RINCON VALLEY CHARTER

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5305 DUPONT DR
SANTA ROSA, CA 95409
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Phone: 707-539-3410
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Rincon Valley Union Elementary School District
  • Students/Teacher: 22:1
  • Students/Grade: 84.5
  • Number Students: 169
  • Number Teachers: 8
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5819
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Matt Reno
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (31 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Posted 2015-02-12
    "I attend RVCS and honestly, its bad. Last year was quite a bit better, but common core ruined our education system. We aren't on the same standards as all the highschools offered in this area, making it basically impossible to transition. I've heard from many kids who want to go into geometry that they simply can't since common core is so awful. We get criticized by other schools, as we are generally behind on most things. The laptops are nice, but thats all the schools got going for it. Some people are nice here, but a large majority are racist and homophobic, and as someone who is LGBT, that is kind of horrible. Also, a subsistute teacher we had forced us to stop speaking of lgbt as its not school appropiate. Along with this, we were stopped by the vice principal from presenting something promoting lgbt. Why go to a school when you can't be accpeted? The pe program is good, along with language arts. overall, don't send your kid to this school. its awful and they wont be able to take classes they want in highschool"
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    Posted 2014-09-13
    "I have been very impressed with RVCS on the Sequoia campus this year! The teachers and new Vice Principal are really nice and have made our family feel very welcomed on the campus. My daughter is again excited about school and loves using technology as a tool for her learning. This is a 5 STAR school! I am totally impressed with this place."
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    Posted 2014-02-20
    "RVCS is an amazing school. The teachers on this campus obviously CARE about their students and spend time with them individually, which is hard to say about some of the bigger schools. I have had a student attend one of the larger schools and one who is at RVCS, and our experience here has been far more connected. Teachers are accessible to both parents and students. The extracurricular activities are inclusive of all students. The drama program is incredible! My student is excited about going to school and talks about what they are doing in positive meaningful ways. As usual, people with complaints are usually the ones who seek out these forums, which is why I wanted to make sure and give the school the five star review that it actually DESERVES!"
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    Posted 2014-02-04
    "We had a terrible experience at this school. The "project-based" nature of the curriculum worked well in some cases but was absurdly inefficient in many, many others. For example, on certain topics, way too much time was spent making pretty overheads and not enough time thinking about concepts. We were seeing warning signs so partway through our first year we spoke to numerous parents who had RV Charter kids now in high school and almost all of them said their kids were poorly prepared for high school. We pulled ours from RV Charter and moved on - and we're really happy with the decision. To attract students they give really enticing presentations at the elementary school, and I admit, we fell for it."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-12
    "I am glad to see such positive reviews these past few months for RVCS...It is nice to hear children are doing well and thriving. That, is the hope of all parents for their children. This was not what happened for us...It was a devastating year. You respond to the negative reviews below your positive one, with the sentence," I don't know what all the negative reviews are about..." which is a fortunate and thankful thing. Be I assure you, anything written was well thought out, based from personal experience, and very serious... That being said, I have been told, that the staff has been very on point this year...the school was made aware of many things last year, they didn't know about...you can't fix something, if you don't know it's broken... I am sure the school is dedicated to dealing with any unwanted behavior, fast. They know what to watch for... Any staff changes needed, happened. That, is very positive.The changes sound hopeful, and pro-active... The bottom line, is every year is a different group of kids, with a different group dynamic. There was a reason this school has had to have a lottery, it had the right focus, and expectations."
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