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Riverside Jr High

Public | 7-8 | 1018 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2013

Riverside is awesome. The people who work there are great at what they do. My 7th grade science teacher taught us about a lot of neat things, and I still remember a lot of it. The classes there aren't boring (at least to me), and that's because of the teachers, too. They include things in certain classes to let the students have fun and learn things too, like writing challenges with prizes and making educational board games. When I was in Student Council in my fifth grade year, in the intermediate side, we handled things that were important to the school; like the Jill Behrman walk and raising money for a school mascot and the humane Society. Each year we have a walk to raise funds for it. Jill's brother, Brian Behrman, works as a teacher at Riverside and helps organize it. The library and cafeteria are nice. They are large enough to hold all the people and books there. There could be a better playground for the intermediate side, but I don't have recess anymore, so I wouldn't know what to think of it if they built one. I'm sure the 5th and 6th graders would enjoy it. I think Riverside does a good job of being a school. To me, Riverside is worth its colors, garnet and gold.


Posted January 17, 2013

I am a parent of a Riverside student. They have really done an excellent job staying in touch and helping my son do his best work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2012

I am a student here at Riverside and I love it! There are so many great teachers here and a variety of classes you can take as a student. Resources and facilities are nice and farely new. A couple negative things about Riverside is the fact that it is split up. That means a little more than half go to Fishers High School and the rest of the 8th graders go to HSE (around 30%) . Also, as a student, lunch is a negative at school. Other than that, Riverside is exceptional in academics and sports, etc. RJH is probably the best school I have been to! Recommended to anyone new to the district!


Posted July 5, 2008

I just graduated the eighth grade here, and I loved it so much. When we had to move south, the schools were so unsatisfying that we actually decided to move back!! I had the greatest time at that school- and the education is the best. It doesn't matter if you're in double advanced math or don't understand anything about math-- there's always enough students like you to create a whole class. There are actually multiple classes for advanced students- more than the regular ones. So even if you're gifted or not, I'd recommend this school to anyone. The staff and students are the friendliest you'll meet anywhere. So welcome to the town of Fishers. =)
—Submitted by a student


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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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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55%
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25%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 72%
Black 6% 12%
Asian 5% 2%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 5% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A46%
Special education 11%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr Robert Huesing
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (317) 915-4289

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
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10910 Eller Road
Fishers, IN 46038
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