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Riverton High School

Public | 9-12 | 146 students

 

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Posted November 23, 2013

11/23/2013 - I'm just back from the NE Wyoming Honor Band and Choir concert in Gillette, WY and have to comment that the Riverton HS band director, Aric Hageman is fantastic!!! He was the guest conductor and had an amazing control and leadership of the band. I can't say enough about his talents. Their third tune was "The Witch and the Saint". Look it up on YouTube. It is a showpiece for a lot of reasons and sounded fabulous in the Gillette HS gym. Big positive slamming tympani, wonderful fluid melodies, soft sections, tight and sharp timing. Move to Riverton just so your kids can be in the HS band. Disclaimer: I don't live in Riverton and don't know anything else about the town.


Posted October 9, 2009

Riverton High School has a great reading incentive club. Wolverine Readers Club lets students read on their own, and earn wonderful gifts. This is reading above the classroom assignments, I was just told yesterday that Tyler likes to read now. He was able to read what he wanted and gets rewarded for it. Great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

I totally agree with the comments about the absolute lack of community support for the school system...and it is absolutely true about the horrible attitude that the parents have encouraged. I was born and raised in Riverton and graduated from this school and nothing has changed...but i blame the community and of course the laziness that plagues the community is evident in School District 25. If you want your child to get a good education live in Lander, they have way better schools and a much better loving, caring community attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2008

In a town where community support for the school and its programs is slim, RHS does its best to overcome the difficulty of stubborn students who's parents have raised them to rebel against school authorities. The teachers are somewhat competent, and the management is of the highest quality. No matter what, if the child is willing to seek guidance, there will always be someone here to push them in the right direction. However, they may have to look hard for that person. On the whole, however, I do not hesitate to recommend RHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2004

Joanne Flanagan is the greatest principal ever and I loved having Lars Flanagan coach me at basketball. They are both amazing people.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
Female53%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native American32%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant58%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted58%

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native American74%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities77%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant74%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted74%

Science

All Students47%
Female45%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native American32%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant47%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Gifted47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming 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: Wyoming Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 80%
American Indian/Alaska Native 14% 3%
Hispanic 5% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2001 West Sunset
Riverton, WY 82501
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