Location: Riverside, CA
Are you a student or parent at California School for the Deaf-Riverside? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to CSD Riverside available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe CSD Riverside is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by CSD Riverside students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at CSD Riverside
- Every sports team you can join at CSD Riverside
Let's get started!
California School for the Deaf-Riverside is a public school, supporting grades 0 to 12 . It's located in Riverside, CA in Riverside County.
Based on its location, CSD Riverside is classified as a school in a large city. Here's the location on a map:
California School for the Deaf-Riverside3044 Horace St. Riverside, CA 92506-4498
Phone number: 9518248050
California School for the Deaf-Riverside homepage: http://www.csdr-cde.ca.gov/
Principal: Scott KerbyEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at California School for the Deaf-Riverside is 383 students, making it a somewhat large high school, in the top half of all California high schools by size.
As a mid-sized high school, CSD Riverside strikes the balance between size and comfort. There will be enough students to provide a diversity of experiences, like clubs and sports, for you to join. But it'll be small enough that you'll likely get to know most people in your class.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is California School for the Deaf-Riverside growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at CSD Riverside has steadily decreased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.
|Male Students||Female Students||All Students|
As you can see in the table above, the senior class is 47 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that CSD Riverside is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Riverside could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into CSD Riverside. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at California School for the Deaf-Riverside?
From our statistics, CSD Riverside has a 55:45 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
CSD Riverside has a balanced male-female ratio that's largely representative of the general population in Riverside County. Since the student body is roughly half and half, it should feel like there are equal numbers of boys and girls in your classes.
This usually means that CSD Riverside doesn't strongly select for either males or females, unlike other schools that have a large majority of males or females.
What's the racial diversity at California School for the Deaf-Riverside? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, CSD Riverside has a somewhat homogenous student body, with the majority of students identifying as one ethnicity, but not representing over 70% of the student body. Most schools in California fit this profile, so CSD Riverside isn't out of the ordinary. Most students attending class with you will be of the predominant ethnicity, but there will be meaningful diversity from other races.
The majority of students at CSD Riverside are Hispanic. In California, Hispanic students make up the majority of all students at 51.5%, and are thus the most common ethnicity. Predominantly Hispanic schools are the most common type of homogenous school, and CSD Riverside fits within this category.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0.0%||0|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.5%||2|
|Two or more races||3.9%||15|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Riverside. If you'd like to see how other nearby schools look in diversity, just google "[name of school] prepscholar" to find our guide to that specific school.
Income Level of CSD Riverside Families
What are the family incomes of students at California School for the Deaf-Riverside? To determine this, we look at the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches, a classification by the US federal government.
To qualify for a reduced price meal, family income needs to be below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $45,000 or below.
To qualify for a free meal, family income needs to be below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $32,000 or below.
The lower the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price meals, the higher the income levels are likely to be.
At CSD Riverside, 0.0% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 31.0% qualify for free lunches.
This means CSD Riverside has a low poverty level. The overwhelming majority of students at CSD Riverside don't qualify for free or reduced price lunches. Riverside is thus likely to be an affluent community, with quite high family incomes.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||264||68.9%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Riverside and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Because CSD Riverside is in the top quartile of schools by family income, it's likely to be well-funded relative to other high schools in California. This means you'll likely have access to advanced coursework like AP/IB classes and better-funded extracurriculars and sports.
It's still up to you, though, to take advantage of the resources CSD Riverside has to offer. If you work hard and spend your time effectively, you'll likely be well positioned to succeed in college and beyond.
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Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at California School for the Deaf-Riverside? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about CSD Riverside's academics here.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for California School for the Deaf-Riverside students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
Let’s start by taking a look at the data for nationally administered standardized tests.
In California, the ACT is less popular than the SAT. Fewer students take the ACT, and typically these students are more motivated and academically prepared for college. Therefore, it's harder to compare California School for the Deaf-Riverside ACT scores with the rest of the country.
At CSD Riverside, the average ACT composite score was 12, compared to the nationwide average of 20. Each year, roughly 32 out of 205 total students take the ACT.
Unfortunately, this is well below average performance, putting CSD Riverside in the bottom 25% of high schools in California. Most students who take the ACT here are well below the national average.
Since the ACT tests what you learn in school, this may be a warning sign that the quality of education you'll receive at CSD Riverside may be lacking compared to other schools.
Here are the average English, Math, Reading, and Science scores for CSD Riverside compared to California and the US:
Average ACT Scores
Scores provided are for the 2013-14 school year.
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Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college-level courses that are an additional academic challenge may give California School for the Deaf-Riverside students credit for college.
Here's what we're looking for: high average AP test scores as well as high AP passing rates.
Every year, roughly 6 students in grades 9-12 at CSD Riverside take 0 AP exams. It's important to understand how students score on the AP - earning a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP test means passing the test and often earning college credit.
The average score of all AP exams taken at CSD Riverside is out of 5.
Compared to schools across California, this score puts CSD Riverside at below average performance. On AP tests, the passing score is considered a 3, and unfortunately the number of students who don't pass is greater than the number of do. This performance places California School for the Deaf-Riverside in the bottom 25 % of schools for AP tests.
This isn't all bad news for you, though. It's still good that CSD Riverside offers AP classes so you have the opportunity to take courses at a college level. Your school might be new to offering AP courses, and typically teachers get better at preparing students for AP tests over time. Finally, as you'll see below, there are still students who earn a passing grade of 3 or above - and with hard work, you can be one of them.
We have specific data on how many students got a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 (out of 5) on AP exams in the chart below:
To find out the passing rates for specific AP courses at California School for the Deaf-Riverside, you'll have to talk to your guidance counselor (who can then help you find that information). For instance, one AP Calculus teacher may have an above-90% passing rate, while another might only have a 50% passing rate. If you can, you'll want to take the class with the teacher who has more students get a 3 or above on the AP exam.
Find out more about the average score for each AP subject here.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending California School for the Deaf-Riverside must take standardized tests in English/Language Arts and Math as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These align with the new Common Core standards and are called the "Smarter Balanced" tests.
If CSD Riverside students meet or exceed state standards, they're academically prepared to graduate high school and go to college. Specifically, we care about the percentage of students who meet or exceed state standards. The larger this number, the higher the preparation of students at CSD Riverside.
At California School for the Deaf-Riverside, 14% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered well below average and puts CSD Riverside in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The vast majority of CSD Riverside students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
This low percentage itself isn't much cause for concern - as teachers and students get more familiar with the new Common Core, the pass rate at CSD Riverside will likely increase. But it still reflects CSD Riverside's low standing among California high schools.
English/Language Arts Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each ELA area score here.
The other major test taken for state assessments is Math. Across the state, Math performance is generally lower than English/Language Arts performance, so it's natural for this number to be lower.
At California School for the Deaf-Riverside, 11% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts CSD Riverside in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of CSD Riverside students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
Math Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each Math area score, go here.
In addition to the standard high school curriculum, many high schools like California School for the Deaf-Riverside offer advanced coursework as part of the Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.
Brief Intro to AP/IB
AP and IB courses are designed at the difficulty level of college introductory classes. There are several important benefits to taking advanced coursework at CSD Riverside. First, taking more advanced classes shows colleges that you're committed to challenging yourself academically, and that you're one of the more advanced students at CSD Riverside. Taking AP/IB classes also raises your weighted GPA and makes you a stronger college applicant.
Furthermore, many colleges will accept your CSD Riverside AP/IB coursework as college coursework. In some cases, you'll be able to skip introductory-level classes and move to more advanced classes. In other cases, you'll be able to avoid having to take required courses and might even be able to graduate earlier than the standard 4 years. Often this will require you to pass the AP test, getting a score of 3 or above.
So what advanced courses does California School for the Deaf-Riverside offer?
California School for the Deaf-Riverside offers AP courses in 1 subject.
This is a low number of AP subjects, putting California School for the Deaf-Riverside in the bottom 25% of California schools offering AP courses. You'll be very limited in your ability to explore your interests in math, science, humanities, or social sciences at CSD Riverside.
Take a look at every AP subject offered. If you want to take any AP courses not being offered at CSD Riverside, ask your counselor for ideas on how to cover the gap. If you're a strong student and not feeling adequately challenged, you might consider transferring to another high school to access a more advanced curriculum.
Of course, keep in mind that even though CSD Riverside doesn't offer many AP courses, it might teach the few it does offer quite well. You can see student performance in the AP score analysis section above.
The following AP courses were offered at CSD Riverside during 2015-2016:
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Finally, we'll cover which sports teams are available at California School for the Deaf-Riverside. Sports are an integral part of many students' high school experiences. The more sports that are available, and the more levels supported (Frosh, JV, Varsity), the more likely you'll be able to participate in a sport at CSD Riverside.
By the way, the California School For The Deaf-riverside mascot is the Cubs. Go Cubs!
California School for the Deaf-Riverside fields 10 teams for girls' sports. This is a relatively number that puts CSD Riverside in the bottom 50% of California schools that offer girls' sports. This is understandable - sports teams are expensive to support, and many schools would rather put those resources elsewhere. If you participate in a sport that CSD Riverside doesn't offer, consider joining a local non-school team to get practice and compete.
And now for the boys: California School for the Deaf-Riverside fields 11 teams for boys' sports. This relatively number puts CSD Riverside in the bottom 50% of California schools that offer boys' sports. Sports teams are expensive to support, and CSD Riverside may not be able to offer the full range of options. If you participate in a sport that CSD Riverside doesn't offer, consider joining a local non-school team to get practice and compete.
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The data on this page is drawn from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to):
- National Center for Educational Statistics CCD 2013-2014
- "Free or reduced price lunch: A proxy for poverty?", NCES Blog
- CRDC 2011-2012 school year data
- California Department of Education SAT, ACT, and AP Test Results
- California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System Results
- AP Course Ledger