Riverdale serves 170 students in grades 1-5.
Riverdale placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 1-5
- Enrollment: 170 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
- Minority Enrollment: 29%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in MA
- Math Proficiency: 35-39% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 60-64% (Top 30%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education
Riverdale ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:
Most improved public schools
Riverdale's student population of 170 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Riverdale is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Riverdale is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#590 out of 1644 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Riverdale's ranking?
Riverdale is ranked #590 out of 1,644 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 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 37% MA state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend Riverdale?
170 students attend Riverdale.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
71% of Riverdale students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Black, and 3% 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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