Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Riverside High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 2 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

10 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted August 3, 2014

I am a proud freshman at Riverside High School, the proud home of the Bulldogs. I think Riverside is an amazing school. Our principal and teachers are wonderful. They push us to be better, because they know we can. I think others should know that Riverside is a welcoming school and it is kind of like a second home to some of us kids. The administrators are warm and welcoming. What I like about Riverside is that they seem to care about us and are fun and just all around great. Our school could improve by having more extracurricular activities and more field trips.


Posted September 9, 2013

The only good ratings this school gets is from the students..... I don't think I could have given you a reliable opinion of the quality of education I received from MY high school when I was a kid....Those students aren't going to realize they received a poor education until they become adults..... rely on the NON STUDENT comments about this school!!!!! I wouldn't be shocked to find out the teachers encouraged the students to write 5 star reviews to make them look better..... very poor school... but unless you want your kids to go to an all black school or pay for private school...its all you have in the area!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2010

I must agree with the parent who moved to MS and her child struggled. The communication is HORRIBLE. The teachers are all about watching to see what a child does that they don't like such as stepping off the mat in the milk line. Then of course the teacher makes the child throw away their milk as their form of discipline which is totally illegal. Yes I caught them doing this on not one but two occasions. Belive me by the time I finished with them they were making Negotiations with my lawyer and vowed to never let this happen again. The kindergardin teachers are the absolute WORST. They are mean and cruel to these children. The are the very least thing from being a mentor. The have the worst attitude I've ever seen. My child was horrified of them and would cry every single day because she didn't want to get yelled at when she made a simple mistake. This school is HORRIBLE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I also am a former student of Riverside. I am planning on student teaching in one semester, and there is no doubt in my mind that if I were to practice there, the faculty and staff would be more than happy to have me around. As a kid these people taught me reading, writing, and arithmetic-- as an adult they will show me how to manage a classroom and excell in my career. --Clay Daniel


Posted July 3, 2009

My family and I moved to MS 2years ago, and the lack of leadership at Riverside is astounding. Communication, well, there is none unless if I call or just go up to the school. My son has struggled since we moved here and getting teachers help and input is harder than pulling teeth. Without continuous phone calls by myself and husband, there would be no communication about my sons progress and what can be done to help him. I have requested to have him 'tested' for 2 years now with it still not being done. The students have to wear there school clothes for gym. That is horrible, and until High School age, there are no assigned lockers so the students have to break there backs carrying ALL of there books from class to class. Overall, Riverside -sadly- is the best public school around the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2008

I am a former student at Riverside and it is a good school for the most of it. The girls junior high basketball team is very very good they brought in a 2nd place trophy from the division games. Riverside is a great school all together


Posted April 8, 2008

I am a former student from Riverside. I loved it. Most of the teachers try, but there are some that don't care, and a lot of the students have the whole I don't care what happens attitude. I think thats more on the home backgrounds more than the schools fault. Kimberly Cudd
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2007

The teachers are wonderful and try their best to achieve for a great learning enviroment. As a former student I would recommend Riverside High only because its the only decent public school left in Washington County! Well I love it here in Texas now. Doug Causey
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2005

Riverside is generally a good school. Most of the staff knows what they're doing and are quality teachers. The school's had a lot of chaotic problems since the principals took over three years ago, but they're leaving this year (as am I). The students are only a reflection of their parents. And really, when the principals create such a bad atmosphere, obviously the faculty and the students will feel the effects. The students don't care because the administration doesn't, so why should they feel obligated?
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2005

I am a student in the 8th grade at Riverside. I am here to post my opinion of that i am sad to . I have say not all the staff is bad Mrs. Maddox, Mrs. W (can't spell her name)and others are good teachers but I have to say that I do not think that some of the teachers and other staff (as in the principals) that are there should be there. You can't place all of the blame on the teachers. the students don't even care if they pass or fail and if you do fail it is normal in this school. I am sorry but i was raised away from here so I do not think the way most people from around here think like the fact that I care about my education. Most students could not pass a drug and alchol test if there life.
—Submitted by a student


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.

About these ratings

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 Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 93% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
91%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
67%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 46%
Black 27% 50%
Hispanic 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

939 Riverside Rd
Avon, MS 38723
Phone: (662) 335-4527

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

St Joseph High School
Greenville, MS




Solomon Middle School
Greenville, MS



Washington School
Greenville, MS


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT