School Details

Sierra High School

570 East Ninth Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
(909) 388-6478

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 580 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade



  • This school in 2013
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


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
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sierra High School is a public high school in San Bernardino. The principal of Sierra High School is Ken Martinez, whose e-mail is 580 children attend Sierra High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 30% of the Sierra High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 98% of the 580 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Sierra High School is 20:1. Anderson School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 76% 69%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 11%
Unspecified 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 16%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 54229%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.5%
Asian 0.5% 2%
Filipino 0.2% 0.5%
Multiracial 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 83%
Limited English proficiency 30% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This place is the worst School in San Bernardino county. It throws students away at the first opportunity backpack searches are the norm and when a principal didn't like a teacher from their previous school and their child went to Sierra. Instead of helping this struggling student they kicked him out ruining his life. No chances no mercy. I had seen them help other students based on if they like him/her and screw the rest. Their business teacher is exploiting their students for money and hopefully goes to jail from it. Avoid this school if you love your child.

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from Sierra in 2012. It was the best school I ever went to and I went to lots. I crashed out of Cajon because I got in with the wrong crowd. The teachers at Sierra --most of them anyway-- listen and care about you as a person. There are some not so good teachers there but most are great. I liked best Curry and Scott. They keep it real and don't trip on silly things. They both got to know me and made me feel like I was not a messed up person like I was taught to feel before. I give Sierra A+.

  • (3 years ago)

    Sierra is the best thing that ever happened to me. I thought I'd never get a HS diploma. But I did with the teachers at Sierra who helped me. My favorite teachers were Miss Scott and Coach J. who always helped me.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a student at Sierra High School. Going to Sierra is the best decision i ever made. I messed up at Arroyo Valley High School and I had freshman credits when i was a Junior in High soon i stepped onto the campus of Sierra i felt like i belonged...and now i'm a Senior at Sierra and made up all my credits only because the teachers their teach very well..and in the future i will be proud to say that i graduated at Sierra... I love being a student at Sierra High to all those parents out there that want their kid to graduate should put them at Sierra High School because i know that it will be good and the teachers that teach there are very good at helping all the students that need help... the school has the best test scores out of all the high schools in the San Bernardino City Unified School District because we LEARN and WORK HARD to earn what we to all those parents out their that think Sierra is a bad school....its not because if we were we wouldn't have a sports team or compete in competition for the Law & Justice class....which is the coolest class Sierra is the best school i've been in.....thank you to all the teachers there )

  • (3 years ago)

    This is the worst school I have ever seen! If you value your kids future you won't send them there!

  • (4 years ago)

    this school the best teacher are relly their and they teach very good schools should be like sierra

  • (5 years ago)

    Great place to learn! The teachers are excellent at teaching and they care about us and our future education.

  • (5 years ago)

    Good place to learn and safe environment.

  • (6 years ago)

    Being here may seem worse than any other school but because there are less students the student to teacher ratio is amazing. I have learned so much going there and it has also taught me to be independent.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a graduating senior at Sierra High School and I just have to say that this school is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love the fact that it is a continuation high school because I would have never been able to be so close to graduation if I wouldv'e stayed at a regular high school. Better yet I think I wouldv'e dropped out. This school turned my life around and I am proud to be a student there.

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