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6-8
Public district
Miami, FL
Students enrolled: 807
 

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10301 Southwest 48th Street
Miami, FL 33165

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(305) 226-4286
(305) 226-1025
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April 14, 2015
I agree that this school is awful. I have voiced several concerns to the principal and he is rude and disregards everything. This is the second year that my daughter has been there and everyday she dislikes it more. Very difficult for me to know I helped her make the choice to go there. Bullying on the bus has been addressed to principal and counselor and nothing gets done. Planning on enrolling my daughter elsewhere next year since the magnet program accepts everyone and does not follow criteria, allowing everyone in regardless of protocol and therefore lowering the class of students. It is a numbers game there.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2015
Responsibly for admissions one Impresentable. Only care about one thing: money. Very disappointing in every way. Seek other options because any other will be much better.

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2014
The Principal is horrible. He stays in his office all day and when he comes out is to be mean to his staff. The staff has no idea what to do when he leaves his office. I have been an active member of this school for the last 25 years. I went there, my sister, my eldest son and my youngest one is there now. It has never been ran so bad. They are very mean to students and to the parents as well. If you do not speak English they will act like if you are uneducated. Very disappointed in the school.

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2014
This school is AWFUL. The principal hides in his office all day and is passive aggressive. The staff do the best they can while working under his fear and intimidation tactics. The AP is just following in his footsteps. The curriculum is very easy and the students breeze through their courses. Take your child somewhere else. This school is AWFUL.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2014
one of the worst school in dade, principal and some teachers are just overpaid staff probably hired by "someone", if you love your child please take him(her) to a different school

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2014
This is the best school ever ! I'm going to miss these middle school years . #ClassOf2014 Best Class Ever

- submitted by a community member

August 22, 2013
Yes. My son likes this school! And the teachers are very nice to him. I am glad that my son is at this school.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2013
This is a very poor school. My child was bullied continually and the staff did not do anything about it. The ESE teachers are good but the administrators are awful. I had to remove my child from this school. If you have a choice do not send your school here.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2013
This school may not seem as awesome as it is said to be, nevertheless it is a SCHOOL. Any where you go you have your dramas, your fights, etc. This school is what it is and actually holds higher standards than what most schools have. Schools can have an A average and be pressuring there students to death. The C is not our fault but the impromptu induction of a new grading system. instead of barking at us they praised us for giving our best effort. the ESE portion of this school is amazing as well as the ESOL and Mix and STIR Magnet. Believe What You want, but this school IS my home away from home

- submitted by a community member

February 13, 2013
Disappointed with this school overall, its now a "C" school with the new grading system, previously a "B" and would have been an "A" this year if not for the new grading system. The principal is top notch, but unfortunately cannot say the same about all his staff. The Magnet side people are extremely helpful, not so the regular side of the school where we had a run in with a counselor the first day who just did not seem to want to do their job. 6 subjects, 6 teachers, 2 good, 3 average, 1 not so good. Hes in advanced classes as we did not want to put the added pressure of gifted, but this school is so easy to breeze through its not funny, so next year, gifted it is. Basically, if your Magnet with gifted or ESE this is a good school, else you might want to look elsewhere if you can. Afterschool activities were also a big letdown, so many things listed on the roster at the begiinning, but took many months to happen and even then pretty disorganized.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2012
My son is about to enter this school, so I hope it can be worth the score!

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2012
Honestly parental comments are nice and all but its nothing to what the students actually have to say. I'm not sure if they still have the BIR thing, (Because It's Right). What. The. Heck. That entire "program" was a waste of students time. Its very unsanitary, and the entire school is a sink or swim situation. If your kid doesn't try, they aren't going to make it. The MIX program? I get the kids think its fun and stuff, but I used to just talk in that class and i still got A's. Don't be decieved that they are actually making "music" with great effort. And i'm honestly so confused on how that is a magnet program. Anywho some of the rules they had were ridiculous and overbearing. Tuck in your shirts, and your sweater has to have a zipper? We aren't nuns here, and getting a detention for that? Please.

- submitted by a community member

September 08, 2011
Worst school ever. If you think you are doing what's best for your child, think again. They care only about dollar signs and Mr. Cohen is proof. Do yourself a favor and go elsewhere. I also know of another family that had a similar situattion at that school and they did not act correctly.

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2011
I choose this school for the MIX Magnet program and i have to say in overall the curriculum they have to offer exceed my expectations!

- submitted by a community member

March 25, 2011
This is my daughter's first year, she is currently in the M.I.X. program, and she is very happy , she loves her teachers and the staff in general. I am very pleased on what this program has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 11, 2010
I love that this school is small and that they have a better control of the children.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2010
The teachers are exceptional - very caring. They take the time to ensure that my son's needs are met.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 22, 2010
Riviera is a great school; where students learn the neccessary skills they need in order to succeed in academics and life. We all care about them and we are constantly reinforcing their development of integrity and fairness to be good citizens.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 22, 2010
This school year is my son's third and last year at Riviera Middle School, when he became aware of the Magnet Program they offered he wanted to attend no other school but this one. I m glad he made that decision because he has really thrived thru the years at Riviera. The teachers, administrators and staff are excellent, the discipline is amazing and their think outside the box approach has allowed them to come up with some very innovative programs to encourage students to do better and take away the nerves at test time. I have recommended and continue to recommend Riviera to all parents of elementary school children who would listen and the ones that have sent their children to Riviera have not been disappointed with their performance.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 22, 2010
The teachers and staff are Riviera love the students

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 22, 2010
It is a caring environment where students are encouraged to do their best. The teachers are genuinelyinterested in the kids' overall education ~ Mind, heart, & soul! A great place to be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 21, 2010
Riviera is a Magnet school that happens to be situated a a low income area. My finance's daughter chose to attend this school because of it's music program. I had the pleasure to meet her shcool counseler, Vice Pricipal and Principal and was very pleased with their dedication, interest in the students and participation in student activities. Shannon (6th grade student) is very happy with the her teachers and her classes.

- submitted by a community member

April 21, 2010
My daugther goes to Riviera and loves it! The school offers a strong curiculum and an excellent music program. The Teaching Staff, Vice Principal and Principal are very supported of the students and offer a safe learning environment for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2010
My child is a student at this middle school and I love it....the teachers really go out of their way to work with kids. They have a great magnet program and the kids do very well academically. I am glad we chose Riviera Middle over the other schools.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2008
My child is a 6th grader this year in the Multimedia Technology program. The teachers are dedicated, communicative & above all caring with all the children. The administrators are very dedicated & keep a close watch over the kids to help them succeed. My child has been in private ed until this yr & I can tell you hands down RMS public is the best school our child has been to so far!

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2008
This school has an excellent magnet program in Multimedia Technology. The overall school class ratios are small 16-25 students. My child has learned how to create music on a computer, make movies and cartoon animations. Take the time to go see the school, they have open school on Thursdays, or basically anytime you want. I don't even live in the school area, but chose to send him there because the teachers really care about the students.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2008
My child is a 6th grader attending the school and loves it.All of his teachers are excellent and they have a great magnet program which consists of computer tech.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 01, 2008
This school is awesome. I love it. The teachers and students are great and its the best school i've ever seen! If you are a paresnt that does not want to put their child there, you should. It will be the best choice you've ever made.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2004
Both my children attend this school.The teachers do not care about the children's education. I feel that they are just there to get paid and not care about their education. The vice principal thinks he is running a military school and the principal does not care to listen to the parents concerns. This school has been a big disapontment. I have accually complaind to the school board on several occations I will take the nacessary steps to see that the entire school staff does what they are there to do. Both my children and I believe that they are being picked on and it's come to the point where my children are actually afraid to go to school. Part of their punishments is to clean the school and miss out on their class work.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2004
The school is ratially unbalanced, hence limiting exposure to different cultures, the class sizes are too large on average compared to other schools within the district and county, and students do not even realize how limited their potential is by attending Riviera.

- submitted by a student

March 22, 2004
Riviera Middle school is a great school. The teachers are the nicest and they love to teach. They have FREE touring after school, and after school activities. I've been going to this school for 2 years and when my 3rd year comes, i don't want to leave.You should think about sending one of your children here, because if they love to learn new things ,then this is the school for them.

- submitted by a student

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Riviera Middle School
10301 Southwest 48th Street, Miami, FL  33165
(305) 226-4286
Last modified Riviera Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Riviera Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top