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Riverside Brookfield Twp High School

Public | 9-12 | 1448 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

Not as well as I would like. My daughter has ADHD and struggled and cried for wks when she started there as a Freshman. Executive Functioning issues. Couldn't find her way around school, Couldn't find her locker and if she could, she couldn't remember the combination. Needed a "coach" or to shadow someone for a period of time. No support for college major decisions. Most of her teachers didn't know she had a 504 until I told them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

This school is absolutely amazing. One thing I have a problem with is how they recognize the students at RB. Last year I got all straight A's and I got nothing. I wasn't really expecting something big, maybe something like a bumper sticker or my name in the news paper (for honor roll), but nothing. Another thing is that they treat the people on the sports team differently. Like, there was this kid in my Bio class on the football team. He had all D's and like one C AND he was STILL on the team. Not to mention that he got SUSPENDED 10 times in one year! And you know he got? A jacket, a patch , assemblies and other such. I work hard all year for NOTHING. Not even a to be appraised for. NOTHING. I feel like I am putting everything to waste. Does this mean I should join a sport, just to get recognized for throwing a ball? NO. I work to hard for nothing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2012

AMAZING <3 ! Everything was just perfect! Excellent teachers! Strong leadership! Principal was FANTASTIC! Everything was just great overall!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2010

Things are changing at RB I don't think for the better. The school did not make AYP, the graduation rate is down, they say test scores are down, and the AP ranking is down too. Some of the leaders that brought the school to where it was also left Gobble, Grice and of course Baldermann. RB had really improved, I loved it while my students were there and my last just graduated. I just hope it maintains its excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2010

I love RBHS! I am only starting my freshman year right now but so far i love it. RB has been working with my middle school and my class since the beginning of eight grade. I felt so prepared walking in the first day. All the students and staff were very kind. I am just loving it. I play volleyball there and I love that too. It helped me get to know more people...There is a club for everyone there and i mean everyone. I have a 4 page packet on the list of clubs there. l love this school and I hope you will too!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2009

This school has been a wonderful High School for my daughter. The personel is great and very pleasant to deal with. My daughter has accomplished so much in her short time at RB so far. She is a Sophomore and I am very proud of her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Baldermann was a great leader and brought in some talented people. He put this school on the map and everybody knows it. The school has improved in so many ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

I love this school and I learned so much while I was there. I was so prepared for college when the I left. The teachers are terrific.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

Im 3/5 of the way through my Freshman year, and no complaints here! I love this school! They are really good with gifted kids and kids who need help. There is minimal fighting, and the school is under renovations, but it will look and be amazing when its done (around 2009-2010) I recommend this school. They are really great with freshmen, and most of the teachers I have are fun, but still manage to get us to leaqrn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2007

RB is the best high school a parent could hope for. These people care, and there is excellent leadership. The rankings are impressive, but the opportunities and compassionate environment set this high school apart. Go Bulldogs. This high school has gone from Good to Great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2007

My children were very well educated at this high school. Many opporuntites to get invovled. a positive experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2004

Great school, small enough for individual attention, big enough to geta quality education. Needs to be in a more competitive athletic confernce.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income51%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income51%
Non-low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female59%
Male71%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Low income42%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 51%
Hispanic 27% 23%
Black 5% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mrs. Pamela J Bylsma

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160 Ridgewood Road
Riverside, IL 60546
Phone: (708) 442-7500

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