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Riverbend Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 324 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 76% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students76%
Female72%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American46%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American71%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American31%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students71%
Female74%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American57%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American57%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Special Education with Accomodation20%

Science

All Students48%
Female33%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American20%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Special Education with Accomodation36%

Writing

All Students76%
Female78%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Special Education with Accomodation40%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Special Education with Accomodation30%

Reading

All Students84%
Female95%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Writing

All Students70%
Female85%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 43% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 28% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Two or more races 6% 8%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black 2% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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