepare us with procedures in case of an emergency. yet, I would like for the school to focus on encouraging more students to participate in activities such as sporting games or spirit weeks. As I believe that adds to the experience that students will always remember.
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Extremely kind teachers and staff who are well trained and compassionate. There were a variety of courses at difference levels and many clubs to choose from. However, classrooms are overcrowded and textbooks/books are old and worn down. Though the newer buildings look nice, the older infrastructure could be considered a hazard and the district continues to underfund this school. There is a lack of places to rest so students often sit on the floors during breaks and the problem only worsens on hot or rainy days. Sports and the performing arts are expensive (again, underfunded) and made it difficult for many students to join and enjoy. Though I understand these problems are a result of the district and not the school, I still find that these issues hindered my overall experience as a former student. To summarize, good school but could improve.
Overall, my experience here was pretty bad. One of the main problems is the poor quality of teachers. Some teachers are so easy that their class is a joke, some teachers make you question their qualifications to teach because they never know what they're talking about, and some teachers are so hard they'll make you cry and force you to get a tutor to survive the class (passing is still not guaranteed). Also, safety at this school is a joke. The campus police officers can be unnecessarily rude, like one time when I stayed in a teacher's classroom after school for a psychology experiment. When I left and went toward my locker to retrieve my books before going home, a police officer intercepted me and aggressively interrogated me about why I was still there after class hours. I explained myself, but she didn't believe me and kept telling me to go home! I hated that campus safety frequently picked on innocent students. So many problems made my experience at this school highly negative.