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Riverside Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 582 students

 
 

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Posted August 18, 2013

Excellent! My daughter went in K with Mrs Hoetker. Huge progress, a lot of reading and home work (!). You have to spend much time with your child to keep up with home work. If you want an easy way with lots of movie and games then it is Mrs Jones classes. Both teachers are great and my daughter loves them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2013

This school has gone downhill fast since Mr. Bond left. The new Principal only cares about her own career aspirations and has not problem stopping on everyone in this school. Policy before our children. Full length movies are shown all the time, teachers lie to parents, the Principal has divided the parents and cut their involvement in the school. So many families leaving this very broken school - the kids and education are last on the list of priorities at Riverside. Administrators only care about Policy and Parents only care about parties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

I was amazed to see how cliquesh this school is even in Kindergarten. My daughter went into this school nearly reading and did not progress until I pulled her from this school towards the end of the year. The teacher that has taught Kindergarten at this school for many years is actually very cold to some of the children and my daughter was put in a time out because she was crying and missed her mom. I was really hoping this was going to be a great school, but it ended up getting my child off on the wrong start for her education. Hopefully the new princepal will be a better leader for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

I did my student teaching here! I loved it! Everyone was so amazing and kind!


Posted April 26, 2011

Out of the public elementary school choices in Boise, this is probably a pretty good school... well, for Idaho schools, it's probably a GREAT school, actually. I would like to describe why I rated things the way I did, however: Mr. Bond and admin is exceptional; they are excellent communicators, responsible, timely and support parents, kids and teachers in every way imaginable. I hope that the incoming new principle can fill the shoes that Mr. Bond will be leaving. Kindergarten teachers: changed during the years my kids were there; the recent addition of Mrs. Hoetker is unfortunate. After transfering out of state, my child is now "way behind" and having to catch up. This educator did nothing but test prep drills and assessments with the kindergartners and that has nearly turned my child (a kindergartner!) off of school. I'm rebuilding now and trying to bring her back around. Mrs. Spurgeon is an excellent educator and really helps inspire a love of learning and writing for the kids. Wakewood is a bully with bad teaching methods. She uses fear and intimidation; that may work for some kids, but for sensitive, high achievers, this woman is disastrous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

We moved from Texas 4 yrs ago & Mr. Bond was the only public school principal who would hear our unique situation & accept placement for our children, easily within district guidelines. I have been impressed that he has remembered all of our names since our first meeting. Teachers have been involved & amazing... Ms. Wakewood, Ms. Merkley, Mrs. Parsons, Ms. McKevitte, Mrs. Spurgeon, and the heart of the school, Tani Nelson, all deserve endless praise!! I have loved the extras Riverside does annually: run/walk club, manners lunches, silent auctions, community outreaches & educating the children on the value of charity, and so much more above & beyond just a classroom education. I would recommend Riverside Elem. to anyone with high expectations for academic and social success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are wonderful and the school provides many resources for a great education. The parents are very involved in the school which makes for an enriching environment that gives teachers time to do even more for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

This is our first year at Riverside. Coming from another high testing school, I think that Riverside is up to par for most of the education. Each Teacher is different. Some better than others but I must say, that is everywhere. On the whole I like the school, the atmospher is positive and my children are happy. Every school has areas that need improvement..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

I LOVE riverside the teachers the principal they are all great and really care about the kids. My son has attended riverside since kindergarten and he loves it as well. Job well done!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

I couldn't have been more pleased with my daughter's experience at Riverside. Her teacher, the principal, and other staff all contributed to her success and love of learning.//
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2004

My son transfered to Riverside 2 months ago and he has been recieving more one on one attention then he ever recieved at his last school. His behavier has improved greatly. His interest in school has also improved.
—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 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.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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94%

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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 83% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 80% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special education46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special education64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special education64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special education80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female85%
Male98%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Special education73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female85%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female98%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 78%
Asian 7% 1%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2100 East Victory
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: (208) 854-5980

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