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Riverview High School

Public | 7-12 | 507 students

 
 

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Posted April 30, 2014

Riverview School District, Oakmont/ V erona PA is the school that all 3 of our children and 8 grandchildren attended . There are many advantages to Riverview including that a student can participate in many extracurricular activities and also receive an excallent education including a recent addition of required Financil Literacy class. Because of the small size, teachers can be familiar with any student problems and assist them or refer to proper helpers. Forbes Career Technical is also available. Grades have enabled most of them to attend colleges of their choice.


Posted May 23, 2011

I am a current student at Riverview High School and can say the school has really slipped in the last few years. When I was in middle school a few years back, most students were doing great with keeping their grades up and keeping good behavior. Today, half of the senior class is missing credits and there are more fights and bomb threats than I have ever seen before at the school. If you move into the district, really consider talking to some of the current students that go to school here before making your kid put up with the unsatisfactory teachers and administration.


Posted June 19, 2010

It's interesting the dates on the below-reviews; I think RHS was the school they describe but unfortunately has gone downhill considerably in the past 5 or so years. Yes there are great, bright kids who graduate and do well- but there are also way too many who slide through and come out woefully unprepared for the future. The environment is coarse (to put it nicely) and despite largely-bright, committed, and caring teachers... I would be hesitant to send my child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2006

Riverview is a small school with a big heart for their students. My daughter graduated in 2004 with honors and they helped set the foundation for her future. Mr.Rosenberg, the principal at that time, would stand at the door in the morning and greet every child with their name and some praise. Where else do you see that happen? The teachers followed his lead. That gave the students the knowledge that they cared for them and it showed in the way the children progressed in their studies and everyday living. Out of 89 graduating students that year almost half of them were honor or high honor student and almost half into sports or extracurricular activites. I grew up in a inner city school and could only wish that all children would have the opportunity that Riverview provides. I Applaud Them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

Riverview High School provides a 'private school' atmosphere due to small class sizes. My son has been able to participate in the music program as well as take advance level courses to his benefit. There are many teachers who are excellent and provide excellent service to the student population. I am generally pleased with his educational program but would like to see more opportunities available for all students who show interest in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

I have been to many schools and this school was by far the best. The teacher-student environment is wonderful. It is a small school, which allow teachers have a better relationship with their students. The Riverview High School faculty go out of their way to help students. This school also has high testing scores and have won awards in the past. Additionally, Riverview's Key Club is very active and has one many awards. To sum it all up Riverview School District is a friendly, helping, active school environment that will lead your child into the right path.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 17, 2005

I could not imagine a more caring envirnoment than Riverview High School. The teachers were not only excellent in the classroom but were personal and became good friends of mine. I feel like Riverview prepared me for college better than most of my college classmates' high schools did - and the majority of them went to private academies. Overall, its a great place. Yes, course selection can be limited due to its size, but with such individual attention paid to students, any detriments are made up for ten fold.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 31, 2005

small school, caring teachers, seems overwehlmed at times, for small school all students participate in extracurriculer activities so activities are not cancelled due to lack of participants.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

This school is a great place for your kids to go if you want them to get excellent education from excellent educators! The teachers are extremely nice to all their kids and never have any complaints about them!
—Submitted by a student


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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 80% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female81%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Female65%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female80%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female59%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female51%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female40%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 92% 71%
Black 6% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Hulton Rd
Oakmont, PA 15139
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