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Riverside School

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Posted March 26, 2014

I have loved riverside! My son is a type 1 diabetic and this school has been so great in his care and education. He is in 5th grade and I am sad he has to go somewhere else next year. Mr. Staheli has been an absolutely amazing principle that works really hard for the school, if I have ever had an issue he has done what it take to get everyone on top of it immediately. We will miss it! Go redhawks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

Riverside Elementary is a wonderful school. I would not send my children anywhere else. The change in principal has been amazing. Riverside is full of teachers & staff that place students first. Teacher are excited about teaching. Staff takes the time to learn students' names. The school has placed academics as a high priority. Riverside is always looking for ways to help those that are behind, while making sure that the high ability students are being challenged. There are opportunities for students to expand their interests through choir, plays, science fair, storytelling, community service, & the list goes on & on. My children have loved being at this school & look forward to going. I enjoy coming & being involved in their classrooms, help with activities & service projects, sitting on Community Council, & cheering on my children as they participate in the different endless opportunities that there is at Riverside. It is an all around amazing school. There is an energy & excitement within Riverside for students to not only come to learn but to succeed. This feeling comes from the caring, knowledge, and dedication of the principal, teachers, and staff members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

I want to address a previous comment regarding the principal. The current principal is male, so I think there was a recent change and judging by the previous comment, it was for the better. My kids have attended 7 elementary schools throughout the country, and Riverside has offered the best experience by far. Our principal works hard to build a community within the school and to build up the community around the school. The teachers and staff are friendly and seem happy and involved, they have even been known to go outside and play with their students during recess and lunch. There are a variety of programs available including choir, student council, a running club, and probably more that I don't even know about. We love Riverside Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2012

Although there are a few great teachers, my overall experience has been quite negative. The worst thing about this school is the principal. She is a bully and because of her many of the good teachers have quit. She threatens parents and students. Bullying at this school from what I've heard is worse than the surrounding elementary schools. My 3rd grader was held down by other 3rd graders and punched in the face and stomach. If you go an complain about the bullying nothing is done about the bullies! They just send the child that was hurt to go see a counselor...which by the way is useless. Three counselors were fired last year! Unfortunately there is no accurate record of seeing how many parents are pulling their kids out because a massive development went in recently and because of this the numbers of the school stayed the same. If your child is advanced I would suggest looking at George Washington Academy. If not even Horizon and Little Valley are better than Riverside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

My children both attend Riverside and they have had some of the best teachers ever. They have had teachers that recognize your potential and push you to reach that.
—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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 77%
Hispanic 6% 15%
Black 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2500 South Harvest Ln
Washington, UT 84780
Phone: (435) 652-4760

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