Riverdale High School

240 Riverdale Drive
New Orleans, LA 70121
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Riverdale High School serves 1,162 students in grades 9-12.
Riverdale High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 79% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 81% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Riverdale High School's student population of 1,162 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,162 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

Riverdale High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Riverdale High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#296 out of 1277 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
26%
7%
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Black
30%
43%
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White
36%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.720.61
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Graduation Rate
86%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Riverdale High School is Martyn Alternative School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Riverdale Middle School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • New Orleans Riverdale Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 51% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 807 students
    0.2 miles
    3900 Jefferson Hwy.
    New Orleans, LA 70121
    (504) 828-2706
    0.2 6-8 807
  • New Orleans Jefferson Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 364 students
    0.5 miles
    4440 Jefferson Highway
    New Orleans, LA 70121
    (504) 733-9461
    0.5 PK-5 364
  • New Orleans Martyn Alternative School Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 68 students
    0.6 miles
    1108 Shrewsbury Road
    New Orleans, LA 70121
    (504) 831-0316
    0.6 K-12 68
  • Westwego Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy Magnet School
    Math: 98% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: 6-12 | 678 students
    0.9 miles
    701 Churchill Pkwy
    Westwego, LA 70094
    (504) 838-2249
    0.9 6-12 678
  • New Orleans Smothers Academy Preparatory School Charter School
    Math: 41% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-7 | 444 students
    0.9 miles
    2012 Jefferson Highway
    New Orleans, LA 70121
    (504) 352-1089
    0.9 K-7 444

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