School Details

Heritage High School

26000 Briggs Road, Romoland, CA 92585
(951) 325-5447
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2529 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Perris Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • Perris Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Perris Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Heritage High School is a public high school in Menifee. The principal of Heritage High School is Julie Zierold, who can be contacted at julie.zierold@puhsd.org. 2,529 students attend Heritage High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 13% of the Heritage High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 56% of the 2,529 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Heritage High School is 21:1. Oliver Christian School Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 10%
Hispanic 58% 63%
Asian 4% 1%
Filipino 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 22%
Multiracial 1% %
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 10632%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 0%
Limited English proficiency 13% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I have had 3 kids in this school and a fourth one next year. Most of the teachers do care. Is there a few who dont of course thats in all schools. It isnt school fault that some parents havent taught their kids manners they do their best. Most security guards know kids by name and if your an involved parent get to know them. Sports that is biggest problem. If you dont buy softball coach gifts sit the bench. Most drama there is with coaches and the drama they add. Otherwise great place to learn. Fairchild is #1 all the way.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school had potential but it is lost in political jargon. Principal leadership is only present for the athletes. There is a such a need for a change in the administration. The teachers are combative with parents. The school offers all of these extra classes because teachers do not instruct; they pass out papers and refer to Chapters in books. This is a failing school and it is why I transferred my kids to the performing school in the district.

  • (1 year ago)

    this is an overall horibble school teachers are rude counseling office are rude they're just too stuck up. They need to stop being so ignorant and make changes with the way they teach. Security guards are always too busy flirting with the girls they don't even notice all these kids ditching school. This school honestly pays no attention to you what so ever unless you play football or you are a parent of one of the players. if I could give it no stars I would. Save your time gas and time!!!!! don't take your kids here best school there is here is tahquitz and im saying this because I had two students here and like some parents said awhile back they don't learn anything here just go and hangout and waste time because that's what teachers there allow them to do.

  • (2 years ago)

    Looks like we will be moving just to send our child to a good school district such a shame when my daughter know the reputation it has and does not want to go there.

  • (2 years ago)

    Completely unapproachable Principal who openly favors certain programs over others. Most students could not even point her out if asked. As a volunteer for the last four years it's been my firsthand observation that the administration treats parents and students with condescension and contempt and leaders within the Perris Union High School District are unresponsive to complaints and concerns. The Principal at HHS was clearly hand-picked and groomed for this position so the PUHSD is doing everything in its power to keep from having to remove her elsewhere. It's very frustrating to watch her take credit for the achievements of teachers students and volunteers - especially when their achievements happen in SPITE of her rather than with any assistance from her. She allows her personal feelings to cloud her professionalism and treats HHS like her personal monarchy. The person who is allowed to control all money (fundraising) going into HHS is not even a CPA and has made numerous errors in collecting documenting and accounting for money - including money my family has donated to the school. When this is brought to the school and PUHSD's attention TEACHERS ARE BLAMED.

  • (3 years ago)

    Agree with the previous parent about the counselors treating parents especially ones that only have part-time custody with less than the proper respect. I know a parent who fits that description and while not treated "badly" was treated like the "lesser" parent who was only on a "need to know" basis. Excuse me? We are talking about a PARENT here. The relationship between the ex and that parent should not matter and the other parent shouldn't have been "Advised" of the visit beforehand as if giving consent. I guess volunteer hours go a LONG way in this school. Oh by the way the kid ran out of school and had his other parent pick him up. Great security guys!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had my children attend Heritage since it opened. Although some things have improved over the years (more electives and AP courses have been added to the curriculum) there is one critical issue that keeps Heritage from being an outstanding school for kids. Heritage is still an adult-centered institution rather than a student- centered environment. There continues to be a feeling of "we" (teachers some counselors and principal) versus "them" (parents). When parents try to get involved in their children's progress at school they are treated as problem parents. Students have to fail first before they are offered opportunities to enroll in support classes. For the most part parents have expressed their disappointment in math instruction at the school. Instead of teachers learning to use more current teaching methods they still teach math like it was taught in the old days. Unfortunately they blame the students and former teachers instead of looking in the mirror. Sure Heritage won a Title 1 award but they need to thank their feeder middle schools for teaching the 6th and 7th grade standards better to improve pass rates on the CAHSEE and to parents for hiring tutors.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is a freshman and my daughter is a Senior. To me it has been a great school for them the teachers are great!! The band teacher takes more of his time than what he should with the students. As an active Volunteer Heritage has more 3.5 gap than I have ever seen before in high schools. As a military family and being stationed in different states for the past 21 years we are very proud to have this school in our neighborhood. The discipline may not be as strong but that's our jobs as parents to check up on our children and be sure they are being responsible. Love this school !!!!! I will say to any parent put your child in Band or FFA they are a great resource to the students staying out of trouble.

  • (3 years ago)

    Poor administration with selective discipline measures. The teachers work hard but have litlte or no support from Principal.

  • (4 years ago)

    THANK YOU to all of the dedicated teachers & staff members who have helped my child have a fantastic HS experience! The coaches' commitment to CHARACTER- amazing! PLEASE don't ever think your efforts go unnoticed. Admin- please hold ALL teachers accountable. Even just 2 or 3 "bad one's" can distort the perception of what this school is all about. SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE US MORE THAN ONE PAVED LANE TO ENTER AND EXIT THE SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The community should be in an uproar over this traffic deathtrap. Aside from that HHS is a cut above!

  • (4 years ago)

    My student has attended Heritage High School since the day it opened its doors in August 2007. She is near the top of her class academically and is rated in the top tier of students nationwide. I credit the excellent teaching staff and her wonderful Music Director Mr. Dwight Asberry. I encourage any parent of an incoming freshman to enroll their student in the Band & Pageantry program at HHS. Music is an important component to a well-rounded education and my daughter's involvement with the "Mighty Patriot Regiment" is one of the reasons I am proud to recommend this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    its difficult to read reviews from parents & know where the accountability problem lies...with the parent the school or both. my son attends this school. overall we are happy with the product. we've encountered many hard-working efficient & effective people. it appears there are a few bad apples. we are thankful to the many who have made a difference for our son & frustrated with the few who are obviously burnt out & not being held accountable. i can't imagine attempting to teach some of the kids who are the product of today's parents as a whole. we are truly thankful to those who take the time & energy to see each child as an individual & push them to their potential. our biggest concern is the arrival & dismissal. parents speeding dropping kids off in the middle of the street illegal u-turns etc. it is horrible & beyond dangerous.

  • (4 years ago)

    Parents run don't walk away from this school. Teachers and administration are useless.Principle is not equipped to handle this school. My son learned nothing in the 2 years he was there. I just wish I would of got him out sooner. Don't waste your time here look into other options for your student you will be glad you did!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son just finished his Freshman year at Heritage and thank goodness we were able to get a transfer out of the horrible Perris Union School District. This high school is one of the better ones in the district but that isn't saying much. A promising band program is being all but destroyed by a district and ASB that give it no support whatsoever--in fact they appear to be trying to deliberately destroy it. Minimal parental support too; 10% of the parents do 90% of the work and financial support. Teachers are ok but not outstanding in our experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    Administration is a hit or miss. Some of them will do for the kids and back it up. Some are only there to give you lip service. Nothing like having one email you one thing and have another email you something else. All I could answer back was so which answer is true. The Band program students are awesome talented students. But that is all it has going for it. There are a couple teachers who have no businss teaching anywhere or being near kids. Over all kids have a better chance at this High School then most around here to do great things. Just have to overcome the few negatives.

  • (4 years ago)

    A big modern high school with only 1 way in and 1 way out?...and on a highway on top of it? I literally cannot believe the unsafe conditions during morning drop-off. parents violating all traffic rules...kids getting out of cars while stopped at the corner and walking through the traffic? Many schools have challenging drop off conditions...and a few parents who think the rules don't apply to them...but this is chaos...an emergency situation.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son has attended this school for 2 years. It has a poorly run staff teachers are always replaced with substitutes. No focus at all on academics only sports. Lots of drugs and discipline problems there. Horrible school district. (Perris Union High School District)

  • (5 years ago)

    Participated in a recent Open House with my daughter and two grandchildren who are attending Heritage High. As a former teacher and government administrator I was impressed with the involvement and friendliness of the teaching staff with students. Both my daughter and I have had excellent relationships with the counselors and we recently joined the PTSA at the school. Will keep you posted as to further progress in our relationship with this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I like this school but there isnt a really really good agriculture department. The transportation to the school is awsome...the bus driver keeps the kids under coltrol and the bus is always clean and we are always on time.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great Academic teachers. They really show that they love their jobs.

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