Riverside Elementary School serves 467 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Riverside Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 45%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 53%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-4
- Enrollment: 467 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
- Minority Enrollment: 13%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in MN
- Math Proficiency: 55-59% (Top 20%)
- Reading Proficiency: 45-49% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education
Riverside Elementary School's student population of 467 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Riverside Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Riverside Elementary School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#599 out of 1734 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Riverside Elementary School's ranking?
Riverside Elementary School is ranked #599 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What schools are Riverside Elementary School often compared to?
Riverside Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Baxter Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
How many students attend Riverside Elementary School?
467 students attend Riverside Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
87% of Riverside Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Riverside Elementary School?
Riverside Elementary School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Riverside Elementary School offer ?
Riverside Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4
What school district is Riverside Elementary School part of?
Riverside Elementary School is part of Brainerd Public School District.
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