Riverdale Grade School

11733 Sw Breyman Ave
Portland, OR 97219
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%
Serving 372 students in grades Kindergarten-8, Riverdale Grade School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Oregon for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Oregon state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Oregon state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Oregon state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Oregon state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 372 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : Top 5% in OR
  • : 74% (Top 5%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Riverdale Grade School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Oregon for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Riverdale Grade School's student population of 372 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
372 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Riverdale Grade School ranks within the top 5% of all 740 schools in Oregon (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Riverdale Grade School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (OR)
#23 out of 740 schools
(Top 5%)
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74%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Riverdale Grade School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Oregon by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
75-79%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Riverdale Grade School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Oregon by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
4%
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Hispanic
6%
25%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
78%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
10%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.38
This chart display the diversity score of Riverdale Grade School and the public school average diversity score of Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Riverdale Grade School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Oregon by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Riverdale Grade School's ranking?
Riverdale Grade School is ranked #23 out of 740 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Oregon.
What schools are Riverdale Grade School often compared to?
Riverdale Grade Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Winterhaven School, Sellwood Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% OR state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% OR state average).
How many students attend Riverdale Grade School?
372 students attend Riverdale Grade School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Riverdale Grade School students are White, 10% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Riverdale Grade School?
Riverdale Grade School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Oregon state average of 17:1.
What grades does Riverdale Grade School offer ?
Riverdale Grade School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Riverdale Grade School part of?
Riverdale Grade School is part of Riverdale SD 51j School District.

School Reviews

4   10/6/2021
I attended Riverdale between 1955 and 1961. It was socially and academically challenging. There were troubles fitting in. There was lots of homework. But ultimately, all these things resolved, and the start I got served me well academically from high school through law school. Ultimately, Riverdale's challenges were worth the trouble.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - James Averill
4   4/14/2020
I have been at this school for my whole school years; this school defines my childhood. I loved all the teachers and the material that they have taught me.I would recommend this to anyone who wants their kids to enjoy just being a kid. I have had some rough times but I know I could always talk to a teacher there, and you will find trouble anyway, it's just a part of growing up. I highly recommend this school ;)
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Soph :)
1   2/10/2020
I spent a year and a half at this school before I dropped out because it was such a horrible environment. I was bullied constantly because I was an actual person who cared about the world and other people. A kid who was a friend pushed me in the mud and then blamed it on me. Despite security footage, I was the one blamed because that kid's family made a very generous donation to the school. I was told that I would have to apologize or I would have a permanent black mark on my record. My other friends took the bully's side and shunned me. I had always gotten good grades, was an exemplary student, and it didn't matter because I couldn't bribe off the school. It has been over a year since I left and I am still working through trauma and the fear that I will never belong anywhere. For any parents considering sending their kids there, Don't. If you care at all about your children's mental and physical wellbeing, DO NOT have your kids go here.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Zoe

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 372 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : Top 5%
  • : 74% (Top 5%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OR Dept. of Education

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