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Riverview School

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Posted August 28, 2014

I have to say this is the worst school. Last year my kids were playing chase with another kid. Well that kid got mad after playing chase and threw my 1st grader on the ground and stomped on his face. The school tried to blame my kids saying that playing tag could cause emotional abuse to the other child and that is why he did what he did. And it happened in front of the cross walk lady and she did nothing. So now we are in the 3rd week of a new year my daughter is in 5th and this girl and her "crew" (that's what they call themselves) surrounded the slide and tripped my daughter. And guess what my daughter had lunch detention for it. This school is racist and is a big fat joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

So what is one of the most important day's for your child while in school? Hmmm.. my child will be having 8th grade promotion in may 2014 and guess what the principal is doing each child only gets 4 tickets for family to go, and it also includes siblings that attend riverview elementary so for my family size that's 2 tickets down she has 4 siblings and 2 parents, grandparents that care for my child very much, that are driving here for that special day from out of state and now we have to tell them they can't go! Really Andrea Willingham, because there's too many children I think you should have known this since your the principal. You could have made better arrangements?? Worst @$!#/ principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

I love this school. It is situated in the middle of a neighborhood, so no scary traffic to deal with. I feel content that my children are safe here. The admin and staff are so caring. Most of the teachers care so much for their students. I am happy I moved my children to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

They are very average when it comes to helping kids with learning issues. There are great ideas during the IEP meeting, but not everything suggested and listed gets implemented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

I've recently moved and am worried the new school wont meet up to the excellent educational environment my 3 children have received over the past 4yrs from this school. My 2older children have been on honor roll and principal's list numerous times with my youngest being too young to be placed in those categories. The staff is always courteous and friendly. WE WILL MISS YOU RIVERVEIW!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

Riverview is the worst school ever. I would not recommend anyone to take their child here. A few teachers here are very nice and seem to care about the students alot . There is alot of bullying and nothing is done about it but flipping a card to red. Alot of the staff is very rude.One of the crosswalk ladies who by the way is one of the first people you see when you come into the school is the worst. she is rude and has and attitude. You think if she is the first person you see entering the school she would be alot more friendly since she is representing the whole school out there but she is not. She belittled me in front of my children with no hesitation. I will not be sending my children back next year. I would rather move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2013

My 8th grade daughter was a victim of bullying within the first few weeks. The principal had her write a report and the teachers had her walk by them when switching classes as "protection". That made things worse and we ended up moving. My 5th grade son had a great time and a wonderful teacher. My 4th grade son hasn't always been an angel, but he's never been the worst in class either. After 2 weeks, his teachers signed him up for an after school behavior class and I wasn't happy. After transferring all of my children, they all have A's and B's and get rave reviews from their new teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2011

Riverview is a wonderful school! I am so happy to have joined the Riverview team. Teachers are awesome and caring, the students are smart and eager to learn. The principals are top notch. Riverview is a school to watch!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 15, 2010

This school is horrible! Everyone I know in the neighborhood has taken there children out or is scrambling to find another school. Some of the teachers are great and its not there fault. I personally know from volunteering how frusterated they are as well. This school is un organized, constantly make excuses like how there a new school or how they have so many students. There is a lot of bullying that goes on the staff is mostly rude aside from a slim amount of teachers that care it is just all around sad to see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

My daughter is first grader here and she started in January and she likes her classmates and her teacher . She has really taking to the school and her Teacher is really good with her.
—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 69% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 63% 43%
White 25% 42%
Black 8% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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