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Riverside Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 626 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2006

I currently have a child enrolled in this school and have 2 older children that also went through Riverside. I absolutely love the atmosphere and staff at Riverside. Yes, it is focused on FCAT...but so are every other school in the state of Florida. I feel that my children are not only given every opportunity to advance but that they are encouraged to do so. There aren't many extracurricular activities available but we are talking about 3rd 4th and 5th graders not middle or high school kids. There is the BEAVER CHORUS which gives the kids an introductory look at chorus and performance. There is also BEAVER TALES, a student newspaper.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2005

The school is totally FCAT focused. The current principal and teachers are stressed. In writing, I requested a conference with my daughter's language arts teacher and never received a response. Most of the teachers and staff grew up together and if you are not part of the click it is impossibe to be seen or heard. The only way I can think to describe my daughter's classroom last year was - pensive. Even during class parties the atmosphere was opressive. Not for us. We have moved her to a small private school and are looking to relocate.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 58% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

241 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

237 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
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 55%
Black 37%
Two or more races 4%
Hispanic 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 63%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%70%61%
Master's degree 24%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. CHRIS FRANKLIN
Fax number
  • (850) 482-9300

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2958 Cherokee Street
Marianna, FL 32446
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