Riverside Elementary School

8410 Old Mount Vernon Rd
Alexandria, VA 22309
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 703 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Riverside Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 703 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : Bottom 50% in VA
  • : 31% (Top 30%)
  • : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Riverside Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Riverside Elementary School's student population of 703 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 57 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
703 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
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School Rankings

Riverside Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Riverside Elementary School is 0.69, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (VA)
#1520 out of 1792 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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(20-21)
31%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Riverside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
(20-21)
54%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Riverside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
47%
18%
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Black
26%
22%
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White
15%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
0.69
This chart display the diversity score of Riverside Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
11%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Riverside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Riverside Elementary School's ranking?
Riverside Elementary School is ranked #1520 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Riverside Elementary School often compared to?
Riverside Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Woodley Hills Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Riverside Elementary School?
703 students attend Riverside Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Riverside Elementary School students are Hispanic, 26% of students are Black, 15% of students are White, 8% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Riverside Elementary School?
Riverside Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Riverside Elementary School offer ?
Riverside Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Riverside Elementary School part of?
Riverside Elementary School is part of Fairfax Co PBLC Schs School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 703 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 31% (Top 30%)
  • : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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