District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.

Top Rated Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Riverdale School District 51j based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

District Student Progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


District Calendar


District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.


Reviews From Schools in Riverdale School District 51j

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Current student
April 18, 2024
I like this school a lot the food is very good and the teachers are nice.
Parent / Guardian
April 03, 2024
We’ve had a fantastic experience with our kids at Riverdale Grade School. Smaller class sizes than other schools, staff seems to really care. A lot to love about a smaller school that feels like a... More
Parent / Guardian
May 16, 2023
We have been in the Riverdale School District since 2010. The teachers are phenomenal. There are no "AP classes" but there are Honors options that prepare students for AP tests, like another private... More
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