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585 Riverside Dr
Painesville, OH 44077

(440) 352-3341
(440) 352-0695
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July 30, 2015
Poor community involvement and lack of funding is bringing the district down. Levied are never passed, bussing is not longer provided, teachers are stressed to the max and exercising "work-to-rule" as a result. Administrative level faculty are condescending and truly are out of touch. What a shame.

- submitted by a community member

August 23, 2014
Any school is only as good as the parents supporting it. Riverside lacks the support of the community with money but has strong parent support and dedicated teachers. The only thing hold Riverside back from excellence is funding for school updates.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2014
Riverside school I feel treated my child and family like garbage. It is the worst school my child has ever attended. Thank God we moved out of that school district. I am ashamed to have ever been associated with them. I would not recommend anyone send their children there. I have never felt so bad about any of my kids schools. They will say it's not true, but my family will know for the rest of our lives that it is and God is our witness.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
I am a parent of a student graduating from Riverside this year. I see that most of the reviews are old, I also think they are unfair. RHS is an older school and they definitely need updates, but I put most of the blame on lack of community support. (Levies) Even with limited resources, I think they do a very good job at educating our kids and providing opportunities for extracurricular activities. (Sports and marching band are pay to play) my son has followed the honors/AP route and I think it has prepared him well for college. I know several students that have or will be attending high level colleges, including my son. My sons teachers have been excellent and I would put them up against any private or public school teachers in our area. Their band program is also excellent!

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2011
The school may have warranted 4 stars in the past. Over the last few years, it is been poor at best. The curriculum does not prepare the kids for college and the majority of the teachers are poor to adequate compared to other school districts my children have attended. This year, they have taken away the school buses due to poor budgeting causing an hour to two hours back-up during drop off and pick-up; 16 year old drivers; parents having to leave early from work; and the safety of our children is in jeopardy especially during the harsh winter months. We will be physically moving to another county just so our kids can attend a decent high school. The school is very old and very over crowded. If you are considering, I would suggest you think twice.

- submitted by a parent

July 13, 2011
I was in this school system for 5 years and although there are a lot of opportunities available, I have to agree with the other student review. It's just an average public high school with the same general problems. There are good teachers and there are bad teachers, there is every kind of student imaginable, and the academics are completely based on getting you ready for tests rather than really teaching you something useful. On the other hand, the way they structure their PSEO program is great. I know people from different schools that complain that their schools only let them take so many college courses and that they still have to take classes at the high school. At Riverside you can take absolutely everything at Lakeland Community College and never have to step foot on the Riverside campus your junior and senior years. Also, there are a lot of options in regard to sports and clubs so that's a plus. Good band program, too. Overall I graduated with an honors diploma and an associates degree and I feel prepared for college, but only because of the PSEO program.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 16, 2010
The school offers diversified classes and the chance for students to choose many ways to pursue studies to prepare them for the future.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2008
On the surface, Riverside appears to be a great school with a well=kept and attractive campus, new football field and recreation center, and good test scores. As a former student, I can tell you that Riverside is nothing more than the average public school. Most of the teachers are very good; however they must base all of their curriculum on state standards, making their goale solely to help each student performed acceptably on state standardized tests. The honors classes are a joke. The only difference between and honors kid and a 'regular' kid is that an honors kid knows how to successfully cheat the system. There is a major drug/alcohol problem within the walls of every public school, and Riverside is definitely no exception. Overall, I graduated Riverside with a 4.0 GPA, yet I have found that I have no real use for any of the so-called 'knowledge' I learned there.

- submitted by a student

November 12, 2008
School is great and good group of teachers.

- submitted by a parent
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Riverside Jr/Sr High School
585 Riverside Dr, Painesville, OH  44077
(440) 352-3341
Last modified Riverside Jr/Sr High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Riverside Jr/Sr High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top