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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Polytechnic High School is an above average, public school located in Riverside, CA. It has 2,744 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
5450 Victoria Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
Telephone
(951) 788-7203

Polytechnic High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1080
304 responses
Average ACT
24
49 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$58,979
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,194
National
$949
Median Home Value
$286,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.52 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 239 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    17%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Lunch
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Spirit days
    10%
  • Senior vs teachers
    8%
  • Pep rally
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,744
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.61 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.61 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.61 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,899
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,930/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.83 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.83 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.83 responses
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Poly High School is such a great and energetic school!As I end my senior I could honestly say Poly gave me the best high school experience. Being apart of ASB, AVID, and Medical Club really opened my eyes to new adventures and to strive for excellence. As a school our pride is there and we are diverse!
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Overall, my past four years at Poly have been great. I've had lots of fun in certain classes, and I've made a lot of new friends and participated in many school activities. The sports are not the best and are at best average (I played JV volleyball in 9th grade and Var in 10th). Most of the students are very friendly, but there is very little diversity in the student body (Riverside is not very diverse as a city). Most of the AP teachers truly care for their students, but if you don't take many APs, there are not that many teachers that are as devoted. I think that the academics at Poly are decent. The classes, although AP, are not as rigorous as those in Diamond Bar High or Walnut (schools known for notoriously hard classes). All in all, Poly was a great place to go to school, and although it had some lacking components, I learned so much new information about the world, and grew as a person.
My overall experience at Poly was a great one. I had really good teachers that genuinely care about my acedemics and my future. I was apart of my schools cheerleading team which was also a great experience. I met a group of kind and talented girls/guys. Together we helped make the team stronger, built life long friendships and made our school proud. My best memory of high school would have to be Friday night football games. Seeing how the entire student body came together to support our team and celebrate our victories. Even if we lost, we were still proud of the boys for giving their all on the field.