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Ripon Christian High School
Established 1928
School Information
435 N. Maple Avenue
Ripon, CA 95366
Telephone: (209) 599-2155
CEEB code: 052648


Academic Profile 2021-2022



Ripon Christian High School is one of the oldest established Christian high schools in the San Joaquin Valley.  Located approximately 90 miles east of San Francisco, 65 miles south of Sacramento, and 75 miles north of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Ripon is a large agricultural community.  A significant percentage of our students come from families in the dairy or other agriculture-related businesses.  RCHS was established in 1946 and continues to provide a Christ-centered, liberal arts education for children from Christian families.  The high school student body is composed of 193 students very evenly divided between males (52%) and females (48%).  There are 16 full-time staff and 5-part time staff as well as a librarian and counselor, 13 of which hold master’s degrees.  The average class size is 20 and the teacher-student ratio is 12:1. Although it accepts students of all ability levels, Ripon Christian High School offers a comprehensive program that is strongly college preparatory.  

Accreditation and Affiliation 

RCHS is a Christian Schools International (CSI) and Associated Christian Schools International (ACSI) institution that is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1971.  Ripon Christian is also a member of the California Association of Private School Organizations, California Interscholastic Federation, College Entrance Examination Board, and NASSP Division of Student Activities.


Graduation Requirements

250 credits required for graduation (5 points for each semester course successfully completed)


English: 8 semesters Bible:  4 semesters Social Science:  7 semesters

Math:  6 semesters Science:  6 semesters Health/Fitness:  1 semester

P.E.:  4 semesters Foreign Language:  4 semesters

Fine Arts:  2 semesters Electives: 9 semesters


Advanced Courses

AP United States History

AP Spanish

Honors Anatomy and Physiology

AP Calculus – AB/BC

AP Environmental Science

Honors English 11


Ripon Christian students are highly involved in extra-curricular activities with over 94% participating in at least one interscholastic opportunity.  Boys and girls are able to choose from a wide variety of sports, music, educational, and leadership opportunities throughout the school year.

Service Requirement

As Ripon Christian strives to mold students who are well-rounded academically and personally, a service requirement is mandatory for all students.  Each semester students are required to complete 10 hours of service.  The student body fulfills this graduation requirement in a number of ways by volunteering in their church, local communities or mission trips nationally and abroad.


AP scores

16 out of 24 tests taken (88%) earned a passing grade of 3 or higher.


College Choices

Approximately 80% of graduates attend four-year colleges and about 17% attend two- year colleges and technical schools with 9 percent of these students planning on transferring to a four-year college or university.  Ripon Christian graduates have been accepted by a wide range of schools and universities including:  


Private Colleges & Universities

Abilene Christian College

Azusa Pacific University

Belmont University

Biola University

California Baptist University

Calvin University

College of the Holy Cross

Concordia University, CA

Concordia University, MN

Concordia University, NE

Concordia University, OR

Concordia University, TX

Corban College

Covenant College

Dordt University

Fresno Pacific University

Grand Canyon University

Gordon College

Hawaii Pacific University

Hope College

Houghton College

Le Tourneau University

Liberty University

Master’s College

Mid America Nazarene University

Northwestern College

Northwest Nazarene University

Pacific Union College

Pepperdine University

Point Loma University

Providence College

Seattle Pacific University

Simpson College

St. Olaf College

Texas Christian College

Trinity Christian College

Union College

Vanguard University

Westminster University, UT

Westmont College

Whitworth College

Wittenberg College

California State

Colleges & Universities

CSU Chico

CSU East Bay

CSU Fresno

CSU Hayward

CSU Humboldt

CSU Monterey Bay

CSU Los Angeles

CSU Sacramento

CSU San Diego

CSU San Francisco

CSU San Jose

CSU Sonoma

CSU Stanislaus

California Polytechnic, Pomona

California Polytechnic, SLO

Santa Clara University

Stanford University

UC Berkeley

UC Davis

UC Irvine

UC Los Angeles (UCLA)

UC Merced

UC Riverside

UC San Diego

UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz

University of the Pacific (UOP)

University of San Diego

Other State Colleges & Universities

Arizona State University

Baylor University

Boise State University

Boston College

Bowling Green University

Brown University

Case Western Reserve University

Carnegie Mellon University

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Cottey College

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)


Indiana University, Bloomington

Kettering University

Louisiana State University

Michigan State University

Montana State University

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Oklahoma State University

Oregon State University

Purdue University, West Layfayette

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rose Hulman School of Technology

Rutgers University

St. John’s University

SUNY, Buffalo

Temple University

Texas A&M

Texas Southern University

Tulane University

University of Arizona

University of Central Florida

University of Florida

University of Hawaii 

University of Indiana

University Mary-Hardin Baylor

University of Miami

University of Nevada, Reno

University of North Carolina

University of North Dakota

University of Puget Sound

University of Washington

University of Wyoming

Ursinus College

Vassar College

Villanova University

Virginia Commonwealth University 

Virginia Intermont

Virginia Military Institute