River Valley Charter School

2 Perry Way
Newburyport, MA 01950
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
River Valley Charter School serves 288 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
River Valley Charter School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 288 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Overview

River Valley Charter School's student population of 288 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
288 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

River Valley Charter School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of River Valley Charter School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#546 out of 1644 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
23%
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Black
1%
10%
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White
86%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in River Valley Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is River Valley Charter School's ranking?
River Valley Charter School is ranked #546 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are River Valley Charter School often compared to?
River Valley Charter Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Bradford Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend River Valley Charter School?
288 students attend River Valley Charter School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of River Valley Charter School students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of River Valley Charter School?
River Valley Charter School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does River Valley Charter School offer ?
River Valley Charter School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is River Valley Charter School part of?
River Valley Charter School is part of River Valley Charter School District.

School Reviews

5   11/9/2008
This school is fantastic! The Montessori Philosophy is wonderful and we are pleased with the education here. Parent involvement is key - each parent is willing to donate 40 Plus hours to the school each year. The kids go on field trips a few times per month and each has an individual learning plan! We love it!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 288 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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