Riverview High School

Riverview High School serves 2,606 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Riverview High School operates within the Sarasota School District.
The school district's 75% graduation rate is higher than the FL state average of 70%.

Overview

The student population of 2606 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 127 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 2,606 students
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 127 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 15:1
Asian
2%
3%
Hispanic
15%
28%
Black
8%
23%
White
71%
42%
Two or more races
4%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.47 0.45
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%
51%
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.
6%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 47,242 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 75% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,911 is less than the state average of $13,793. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,078 is less than the state average of $15,882. The district spending/student has grown by 24% over four years.
School District Name Sarasota School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
22
Number of Students Managed 47,242 9,797
Graduation Rate 75% 70%
District Total Revenue $530 MM $138 MM
District Spending $578 MM $159 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,911 $13,793
District Spending / Student $14,078 $15,882
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • SarasotaPhillippi Shores Elementary School
    4747 South Tamiami Trl
    SarasotaFL 34231
    (941)361-6424
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 757 students                      
  • SarasotaEse Special Programs
    Special Education School
    1960 Landings Blvd
    SarasotaFL 34231
    (941)927-9000
    Special Education School

    0.9 mi | Gr. PK-12 | 1 students                      
  • SarasotaSarasota Virtual Instruction Program
    1960 Landings Blvd
    SarasotaFL 34231
    (941)927-9000
    0.9 mi | Gr. KG-12 | 102 students                      
  • SarasotaSarasota Virtual Instruction (course Offerings) High School
    1960 Landings Blvd
    SarasotaFL 34231
    (941)927-9000
    1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | n/a students                      
  • SarasotaWilkinson Elementary School
    3400 Wilkinson Rd
    SarasotaFL 34231
    (941)361-6477
    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 505 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 06, 2011 - 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
  • Recommended August 25, 2010 - 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

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