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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Riverside STEM Academy is a top rated, public school located in Riverside, CA. It has 577 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
4466 Mount Vernon Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507
Telephone
(951) 788-7308

Riverside STEM Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1350
35 responses
Average ACT
27
12 responses
AP Enrollment
58%

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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
$62,460
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,249
National
$949
Median Home Value
$319,200
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.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • ASB Events
    20%
  • Grade-level Science Trips
    15%
  • Science Olympiad
    15%
  • Color Run and silent auction
    10%
  • Grade-level Humanity Trips
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
577
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,899
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.1%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,930/ year
National
$12,239
38%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Riverside STEM Academy Reviews

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Teachers don’t communicate unless you first communicate with them. I volunteer and have made it clear that I am available and two teachers did not let me know there was an issue until my child was struggling. We did homework together but there was an issues with his knowledge of technology in the classroom which brought his grade down. When I requested a meeeting I was told I could not have an individual meeting with the teacher who’s class I volunteer in but I needed a conference with all of my child’s teachers. How stigmatizing! Also I felt bombarded because I was told in that meeting it’s my responsibility to contact them and find out what’s wrong. It seems talking in the classroom isn’t enough and I have to pinpoint the issue that I didn’t know existed. Also when my child was being bullied the school didn’t contact me until there was an incident and then told me they were aware for over a week. Where’s the communication?!?!?
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This school is highly science, technology, engineering, and mathematics focused, as you can tell by the name. Regardless, students at RSA still find ways to express themselves through art and culture. This school is also known for being smaller than the average high school, which makes it easy to make friends and for students to express themselves freely. Overall, this is an excellent school for people who are looking for more than just the typical high school experience.
The Riverside STEM Academy High School is a public school within the Riverside Unified School District. They use a lottery system for students to be admitted. I was one of the lucky winners. Once you secure a spot, you have to keep up with the challenging academics. The one thing I would change is I would try to expand the school. There is a very long waiting list of students who want to attend this school. It is a competitive school, so a student's rank might be low compared to other schools, but the student will have a great education. Some students leave the school because the academics are too challenging, and other leave because they feel they could have a better GPA at the easier local schools. If you want a superior education, you should attend RSA; it will prepare you to do well in college.