Upland High School in Upland, CA - Niche

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Upland High School is a public school in Upland, California. It has 3,541 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 66% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 451 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

565 West 11th St
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 949-7880

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3.6 from 451 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Most of the students at Upland High school are accepting to all student, most student are tolerant. It can be said that Upland has in fact a no bullying policies and will not be tolerated. It is rare to see people getting bullied or being bullies. Personal safety is a major factor that this school follows by and yearns to continue the way it is handing it. Special securities measure policies are handled greatly and allows student to be completely safe. Upland High School is considered as one of the best and safest high schools around the community.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: My AVID teacher, Mr. Carrasco, who teaches Government, Economy and AVID, is one of the best teachers at Upland High School. It is noticeable that he truly cares about every single student he has, especially his AVID students. The AVID program, Advance Via Individual Determination, helps students as a College readiness program. Mr. Carrasco has been my teacher since Freshman year and has supported me throughout the years of high school. Mr. Carrasco is considered a strict but also enjoyable teacher to have. He definitely engages into the lessons he is teaching, which is a reason why he is my favorite teacher. His consistency of grading is pretty fair and accurate, if you do all your homework and study for test, it is possible to acquire a passing grade.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: It's average and gets the job done.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: In order for clubs to be established, the students have to form them. As a result, the only students that end up taking part in this are those that are competitive because they know it will bolster their college application. Unfortunately, these academically driven students only represent 20% of our student body at the most.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I attended the school during their strike in an attempt to raise their salaries. So it's difficult for me to say that I want to come back to this school because of the fact that teachers weren't willing to work with students outside of their paid hours which was from 7:45-2:40.

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Nearby Schools

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2.66 Western Christian High School Private, Religious
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3.00 Upland Junior High School Public
3.33 Sycamore Elementary School Public
3.33 Magnolia Elementary School Public
3.33 Sierra Vista Elementary School Public
Carden Arbor View School Private
St. Joseph School Private, Religious
3.00 Citrus Elementary School Public
St. Mark's Episcopal School Private, Religious
Redeemer Lutheran Christian School Private, Religious
2.66 Edison Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.00 Hawthorne Elementary School Public
3.00 Foothill Knolls Elementary School Public
3.00 Cabrillo Elementary School Public
Hillside High School Public, Alternative
3.33 Pioneer Junior High School Public
2.66 Chaffey High School Public
2.00 Euclid Elementary School Public
3.66 Pepper Tree Elementary School Public
2.00 Vina Danks Middle School Public, Magnet
Mountain View Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.00 Berlyn Elementary School Public
1.66 El Camino Elementary School Public
2.33 Elderberry Elementary School Public
2.00 Central Language Academy Public, Magnet
2.66 Buena Vista Arts-Integrated Public, Magnet
2.00 Los Amigos Elementary School Public
St. George Parish School Private, Religious
Children's Montessori School Private, Montessori
2.00 Vernon Middle School Public
3.00 Valle Vista Elementary School Public
3.66 Valencia Elementary School Public
1.66 Vineyard Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.33 Lincoln Elementary School Public
San Antonio Christian School Private, Religious
International Montessori School Private, Montessori
2.00 Arroyo Elementary School Public
2.33 Del Norte Elementary School Public
3.00 Jasper Elementary School Public
1.66 Kingsley Elementary School Public
2.00 Moreno Elementary School Public
Our Lady of Lourdes School Private, Religious
3.33 Western Christian School Private, Religious
Chaffey District Online High School Public, Alternative
Chaffey Community Day Public, Alternative
1.66 Valley View High School Public, Alternative
Children's School at Claremont McKenna College Private
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2.33 Serrano Middle School Public
3.00 Alta Loma High School Public
2.33 Bear Gulch Elementary School Public
2.00 Ray Wiltsey Middle School Public
2.66 Corona Elementary School Public
2.66 Monte Vista Elementary School Public
4.00 Chaparral Elementary School Public
2.00 Mariposa Elementary School Public
2.66 Montclair High School Public
Ontario Progressive Montessori School Private, Montessori
2.00 Oaks Middle School Public
2.66 Cucamonga Middle School Public
2.33 Montera Elementary School Public, Magnet
1.66 De Anza Middle School Public
3.66 Oakmont Elementary School Public
2.33 Mission Elementary School Public
3.33 Floyd M. Stork Elementary School Public
3.00 Alta Loma Junior High School Public
3.66 Sycamore Elementary School Public
Community Day Public, Alternative
San Antonio High School Public, Alternative
1.66 Bon View Elementary School Public
2.33 Lehigh Elementary School Public
3.00 Alta Loma Elementary School Public
St. Peter & St. Paul School Private, Religious
2.00 Richard Haynes Elementary School Public
2.33 Rancho Cucamonga Middle School Public
2.00 Vista Grande Elementary School Public
3.00 Central Elementary School Public
4.00 Claremont High School Public
2.00 Cucamonga Elementary School Public
2.66 Ontario High School Public
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2.33 Sultana Elementary School Public
2.33 Howard Elementary School Public
Our Lady of the Assumption School Private, Religious
3.66 Vista Del Valle Elementary School Public
3.00 Ontario Christian Schools Private, Religious
1.66 Montvue Elementary School Public
4.00 Condit Elementary School Public
3.66 Mountain View Elementary School Public
3.66 El Roble Intermediate Public
Alta Loma Christian School Private, Religious
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1.66 Allison Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Chaffey High School 2 mi. 3,596
3.00 Alta Loma High School 3 mi. 2,638
2.66 Montclair High School 3 mi. 3,113
4.00 Claremont High School 4 mi. 2,370
2.66 Ontario High School 4 mi. 2,616

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Upland High School United States Alta Loma High School Chaffey High School Claremont High School Montclair High School Ontario High School
Hispanic 50.0% 25.0% 49.0% 87.0% 37.0% 85.0% 89.0%
White 29.0% 51.0% 35.0% 5.0% 36.0% 5.0% 3.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 7.0% 2.0% 6.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Asian 7.0% 4.8% 5.0% 1.0% 11.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 1.0% 1.0% 7.0% 2.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.9%
Grade 10 27.2%
Grade 11 23.7%
Grade 12 22.3%

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 62 responses

  • 63% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 15% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 53 responses

  • 19% Diversity and friendliness, plus great academics
  • 17% AP/Honors Program
  • 17% Sports
  • 12% Band Program
  • 9% Student body
  • 7% ROP program
  • 6% The music program
  • 6% Film program
  • 4% We have great Counselors
  • 2% Incredible state-of-the-art theater/auditorium
  • 1% The School of Engineering and Architecture

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 20% Too many students
  • 15% A lot of students
  • 13% The food
  • 13% Unequal distribution of funds
  • 12% Disorganized administration
  • 10% Atmosphere is very judgmental on your background
  • 9% Inconsistent enforcement of policies
  • 5% All about sports and not academics
  • 2% Several disrespectful employees with 10 year
  • 1% Subsittutes

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 50 responses

  • 36% The large campus
  • 36% Athletics
  • 12% The band program
  • 10% The number of AP courses provided
  • 4% The choir program
  • 2% We have a modern campus

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 84% Diverse
  • 10% Academically driven
  • 6% Spirited

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 42% Put in your absolute best effort in classes.
  • 20% Be yourself
  • 18% Join clubs to find friends
  • 10% Be involved to earn better grades and make friends
  • 5% Time management and get involved in sports or club
  • 5% Be engaged in class and add to discussions

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 17% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 2% I hate everything about this school.