School Details

Norco High School

2065 Temescal Avenue, Norco, CA 92860
(951) 736-3241
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2237 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.
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  • Corona-Norco Unified 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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% 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
  • Corona-Norco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Norco High School is a public high school in Norco. The principal of Norco High School is Lisa Simon and can be contacted at lsimon@cnusd.k12.ca.us. 2,237 students go to Norco High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Norco High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 37% of the 2,237 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Norco High School is 21:1. John F. Kennedy High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 48% 32%
Hispanic 43% 48%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 2% 6%
Filipino 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.3% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.09% 53456%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 40%
Limited English proficiency 5% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    One of the worst school i have ever experienced for my kids. Not counting the drugs and problems on campus with violence. The firing of our coaches just worsened the situation. I just don't know why many kids get overlooked on getting help compared to other schools in corona or other districts. I have parents telling me they transferred their own kids. Leadership from the principle to the district office needs to be a priority so more kids can graduate. I feel that our kids in this school are not put first.

  • (12 months ago)

    Norco High has always come across as one who cares about the students & their education. I can tell the teachers are on top of the requirements for their education (based on my son's homework alone). When I go to the "back to school nights" I can also see by things in the classrooms & the meeting of the teachers that they care. My son has excelled all through his school years (though had issues at McKinley elementary with bullying but managed through it despite the NO help from the school) but has maintained Highest Honors and is now #2 in his class & has NEVER missed a day from school since he started kindergarten. So with him showing the enthusiasm in learning the school must be doing something right in support. Improve? One thing I noticed is lunch issues all students are at lunch the same time. When I went to Norco High ?? years ago we had a "A" lunch & "B" lunch. The lines now are outrageous! I would like to see the school do something for those kids who have perfect attendance do they realize how hard that is & the commitment both the student & parent have. I heard in Riverside they go in for drawing of a car computer & other amazing things. The kids deserve it!

  • (1 year ago)

    Super happy my child attends Norco High School. I really like that it is the smallest high school in CNUSD giving my child more opportunities to be involved in sports and activities. The staff has a good handle on who the students are not just another number. I am very impressed with all of the interventions and tutoring that is offered. I think the administration and staff truly care about the students success.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter was a transfer student from another CNUSD school and this school is great in comparison. Her classes are challenging and for the most part her teachers are responsive. The administration recently was willing to listen and work through a problem that my daughter had with one of her classes.

  • (1 year ago)

    it is a great school the staff/ teachers are really nice and my kids love it!

  • (1 year ago)

    Norco is a great school everyone is just so friendly and helping. My brother graduated there in 2013 and he loved it! He said I like it way better that Roosevelt he said the kids from Roosevelt and Norco are different and he said in Norco it's more calm and chill which is true! I love this school and I can't wait for 3 more great years

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers provide outstanding support to kids who are struggling if the kids are willing to put forth the effort. I have never seen the staff commitment at this level. Outstanding.

  • (3 years ago)

    Norco High school has great programs and is a comfortable environment where most students feel welcome ) I transfered here after one year at Ealanore Roosavelt and I am soo glad I switched. The only reason I have rated this school with four stars instead of five is because I find that there are a few teachers that do not care about student success or grades and are unwilling to help.

  • (3 years ago)

    i am freshman 2015 class at Norco high i start in varsity girls soccer and am involved in FFA. Ive read all of these comments previous to me and most of them are parents complaining about how they don't want to face that their children are screw ups. As a student who is highly involved in Norco overall Norco is a good school the security guards don't have favorites the teachers only help students who are willing to work and we have the higher class of people. the only way i could dis this school is our chew problem. most teachers are aware and they do act against it but some don't report it. i look forward to years and progression to come from norco high school. out of southern California norco is one of the better ones.

  • (3 years ago)

    i am a sophmore now at this school. i start varsity in football. i get no special treatment from security guards or teachers like some people think. i have to work just as hard if not harder then other students to keep my parents coaches and teachers happy. its a fun school. obviously we have some students that dont like the school or just dont care about school but every school has some kids like that. norco high is one of the best schools in the CNUSD district. thankyou for reading this

  • (4 years ago)

    I have never seen a school where the teachers just don't care about their students. I have a junior who is struggling in class and the only response I receive from the resource counselor is I told you to put him in the special ed classes. Whatever happened to trying to determine the reason for the poor grades and finding the best result. I can't believe that they only want to put him in a slow class so that there is no additional interaction. Incidentally the child brought home a progress report and the grades have all improved but one...maybe his problem is not a result of academics. Come to find out it appears to be my sole responsiblity to fix his grades and learning. I am working towards removing this child from this school. No child should be met year after year with uncaring teachers. After all we are all aware that the teachers do not enter this vocation because of the pay.

  • (4 years ago)

    Admitted spoiled from quality public schools in another state but my experience with Norco High School has been extremely poor. Started with multiple trips to the registrars office where the most common responses were I am new or I don't know or not my problem should have gotten xyz in the mail which we did not. Once registered to get the parent connect setup correctly took weeks and finally when I reached out to my daughters teachers less than half emailed or called me back. Never dealt with a school ever who teachers and staff were so disorganized lazy and unable to get the job done. I idealogically believe in a public school system but never have seen or experienced such a low quality of one.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is the best school in cnusd! whether in sports or in books we seem to rock it! the security guards do not have favorites!!they are all very friendly and can see the (illegal) things happening in front of them. they seem like they have favorites but they dont! those kids just seem to be more friendlier than others and talk to the security gurads more.. the counselers are soo great and helpful as well as staff! youu just have to be willing to learn about academics not only ffa or ag stuff... )

  • (5 years ago)

    Honestly as a student here I've had some pretty great times with the FFA and stuff. But main problems are coming from the students. We're divied up into our cliques and ethnics. The school is WAY TO CROWDED! Waiting in line for lunch takes your entire break unless you are first in line. Alot of things get out of hand as in students using chew in class and such on campus. Security chooses favorites and lets the students they know well do as they please. It's not very fair! FFA is a amazing thing to get into so try it!

  • (5 years ago)

    i love norco high school because it has a great environment and everyone is always so friendly

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a son that graduated in 08 and a daughter who is currently a sophomore. I really wish this school would get it's act together! Most of the faculty appear to be there to simply collect a paycheck. Security is seriously blind to the illegal activities in front of their faces. Unless your child is on a sports team or in the honors program...forget it. I am so disgusted with Norco High School. I am an involved parent whose kids do well academically but god forbid they need help from a teacher or a guidance counselor. I could go on but will spare all.

  • (6 years ago)

    i am student of norco high school and it's great school. this is my frist school in USA. but it's amazing school. Nice Owesome Romantic Cute Outstanding. school ever.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent and staff member at NHS I believe that there are unlimited opportunities for students. Education is what you put into it! We have students attending Harvard Stanford USC Etc... (Not only athletes) so obviously if a student desires an education it is available. My suggestion to all parents who feel that their child is not in a positive environment is to visit other high school campuses. I have had children at 3 of the 5 comprehensive high schools in CNUSD and I am very happy with Norco High. As a staff member I feel completely safe on campus (day and night). The sense of community is awesome and I feel very connected to my students and parents. Are there problems at Norco High? As in ALL public high schools there are problems as well as students who are unwilling to learn and have no consequences for their actions.

  • (7 years ago)

    Seeing how student reviews seem rare here this will be a new thing. Norco High School isn't such a bad school but i can agree that the faculty and 'elder' involvement is less than average. Heh...I actually met a guy who worked at the school and he was able to point out his photo in a yearbook that was laying about outside the activities office...I thought that was sad. Most of the kids are extremely friendly but there are still those that don't care about education and openly express it which is definitely a big no for a teaching environment. Well that is all I have for now.

  • (7 years ago)

    Overall this school has poor leadership. We've received very little information at home about events goals etc. We've had extensive communication with teachers but their workload appears to be maxed out and they are unable to deal with discipline problems.

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