Riverdale High School

  • Riverdale High School serves 1,954 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 45% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Riverdale High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Riverdale High School's student population of 1,954 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 124 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,954 students
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Total Classroom Teachers124 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Riverdale High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 573 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Riverdale High School is 0.47, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank#341 out of 573 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
17%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
16%
22%
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White
71%
65%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Riverdale High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.470.28
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Graduation Rate
98%
88%
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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: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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