School Details

Rio Vista High School

410 South Fourth Street, Rio Vista, CA 94571
(707) 374-6336
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 369 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • River Delta Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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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California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • River Delta Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • River Delta Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rio Vista High School is a public high school in Rio Vista. The principal of Rio Vista High School is Vicky Turk and can be contacted at vturk@riverdelta.k12.ca.us. 369 students attend Rio Vista High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Unspecified. 10% of the Rio Vista High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 43% of the 369 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Rio Vista High School is 16:1. Bidwell Continuation High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 47%
Hispanic 38% 45%
Unspecified 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% 1%
Filipino 0.8% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 46%
Limited English proficiency 10% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I worked at RVHS as a long-term sub for one semester. I am also a parent (my child attends high school in the district out where we live) I would move her to RVHS in a minute if I could! I have worked in education for many years all over the state and I have to report that RVHS is by far the best school I have worked in. My reasons include Respectful & motivated students (way to go parents!) Teachers & administrators who care about student success (strict but caring and fair) A college-going culture (thanks to the long-time counselor!) Small class sizes Many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities Teacher participation and responsiveness to SST IEP and parent conferencing. The community is supportive and there is a great school spirit for sports. The school's strengths include rigorous academic courses (including a nice selection of AP and honors courses) programs in agriculture journalism and radio ( the school has it's own radio station) fine arts renewable energy culinary arts Spanish language and wood shop. Plus kids can take drivers ed! Weaknesses are no other foreign languages no automotive no advanced computer classes and no music program.

  • (3 years ago)

    Rio Vista High is a good school. However the principle and vice principle allow no room for us students to have fun. Any time we try to get some school spirit going the vice principle comes out with a rule that will ban our ideas. It's the administrations way or the highway. Yes I know that its their responsibility to make the decisions but without us the students there wouldn't be a RVHS. On the other hand the school is small. I am a senior and have loved the school regardless of the overly strict atmosphere since I was a freshman. Being in a small school makes everyone know each other. We're all friends and are pretty close. Most of the teachers are HIGHLY qualified to teach the subjects and care about our education. I am glad I had the opportunity to attend RVHS. If the administration wasn't so strict I would give it five stars. Everyone who thinks this is a bad school havent been to a school in Compton or some underfunded ghetto school like that.

  • (4 years ago)

    As an alumni of RVHS it's hard to give the school a bad rating but it has got so bad that I plan on moving so my kids won't have to deal with all the problems. If you live in Rio Vista and work out of town your a FOOL for sending your kid (kids) to any school in this district. Many teachers in the district are old bitter and just waiting to retire(some actually hate kids I know I live next to one). Very few teachers are here for the kids. Its really quite sad.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love our small town school. Rio Vista students have pride in their school and in their community. We have great youth in Rio!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school has overcome many hurdles to get WASC accredited and to maintain function during a major remodel. Our staff has stayed positive and the students have stayed focused. We have a tremendous amount of spirit.

  • (5 years ago)

    The community parents teachers kids and administrators all know how to pull together to make it the best it can be academically socially and environmentally.

  • (6 years ago)

    i have been to countless high schools and i have to be totally honest....this is the best high school and most fun ive ever been to ...so much i will be going back next year to finish off with my senior year

  • (6 years ago)

    I Loved RVHS. I am Alumni now but when I went there the teachers were great we had open lunches and our Sports teams kept a lot of kids out of trouble. Now the students are acting out and ruining the reputation of our Small Town School. They should be repremanded for their negative actions instead of getting away with it.

  • (6 years ago)

    There are some great teachers parents and the principal and vice principal of Rio Vista are wonderful. If the school board would really listen to Rio Vista High School principal they could help our school district be a top school.

  • (7 years ago)

    We need more language choices more food selections after school programs and more course selections.

  • (7 years ago)

    Superintedent of schools very destructive and negative persona. Morale of Principal and teachers very low. Bright students but inadequate teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    We need more activities. Better food. More after school programs. Better sports program.

  • (7 years ago)

    Kids breeze their way through it. Not tough enough criteria.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our school is in a state of flux. Demolition and rebuilding takes it's toll. Our principal is doing a fantastic job of empoweeing the teachers at both this school and the middle school. I see many areas of improvement and believe it will continue to improve under his leadership. What we need is a superintendent who will continue to plan for tomorrow while providing our teachers and children with the tools they need in order to succeed today.

  • (8 years ago)

    Academics are very inconsistant. The schools grounds are very rundown. Very clique and hard to fit in. Sports are ok but only if you 'fit in' which is almost impossible unless your family has lived here for 100 years!

  • (9 years ago)

    Academics very inconsistent. One teacher will be great the next very poor. Music program is good for small school. Art is faily good. Sports are OK but the girls sports aren't as supported and the boys. Level of parental involvement is low. The grounds and buildings are in poor shape.

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