Rio Vista High School
Rio Vista, CA | Sacramento County
December 5, 2011
I worked at RVHS as a long-term sub for one semester. I am also a parent (my child attends high school in the district out where we live) I would move her to RVHS in a minute if I could! I have worked in education for many years all over the state, and I have to report that RVHS is by far the best school I have worked in. My reasons include: Respectful & motivated students (way to go parents!) Teachers & administrators who care about student success (strict, but caring and fair) A college-going culture (thanks to the long-time counselor!) Small class sizes Many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities Teacher participation and responsiveness to SST, IEP and parent conferencing. The community is supportive and there is a great school spirit for sports. The school's strengths include rigorous academic courses (including a nice selection of AP and honors courses) programs in agriculture, journalism and radio ( the school has it's own radio station) fine arts, renewable energy, culinary arts, Spanish language and wood shop. Plus, kids can take drivers ed! Weaknesses are: no other foreign languages, no automotive, no advanced computer classes and no music program.
August 15, 2011
Rio Vista High is a good school. However, the principle and vice principle allow no room for us students to have fun. Any time we try to get some school spirit going the vice principle comes out with a rule that will ban our ideas. It's the administrations way or the highway. Yes I know that its their responsibility to make the decisions, but without us, the students, there wouldn't be a RVHS. On the other hand, the school is small. I am a senior and have loved the school, regardless of the overly strict atmosphere, since I was a freshman. Being in a small school makes everyone know each other. We're all friends and are pretty close. Most of the teachers are HIGHLY qualified to teach the subjects and care about our education. I am glad I had the opportunity to attend RVHS. If the administration wasn't so strict, I would give it five stars. Everyone who thinks this is a bad school havent been to a school in Compton or some underfunded ghetto school like that.
June 26, 2011
As an alumni of RVHS it's hard to give the school a bad rating but it has got so bad that I plan on moving so my kids won't have to deal with all the problems. If you live in Rio Vista and work out of town your a FOOL for sending your kid (kids) to any school in this district. Many teachers in the district are old, bitter and just waiting to retire(some actually hate kids, I know I live next to one). Very few teachers are here for the kids. Its really quite sad.Submitted by a parent
October 7, 2009
I love our small town school. Rio Vista students have pride in their school and in their community. We have great youth in Rio!Submitted by a parent
October 4, 2009
Our school has overcome many hurdles to get WASC accredited and to maintain function during a major remodel. Our staff has stayed positive and the students have stayed focused. We have a tremendous amount of spirit.Submitted by a parent
October 4, 2009
The community, parents, teachers, kids and administrators all know how to pull together to make it the best it can be academically, socially and environmentally.Submitted by a parent
April 11, 2009
i have been to countless high schools and i have to be totally honest....this is the best high school and most fun ive ever been to ...so much i will be going back next year to finish off with my senior yearSubmitted by a student
September 16, 2008
I Loved RVHS. I am Alumni now, but when I went there the teachers were great, we had open lunches and our Sports teams kept a lot of kids out of trouble. Now, the students are acting out and ruining the reputation of our Small Town School. They should be repremanded for their negative actions instead of getting away with it.
August 15, 2008
There are some great teachers, parents and the principal and vice principal of Rio Vista are wonderful. If the school board would really listen to Rio Vista High School principal they could help our school district be a top school.Submitted by a parent
March 31, 2008
We need more language choices, more food selections, after school programs, and more course selections.Submitted by a student
March 24, 2008
Superintedent of schools very destructive and negative persona. Morale of Principal and teachers very low. Bright students but inadequate teachers.Submitted by a parent
December 15, 2007
We need more activities. Better food. More after school programs. Better sports program.Submitted by a student
December 3, 2007
Kids breeze their way through it. Not tough enough criteria.
November 29, 2007
Our school is in a state of flux. Demolition and rebuilding takes it's toll. Our principal is doing a fantastic job of empoweeing the teachers at both this school and the middle school. I see many areas of improvement and believe it will continue to improve under his leadership. What we need is a superintendent who will continue to plan for tomorrow while providing our teachers and children with the tools they need in order to succeed today.Submitted by a parent
January 26, 2007
Academics are very inconsistant. The schools grounds are very rundown. Very clique and hard to fit in. Sports are ok, but only if you 'fit in' which is almost impossible unless your family has lived here for 100 years!Submitted by a parent
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