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Riverbend Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 334 students

 

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Posted January 10, 2011

I am so unimpressed with this school. The teachers leave a lot to be desired. The building itself is nice...but academically I cannot believe how far behind my child is since being there for two years. There are cultural programs.. but only if you are Tlinget. There is bullying happening to black children and children who are believed to be gay. Diversity programs might be better than a cultural program that caters to only 1 culture. The principal is worried about how things look... but she's not doing the work part of her job. Can anyone recommend a better school? Am I gonna have to home school my child?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

great school and philosophy. The school has an awesome principal who started a breakfast program and has pushed for diversity and making it so all children are accepted and excel. The school has special education kids in all of the classes and contrary to what the other review says all kids are challenged. My child is a GT white kid and I love the fact that she is in school and class with so many cultures. My children LOVE Ms. Katasse and the staff at Riverbend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2007

This school has several excellent teachers, however the principal of the school leaves a lot to be desired. The school is clean, and well kept. Unfortunately, as with most public schools, the classes tend to be geared towards the least capable students, rather than challenging them to excel by setting the standards higher.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
55%

2008

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
41%

2008

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
70%

2008

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
53%

2008

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American55%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female>=80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American73%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female82%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female78%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American36%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American27%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female83%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American36%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native American46%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female>=90%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native American73%
White>=90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities>=95%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female89%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities<=25%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners>=60%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 27% 23%
Asian 11% 6%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Two or more races 4% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2901 Riverside Dr
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 463-1819

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