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Jefferson, LA
Students enrolled: 867

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240 Riverdale Drive
Jefferson, LA 70121

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(504) 833-7288
(504) 837-5401
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September 10, 2013
a great school this is my childs' first year a freshman. He signed on the football team and was accepted playing first string. The coaches are great they are helpful in every way. The coaches seem to care about their academic achievements as well as the sports. They have also taken an interest in his feeling as a human being always there to encourage. I give RIVERDALE A FIVE IN THE RATING SYSTEM. At this time I have not met any teachers therefore I can not comment in this area.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2012
teachers at riverdale are caring, knowledgeable, and push students to achieve. its almost like a family atmosphere

- submitted by a student

May 15, 2012
This is definitely the best public high school of the big four on the East Bank. Riverdale is smaller than Grace King, Bonnabel, and East Jefferson, which also benefits the students as they get a more personal education. My son really enjoys attending school here and is involved in many sports and will be entering the IB program. The teachers and administration seem to really care about the students and it shows. If you want the best education for your son/daughter without having to pay a fortune for private school, check out Riverdale High School. You won't be disappointed!

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2012
I began attending Riverdale High School in the fall of 2008. This is the same year that the current principal took over. Throughout my past four years at Riverdale, this school has vastly improved and has taken over the "throne" as having the highest test scores in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. The teachers really care and push and encourage you to academic excellence. For those who need a challenge in school, they can enroll in the IBO program. The IBO program not only challenges your academic ability, but allows you to prepare for college and get a feel for what is to come. I am currently in the IBO program and it has definitely made me grow as a student. There are various sports that you can play and many other organizations such as National Honors Society, Student Council, Go Green Club, etc. Riverdale High School also has an award winning art program with many of its students placing at the state level. Just as with any other school, there are those who come to school because their parents make them, not because they want to learn. That is the only downfall. The pros definitely outweigh the cons, and I am proud to be graduating from Riverdale this year.

- submitted by a student

November 29, 2010
I had already registered my daughter at a parochial high school when I got invited to check out Riverdale High School. I thought I should know what I was rejecting so I thought I could at least check it out for myself. It was not what I expected! I was impressed by the quality of the programs, teachers and the facility. I then had my husband tour the campus and then my child. We all liked what we saw. Her first few days were awkward but now she loves it. She has found friends with similiar values and interests and has been positively encouraged by her peers and teachers to do her best to a degree she has not recieved before. I particularly have found the teachers to be excellent. They are there for you if you are interested. There have been IBO graduates in specialty areas and by now I'm sure some have obtained a full IBO degree. The program was initiated in 2006. The quality is there for the taking but your child must have been raised to value education, respect others, and be-self motivated to get the most out of it. I would tell others to check it out for themselves and decide.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 20, 2009
I have had children at Riverdale High School for the last 8 years. It's interesting that while it promotes itself as an IBO school - there have been ZERO IBO graduates while Ehret has had numerous students each year. The school needs a serious overhaul. Teachers have absolutely NO interest in helping students succeed in school or life.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2009
As a current student of Riverdale, I agree that while it does have its challenges, it is also a great school. The teachers teach to the extent that they can, but it is up to you to ask questions to clarify what you don't understand. The after-school tutoring program can help you if you still don't understand some of the material. When I came to Riverdale my Freshman year, I wanted to hate it. Then, I met some really awesome people and I found that it was impossible to hate a school that cares so much about you and it's also impossible to be in every club.

- submitted by a student

February 16, 2008
I attended Riverdale in the early 80's it was a wonderful school. Sadly that is no longer true. While some very good people are still hanging in there- it's not enough. My son is student at RHS. next year he will be in private school. Instead of working towards a better environment, they take a so called zero tolerance policy. Zero tolerance is a lazy persons way of avoiding issues. Bathroom are locked between classes and the 1st & last 15 minutes of class. No exceptions. The school perimeter is now gated as a parent coming in you must be buzzed into the adminstration area. If your teenage is bullied, action is only taken if he/she pushes back, then all are suspended. Which teaches a student that if you want to go to class and stay out of trouble just surrender to bullies. Teacher & Admin seem to fear real troublemakers

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2006
I am a student at Riverdale High School and I believe that it is an outstanding school. I am a sophomore and have two years left, yet the amount I have learned already and the help and support I get from my teachers has already prepared me enough for college. In fact, I've already received multiple letters from colleges, some who wish to take me for my Junior year. Riverdale has prepared and is preparing me for all challenges I may face in years to come

- submitted by a student

May 27, 2006
It is a good school if students apply themselves and at this level of education they should be able to do some independent work. This is my son's first year there, I can assure you he is one of those that needs a push. All the teachers are very helpful, to the extent that they can be.

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2006
As a past student at Riverdale High School I can truly say this is the of the best schools you could attend. The challenges poeple say that some of the teacher sometime put them though, in the long run they will only benefit you. The year I spent at Riverdale will be somting I will never forget and hope other student can enjoy it as much or more than I did. -Smiley

- submitted by a student

November 29, 2005
As a recent graduate of Riverdale, I can only give thanks to the staff and faculty there. Riverdale is a wonderful. . . family, if you will. Teachers help all students in everyway possible; Not only are they your mentors and guides, they are your instructors. I really do not think that I would have gone half as far in life if it were not for the amazing efforts of those individuals at Riverdale.

- submitted by a student

September 15, 2005
Riverdale is a wonderful school in that it is highly different from the mainstream. There really is no kind of stereotypical social heirarchy and therefore it's very easy for children to grow and learn at there own pace. It is a school for the independant in the sense that the teachers don't follow typical teaching protocol, they're really more like very good friends who lend a helping hand whenever it's needed.

- submitted by a student

August 30, 2005
I am a student at Riverdale High School and I feel that it is a wonderful school. I am currently a sophomore and I love the teachers. Although students are required to do a lot of work on their own, I feel that it prepares us for the 'real world'. -Kourtnee

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 29, 2005
You have to be very independent at this school thats why I moved to a wonderful school in Albany, Louisiana.

- submitted by a student

October 05, 2004
It's a good school if your child can teach themselves, because some of the teachers don't teach.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2003
Great school for advanced, independent students.

- submitted by a community member

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Riverdale High School
240 Riverdale Drive, Jefferson, LA  70121
(504) 833-7288
Last modified Riverdale High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Riverdale High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top