School Details

Riverside Jr High

10910 Eller Road, Fishers, IN 46038
(317) 915-4280
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 1018 students 18 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hamilton Southeastern Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
90%
73%
95%
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80%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hamilton Southeastern Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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89%
70%
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48%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hamilton Southeastern Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riverside Jr High is a public middle school in Fishers. The principal of Riverside Jr High is Mr Robert Huesing. 1,018 children attend Riverside Jr High and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Riverside Jr High students are "limited in English proficiency." 16% of the 1,018 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Riverside Jr High is 18:1. Riverside Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 77%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 15%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Riverside is awesome. The people who work there are great at what they do. My 7th grade science teacher taught us about a lot of neat things and I still remember a lot of it. The classes there aren't boring (at least to me) and that's because of the teachers too. They include things in certain classes to let the students have fun and learn things too like writing challenges with prizes and making educational board games. When I was in Student Council in my fifth grade year in the intermediate side we handled things that were important to the school; like the Jill Behrman walk and raising money for a school mascot and the humane Society. Each year we have a walk to raise funds for it. Jill's brother Brian Behrman works as a teacher at Riverside and helps organize it. The library and cafeteria are nice. They are large enough to hold all the people and books there. There could be a better playground for the intermediate side but I don't have recess anymore so I wouldn't know what to think of it if they built one. I'm sure the 5th and 6th graders would enjoy it. I think Riverside does a good job of being a school. To me Riverside is worth its colors garnet and gold.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a parent of a Riverside student. They have really done an excellent job staying in touch and helping my son do his best work

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a student here at Riverside and I love it! There are so many great teachers here and a variety of classes you can take as a student. Resources and facilities are nice and farely new. A couple negative things about Riverside is the fact that it is split up. That means a little more than half go to Fishers High School and the rest of the 8th graders go to HSE (around 30%) . Also as a student lunch is a negative at school. Other than that Riverside is exceptional in academics and sports etc. RJH is probably the best school I have been to! Recommended to anyone new to the district!

  • (6 years ago)

    I just graduated the eighth grade here and I loved it so much. When we had to move south the schools were so unsatisfying that we actually decided to move back!! I had the greatest time at that school- and the education is the best. It doesn't matter if you're in double advanced math or don't understand anything about math-- there's always enough students like you to create a whole class. There are actually multiple classes for advanced students- more than the regular ones. So even if you're gifted or not I'd recommend this school to anyone. The staff and students are the friendliest you'll meet anywhere. So welcome to the town of Fishers. =)

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