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Riverside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 642 students

 

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Posted March 12, 2014

I really like the school, the teachers & the rest of the staff, BUT the two women that you see when you first enter the school which are the secretaries, are not friendly, they almost never smile when I enter the building! The secretary that sit to the back is always making faces & always gossiping, the Spanish secretary that sit in front agrees with everything she says even if it's wrong! Sometimes she says little smart things to the kids. Sometimes I speak and they never speak back!! They need to put refreshing faces in the front office, someone is going to smile and speak as the kids come into school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

Riverside Elementary is a great school because not only does it have great teachers but the staff is amazing ;) My daughters are in second and third grade, one of them have special needs and they have worked with her makeing her feel joy to be in school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

This school might not be big in size but its big in quality given because teachers and staff are great...amazing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2012

I worked at Riverside Elem. and the teachers and staff are the best. I now live in Pa., but I love to keep in touch with the scores and grades. Congrats to Jay Rutledge on being the Teacher of the Year. I love it.


Posted November 4, 2009

Riverside Elementary is a lovely school with a bad rep. Because the neighborhood of it's location is older, the stereotype is that it's a bad school with bad kids. My son is in fifth grade, and has received a great start to his educational years. He has done well academically, his teachers have all been proactive and enthusiatic about each school year. The principal and staff are dedicated to each student and it shows through their repeated efforts to involve each and every parent and to treat each student with respect and dignity. Riverside deserves something extra to give back to its students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

Congratulations! Teacher of the year Jay Rutledge!! You are an asset to the school and I am so glad you are being recognized for the great teacher and man that you are! A parent of a 4th grader
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

The faculty is very supportive. Most of the kids are good kids.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2006

Most teachers work very hard. There is a wealth of experienced teachers. The kind we need to keep.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2004

The school is ran excellent. The teachers so far have been outstanding. My child is learning very quickly. Art and music is excellent, and the teachers really seem to care for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 58% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
78%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
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 "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 43%
White 26%
Hispanic 25%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%66%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. LORRIE BUTLER
Fax number
  • (407) 521-3346

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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