Riverdale High School

  • Riverdale High School serves 2,080 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 17%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Riverdale High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

Top Placements

Riverdale High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

  • Riverdale High School's student population of 2,080 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 126 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,080 students
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Total Classroom Teachers126 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Riverdale High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 0 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Riverdale High School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
17%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
10%
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Black
17%
22%
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White
71%
63%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.470.55
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Graduation Rate
96%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRutherford County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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