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Established in 1887, Riverside Poly High School is the oldest high school in Riverside, California, a residential suburban community located 55 miles east of Los Angeles. The school has a total enrollment of 2,852 in grades 9-12. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges granted the maximum six-year accreditation in 2009.
Expected Schoolwide Learning Results
Proficient users of technology
- Incorporate technology skills into academic disciplines.
- Apply computer skills in vocational and business occupations.
Responsible and reflective citizens
- Demonstrate concern and involvement in community issues.
- Demonstrate respect for other cultures, individual rights and property.
Independent and self-motivated learners
- Set and strive to achieve goals.
- Develop a personal sense of self-worth.
Diligent critical thinkers
- Formulate solutions based on analysis.
- Reason logically.
Effective communicators who work collaboratively
- Participate in democratic process.
- Convey ideas in a clear and coherent manner when speaking and writing.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AJROTC)
Many extracurricular opportunities are available, including Newspaper, Yearbook, Student Government, Band, Drill Team, Drama, Choir, Mock Trial, Academic Decathlon, 44 clubs, and 21 competitive sports programs.
College Prep Courses
English, Spanish, French, Biology, Chemistry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, World History, US History, Government, Economics
19 Advanced Placement
English, Spanish, French, Biology, Environmental Science, Physics B, Physics C, Chemistry, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, US History, Government, Macro Economics, European History, Psychology, Art History
3 National Merit Semi-finalists
1 National Achievement Scholar
5 National Merit commendations
1 National Hispanic Recognition
AP Results May 2009
518 students took AP exams
1019 AP exams taken
48 % scored 3 or better on AP exams
49 AP Scholars
7 AP Scholars with Honors
21 AP Scholars with Distinction
6 AP National Scholars
College Prep Stats
34 % attend four-year colleges
42 % attend two-year colleges
43 % complete all courses required for UC/CSU admissions