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Riverside Elementary Community School

Public | PK-5 | 1120 students

 

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Posted June 20, 2013

I used to attend this elementary, never mind how long ago, but I was always extremely satisfied by the teachers and the administration. They always cared about true education. If Dr. Cole ever reads this or one of her peers, please express a thank you to her! She was the definition of a great educator. One of many in that school. - graduate of the '97 :) - I truly could not understand a 2???? I guess my advise to any parent - GET INVOLVED!


Posted November 19, 2010

This school is so disorganized! This school's administration tells you one thing and does not get on the ball until yo call region office to get their cooperation. Parents, if you can move to another community, please do so. Unfortunately, I cannot move to a better neighborhood but this school is ridiculous! They teach students in both english and spanish and when you request that your child be taught in his primary language, they scoff at the fact that you don't speak spanish even if you yourself do not speak spanish fluently. Children do not come first in this school. It is Administrators, then teachers, then parents, then children. It goes against their whole teaching motto. What a joke! I cannot wait till I am able to leave with my son from this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

This is a very good school but they have to speack in English more in Parent meetings
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

i had a great experience in riverside i would go back for anything. i really had a fun and educational time. yess there were some things i didnt like but at the same time. there is no school thats perfect !


Posted March 2, 2010

I don't know why there is a rating of 2 out of 10 because this school deserves a 10!!! My daughter is in the PreK class now and she is already reading at age 5. She is excelling in not only her spelling but also in math. They are being taught Math in PreK! Her teachers are all very attentive and extremely thorough in their work and letting us know what we as parents can do to contribute to our child's success. They are amazing and I am so proud that my daughter is attending this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

Riverside Elementary is like a factory for education. Everybody works hard and in synch with each other. morale is high. Teacher satisfaction seems high.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 1, 2005

I have had 3 children going through Riverside Elementary since 1996 and I have witnessed the improvement from an F school to a B one. After three principals the school is currently sponsored by the Miami Heat extracurricular program for kids...in just one year under the tenure of Sharon Lopez the school improved in their FCAT scores. There are not many extracurricular activities but through their music program we managed to have two of our daughter being accepted to a music magnet program in an A school, so in this regard, credit must be given to the teachers who recommend students for magnet programs knowing full well that better opportunities may be available to the children. Parental involvement is increasing, however is still too focused in fundraising activities rather than academic involvement since this school lies in a economic depressed area. Overall a good elementary school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

Our 1st child attended Riverside 6 years prior to our 2nd. We were surprised to see how the quality of education diminished so rapidly. We can't say if it was just the school or all schools in general. After then moving back to NY and enrolling our 2nd child at a private Montessori school we noticed a dramatic improvement in reading, math and writing. Most important was the interest he applied in learning that he didn't seem to have at the Riverside school in Miami. We still can't say for sure if it was the quality of the education at one school vs. the other, or the learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
28%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
98%

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

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

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 97% 29%
Black 2% 23%
White 1% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%58%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1190 SW 2nd St
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