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.
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.
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.
To Many People. To Many Fights, To much Drama. Teachers Come Across Rude.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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