Rio Mesa High School

545 Central Ave.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Rio Mesa High School serves 2,333 students in grades 9-12.
Rio Mesa High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,333 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Rio Mesa High School's student population of 2,333 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,333 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
99 teachers
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School Rankings

Rio Mesa High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Rio Mesa High School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1972 out of 3649 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
12%
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Hispanic
85%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
6%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Graduation Rate
85%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rio Mesa High School's ranking?
Rio Mesa High School is ranked #1972 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Rio Mesa High School often compared to?
Rio Mesa High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pacifica High School, Oxnard High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 48% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Rio Mesa High School?
The graduation rate of Rio Mesa High School is 85%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Rio Mesa High School?
2,333 students attend Rio Mesa High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Rio Mesa High School students are Hispanic, 6% of students are White, 4% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Rio Mesa High School?
Rio Mesa High School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Rio Mesa High School offer ?
Rio Mesa High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Rio Mesa High School part of?
Rio Mesa High School is part of Oxnard Union High School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,333 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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