A+
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    NG
Riverside STEM Academy is an elite, public school located in Riverside, CA. It has 535 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% 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
88%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1350
22 responses
Average ACT
28
8 responses
AP Enrollment
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
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Students

Diversity
A-
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Students
535
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$8,930/ year
National
$12,239
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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.
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The Riverside STEM Academy is simply amazing. The close-knit community allows you to make friendships with strong bonds. Your peers truly become your family and the teachers are very passionate about what they do! Overall, it is a nice community and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to attend here.
Riverside STEM Academy provides students with an abundance of opportunities and clubs for students to get involved. The small environment creates a family-feel between the students and/or each individual class. Coming to STEM feels much more than an ordinary school campus, it feels more like a home where there is comfort and support provided by fellow peers and teachers.