Riverdale Middle School

3900 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Riverdale Middle School serves 807 students in grades 6-8.
Riverdale Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Riverdale Middle School's student population of 807 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 34% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students807 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

Riverdale Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Middle School is 0.71, 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
#754 out of 1277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
24%
7%
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Black
35%
43%
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White
34%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.710.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
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 Middle School is Riverdale High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Martyn Alternative School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jefferson Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • New Orleans Riverdale High School Math: 79% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,162 student
    0.2 miles
    240 Riverdale Drive
    New Orleans, LA 70121
    (504) 833-7288
    0.2 9-12 1,162
  • New Orleans Jefferson Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 364 students
    0.4 miles
    4440 Jefferson Highway
    New Orleans, LA 70121
    (504) 733-9461
    0.4 PK-5 364
  • New Orleans Martyn Alternative School Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 68 students
    0.5 miles
    1108 Shrewsbury Road
    New Orleans, LA 70121
    (504) 831-0316
    0.5 K-12 68
  • Metairie Ella Dolhonde Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 501 students
    1.0 miles
    219 Severn Avenue
    Metairie, LA 70001
    (504) 837-5370
    1 PK-5 501
  • Westwego Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy Magnet School
    Math: 98% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: 6-12 | 678 students
    1.0 miles
    701 Churchill Pkwy
    Westwego, LA 70094
    (504) 838-2249
    1 6-12 678

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