Riverside School

215 Alder Avenue
New Castle, CO 81647
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Riverside School serves 474 students in grades 6-8.
Riverside School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 474 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Riverside School's student population of 474 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
474 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Riverside School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Riverside School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1067 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
46%
35%
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Black
n/a
4%
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White
51%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
7%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Riverside School's ranking?
Riverside School is ranked #1067 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
17% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Riverside School?
474 students attend Riverside School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Riverside School students are White, 46% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Riverside School?
Riverside School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Riverside School offer ?
Riverside School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Riverside School part of?
Riverside School is part of Garfield School District No. Re-2.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 474 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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