River Valley High School

River Valley High School serves 191 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the MI average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
River Valley High School operates within the River Valley School District.
The school district's 77% graduation rate is lower than the MI state average of 82%.

School Overview

The student population of 191 students has declined by 21% over five years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 191 students
River Valley High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % River Valley High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
River Valley High School Total Teachers (1990-2014)
Students by Grade River Valley High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 19:1
River Valley High School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2014)
American Indian
1%
1%
River Valley High School American Indian Students (2011-2014)
Asian
1%
3%
River Valley High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
7%
7%
River Valley High School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
87%
68%
River Valley High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
4%
3%
River Valley High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups River Valley High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.24 0.27
River Valley High School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
35%
43%
River Valley High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
15%
6%
River Valley High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 608 students has decreased by 21% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 77% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,571 is less than the state average of $11,681. The district revenue/student has grown by 22% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,432 is less than the state average of $11,849. The district spending/student has grown by 22% over four years.
School District Name River Valley School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 608 784
River Valley   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 77% 82%
River Valley   School District Graduation Rate (2003-2010)
District Total Revenue $8 MM $11 MM
River Valley   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $8 MM $11 MM
River Valley   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,571 $11,681
River Valley   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $10,432 $11,849
River Valley   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is New Buffalo Senior High School (6.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is River Valley Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Three Oaks Elementary School (2.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Three OaksRiver Valley Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 141 students15480 Three Oaks Rd
    Three OaksMI 49128
    (269)756-9541
    06-8141
  • Three OaksThree Oaks Elementary School
    2.3 miles | Grades: 3-5 | 130 students100 Oak St
    Three OaksMI 49128
    (269)756-9050
    2.33-5130
  • SawyerChikaming Elementary School
    2.6 miles | Grades: KG-2 | 146 students13742 Three Oaks Rd
    SawyerMI 49125
    (269)426-4204
    2.6KG-2146
  • New BuffaloNew Buffalo Middle School
    6.3 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 140 students1112 East Clay St
    New BuffaloMI 49117
    (269)469-6003
    6.36-8140
  • New BuffaloNew Buffalo Senior High School
    6.3 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 228 students1112 East Clay St
    New BuffaloMI 49117
    (269)469-6001
    6.39-12228

School Reviews

I feel my son, has always received a great education at River Valley. His classes have been challenging, and music is great. Parents always need to be involved if you want your children to succeed.
- Posted by Parent, 03/03/09

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