Riverview High School

Riverview High School serves 2,640 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 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 57%.
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 2640 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 129 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 2,640 students
Riverview High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 129 teachers
Riverview High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Riverview High School Students 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 0.47 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 15:1
Riverview High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
Riverview High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
14%
28%
Riverview High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
7%
23%
Riverview High School Black (1988-2012)
White
71%
43%
Riverview High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Riverview High School Sch Ethnicity Riverview High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.69
Riverview High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
29%
49%
Riverview High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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%
8%
Riverview High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 47,224 students has grown by 14% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 75% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Sarasota School District
Number of Schools
Managed
59
20
Number of Students Managed 47,224 9,762
Sarasota School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 75% 70%
Sarasota School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $530 MM $138 MM
Sarasota School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $578 MM $159 MM
Sarasota School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,911 $13,793
Sarasota School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,078 $15,882
Sarasota School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Sarasota Virtual Instruction Program (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Phillippi Shores Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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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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Sarasota, FL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.59, which is higher than the Florida average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Sarasota is Access To Education. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Florida or national school diversity statistics.