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Auburn Riverside High School

Public | 9-12 | 1695 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 29, 2013

I love ARHS! i was brand new , and knew almost no one. honestly i was really scared but ARHS is wayy better than the previous private school i was at. People there are so nice and welcoming. There is barely any bullying or fights. And the teachers are AMAZING! they are always there to help and are almost like a friend. I love the enviorment. So far, I have made a bunch of new friends and I am happy that I am here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2013

This is probably the best all around high school in the south king county area. Awesome teachers and excellent positive feel. Kids get engaged in positive activities... The vibe is to be involved and thrive. Pretty great place.


Posted August 25, 2011

I graduated from ARHS several years ago and many of the teachers I loved are still there. It was definitely a divided school, and from what I understand that hasn't changed. Motivated students had every opportunity available to excel. Students who didn't care were able to scrape by. There wasn't much mixing between the two groups, especially since higher- and lower-level classes tended to be held in different wings of the building. Personally, I worked my butt off, learned a lot, and was well prepared for college. Like everything else in life, you get out what you put in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2011

My son is now officially a Senior and on the whole I am still pleased with the school. He has had a challenging Jr. year with AP classes and some tuff classes. Whle hes GPA fell due to this-he got all the support he asked for from his teachers. They went out of their way to help him, and the counselling staff also helped. He is still happy and I still feel the staff and teachers are first rate. While we went through a period of fights and some gang stuff it has now gotten under control. The parent involment still ranks high, and I still would recommend this school. I have been involved with the school since 1998 to present. It is ever evolving but still maintains its quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

Not a good school. 1/5 -not enough rules about anything (not organized, kids can do whatever they want) -fights (unsafe environment) -gangs (too many) -education level taught is lacking (easy courses, not a challenge) -students need to learn RESPECT -school leaders don't do anything Overall if you want your child to have a good high school expierence, do not enroll them at ARHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2010

To Many People. To Many Fights, To much Drama. Teachers Come Across Rude.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

I substitute taught for 10 days at Auburn Riverside. Teachers were always prepared with lesson plans that were easy to follow, but also very often challenging. Was very impressed with the rapport staff had with each other, with great behavior of students, and with strong administrative and non-certificated staff. Academically challenging curriculum, and had much to offer students in outside activities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2009

My son is a junior and my daughter is a freshmen at riverside.They both play sports.We as a family will stay in auburn so my kids will be able to at riverside! I as a mother love this high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

This school is a pretty good school, it become more like a close family with you graduating class....a bit of clicks but that can always be easily overcome
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2008

We love ARHS. My daughter is currently a Jr. and has been involved in sports and has maintained an Honors level GPA so far. The teachers are awesome. The school is very clean compared to others I've seen and the students seem to be very respectful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

I went to Riverside my Freshman & Sophomore years. The teachers I had were really good and cared about me. I really liked the staff. But I had a hard time connecting with the students. I am in a wheelchair and it was very hard to become involved in school events. There was a group of 4.0 students who were in sports and all hung out together. Not being able to do sports I felt left out. Not being a 4.0student left me out. Understandably the 4.0 thing was not the teachers' fault, that was mine. But if you have a hard time socially in school... I am a great example of not wanting to do your best for lack of... confidence, and will. I was transferred to AuburnHigh because of the redoing of boundaries. I am a senior @ AHS now and am accepted and involved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2006

My son went to this school for 3 years after coming out of federal way school district. (from Thomas Jefferson) and he turned so many things around he got awesome grades and the teachers are nice and fun but get work done at the same time... Riverside was the best thing for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

My daughter has attended this school for nearly 2 years now and I am very pleased with it. The teachers and administrators are friendly and involved, with both the parents and the students. The school itself is fairly new and very nice, and while a bit crowded, they handle it well! I am VERY happy with my daughter attending this school and have complete confidence that she will graduate well prepared for college. I give this school an A without any reservations - clean school, clean neighborhood, smart and friendly teachers - a very positive environment!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

2012

 
 
n/a

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38%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
21%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
5%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students37%
Female38%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asian33%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income35%
Not low income39%
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English7%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income91%
Not low income98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial92%
White97%
Low income95%
Not low income96%
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students26%
Female33%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White28%
Low income14%
Not low income38%
Special education9%
Not special education32%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students66%
Female69%
Male62%
Black64%
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income52%
Not low income76%
Special education23%
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students68%
Female66%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian46%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income58%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students13%
Female18%
Male8%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White10%
Low income15%
Not low income10%
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students48%
Female50%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Low income56%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students9%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education9%
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

424 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

393 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
Black83%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income78%
Not low income92%
Special education45%
Not special education90%
Limited English13%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female95%
Male81%
Black94%
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income83%
Not low income93%
Special education67%
Not special education91%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 63%
Hispanic 15% 18%
Asian 9% 7%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 118%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 24%N/A8%
Special education 26%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 71%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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