Riverview High School

Riverview High School serves 2,562 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the FL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Riverview High School operates within the Sarasota School District.
Sarasota School District's 76% graduation rate is higher than the FL state average of 71%.

School Overview

The student population of 2562 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 130 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,562 students
Riverview High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Riverview High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 130 teachers
Riverview High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Riverview High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 16:1
Riverview High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
2%
3%
Riverview High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
16%
30%
Riverview High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
8%
23%
Riverview High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
70%
41%
Riverview High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Riverview High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.48 0.69
Riverview High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
30%
52%
Riverview 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.
4%
6%
Riverview High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Sarasota School District's student population of 41,391 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 76% has increased from 74% over five years.
The revenue/student of $12,357 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has declined by 16% over four years.
School District Name Sarasota School District
Number of Schools
Managed
58
21
Number of Students Managed 41,391 8,489
Sarasota School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 76% 71%
Sarasota School District Graduation Rate (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $510 MM n/a
Sarasota School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $511 MM n/a
Sarasota School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $12,357 n/a
Sarasota School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $12,387 n/a
Sarasota School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Ese Special Programs (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ese Special Programs (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Phillippi Shores Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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School Reviews

As a current student at Riverview High School, I am deeply dissatisfied with the leadership and quality of education. With exception of the IB program leadership, there is little to no oversight of the normal population. Drugs, sex, and alcohol are rampant. The county dress code policy is not enforced. Fights are a common occurrence and are often watched by teachers as a form of entertainment. The disrespect of adults by the population of students is overlooked. Teachers often REWARD students for showing up to class, let alone actually participating. This is the saddest excuse for an educational program I have ever witnessed. Putting the cherry on top of the cake is the Cyesis program, a part of the school exclusively for pregnant mothers and their baby-daddies. Their attendance is sub-par, and the school suffers as a result. While it is a fine program with good intentions, about 40 percent of the mothers have more than one child in the program! Something drastic needs to be done in this county dealing with this issue. Of course it will upset the liberals believing in inclusiveness and the goodness of every soul, but the stark reality is that the campus is a war-zone between gangs and mothers alike.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 02/06/11
Riverview has failed in many ways my son and daughter have attended the School. Rules are not enforced. I have seen drugs on the campus, kids walking off campus, skipping school is out of control, some Teachers don't care, the new school building DIDN'T CHANGE ANYTHING. Needs new Leadership (Principles)
- Posted by Parent, 08/25/10

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