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Riverside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 712 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
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Posted November 28, 2007

The school is excellent, particularly the co-teaching team in 4th grade. Everyone at the school is responsive to your needs. It is a very friendly environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2006

My son entered this school last year, and had the most remarkable kindergarten teacher, a great way to start his foundation in life. She was very vocal and corressponded alot with us as parents. I like the school generally because of all the activities that involve both student and parent. I look forward to my son's success at Riverside Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

As this review is greatly edited, I have no choice but to choose my words. Larry Katz was a fantastic Principal at Riverside Elementary, he has been greatly missed, the big shoes he left behind have not even come close to be filled. Need I say more?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

The school is doing good because of the dedicated teachers, talented students and supportive parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

I agree with the posting about the principal. The current one seems disconnected from the parents and students. Mr Katz had a down to earth one-on-one approach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

I have two children who attend this school. One is about to graduate this year from 5th grade. This school had a change in principal this past school year. I think Mr. Katz was the best but the school is doing great and our scores prove it. Great school. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I think that Riverside is a very good school. Most of the teachers care. But I agree with the parent who said that they do not have any notes to help them with their homework. It is true for math because if they do not have homework from the textbook, they do not bring it home. When they have homework from they workbook it could be difficult for some parents to help them. A lot of us forgot the math that we learned in elementary school. The kids should bring their textbooks home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

I feel that this school don't really help the kids that are in need, and always make excuses to cover that they are failing as teachers, also they allow kids to be bully, they don't take action, all they give is referrals, and that just makes the kid feel like they there is no major consequence for their actions, and when addressed, they give the lame excuse well the kid likes her and that how they demostrate it. My daughter feel like she can't go to a teacher anymore because they brush it off. Also the children have no school notes of what they have done in class, and when they get home to do they homework they have nothing to look back to to help them it makes it harder for them and stress them out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

A school with teachers who truly care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2004

I like this school very much because it gives alot of information about what is going to happen in the school in that month or week. It also lets the teachers have confreneces with the parent and child and talk about the childs help in many areas and more. In the school in teaching hours there are many programs the school has for kids for helping them with the same stuff the kids learn in the regular class but slower. I would say this school is very very well educated and all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2003

Riverside is an excellent school! The Administration, Faculty, and Staff at this school is extremelly dedicated to providing the best eduation possible to the children entrusted to their care. Safety is definitely a priority at Riverside. The After School Care Program at Riverside is outstanding!


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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 58% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 52%
Hispanic 22%
Black 17%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%53%61%
Master's degree 44%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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11450 Riverside Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33071
Phone: (754) 322-8250

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