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About This School

La Sierra High School is a public high school in Riverside. The principal of La Sierra High School is Craig Shiflett, who can be contacted at craig.shiflett@alvord.k12.ca.us. 3,175 children attend La Sierra High School and are mostly Asian; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 24% of the La Sierra High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 46% of the 3,175 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at La Sierra High School is 24:1. Alvord Continuation High School 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

    • French
    • Hebrew
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 3%
Hispanic 66% 72%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 18% 14%
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 19716%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 65%
Limited English proficiency 24% 45%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I currently attend this school as a senior and have done so since freshmen year.La Sierra is a really good school. It offers good programs such as health academy. The health academy is a program that prepares you for the future if you want to be in the health fied The teachers are really attentive. They are very caring you can call them a friend.The bad comments aren't true at least not for the past years.I recommend that your children go to this school if they have the chance to.

  • (2 years ago)

    all that i can say is that i wish i never went back there.... i hate la sierra with a passion.. no one talks to me i get bullied everyday and no staff there seems to care that i get bullied and that im lonely.. i tried to make friends there but all the kids there.. im srry.. majority of the kids there are fake. dont let your kids go there.. its horrible and it disgusts me of all the cliques going on.. nope. horrible.

  • (4 years ago)

    i went to la sierra and i absolutely loved it! there are no racial issues at all! when you see groups there are people from all ethnicities. so id have to say that racial issue comment is a lie! go la sierra! 2013 babee

  • (4 years ago)

    There are some great teachers like Mr. Pike Mr. Anderson Mr. Whelchel and Ms. Trujillo who make learning a more interesting and rewarding experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have attended La Sierra High School all for years and i would have to say that there is Nothing wrong with La Sierra High. I read about other people saying that they are dealing with racial issues and that is totally false. La Sierra is a well-rounded school which YOU have the ability to make it a good school or bad. You can be yourself at La Sierra and not have to worry about other people and how they react. I highly recommend this school and tell people if they heard La Sierra is a bad school it isn't. It was however in the past in the 90s but it is a much better and safe school.

  • (6 years ago)

    The best part about the school are the AP teachers. These teachers go into a mediocre school with the intent to help and guide students to the best of their abilities. The school is not be in the best of neighborhoods and therefore comes the racial problems. It is not necessarily the case that a good education isn't obtainable at la sierra but the students work for what they receive. School spirit is not great at La Sierra. The administration needs to make drastic changes to get in touch with the children but they have not gotten it right so far. I hope the school improves. I really want to revisit my alma mater and see children actually enjoying what they go to every weekday.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is very unsafe. Their is constant race problems. The staff are o.k. The Principal is one of the worst he takes the smallest thing and makes a big deal and when something big happens he barly moves a finger! My only concern is the race problems though.

  • (7 years ago)

    While I agree with the poster who said the fine arts programs are good I have to qualify that and say that the drama program here is very cliquish. The drama department also has a 'multimedia' course which is woefully antiquated..both the instruction and the equipment. This schools drama program has been a big disappointment to my student.

  • (8 years ago)

    After attending LSHS for for years I must say overall it is a good school and has many memories. The one thing they must fix is favoritism when it comes to sports.

  • (8 years ago)

    I hated this school! Dont let your kids go here!

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has an excellent fine arts program and some fabulous teachers in the AP and Honors program. While some of the teachers are excellent at LSHS some are below par. They are unable to control the classrooms and the students are very disrespectful. The school has a problem with violence between some of the races.

  • (8 years ago)

    Amazing School. Great after school programs fun and a great place to learn.

  • (9 years ago)

    Nice school. Improving yearly. Sports programs improving. Great communication and parent involvement. Great teachers and staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    la sierra high was fun...I was in the swim team all four years and made CIF...I have many great memories form La Sierra.

  • (9 years ago)

    I attended Norte Vista High...it is a much better school that La Sierra...the year I graduated we had more students pass the California AP English test...that's all I have to say.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great leadership especially teachers give us great advice. Principal Mr. Austin has changed the situation from a normal high school to an exited school spirit achieving our academic goals. Soaring high with Pride!

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