1 Ram Way
Sarasota, FL 34231
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Riverview High School serves 2,589 students in grades 9-12.
Riverview High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,589 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in FL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Riverview High School's student population of 2,589 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 122 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,589 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
122 teachers
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School Rankings

Riverview High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Riverview High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#918 out of 3628 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
19%
35%
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Black
7%
22%
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White
65%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Graduation Rate
89%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   8/9/2019
We love the IB program and have been very impressed with the quality of the curriculum and the quality of the teaching. There are several stand-out teachers, and coming from Pine View, the Riverview IB teachers have been far superior to the Pine View high school teachers. This was a pleasant surprise. The curriculum is challenging and work-intensive. Amy Earl, in the CP Program, is awesome. My children are happy and have developed close relationships with their teachers. The larger RHS community prepares them for the real world and we like the diversity in the student body. We also love the new principal. Recommend IB highly.
- Posted by Parent - ELISE H.
5   8/9/2019
We love the IB program and have been very impressed with the quality of the curriculum and the quality of the teaching. There are several stand-out teachers, and coming from Pine View, the Riverview IB teachers have been far superior to the Pine View high school teachers. This was a pleasant surprise. The curriculum is challenging and work-intensive. Amy Earl, in the CP Program, is awesome. My children are happy and have developed close relationships with their teachers. The larger RHS community prepares them for the real world and we like the diversity in the student body. We also love the new principal. Recommend IB highly. Great sports and school spirit as well.
- Posted by Parent - Elise
2   2/6/2011
As a current student at Riverview High School, I am deeply dissatisfied with the leadership and quality of education. With exception of the IB program leadership, there is little to no oversight of the normal population. Drugs, sex, and alcohol are rampant. The county dress code policy is not enforced. Fights are a common occurrence and are often watched by teachers as a form of entertainment. The disrespect of adults by the population of students is overlooked. Teachers often REWARD students for showing up to class, let alone actually participating. This is the saddest excuse for an educational program I have ever witnessed. Putting the cherry on top of the cake is the Cyesis program, a part of the school exclusively for pregnant mothers and their baby-daddies. Their attendance is sub-par, and the school suffers as a result. While it is a fine program with good intentions, about 40 percent of the mothers have more than one child in the program! Something drastic needs to be done in this county dealing with this issue. Of course it will upset the liberals believing in inclusiveness and the goodness of every soul, but the stark reality is that the campus is a war-zone between gangs and mothers alike.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - ajjon
2   8/25/2010
Riverview has failed in many ways my son and daughter have attended the School. Rules are not enforced. I have seen drugs on the campus, kids walking off campus, skipping school is out of control, some Teachers don't care, the new school building DIDN'T CHANGE ANYTHING. Needs new Leadership (Principles)
- Posted by Parent - wlgl1

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,589 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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