Riverdale

143 Needham Street
Dedham, MA 02026
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 172 students in grades 1-5, Riverdale ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 172 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : Top 50% in MA
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Riverdale ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Riverdale's student population of 172 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
172 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Riverdale ranks within the top 50% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Riverdale is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#732 out of 1631 schools
(Top 50%)
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35-39%
41%
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50-54%
44%
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30-39%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
23%
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Black
5%
10%
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White
67%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.52
This chart display the diversity score of Riverdale and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Riverdale's ranking?
Riverdale is ranked #732 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Riverdale often compared to?
Riverdaleis often viewed alongside schools like Stall Brook, Greenlodge, Oakdale by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
How many students attend Riverdale?
172 students attend Riverdale.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Riverdale students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Riverdale?
Riverdale has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Riverdale offer ?
Riverdale offers enrollment in grades 1-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Riverdale part of?
Riverdale is part of Dedham School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 172 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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