Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, CA - Niche

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Canyon Springs High School is a public school in Moreno Valley, California. It has 2,424 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 45% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 293 reviews written and they have been mixed.

23100 Cougar Canyon Dr.
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
(951) 571-4760

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3.2 from 293 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Canyon may not be the best school academically and athletically, but it does have a unique faculty and student body. Most of the teacher are amazing and there is free tutoring in the library mostly every Wednesdays or Thursdays. Sadly, there is no stadium or cafeteria since we have low funding's because some of the students are ignorant and nonchalant. Overall, the school doesn't offer the most opportunities for students sport wise, academically, and etc. but its pretty alright and we just try to make the best of it.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Overall Experience: My four years being at CSHS we have not won Homecoming. Our Varsity team is really bad. We have no stadium. Our campus is very small and dirty. The bathrooms are really disgusting. The food is worse.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: What makes this school unique is that it stands higher than other schools in terms of AP exams and sport teams. Teachers are very helpful because they greet students everyday and host tutoring when students need help the msot.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This school has a great JROTC program. Some teachers on campus on great, but the majority are either unable to teach, arrogant, or rude. Many students are incompetent and barely try. The sports are all unsuccessful, except girls basketball.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Canyon Springs High School has taught me so much about myself and the person I want to be. Although there are certain teachers and staff members who are intolerable at times, there are many who truly have their students' best interests at heart. I enjoy how our newer principal, Mrs.Kerr, has made an effort to praise those students who excel academically, such as through assemblies and special awards. This school, despite having no stadium and not a very good football team, has a ton of school spirit that really shows in our activities. During the times where we can come together, the school feels like one big family. If I could do it over, I'd do it all the same. I've really enjoyed all the clubs and special classes/ activities I've got to participate in, and most of the people I've met along the way.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 Moreno Valley High School 3 mi. 2,356
2.66 Valley View High School 4 mi. 2,604
1.66 Vista Del Lago High School 5 mi. 2,236
2.00 Grand Terrace High School 5 mi. 2,233
3.33 John W. North High School 5 mi. 2,300

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Canyon Springs High School United States Grand Terrace High School John W. North High School Moreno Valley High School Valley View High School Vista Del Lago High School
Hispanic 56.0% 25.0% 67.0% 68.0% 74.0% 63.0% 67.0%
African American 18.0% 15.0% 9.0% 11.0% 15.0% 17.0% 18.0%
White 16.0% 51.0% 16.0% 10.0% 4.0% 11.0% 7.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 4.0% 6.0% 2.0% 5.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 2.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.4%
Grade 10 27.1%
Grade 11 26.5%
Grade 12 21.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 53% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 29% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 12% Basketball
  • 12% Large Campus
  • 10% Colorguard team
  • 8% Baseball
  • 6% Academy of Creative Technologies
  • 6% Hospice club
  • 6% Veritey of clubs and sports
  • 6% Soccer
  • 6% Marching band
  • 4% Nothing
  • 4% Football
  • 4% Track//xc team
  • 4% AFJROTC
  • 4% Cheer
  • 2% Business Academy
  • 2% Cheerleading team

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 29% Food
  • 18% Immature teenagers/teachers
  • 14% No stadium
  • 12% Teachers like Mrs. Buggage
  • 12% Disorganization
  • 8% Mrs. Buggage
  • 4% PE
  • 2% Mr. Drake
  • 2% Not enough AP classes

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 23 responses

  • 70% No football field
  • 17% Teachers
  • 9% Ignorant teachers/students/ administration
  • 4% No stadium or inside cafeteria

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 27% Ghetto
  • 27% Memorable
  • 19% Cute school colors
  • 15% Path to success
  • 8% Incompetent and careless
  • 4% Okay

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 37% Focus on school and keeping your grades up
  • 27% Dont be afraid
  • 13% Beware who your friends are and never lose sight
  • 7% To be yourself, diversity is key
  • 7% Join a club or sport
  • 7% Make a lot of friends to keep you surrounded
  • 3% Be outgoing

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 9% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 22% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.