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Riviera Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 726 students

 

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Posted March 12, 2014

This school has some serious issues. The first thing that bothers me is that the security in this school is non-existent. Anyone can walk into the school as the gates are wide open with no one there to stop you. Second, the office staff is extremely rude. The lady that greets you at the front is condescending towards parents. Lastly, the teachers are not provided with adequate technology. The classroom is always a mess when I go in there. My son's teacher is a very sweet and loving teacher and I think she just needs some support around to her. This school does fundraiser after fundraiser yet I see no improvements in the classroom or supplies available. I am thankful to be transferring my child to another school since we bought a new home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

the greatest teachers. i had 2 girls that went to riviera.and that was the best school because of the teachers they had.mr patalla is the best teacher to push your child to do excellent..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2010

I have two Daughters that attend this school for there first year and we all are very dissapointed in this school. Not only are the staff very unorganized but the teachers are not very friendly. We recieved a letter saying that we could switch schools due to Riviera failing in severral subjects according to the state average. We asked the front office for the application for school of choice every day for a week before we finnaly recieved it. we filled it out and then handed it in for them to fax over to the school of choice office and when we did not hear back we called the school of choice and they had not gotten our application. now the deadline has passed and our children have missed the chance to change to a good school. We also have had problems with bullys and bad language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

This school used to be a very good school, but lately , this school year there's been alot of bully issues that aren't taken care for, i had to involve police and school board, very disappointing!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2010

The staff at Riviera Elementary are wonderful. Many work long hours well outside of a regular school day. They are constantly looking for ways to improve student education and growth. My child has been there 5 1/2 years and I will say I never realized how much caring and effort the staff puts forth before volunteering myself this year. If you really want to know a school, become a volunteer. Riviera welcomes any and all time you can spare and your child(ren) will be thrilled that you care enough about them and their school to come in and help out. To any negative reviewer of any school: Don't throw stones unless you've been on the 'other side of the counter'. It will truly open your eyes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2010

I love Riviera Elementay.My children are thriving in a safe , positive ,and caring enviroment.The Principle ,office staff ,and teachers are always available to cater to any conscerns of the parents.The volunteer parents look out for the children and genuinely care about Riviera Elementary.Riviera is a blessing in our neighborhood and is improving from year to year.Thank you Riviera Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

I am not impressed with this school at all. I have 2 boys ages 5 and 10 in this school. The school buses are always late in the mornings, with 4 differ drivers. My boys have to take their breakfast to class cause the cafateria is closing up. The nurse has called me several times cause my youngest has been complaining of a stomach ache, yet when I get there..I find he just wants to come home cause he is not comfortable there. His teacher dislikes the fact the he was never put in any daycare or pre-K and litteraly is judgemental instead of doing her job to teach. They sent him home with uniform tops that were too big and cannot correct it cause they are out? How is that possible? I cannot wait to find them a better school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Everyone in Riviera is great they are all friendly. They are there for you all the time. I love all the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

This school is an A school. It has lots of activities for the parents, students & faculty to get together & have fun while learning. My son loves going there & he has excelled because of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

The pre-K team is awesome. My daughter really enjoys her learning throughout the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

my son is on his third year at this school. the first year i was very dissappointed with the staff and the school itself. last year was onr of the best well ever have i think. the teacher should have been nominated teacher of the year in the whole usa and the staff seemed more relaxed. we are anticipating this year hoping for the best .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2007

My 2 children attend this school, and I am very satisfied! Both of my children have had mostly wonderful teachers here and they encourage parent involvement. The teachers and staff are very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2006

Riviera Elementary Has Excellent Music, Computer, Art, And Sports Programs. They Give Students The Skills To Succeed. The PTO Is Well Organized. Newsletters From The School Are Frequently Sent And Update Parents On Everything They Need To Know About Events, Programs, etc. Overall, It Is A Terrific School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

This is a wonderful school! My kids are happy to come here and the teachers are happy to be there as well...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2004

My son attended a private school for his first 3 years. He thrived there. Unfortunately, because of pricey tuitions, we were forced to send him into the public system. Since he's been there, his grades have dropped. I believe this is for a few reasons. First of all, he has been bullied for the past year and a half now. The principals SEEM to take quick action but I'm not so sure that appropriate actions have been taken to punish the bullies, as it continues. There also seems to be a huge lack of adults (teachers and volunteers) that seem to notice lunch time or recess events. Other reasons for his lower grades are lack of individual attention. Also, there are many accesible books that include witchcraft and sex available to young students in the library, etc. The pre K program is nice to have though. Please vote for SCHOOL CHOICE!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%
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 53% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 41%
Black 26%
Hispanic 25%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%58%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 4%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. LINDA L PICCOLELLA
Fax number
  • (321) 952-5957

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351 Riviera Drive Northeast
Palm Bay, FL 32905
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