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Riverside School

Public | PK-8 | 359 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

The teachers are awesome and really care! We finally found a public school that has sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2014

Disregarded Diagnoses of specialist's and intervention recommendations from sight center, dyslexia assosiation advocate, Optometrists, and KidsLink....Instead opted for punishing child's instead of Proactively trying and implementing PBISs recommended. Excellent school if your child is only 'gifted' but not if Your child has 'gifted' and SLD and or Asperger's like characteristics...2e, I'd stay away
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

Great school. Positive environment. Most teachers are fantastic! A lot of family involvement. Better than the surrounding parochial schools. Service oriented. Strong parent organization. The star of CMSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

Riverside is the best school ever i am a student and without riversiede i would be stuck in a urban dangerous school we are not bullied or made fun of at all and thats why i love it here


Posted May 15, 2010

After moving from Brunswick 10 years ago, we feared putting our 1st child in Cleveland Public Schools. After doing several on site visits to many of the Public Schools, we found Riverside Elementary to be the BEST! My husband and I then decided that we would also check out a few of the Private Schools. Upon doing visits to some of the private schools, we compared them to Riverside and to be very honest, we were shocked to find that Riverside had a better curriculum, a better atmosphere, and teachers that were just very kind & welcoming. Needless to say, our son is getting ready to graduate from the 8th grade. We have since put our 2 other children into Riverside as well. This school is simply amazing!!! You will not be disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The school is decent at best. There are a few kids that don't go to that school in the building at the end of the day. Security is so lax it's alarming. The school is slowing becoming a regular Cleveland Public School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

I loved riverside i went there and my mom trusted them to keep me there k-8 now im a senior in high school and i still think about Riverside! It is a really great school to attend.


Posted June 2, 2009

My husband and I actually moved to Westpark with the idea that our daughter was to go to St. Marks. But After touring both schools, Riverside seemed like the best choice, and we were right! It has been the greatest experience for us and our daughter. I recomend this school to any parents I talk to. Thanks Riverside for making this school year so memorable:) PS. Thanks also to all the staff, you are grade A!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

my child has been teased and has witnessed to much cussing and much more if i could i would take her out imediatley
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

I really like the education at Riverside! The principal, teachers, and staff seem wonderful. I only have one concern and that is the parking. It is to difficult to pick up the children. There is no parking! There isn't enough space to leave your car on the street snd wait. I keep getting stuck on side streets. Something has to be done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

i luv my school we have lots of fun things there and great education , the school goal is excellant with distinction and i intend on being one of the students to help us reach that goal ~riverside 8th grader~
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

This is an outstanding school with a new building, great staff, excellent accomadations for all students. There is a lot of parent involvement and community support. Both of my childern are thriving here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

i would no be the student i am today without the education i recieved at riverside
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2005

Despite the poor state of the Cleveland Public School District, Riverside school is excellent: Great staff; beautiful new bldg opened this year; many extra curricular activities. I was more impressed with Riverside than compared to a local 'suburban' school that my child has attended in the past.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

Awesome so high tech students actually get to learn how to use the computer and they have sanitary bathrooms and good food unlike Benjamin Franklin.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2005

Riverside is a family. I love this school. The parents and teachers and the principal make a great team for the students. The major work program is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
Female87%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female77%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled64%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female89%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled36%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
Female71%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female91%
Male67%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanic62%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male86%
Black, non-Hispanic>=95%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female76%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanic71%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled30%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanic77%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled50%
Non-disabled95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female88%
Male68%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled27%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female92%
Male68%
Black, non-Hispanic60%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled18%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students72%
Female80%
Male64%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled27%
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4BelowBelow
Grade 5MetMet
Grade 6BelowMet
Grade 7MetMet
Grade 8MetAbove

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
98 (2011)
 
96 (2010)
 
98 (2009)
 
98 (2008)

0
60
120

About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 74%
Black 18% 16%
Hispanic 13% 4%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 16%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Charles C. Byrd
Fax number
  • (216) 476-4480

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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