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Riverhills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 580 students

 

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Posted August 28, 2007

excellent principal, dedicated teachers & staff. very safe location. orderly & well behaved children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

Riverhills Elementary School is definately a place that has a caring staff and when I say staff, I mean everyone...the principal, a.p., lunchroom workers, teachers and custodians. Every day when I go through the halls, people are communicating and everyone always looks so happy. The happiness around the school rubs off on the students, and there are truly not any discipline problems that parents should worry about. All of the students are very happy and learning alot. The school grade is a B, but they are meeting the needs of all of their students and made Academic Yearly Progress which is harder than going up a letter grade...You will love this school and the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2006

My grandkids have been attending Riverhills for 2 years. I can honestly say I have had more good experiences with Riverhills than bad. I am a working grandma and can not always make the events however, I am there for meetings and certain family participation. You also have to factor that most of the parents probably are working parents and it is not always easy to get away, especially if you do not have a flexible job. I am very blessed to have job flexibility and still can not make all the events. Bottom line, you can participate in all the school functions but if you do not have a solid foundation at home, no amount of meetings will make your child a 'good' student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2005

My son has been at Riverhills for 4yrs. I am trying to learn as much as I can about the school and how it all works, so I can be a better informed parent. My son has had a great time and very good experiances at the school. I am sure they will only get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

This school has a great centrally located library.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

I don't feel like this school is challenging enough for my child. Talking with other parents who have children in the same grade, my child has easier work. I feel the other children at the school are in the same boat. It seams as though there are disruptions in many of the classrooms. I feel if the children were challenged more there would not be as many disruptions. Also there is poor parent participation. Seeing many of the parents and how they carry themselves it is no wonder why the children act out. The parents don't have any respect for the teachers or administration either. I don't think they realize these children are a smaller version of themselves. There is a plus to this school, the administration and teachers are very nice. I think alot of the schools problems has to do with the parents. Better parents make better children.
—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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
75%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
82%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "F".
  • 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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 58% 23%
Hispanic 24% 29%
White 11% 42%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 15%N/A9%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%67%61%
Master's degree 23%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Todd Connolly
Fax number
  • (813) 987-6962

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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405 S Riverhills Dr
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
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Phone: (813) 987-6911

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