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Riverview Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 460 students

 

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Posted April 25, 2014

Both my sons attended Riverview from Kindergarten to 5th grade. They had excellent teachers and were well prepared for middle school (rumor is the middle school teachers can tell who came from Riverview because of the high work ethic and good behavior of the Riverview students). The school is small (not as many portables as other schools in the district), so the lunchroom and playground are not chaotic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2014

This is my daughters 3rd year attending Riverview and all three years have been such a great experience for her. She has had three great teachers and the school staff is out standing. All of her teachers have great communication with me through out the school year. I love this school and neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

THIS REVIEW IS FOR FRONT OFFICE STAFF ONLY We haven't been at the school long enough to rate other areas. However, since the performance of the front office staff is the direct responsibility of the principal I have rated the leadership very low. After numerous encounters the front office staff (not necessarily all) have been unfailingly and consistently unhelpful and cold, bordering on outright rude. Every inquiry is a chore - heaven help you if what you need actually requires one of them to actually stand up (like providing a form, etc.) My concern is that if the expectations for the front office staff are so low and the performance not monitored (the principal's office is directly connected to the front office) then how is monitoring of teacher performance different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

This is my children's first year at Riverview. They have been in private school since preschool but I allowed them to stay with their dad this year & he lives in the district. My first experience was getting a volunteer form so I could help in the kids classes on Fridays. I filled it out turned it in & never heard from anyone. The front desk/office staff were cold & unhelpful. I got the impression that I was keeping them from more important things. I actually stood their waiting for roughly 10 minutes before one of the women asked, "is there something you need"? More in a way of "are you just gonna stand there & listen to our conversation"? Do you need some sort of credentials to be in the building? when I tried to use the restroom one of the women yelled at me and asked me where I was going. When I told her she replied irritably "use the one on the right". Do you need a hall pass? Communication is almost nonexisitant, my kids are not challanged academically, and were in Excell classes in private school. I'm hurt that the kids will be leaving their new friends but glad that they'll be back at their old school. It's like family there! I see now just just good it was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

My daughter is in kindergarten at Riverview. I am very happy with her teacher who is new this year. I volunteered the other day and many of the students in her class are reading and spelling above grade level. The principal has been very responsive when I have been contact with her. I am thankful with cuts in other school districts that Riverview students still have music, PE and library classes.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 29, 2011

Overall I am a bit dissapointed by Riverview. My daughter is in third grad and her previous school consistantly gave out homework. She has had some homework since first grade every week. I understand the budget cuts have forced the district to cut the hours of instruction, however the education can and should continue at home to give the children the structure of having independant responsibilities. At a minimum, for their 1/2 day they should have some academics to take home to continue to improve. I can only imagine what this practice would do for the overall test scores if the children did have to pracitic what they learned at home as well. I would not recommend this school to parents looking for a new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

My daughter is in her second year at Riverview and looks forward to school every day. Her teachers have been excellent and have found ways to challenge her that are targeted to her specific needs and abilities. She is currently performing above grade level in most subjects and has really come out of her shell. Family involvement is encouraged and good citizenship is emphasized. Older children in the school are kind to my child. Riverview has been a great place for my child to start her academic journey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

This is the first year my child has attended this school. The teachers seem nice and professional. The principal has always been pleasant and kind, but the front office staff is horrible. I've been helped (if you want to call it that) by the front office staff several times this year and every time has been a bad experience. The staff members are very grouchy and rude. Their knowledge is quite limited and they seem like it's a hassle to have to answer any question that you may have. We always got a warm greeting at the last school my child attended. The staff was always eager to help and if they didn't know the answer they would make sure they found it for you. You could tell they loved their job. This school ,on the other hand, act like it's a prison sentence to be there. I'm greatly disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2010

This is a fantastic school! class sizes are small, teachers are excited and postive, the the principal is caring and involved. Most of all an environment of learning is totally fostered at this school. My child is not teased or ignored, she is given the attention she wants and needs and the kids are taught to be friendly and repsectful not only of their teachers but of each other as well. My daughter is excited to get up every day and go to school here, and happy when she comes home. In contrast she recently attended another school in the district with a supposed higher rating for some extra curricular activities and the kids were snobbish and mean to her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

I am the PE teacher at Riverview. Our school provides a range of extracurricular programs to encourage students to participate in activities such as Volleyball, BINGO Night, Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad, Pumpkins n Poetry, Boys Club, Girls Club, WASL Warm Ups, the All School Production, Riverview Ropers Jump Rope Club, Choir, Chess Club, Drawing Club and School Safety Patrol. Participation in these activities help children feel a connection to our school community. The Riverview PTO has a tradition of parent involvement in our school's educational and extracurricular programs. One sure way to keep communication flowing between home and school is to get parents involved in their child's school community. All members of Riverview's community-students, staff, parents and visitors-are responsible for creating and maintaining our school's culture where everyone safely learns and grows. Come see for yourself what a great school we are! Alice Atha
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 29, 2008

My daughter has been attending here for three years. She was sent home once because she had temporary very small highlights put in her hair. 1st and 2nd grade were great, she had homework and understoood what the teacher wanted. Third grade has been totally different, the hardest grade so far and she rarely had homework, it was hard to understand, the teacher did one conference during the school year. I had to go buy home schooling materials and home school her because they did not provide enough work. We are moving and I'm sad that my daughter is going to have to meet new friends, but I am not upset that she is changing schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

This school is very disappointing. I was told that Riverview was an excellent school that is why we bought a home in the area, but currently I don't see any particular strengths. There are no designated groupings for higher math students, reading etc. No challenge unless you are here at the time of testing for the Excel program - and that is not a strong program either. The district is lazy and the riverview staff is busy with there own social standings at the office to principal level. Very disappointing school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

My son attends Riverview. I was initally impressed during the first days of school. Now after several weeks of school am no longer enthusiastic about this school. Their list of punishalble offenses and the lack of multitasking ability on his teachers part is very frustrating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2006

My child has been at Riverview for CBC program. Last year was great this year with new teacher has been terrible. Comunication with teacher is horrible, and have become aware of questionable disiplinary procedures with special needs children. Principle has been less than profesional in dealing with my concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

My son has been attending Riverview since first grade and is now in the third grade. He is a special needs child and is in the CBC program. He has received wonderful support from his teacher and has excelled at many levels since he started in riverview. The school offers several field trips and activities to engage the children and in my opinion the teachers and staff I've met with seem to enjoy thier work and it is evident in my sons class as he has learned so much there. I do think they go a little over board on what they consider 'punishable offenses' and tend to make small occurances into horrible acts. Safety and happiness are key in a school environment however, if it is a skunk call it a skunk otherwise a simple talking to would suffice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

I am personally extremely impressed with Riverview and the education my son is receiving. The school is a smaller school allowing the principle to be involved on every level.I would say she knows every student personally. The classes are smaller than schools my children have attended in the past.They have many extra programs to meet individual interest along with several field trips. All teachers I have dealt with have taken a personal interest. The PE Teacher Ms Atha far surpasses any teacher I have seen. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Great quality education.Principle and teachers really take interest.Class room size allows for individual attention.Teachers have high level of education and are creative with approaches and new programs. My kids love going to school each day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2005

My son has been going to Riverview for over a year now. The teachers are very caring and supportive of the children. The circulum is fair. Computers are available to the children. They learn about music and have a decent athletic program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

Riverview Elementary School has exceeded any of our expectations. The school teaches respect and responsibility which is very refreshing these days. The faculty and staff that I have encountered are very good and the principal seems very involved and informed. My daughter is challenged and her excitement for learning has only grown since she has been at Riverview.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 65% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP 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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP 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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP 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

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income52%
Not low income86%
Special education33%
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income68%
Not low income87%
Special education33%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP 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

Math

All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income47%
Not low income68%
Special education26%
Not special education66%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female88%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income77%
Not low income72%
Special education37%
Not special education85%
Limited English55%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female61%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income58%
Not low income57%
Special education21%
Not special education68%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP 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

Math

All Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income63%
Not low income79%
Special education45%
Not special education82%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income77%
Not low income83%
Special education56%
Not special education88%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female79%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income83%
Not low income79%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP 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 63% 60%
Hispanic 18% 20%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 17%N/A8%
Special education 122%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 245%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 76%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Judi DesRochers

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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12601 SE Riverridge Dr
Vancouver, WA 98684
Phone: (360) 604-6625

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