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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
    C-
Riverside STEM Academy is a top rated, public school located in Riverside, CA. It has 663 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.

Riverside STEM Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1340
71 responses
Average ACT
29
23 responses
AP Enrollment
58%
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  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Median Household Income
$38,463
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,297
National
$949
Median Home Value
$303,028
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
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  • ASB Events
    19%
  • Grade-level Science Trips
    15%
  • Color Run and silent auction
    12%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    12%
  • Science Olympiad
    12%
  • Grade-level Humanity Trips
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
663
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$102,531
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.1%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 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
$12,907/ year
National
$12,239
45%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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The school itself is a decent school in terms of college preparation, as many classes and teachers are geared to make a high school student's resume shine. However, in terms of a holistic high school experience, the school lacks in many. The school culture is simply lacking, as there is no pride or cohesiveness whatsoever. Assumably, the lack of a sports culture at the school contributes greatly to this phenomena. Additionally, extracurriculars and opportunities presented at this school cannot compete with other high schools in the area. The quality of extracurriculars is highly dissapointing, as there is
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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?!?!?
Pretty good, everyone is friendly and it’s a great environment. Only thing is that it is a small campus and there aren’t sports, but they are planning on moving the campus to UCR which is exciting!