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About This School

Colonel Joseph C. Rodriguez Prep Academy is a public middle school in San Bernardino. The principal of Colonel Joseph C. Rodriguez Prep Academy is Perry Wiseman, who can be contacted at perry.wiseman@sbcusd.k12.ca.us. 775 students attend Colonel Joseph C. Rodriguez Prep Academy and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 23% of the Colonel Joseph C. Rodriguez Prep Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 88% of the 775 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Colonel Joseph C. Rodriguez Prep Academy is 22:1. Del Vallejo Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 11%
Hispanic 69% 69%
Asian 4% 2%
Unspecified 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 54229%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.5%
Filipino 0.1% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 83%
Limited English proficiency 23% 33%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I hate this school. My mom removed me because she had a disagreement with princlple Ms. Bishop. She basically told me I wasn't good enough because she called me dirt. She shouldn't be calling kids dirt. This school is horrible in many other ways too. Like the no backpack rule. We are not allowed to bring backpacks because of weapons. But that makes no sense. People can put weapons in their pocket folder lunch pal. They like to see us suffer when we have to carry our folders and our instrument Fromm class to class. Sometimes people's stuff fall on the ground and papers go flying everywhere all because we can't have backpacks and we have to carry a lot of stuff. Don't let your child attdend this school. Just don't.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter attended Rodriguez Prep Academy and had an exceptional experience and education. She had to take band in 7th grade which I believe some art is critical in education in middle school. Then she got involved in Leadership Odyssey of the mind Softball and had many opportunities for roller skating parties college trips etc... Great school.

  • (4 years ago)

    RPA is a great school Attended it for 7th and now 8th grade and i look forward to everyday of going to it. The teachers all want thier students to do well. When I started going to RPA I noticed that I started doing much better in class and looking more forward to going to school. Even though the school is not located in the best place it is still safe because of the discipline the students have the principal is very good and he knows what he is doing. The campus is clean and the technolagy is awsome ! With A.V.I.D. all the students are orginized. There are lots of after school activites lunch activites and in class activites that help us learn. If you ever get the chance to get in to this school don't let it go because its the best you can get I love RPA !!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I used to attend RPA. I know attend a new middle school. And learned how I missed RPA. It was such a fun school. I get to make awesome friends. And got the best education. I did so well on my STAR test there than anywhere. The teachers are so nice and so fun to be around. The discipline are very strong. They really care about our safety. It is so nice there. The classroom were beautifully built and decorated. And don't even get me started on the Technology Lab. They have like the newest and up to date technology. I just loved it there. More than my current school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I currently attend RPA nad these past 2 years at the school have been amazing. This school gives us students oppurtunites that other middle schools could never provide us with. The teachers are all amazing in their own way and they are truly and honestly devoted to teaching and making sure students take a successful path in life. Aside of academics we have an amazing music program that presents students the oppurtunity to find creativity through music and truly appreciate it. We also have amazing extracurricular activites especially ASB!!!! This school is so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 2 daugters who havae Autism. This is a wonderful school for them because of the structure and discipline.

  • (4 years ago)

    rpa has teachers that help you when you need help encourage you when you are ready to give up and help bring out the best things about you. thank you for giving me the best education go teachers

  • (4 years ago)

    this school has given my daughter the best education in the county. she has gotten better grades ever since she went there. the staff are so helpful. i just love the way the system is. thank you rpa

  • (4 years ago)

    rpa has the best technology that helps us learn better

  • (4 years ago)

    its better than most schools!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter was a seventh grader last year and she loves this school. The staff welcomes parents to be involved in school activities and in the classroom. The principal is dedicated to the children's safety and education. Every one of my daughter's teachers were enthusiastic about this new school. I have recommended it to friends who now love it as well. I highly recommend this school as a parent and I know my daughter would recommend it as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son was the first 6th grader there when the school opened. It is a great school with great staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter was a seventh grader in this school the first year it opened overall it is a good school the only thing I did not like is that the students did not have any field trips and I was not invited to my daughters award assembly.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was one of the first 8th graders at this school. It holds good memories as well as bad. The staff are exellect the students are well-behaved and the campus is safe and clean. I highly recomend this school for students.

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