School Details

Rio Tierra Junior High School

3201 Northstead Dr., Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 566-2730
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 456 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

49%
48%
60%
48%
44%
55%

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
  • Twin Rivers Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
67%
86%
31%
47%
60%
18%
42%
52%

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
  • Twin Rivers Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

16%
37%
50%
39%
41%
57%
9%
23%
31%
55%
58%
85%
29%
35%
52%
48%
50%
67%

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
  • Twin Rivers Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rio Tierra Junior High School is a public middle school in Sacramento. The principal of Rio Tierra Junior High School is Paul Orlando and can be contacted at paul.orlando@twinriversusd.org. 456 students go to Rio Tierra Junior High School and identify as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Pacific Islander. 32% of the Rio Tierra Junior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 87% of the 456 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Rio Tierra Junior High School is 16:1. Smythe Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 57% 31%
Multiracial 5% %
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 31423%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 15%
Unspecified 13% 7%
Asian 12% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 33%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.9%
Filipino 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 69%
Limited English proficiency 32% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I believe Rio Tierra supplies both academic and social growth for students. There are many programs that promote the social development that is needed for students to successed at the high school level. The academic programs at Rio Tierra are very structured and rigor. The placement of students by the counseling dept and adminstration is second to none! Great job Rio Tierra as being a positive aspect to the North Sacramento/Natomas area.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a new teacher at Rio Tierra but I have been in teaching for 20 years. I believe the staff on this campus is very dedicated to the success of all students. Jr. Highs in our area have a lot of disruptions; however the principal Paul Orlando works hard to maintain an orderly campus. The students have a positive attitude and work hard to learn the curriculum.

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