School Details

Riverdale Elementary School

143 Needham St, Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 326-5350
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-5 & ungraded 228 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

68%
71%
57%
69%
77%
67%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dedham School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
54%
53%
46%
54%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dedham School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
77%
65%
66%
76%
61%
61%
68%
51%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dedham School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riverdale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dedham. The principal of Riverdale Elementary School is Doris Claypool. 228 students go to Riverdale Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 25% of the 228 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Riverdale Elementary School is 13:1. Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 78% 77%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    caring faculty and hard working staff. faculty take extra time to work with all of the kids to make sure they are all achieving their goals.

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