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la Sierra High School

Public School | Grades 9-12 | Alvord Unified
4145 La Sierra Ave
Riverside, CA 92505
(909) 358-1725

About This School

la Sierra High School is located in Riverside, CA and is one of 5 high schools in Alvord Unified School District. It is a public school that serves 3318 students in grades 9-12. See la Sierra High School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

la Sierra High School had an API growth score of 773 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. la Sierra High School's 2012 base score was 776 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, la Sierra High School had 24 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

48% 52%

Subsidized Lunch (2010)


District Spending (2010)

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la Sierra High School Reviews

It was a very good school

By a Former Student on

What i liked about the school is the student body and dedication that many had to whatever activity they were doing such as theatre or clubs. The community service club was unique in the fact that many of the people were in the club to help the school and especially the people in the community that need it the most. There was a special needs club that got together all the people in the special education program (Kids who are intellectually disadvantaged) and gathered them in a room during lunch or after school to provide a friendly and more amenable people.
What was different about the school though was that the people who volunteered treated the kids as an equal instead of in a condescending manner. I went a different school for a time and the special needs awareness club treated the kids in a way where they were wanting to tell them not to do something as if they were five year olds. I digress way too much.
The community service club actually did fund raisers for the homeless which is extremely unusual for a high school club in fact the dedication was amazing as kids spent their lunch and many hours after school helping.

The theatre program in La Sierra is the best i have ever seen beating many many college theatre programs.. In fact the high school that i also went too was one of the top most competitive public high schools in texas and had a college level budget but the amazing thing is that La Sierra competes and beats one of the top high schools in texas.

Academics: In the region it is an amazing high school containing more AP students then the other 2 high schools in the district combined. While not as competitive or as good as it could be the teachers are willing to help and expand beyond the lesson if willing.

General feel: very nice i find the people are harder to talk to but they are trustworthy once you gain that trust. The friends I have made there would take a bullet for me while at my other school well i found people talk would pretend to be friends and then talk about each other behind their backs. I would prefer La Sierra much more. It's much more laid back then other schools like coming into class late is generally left unpunished and with the reasoning being the time it would take to stop class and log the tardy is longer then letting him sit down and continuing with the lesson so there is much more instruction time because of little things like these.

I love it.

By a Former Student on

It was a very good school with good academics, but the school counseling program has no experience on how to help their students mentally. All the school funded programs (such as the carnivals, rallies, exc) were amazing. The school and teaching are ok, an I'm not sure if the counceling can get any better but so far the school is doing fine.

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