Students enrolled 1237
School leader Terry Young
Transportation options Yes
District Clayton County School District

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160 Roberts Dr
Riverdale, GA 30274

(770) 473-2905
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3 stars
Based on 29 ratings

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January 26, 2014
All I have to say is, once we arrived at Riverdale High, and my daughter had her first class, her teacher told her that if she stayed in her class she would fail. The first day she had the class! We have never experienced this! The school is dirty. The restrooms are broken down and some not working at all. The staff is too soft on children misbehaving and cutting class. It was not a place where I wanted my child to stay and frankly she was a little nervous to be there. Riverdale needs work!!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2011
I'm a mother of 5 kids and 3 are in College right now and one is in the 9th Grade there now. They have never had any problems at Riverdale High School. I'm sick of people blaming the school it might be your child that is the problem who don't want to listen to authority. My son comes home everyday talking about how some of the students are acting and it's not everybody.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
This high school is one of the best in the county. With dedicated teachers, many clubs, organizations, and talented students, this is a family school. With close to 300 kids recognized at the latest Honor's Breakfast, I know the students are accomplishing something. One of their full-ride athletes was a straight-A student. They have one of the best Technology Student Association (TSA) in the nation (see Steve Price Room's for more than 100 trophies). Their yearbook adviser and asst. webmaster, Shekema Holmes-Silveri, is one of the most caring, tech savvy instructors next to Price. Wireless access and 21st century technology in every classroom in the building (except trailers), students are engaged with learning. Sure there are flaws, like any school, but there are more positives than negatives. If you have complaints, become apart of the solution, not the problem. If the adults follow policy then the students will fall in line.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
Riverdale High School is a school that has come a long way since I attended it three years ago as a freshman. At RHS, academics at have improved greatly with much more diverse classes choices; extracurricular activities and student involvement have increase; test scores meet or exceeds AYP; and so many more. Although Riverdale High School may have some issues as all schools do, I know that the faculty, teachers, and students are working hard to improve it with Raider pride.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Riverdale High School in my opinion is the best school in clayton county. It has people from many different ethnic backgrounds. Everyone get to learn about differnt cultures and make friends from other countries. My favorite part about this school has to be the extra curricular activities.

- submitted by a student
September 16, 2009
Compare to other schools, it is the best with supported teachers and many different school activities.

- submitted by a student
October 24, 2008
Im currently a senior at RHS and it has gotton way worst then the last post that was posted. i have been here for all 4 years and it has gotton very difficult because of the whole accrediation thing and the good teaches have left us with nothing. But we do have clubs that and some counslers that do care so i guess they are trying.

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2008
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May 22, 2008
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May 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2007
I attended riverdale my freshman year and they were so welcoming and so open. very intrested in helping me with whatever I needed help with. I highly reccomend riverdale.

- submitted by a student
May 09, 2006
I am a sophmore at Riverdale High. So far in my two years of attending Riverdale I have found that it is a good school that is improving every year. Yes as other schools Riverdale does have flaws, but not as people make them seem. People complain about the problems, but not many if any has come foward to attempt to improve or get rid of them. I read from a parent a comment that said 'Riverdale lacks fundings'. Yes, I do agree, but I have heard of no one who has come foward to donate or fundraise for Riverdale High School. These fundings really are needed I say this because I attended a football game and literally watched one of the more expensive instruments in the band fall apart as the student played. Ending this review I say that the Riverdale community has too many complainers and not enough reactors.

- submitted by a student
August 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2005
Having recently graduated from RHS, I can say that the disciplinary actions are now being taken, muchly due to the fact that we have an administration that knows how to be friendly, but more importantly knows when to be stern. At RHS, the teachers are down to earth with the students, but at times, depending on the teacher, makes sure to provide you with the information needed to excel in your future endeavors. The students are not as bad as the others my say, as do all schools, there are the sour apples but they are being dealt with accordingly. Parents, RHS is not as bad as they are portryed, but let your child be the judge of that, let him or her make that decision for theirselves.

- submitted by a former student
June 19, 2005
I graduated from Riverdale in 2002, and there are excellent and dedicated teachers. However, I feel that the school should incorporate a program that better prepares its students for college. Focusing on good study habits is key. So many, including myself, breeze though high school without having to ever really study, but when I got to Valdosta I realized that this just wasn't going to work. College is not a breeze and requires much studyiung with more than mediocracy .

- submitted by a former student
March 19, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 03, 2005
I am a Freshman student that attended Riverdale.Even though Jonesboro is the best school in the county Riverdale is better in many ways.It prepares you for life and has more dedicated teachers than Jonesboro. I'm not putting Jonesboro down, but htey are all about academics not preparation for life.

- submitted by a student
February 17, 2005
Riverdale High lacks discipline. Teachers dress more fadish then the students. Gold teeth plates are seen in every other students mouth. If your child plays football or baseball at Riverdale the booster club with coaches participation charges $300.00 This is because the school can not provide our students with the necessary tools to play after school sports.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2005
I am a 2003 graduate of RHS, and I must say that despite the disciplinary problems many of the teachers at this school face, you will find some of the most dedicated and compassionate teachers at this school that you will not find in any other. They are not only teachers, but they actually care about their students as if they were their own children. There are several different classes and academic programs that are suitable for students of all ranges, from intermediate classes to AP classes. There are also plenty of extracurricular activities that will further help the development of students.

- submitted by a former student
October 03, 2004
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- submitted by a student
October 01, 2004
I am a 1995 graduate of RHS and currently a teacher in Illinois. I am proud to be a graduate of Riverdale. Having teachers and administration like Ed Scott, Holly Carver, Jane Bain, Linda Harris, Sharon Shaw, and Kevin McReynolds thoroughly prepared me for success in college and as an educator. While I know that not all teachers are perfect, I believe that instead of criticizing the teachers, parents should enforce discipline and manners in the home before they lay blame at the teacher's door.

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August 16, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
August 04, 2004
I am a student @ Riverdale & soon to become a junior this school year. I really love this school. Though almost all of my teachers were good, just like any other school Riverdale still needs to improve. Unfortunately some teachers today just don't care about the students, they just get paid!

- submitted by a student
July 27, 2004
I am not impressed with this school. My daughter was there one year and the police have been up to the school too many times for discipline issues. The teachers lack dedication to inspire and encourage students to learn. Many take that 'Oh well' attitude. I think it's just the generation of teachers that are out now. Half the teachers in that school are younger than me (20s, 30s) and I feel only look at it as a job. If I could afford private school I would send my child to private school. The whole Clayton County school system needs much improvement.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2004
I attend this school. As an upcoming junior for the school year 2004-2005 Riverdale has been a wounderful instution to propel me to next level. Parents always complain, and they don't even attend the school. Our principal, adminstration,teachers, and all other staff members are great.

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2004
We recently moved here,and im not happy with this school.They have a big disipline problem.There is hardly any diversity,but test scores are good.The teachers take a long time to grade papers and hand them back to students.The counsler my daughter has seem to be confussed all the time.She does extemly well,because she does her work.Most kids seem not to care about doing their work.This school dist is on probation with sacs and they may loose their acredidation.I am transfering my child over the summer.I would not reccomend this school to any parent.

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March 15, 2004
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- submitted by a student
August 28, 2003
This is not a good school to send your child to. The principals lack good judement and discipline. The teachers are lacking in skills. The students are predominantly ignorant to the fact that this is a school environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
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Riverdale High School
160 Roberts Dr, Riverdale, GA  30274
(770) 473-2905
Last modified Riverdale High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Riverdale High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top