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Alvord Unified School District

Alvord Unified School District

10365 Keller Avenue
Riverside, California 92505
(951) 509‐5000

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sid Salazar

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent Cecile Johnson

Website: www.alvord.k12.ca.us

District Facts:
  • Alvord Elementary School opened February 5, 1896 on the current site of Alvord Continuation High School.
  • Was named for William Alvord, a former mayor of San Francisco in the 1870’s and president of the Bank of California.
  • On July 1, 1908, the Riverside County Board of Trustees established the Alvord School District.
  • Alvord School District became Alvord Unified School District in 1960.
  • Encompasses the western portion of the City of Riverside, some unincorporated areas of the County of Riverside and a small eastern portion of the City of Corona.
  • Consists of 14 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 2 comprehensive high schools, 1 continuation high school and 1 alternative education center.
  • Approximately 20,000 students enrolled, K-12.
  • Constructing a third comprehensive high school, Hillcrest High School on Indiana Avenue at Pierce, scheduled to open for the 2012-2013 school year.
Things You Should Know About Alvord Unified:
  • Alvord's Mission is to prepare students with the skills necessary to become successful and contributing members of society!
  • Arizona Middle School, La Sierra High School, and Norte Vista High School are National Demonstration Schools for the AVID Program.
  • Partners with Business and Industry partners for high school academies.
  • Has an International Baccalaureate Program at Norte Vista High School.
  • Has the only National Certification School with Distinction in the US.
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