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Riverside School

Public | K-5 | 171 students

 

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Posted July 9, 2014

Riverside is a terrific elementary school. The teachers are very professional, experienced and nurturing. The principal and staff are wonderful. I couldn't be happier to have my children go to school here. The class sizes are small, which allow students to get the extra attention that they need in order to excel. Their enrichment programs include music and language which is a huge plus. Overall, Riverside school is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

My children are very happy at Riverside. It is a small school with small class size and a high student to teacher ratio. All the children in the school know each other. The teachers are generally very experienced and have high expectations for the students. Parents are friendly and very involved in the PTA and school community. The school is located in a great little area of town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

The staff and parents are all very involved! It is a small setting which allows all the students to get the extra attention they need in order to excel. I love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2008

I feel the staff is wonderful. I couldn't be happier sending my daughter here.
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Posted August 23, 2007

Riverside is an excellent school. I live a couple of doors down from the school and couldn't be happier. The staff and parents are all very involved! It is a small setting which allows all the students to get the extra attention they need in order to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

Riverside is a small almost 'private like' school. The entire school stands proud together in the morning and recites the Pledge of Allegiance. The classes are small and the teachers are wonderful. The school testing scores of 100% speak for themselves. I am currently looking to move within RVC but I told my Realtor only Riverside school district. Parent involvement is strong - there is something for everyone to contribute. From the working parent to those that stay home. It truly is a nurturing environment for our children.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

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 2 74% 48%
Hispanic 2 17% 23%
Black 1 6% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 217%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 20%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 30%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • MS. PATRICIA BOCK

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110 Riverside Dr
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Phone: (516) 255-8902

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