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Riverside Junior/Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 720 students

 
 

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Posted April 27, 2013

What a really great school. The school is really safe and its academics are 1 of the best because it prepared my daughter for college and the real world .Riverside prepares students for college and the real world because the teachers actually help the students anytime and the sports at Riverside are great too. And the school is really suppportive too. And the teachers take care of the students really well. So you should send your child to Riverside because it is a really great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2013

Riverside is one of the best schools in the area because the teachers always take time with the students to help them anytime and this school is a really safe school and Riverside actually prepared me for college and I found everything in college very easy due to the help and academics at Riverside and the students and teachers actually care about everyone in the school and the teachers and staff take care of the students really well and the school is really supportive and its sports programs are really great and the other thing is that everyone at Riverside respects one another and that Riverside prepares everyone for college and the real world and I am proud that I went to Riverside
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2013

Riverside is a great school because the teachers are always willing to help the students and the school is very safe. And the other thing is that Riverside prepares students for college and the real world because Riverside has a really great curriculum so if you are in the district you should send your child to Riverside
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2013

I have 2 daughters who attended Riverside and Riverside is a really great school because they have a really good curriculum and the school is very safe. Whenever the students need any help the teachers take their time to help the students so they can be succesful and the school is very supportive too and their sports are great so if you are looking for a good school in this area you should send your child to Riverside
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

this is a really great school cuz they actually care about you and the school is really safe and the curriculum is really good cuz it prepared me for college and everything for me at college was very easy due to the things i was learning at Riversideso you shoulld send your child to this school and i am really proud that i went to Riverside and the school prepares you for the real world and the school is really supportive
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

I am really impressed on how the curriculum is because it acually prepared my daughter for college and she found everything in college really easy because of the things she learned at Riverside and its a really safe school. I am really proud that my daughter went there because she became very succesful and she got pleny of education at Riverside so you should send your child to this school because its a really good school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

this school is one of the best because the teachers are always willing to help the students anytime and their curriculum is excellent because it prepares the students for college because my two daughters graduated from Riverside and they found their college very easy due to the education at Riverside so you should send your child to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

this school is one of the good schools in the area because its curriculum helps prepare people for college and this is a very safe school too because my son went to this school and he became really successful so you should send your child to Riverside because the school is really good and organized
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2013

What a good curriculum!!!!!!!!! All my years at Riverside have been nothing but good experiences. The teachers are always willing to help the students and this is a very safe school. I am actually currently attending college this year and Riverside actaually prepared me to go there because all my courses, exams and tests were easy due to Riversides help and the teachers actually take time w/ the students to help them on whatever they need and thats what help the students so overall its a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2013

Riverside is a great school because the their curriculum prepared my son for college and that this is a safe school. The teachers at Riverside always take their time with the students to help them and their sports programs are really great so you should send your child to Riverside if you are in the Riverside school district
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2013

Riverside is one of the best schools in the area because its a relaxed environment and its programs are great and the students respect and care about the others because they have really great manners and the teachers always help the students when they need help and after this school I attended Harvard University and I found it really easy to pass all my tests and exams so after that I became really successful and Riverside football team is awesome and Riversides curriculum gets you prepared for when you go out into the real world and the teachers care about the students and their sports programs are great and yummy school lunch too so if you are in the Riverside school district send your child here because it is a great school and I got successful because of all the help this school provided Thanks For all the help Riverside


Posted November 8, 2007

i graduated from riverside and am currently attending college and i have to say that riverside definetely prepared me for college. i found my college courses to be very easy due to already learning the same things while i was still in high school. riverside has a very good curriculum and very good teachers for the most part. there are a few teachers who i think are terrible and can't get their point across to their students,but overall it's a great school and im proud to have went there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2007

The majority of the teachers are horrible and like someone said, they play favorites way too much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2006

Riverside is the worst school period it's rules need to be stricter an learning support classes need to be rigt on task with regular classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2005

As a previous grad of this school, I think riverside is good in the academic field and excellent in sports and extracurricular activties yet it is a very small school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 26, 2004

Both of my childen are recent Riverside graduates; this public school afforded them a quality education with sufficient extra- curricular offerings to round them out nicely. Their exposure to children from all economic and social facets of the community has given them a real look at what the real world is all about. Both now carry high A averages in college and are on their way to successful, well balanced lives. Thanks, Riverside!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2003

Teachers are Great as well as the academics and athletics but people tend to play favorites too much.


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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 80% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)55%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female81%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female79%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female42%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female72%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
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 Students50%
Female38%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students31%
Female24%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female80%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
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 88% 71%
Hispanic 7% 8%
Black 3% 15%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Taylor, PA 18517
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