River Trail Elementary School

  • River Trail Elementary School serves 452 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 9% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 7% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 45%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • River Trail Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 30%.

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School Overview

  • River Trail Elementary School's student population of 452 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2006)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students452 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • River Trail Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,029 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of River Trail Elementary School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1971 out of 2029 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of River Trail Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of River Trail Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
4%
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Hispanic
10%
12%
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Black
77%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in River Trail Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
2%
70%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in River Trail Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.390.49
This chart display the diversity score of River Trail Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in River Trail Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in River Trail Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMilwaukee School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
All 4 of my children have attended this school. The curriculum is great and the teachers are very determined to ensure each student leaves their class with the necessary tools they need for the next grade. They take education very seriously. The school's uniform policy should be better enforced as some do not wear the uniform at all. The open concept of the school allows children to sharpen their ability to focus on classwork vs what's happening beyond the class point. My husband and I have been happy with this school since enrolling our oldest child 10 years ago. That is quite the accomplishment!
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