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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
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
River City High School is an above average, public school located in West Sacramento, CA. It has 2,193 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.

River City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1090
218 responses
Average ACT
24
49 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$44,167
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,102
National
$949
Median Home Value
$239,300
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
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Rallies and Spirit Week
    28%
  • Raider chant
    24%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Last rally/ Pies thrown @ teachers→Honor Society
    8%
  • Marching Band events
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Senior Sunrise
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,193
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.47 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,191
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.9%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 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
$10,653/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses
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River City High School Reviews

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RCHS is in an underprivileged area and has some issues in regards to fighting and student behavior. Thanks to its amazing diversity, most students are accepting of others and generally welcoming.

So far, all of the teachers I've had have seemed to really care about their students, and are generally quality. I've heard some horror stories from other teachers, but that's something every school has.

Coaches are bad, but on the creative front the teachers seem very invested, and it shows. There are a lot of pathways available for students, and with good teachers, academics are generally well taken care of.

The school's main downfall is its administration. Certain things just don't get done when they should (leaky water fountain for months), and it feels like they're less invested than teachers are. If you don't really look, you'll be hard-pressed to find resources for life readiness. In my experience, you'll have better luck doing research on that sort of thing in your own time.
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The overall location of the school is very good. There is a very lively shopping center near by, allowing all students to enjoy food and shopping after school. The school is well rounded when it comes to academics, diversity, and sports. Our school's sports records are great, the academics allow all students a possibility to learn all the they desire, and the food is not only diverse but also pretty good!
It's a very good school which I attend at this moment and I have never had, had a problem with them. They treat all of us with respect and treat us equally to any other students. Yes, we have had problems at the school but the problem is always resolved. All the students treat each other kindly and respect one another yes there are fights but they give those kids the right punishments. The teacher also helps the students very much we have the student, teacher relationship were one another has to respect each other.