Riverside High School

  • Riverside High School serves 1,495 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 4% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 12% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 45%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 30%.

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School Overview

  • Riverside High School's student population of 1,495 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 81 teachers has grown by 80% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,495 students
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Total Classroom Teachers81 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Riverside High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 36:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Riverside High School is 0.49, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall School Rank#1936 out of 2,027 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
4%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Riverside High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Riverside High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Riverside High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Riverside High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
18%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Riverside High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
69%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Riverside High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
4%
70%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Riverside High School and the percentage of White public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Riverside High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.490.49
This chart display the diversity score of Riverside High School and the public school average diversity score of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Riverside High School and public school graduation rate of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Riverside High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Riverside High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMilwaukee School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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