Norte Vista High School
|Norte Vista High School|
|6585 Crest Avenue
Riverside, California, 92503
|School district||Alvord Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Red, white, and black|
|Athletics conference||CIF River Valley League|
|Website||Norte Vista High School|
Norte Vista (or Novi) started as a junior high school, named Arlington Junior High, from 1958-1961. The first graduating class was in 1964.
The first class of students from Norte Vista High School who graduated form the International Baccalaureate program did so in 2010. Until this time, Norte Vista was typically regarded as a very low-performing school. Since the addition of this respected and rigorous academic program, there has been a shift in the culture of education at this high school. The IB program at Norte Vista is different from those at other schools because of the emphasis the program puts on mentoring and personal relationships, giving back to the community, and pushing the students to constantly set the bar higher than what they expect. Because of this, many students at Norte Vista have been able to go to college and succeed there that normally would not have.
Some awards that the IBNV program has received include:
-2014 Riverside County Champions on the Rise
-2012 California Association of World Schools Spotlight School
-IB Model Program
Norte Vista High School is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation River Valley League. Sports offered include tennis, volleyball, cross country, football, soccer, wrestling, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, softball, swimming and water polo, and track and field.
- Jeff Soto, artist
- Frank Corral, Professional Football Player
- Brian Edmondson, Major League Baseball Player
- John Lowenstein, Major League Baseball Player
- Voodoo Glow Skulls, Punk/Ska Band
- Omar Gonzalez, Straight Edge Icon, Morrissey Devotee and Performance Artist