Rio Linda High

Summary:

Rio Linda High is a public high school located in Rio Linda, California, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 1,596 students. The school is part of the Twin Rivers Unified School District, which is ranked 1,148 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 1-star rating out of 5 from SchoolDigger.

Rio Linda High has a diverse student population, with Hispanic students making up the largest racial group at around 50% in recent years. Academically, the school's performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally higher than the district average but lower than the state average. For example, in 2022-2023, 52.27% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 39.69% for the district and 55.41% for the state. In Mathematics, 22.38% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better, compared to 12.22% for the district and 27.36% for the state. Rio Linda High has maintained a relatively high four-year graduation rate, ranging from 88.8% to 95.5% in recent years, which is higher than the district average. However, the school's dropout rate has fluctuated, ranging from 2.0% to 7.4% in the same period. Additionally, Rio Linda High has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 10.9% in 2017-2018 to 36.1% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the district and state averages.

When compared to other high schools in the immediate vicinity, such as Pacific Career and Technology High, Miles P. Richmond, and Highlands High, Rio Linda High generally outperforms them in academic measures, such as test scores and graduation rates. However, the school's performance varies significantly across different student subgroups, with Hispanic students performing relatively well but Asian, African American, and students with disabilities struggling. The significant increase in chronic absenteeism at Rio Linda High is a concerning trend, as it can have a negative impact on student learning and academic outcomes. This issue is not unique to Rio Linda High, as many of the nearby schools also struggle with high chronic absenteeism rates. Additionally, Rio Linda High has a high percentage of students (over 80%) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively low-income student population, which may contribute to some of the academic challenges faced by the school.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 6309 Dry Creek Rd.
       Rio Linda, CA  95673-4412


(916) 566-2725

District: Twin Rivers Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
825th of 2,346 California High Schools


Feeder schools for Rio Linda High:

Elementary:    Dry Creek Elementary
    Orchard Elementary
    Regency Park Elementary
    Westside Elementary
Middle:    Norwood Junior High
    Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Student/teacher ratio:  19.2 Help
Number of students:  1,596

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
50.3%
White:
20.4%
Asian:
15.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  81.6% Help


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Compare Details Rio Linda High ranks better than 64.8% of high schools in California. It also ranks first among 6 ranked high schools in the Twin Rivers Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.9. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Rio Linda High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Rio Linda High is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (50.3%), White (20.4%), Asian (15%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 81.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rio Linda High is 19.2. 4 high schools in the Twin Rivers Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rio Linda High:

SchoolDigger ranks Rio Linda High 825th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Rio Linda High in the ranking list.)

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Twin Rivers Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Twin Rivers Unified 1148th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Rio Linda High

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Rank History for all students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 79.67 118th 2238 94.7%
2010 56.72 583rd 2281 74.4%
2011 55.15 663rd 2367 72.0%
2012 51.62 750th 2354 68.1%
2013 52.56 721st 2426 70.3%
2015 53.70 907th 1994 54.5%
2016 52.78 949th 2039 53.5%
2017 57.18 856th 2021 57.6%
2018 67.85 635th 2017 68.5%
2019 61.87 697th 2133 67.3%
2022 55.63 806th 2123 62.0%
2023 51.90 819th 2335 64.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 13.19 449th 515 12.8%
2023 26.02 539th 780 30.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.60 584th 938 37.7%
2019 46.17 343rd 941 63.5%
2022 63.81 166th 1044 84.1%
2023 49.03 274th 1315 79.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 28.37 1048th 1539 31.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.27 450th 1862 75.8%
2019 67.79 507th 1937 73.8%
2022 61.57 600th 1943 69.1%
2023 60.76 614th 2237 72.6%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 55.27 116th 290 60.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.63 584th 1760 66.8%
2019 61.40 613th 1833 66.6%
2022 48.10 863rd 1858 53.6%
2023 45.46 936th 2106 55.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.56 887th 1052 15.7%
2019 31.73 734th 1117 34.3%
2022 37.76 613th 1161 47.2%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 30.57 118th 168 29.8%
2023 44.82 128th 233 45.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.55 661st 1834 64.0%
2019 55.44 750th 1880 60.1%
2022 57.55 694th 1916 63.8%
2023 54.72 704th 2195 67.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.67 451st 581 22.4%
2019 27.06 449th 582 22.9%
2022 21.94 473rd 581 18.6%
2023 11.89 656th 727 9.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.33 371st 582 36.3%
2019 35.72 360th 592 39.2%
2022 41.28 275th 522 47.3%
2023 23.85 551st 713 22.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.91 407th 1742 76.6%
2019 66.21 505th 1814 72.2%
2022 67.34 481st 1861 74.2%
2023 66.89 471st 2132 77.9%
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Rank History for Pacific Islander students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.51 6th 20 70.0%
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Rank History for White students at Rio Linda High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.27 577th 1173 50.8%
2019 41.89 736th 1222 39.8%
2022 31.40 840th 1204 30.2%
2023 31.46 890th 1424 37.5%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Rio Linda High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 856 180 328 557 16 31 130 0 2098
2010 778 193 305 600 13 35 83 0 2007
2011 767 162 282 620 16 26 55 0 1928
2012 674 137 273 635 13 22 64 0 1818
2013 619 139 261 588 16 32 62 0 1717
2014 620 141 258 618 15 35 64 0 1751
2015 558 147 256 645 14 31 76 0 1727
2016 538 134 272 677 13 39 65 0 1738
2017 509 134 259 665 10 35 64 0 1676
2018 464 151 243 688 13 37 63 0 1659
2019 424 146 242 684 17 33 68 0 1614
2020 406 141 231 753 18 34 89 0 1672
2021 382 132 249 796 19 35 102 1 1716
2022 354 103 244 814 19 22 88 4 1648
2023 326 111 240 803 14 18 78 6 1596

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Rio Linda High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 2098 94.0 20.2 53.5
2010 2007 94.2 21.3 62.9
2011 1928 n/a n/a 64.7
2012 1818 90.4 20.1 n/a
2013 1717 86.4 19.8 68.9
2014 1751 82.4 21.2 81.2
2015 1727 86.0 20.0 75.5
2016 1738 82.0 21.1 76.8
2017 1676 76.4 21.9 78.5
2018 1659 81.5 20.3 78.8
2019 1614 78.8 20.4 71.1
2020 1672 n/a n/a 82.7
2021 1716 79.2 21.6 83.3
2022 1648 80.9 20.3 81.7
2023 1596 82.8 19.2 81.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Rio Linda High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 2098 94.0 20.2 53.5
2010 2007 94.2 21.3 62.9
2011 1928 n/a n/a 64.7
2012 1818 90.4 20.1 n/a
2013 1717 86.4 19.8 68.9
2014 1751 82.4 21.2 81.2
2015 1727 86.0 20.0 75.5
2016 1738 82.0 21.1 76.8
2017 1676 76.4 21.9 78.5
2018 1659 81.5 20.3 78.8
2019 1614 78.8 20.4 71.1
2020 1672 n/a n/a 82.7
2021 1716 79.2 21.6 83.3
2022 1648 80.9 20.3 81.7
2023 1596 82.8 19.2 81.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Rio Linda High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 697th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 819th of 2335 High schools
 2.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rio Linda High)58.852.3
 6.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Twin Rivers Unified)4739.7
 7.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Rio Linda High)32.422.4
 10%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Twin Rivers Unified)1912.2
 6.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Rio Linda High)28.127.9
 0.2%
   11th Grade Science (Twin Rivers Unified)17.615.4
 2.2%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (Rio Linda High)23.20
 23.2%
   12th Grade Science (Twin Rivers Unified)122.8
 9.3%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students16141596
 1.1%
African American146111
 24%
American Indian1714
 17.6%
Asian242240
 0.8%
Hispanic684803
 17.4%
Pacific Islander3318
 45.5%
White424326
 23.1%
Two or More Races6878
 14.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.1%81.6%
 10.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Rio Linda High

Rio Linda High ranks 825th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Rio Linda High are 50% Hispanic, 20% White, 15% Asian, 7% African American, 5% Two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander.

Rio Linda High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Dry Creek Elementary
Elementary : Orchard Elementary
Elementary : Regency Park Elementary
Elementary : Westside Elementary
Middle : Norwood Junior High
Middle : Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,596 students attended Rio Linda High.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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