Riverside School

215 Alder Avenue
New Castle, CO 81647
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Riverside School serves 637 students in grades 5-8.
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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Riverside School's student population of 637 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students637 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

Riverside School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Riverside School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1222 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
47%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
50%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.530.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Riverside School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGarfield School District No. Re-2 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Riverside School is Coal Ridge High School (4.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Two Rivers Community School (8.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kathryn Senor Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • New Castle Kathryn Senor Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 263 students
    0.0 miles
    101 Alder Avenue
    New Castle, CO 81647
    (970) 665-7700
    0 PK-4 263
  • New Castle Elk Creek Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 249 students
    0.9 miles
    804 West Main Street
    New Castle, CO 81647
    (970) 665-6900
    0.9 PK-4 249
  • New Castle Coal Ridge High School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 562 students
    4.7 miles
    35947 Highway 6
    New Castle, CO 81647
    (970) 625-6700
    4.7 9-12 562
  • Silt Cactus Valley Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 430 students
    7.3 miles
    222 Grand Avenue
    Silt, CO 81652
    (970) 665-7850
    7.3 PK-4 430
  • Glenwood Springs Two Rivers Community School Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 300 students
    8.8 miles
    195 Center Drive
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
    (970) 309-3529
    8.8 K-8 300

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