School Details

River Valley High School

801 El Margarita Road, Yuba City, CA 95993
(530) 822-2500
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1869 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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.
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  • Yuba City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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.
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Yuba City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

River Valley High School is a public high school in Yuba City. The principal of River Valley High School is Larry Bonds, whose e-mail is lbonds@ycusd.k12.ca.us. 1,869 students attend River Valley High School and identify mostly as Unspecified; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 10% of the River Valley High School students have "limited English proficiency." 51% of the 1,869 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at River Valley High School is 18:1. Tri-County Rop School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 7% 9%
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 36% 38%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Hispanic 28% 32%
Asian 26% 15%
Filipino 2% 1.0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 13223%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 56%
Limited English proficiency 10% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My son is a student at the River Valley High School in Yuba City California. I'm disabled and have not been able to help my son in athletic or academic events as a parent normally would due to my physical limitations and medications. Lucky for me some of his friends parents and coaches have helped fill this void by taking my son to and from football camps bringing him home from practices or games mentoring his progress in class taking him on their family vacations weekend getaways or to Church. This has been a constant for several years which has afforded my son many laughs and fond memories for years to come. It's hard to find the words to express my gratitude for what these wonderful people have done for my son so I simply offer a heartfelt thank you. As parents we're always concerned about the quality of education values and ethics our children learn which is why I'm proud to say he's a student at River Valley. I would highly recommend this High School for the character it's staff and patrons have shown by simply caring for one of it's own. Thank You..

  • (6 months ago)

    I graduated from RV in 2012 and let me warn you the teachers will only pick a couple students they really will help and leave the rest of you to fend for yourselves and don't get me started about the band program. Overall I would go to either Yuba City or Sutter High school.

  • (7 months ago)

    I consider rvhs to be the best high school in Yuba city. I graduated from rvhs in 2013 and tell you the truth the four years i spent in that high school were the best years ever. The staff That rvhs is very friendly and they will do anything to make you succeed in any way. There is a huge variety of sports there. If i were in your shoes i would select rvhs to be your first priority as a high school. Don't wait choose rv now

  • (2 years ago)

    I have four children one graduated 2011 one in 2012 another in 2013 and my youngest will be a freshman in the fall of 2012! We have had nothing but the best teachers and staff at our children's school. The academics to sports programs are by far the best and only getting better! There isn't another school I would rather have my children at. Mr. Reusser is one of the best around and the staff TRULY CARE ABOUT THE KIDS!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our daughter is currently a sophomore at RVHS and there is nothing but positive comments that I can make about this school. From the administration to the support staff they are all terrific. When I make phone calls or leave emails for the teachers I receive the same back within a day or maybe two depending on schedules. When I contact the Principal he responds to my comments and anwers questions. You will see administration and sometimes board members at each and every school function. I could not be more delighted with this school and feel very fortunate that our daughter is a student there.

  • (5 years ago)

    Im a Senior at this school i will be the first class to have been at the school for four years the school has gone through some changes over the time ive been here not all of them great but in the end its a wonderfull school. The teachers are able to connect with the students when needed and students have the time they need with the block schedule.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is the best............. lots of fights though

  • (6 years ago)

    The availability of the AP (Advanced Placement) classes is great. We moved to Yuba City from big urban city where AP classes were overflowing the attention that the teacher could give through the 50 min of class to the students were almost non-existing but with the workload as hard as in college. River Valley offers great AP selection just talk to the counselors and draft your child s future to success! Explore the options! I am not a teacher I am a very satisfied parent! River Valley Rocks!

  • (6 years ago)

    this school has been a great experience. ive only been at RVHS for two months and i felt belonged.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am so pleased with this school. This school year is by far the best yet. They have worked out all the kinks and things are really on track now. their academic program challenges the students to work hard and move at a much faster pace than your typical school. The classes offered are geared to prepare your child for college. There are also classes offered that count toward college credit hours. they have a wide range of extra curricular activities. This year 2007 the Falcons football team remains undefeated. And the level of parent involvement is incredible. I cannot say enough regarding the principle Larry Bonds. He is the type of person that does whatever it takes to improve the quality of education that your child receives. And above that the students sincerely like him as a person. He makes you feel comfortable speaking with him. I love River Valley.

  • (8 years ago)

    This new high school is modern and clean. The school has been operation for 2 years. The first year while being completed it was used as an elementary school. This year it only has freshman and sophmore classes with junior and senior classes to be added in the next 2 years. The outside football/baseball fields need a lot of work right now. The kitchen is clean and modern boasting a food service area with multiple venues including Chinese food Mexican food pizza a hamburger grill a deli and a snack bar. All food is freshly made in the food service area. The classrooms are what you would expect from a brand new school i.e. clean well lit roomy. Accademically it is too early to tell since it is a new school. Located just west of the city it is surrounded by a semi-rural atmosphere with fairly modern homes.

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