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6409 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI 48126

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(313) 624-3600
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June 13, 2014
I am a student in this school. A big percentage do drugs and smoke. they also have gender separation which i think is just stupid

- submitted by a student

August 20, 2013
Riverside acadamy west is my school.I chose to participate in this fundraiser so i can help my school raise money for supplies or needs for there students. Are school doesn't have enough sports,the boys bathrooms are damaged ,and there isn't even a music class to teach students new things coming into their life . Other schools are supplied with so many new opportunities that students in riverside don't have. I like music classes ,more sports doing,and even a show case to put the memories of each athlete in. But, we don't have any of those that other schools have.My school could improve by so many ways.The districts no that they don't have that many money to provide the school with supplies. It would be an amazement if riverside had new classes ,For example: singing classes,music classes,a better kitchen for serving lunch ,and even IP Adress Classes.To have those that would be amazing not just for the student but for the staffs to . Much love.... riverside student

- submitted by a community member

September 03, 2012
i love riverside academy west i am a student there nd i feel like i belong the students nd teachers are like family to me. its like a second home over there, it may have its ups and downs at times but its a great school overall. im proud to say that i am a student at riverside academy west.

- submitted by a community member

November 02, 2011
I am proud that my children attend Riverside West. I have never seen a more dedicated group of staff members. School is a second home to our children. The teachers are so committed to the students and the administration works hard to make the school as wonderful as it is. My children love the school. I only wish more parents were involved because their children need to see them involved. The staff does more than they're supposed to and treat our children as their own. I highly recommend Riverside to any parents who want a school where their children will learn, grow, and be in the best care.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2010
I'm a student at Riverside West and all i can say is that its like a family to me because of all the excellent teachers and good people that attend it. Although the students need alota school spirit and it'll be just perfect. I've been attending Riverside West for about four years now and alot changed because I've seen all the principles and Mr.Saab is the best so far, he works hard to turn the school around for the better. In view of all this, I think its a great school so I'll give it an excellent 5 stars =]

- submitted by a student

December 19, 2009
As a student at Riverside West i am happy and made lots of friends , teachers are helping even after school with my homework during tutoring and the principal Mr Saab is very good and strict and he cares about our academics. He turned Riverside West around.

- submitted by a student

April 18, 2009
My children have been in the Riverside Academy school system since it opened in Dearborn. I have seen each year bring positive changes to the school. As a small school, it does have the disadvantage of limited offerings, but for me the advantages that it provides are far greater. Teachers and staff genuinely care really know the students, and if parents take the time they can get to know the teachers as well. Overall, I am very pleased with the school, my children are happy there, and we look forward to continuing their education and graduating from Riverside.

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no rating
October 06, 2008
I am a studenet at Riverside Academy, and my opinon about this school is that this school is not the best schools, but it is trying to work its way up there. The principal is trying his best to improve the school and it really shows. Although almost 90% of the students hate the school, its not that bad. We do not have enough school spirit to encouage the students. We also don't have alot of electives, after achool programs, and extra fun stuff. But hopefully soon we will. Honostly, Riverside has been one of the great schools I have been to so far. The teachers and students there are like family to me. The education there is just fine, and the same as all other schools. I do recommend other students to enroll here.

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 29, 2008
This school has much improved since it opened in 2006. The teachers are excellent. If parents would get more involved with disciplining their children and promoting education, the school and teachers would excel even farther.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 21, 2008
Riverside Academy is a mid-tier school that needs to update it's educational curriculum. 11h grade classes there, such as Chemistry and Algebra 2, lag behind Star & Universal Academy's Pre-Calculus and Physics courses. Pretty much most of the classes lag 1 year behind in comparision - basically. Behavior is not as severe as I heard it was last year (my 1st year here as a student), but Principal Ramzi Saab is doing an excellent job of enforcing the rules/ laying down the law for those who refuse to cooperate. The only changes I believe need to be made are: better tutoring programs, some work on the curriculum and a check on the teachers to make sure they're doing their job and not just relaxing all the time. Overall, okay school.. - just take what I say with a grain of salt; as I'm a tough critic..

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 28, 2007
As a student at Riverside Academy, I really think that the school has a really long way to go. That's not to say that it doesn't have the potential, but as of right now it is in the process of being built up. Most of the teachers are good people, but some of them are underaverage when it comes to teaching and getting their points across. The main important thing that needs to be changed is the students' attitudes about the school.

- submitted by a student

September 17, 2007
I am a student of this school. It is wonderful. The teachers are caring and very nice.They teach Arabic and never put stress on students.

- submitted by a student

May 16, 2007
The school academic is excellent and the staff are working very hard to make to offer the best to parent, but school need help from parents to control our student behavior god bless dr. Harp and all the staff at river side academy. And i love the way that mrs. Beydoun deal with our children.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2007
A huge disappointment sums it up! I do not feel my daughter is safe there and she will be in a different school for the next school year for sure. I would highly recommend avoiding riverside west so that your child will be protected and you will not have to change your child's school in the middle of the year.

- submitted by a parent
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Riverside Academy - West Campus
6409 Schaefer Road, Dearborn, MI  48126
(313) 624-3600
Last modified Riverside Academy - West Campus is a Charter school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Riverside Academy - West Campus Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top