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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Rio Americano High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Sacramento, CA. It has 1,685 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.

Rio Americano High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1230
290 responses
Average ACT
29
136 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$60,239
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,122
National
$949
Median Home Value
$299,900
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Homecoming rally and GALA rally are very funny.
    29%
  • The basketball games are rowdy, lots of spirit.
    25%
  • Senior sunset/sunrise at the beginning/end of year
    21%
  • Prom/Senior Ball
    11%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Senior Trip
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,685
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,425
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,523/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Rio Americano High School Reviews

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Rio Americano High School is an all around great school! It has amazing sports, clubs and activities, and academics. At Rio, everyone is accepted and and can do whatever they are interested in. As a current senior, I have loved all four years at Rio. Through cross country and track, clubs, and through classes that I have taken, I have made many friendships that will continue outside of high school. I am lucky to have attended Rio and I am ready for what comes next after high school. From the college presentations, counselors, class assembly’s, and classes, I feel very prepared for college and for what comes next. I would recommend Rio Americano High School to anyone looking for a school that fulfills all of their interests!
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Rio Americano High School is by far the best high school in the Sacramento area. During my senior year of high school, I ended up scoring a 5 on both the AP Calculus BC and AP Literature exams with the help of Rio's competent and involved staff. Rio Americano helped to prepare me for my first semester at UC Berkeley.. the skills I've learned in high school ultimately contributed to my academic success. During my time in high school, I played water polo and was involved in the Civitas program. Both are excellent programs!
I love the school spirit but the diversity could be better. The people are very nice and welcoming, and the rigor of the classes are up to par. The teachers in the math department could do a better job though with helping the students who need a little more help in that area of school. The area that the school is located in is very safe and it’s a very nice neighborhood. I love going there and all of the school events are a lot of fun and once again the school spirit is unbeatable and unlike any other high school in the Sacramento area for sure!