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Riverdale Grade School

Public | K-8 | 318 students

 
 

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Posted July 17, 2011

Best grade school in Oregon! Two sons have gone through it. Oldest got in 99th percentile on PSAT and goes to Riverdale High School. He was well prepared for high school in all subjects. He's well adjusted socially and happy. Youngest also doing excellent. Hasn't taken PSAT yet. I'm thrilled with their grade school and high school experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2010

Riverdale Grade School is truly a special place. It has always been important to us to have a small student/teacher ratio and this was one of the many reasons we selected this school. Yes, it is expensive but worth every penny! Even as an out-of-district family, we have felt extremely welcomed by the community of Riverdale. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a nurturing environment for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2010

Riverdale Grade School has the small class sizes, outstanding teachers, an involved and active parent community, and an incredible new facility for the K-8 students. We moved into the Riverdale district over 3 years ago for the excellent school, and my 2nd and 5th grade boys are thriving in the challenging academic environment and the personalized learning programs. My boys love going to school everyday, and are inspired to work hard and do well. Each of their classes has around 15 students, so they get individual attention and direction in all of their subjects. I am thrilled to be a part of Riverdale and the wonderful school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

I am a parent of two Riverdale students. Both have been at the school since first grade (a perfect transition from Montessori School). They are now in 6th and 9th grades. Many schools can show strong test performance and academic achievements but we have found the Riverdale experience to be truly remarkable in so many areas. Kids speak and present their work to audiences regularly, experiential learning is a part of most learning, and most importantly the school and greater community is built around respect, understanding and pride. At the high school it is as cool to be smart as it is in the grade school. I think the fact that 22% of our grade school students are from out of District and pay to attend our school along with over 50% of our high school students says it all. Now just wait for our new facility to be built.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

Riverdale is an excellent grade school. It is a public school, but offers all the benefits of a private school due to extra parental involvement and financial support. Our daughter is in kindergarten and the teacher is super fabulous. Class sizes are small, the kids are motivated and the community is very inclusive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

One of Riverdale's biggest advantages is the small class sizes. Both of my children have gone to Riverdale for the last 5 years. When independently tested this year, my middle-schooler tested very high in math and language arts--due in part to the excellent academics received in earlier grades. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The parents are very involved. To keep the small class sizes and specials (art, band, music, spanish, library and PE) the parents do a lot of fundraising and are expected to participate financially. We are sad to lose a great principal this year to retirement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2005

Riverdale has good academics. Extracurriculars are present but very expensive. Sports are $250. each, no family cap. Parents are very involved.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

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75%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
>95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
Female90%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female85%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Female76%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female84%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female80%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
Female77%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female82%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 66%
Asian 5% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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