IB Program is top notch. Like any public schools it is not without it's shortcomings but the staff seems to care and the sports programs are improving. Overall the IB program is what gets Riverdale the 5 stars.
Riverdale High School is a public high school in Alva. The principal of Riverdale High School is MR. GERALD DEMMING and can be contacted at GeraldBD@LeeSchools.Net. 1,942 children attend Riverdale High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 2% of the Riverdale High School students have "limited English proficiency." 45% of the 1,942 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Riverdale High School is 19:1. Gunnery Road Christian Academy is one of the nearest high schools.
- Drawing painting
- Video film production
- Cross country
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.3%||0.2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0.08%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||45%||65%|
|Limited English proficiency||2%||8%|
My grandaughter attends Riverdale. She is happy there but is ambivalent about her teachers. She likes some but is struggling in some courses and says the teachers won't help at all. The school seems to offer a variety of activities but it is difficult for students whose parents work and cannot pick them up after school hours. She has joined some but had to drop out because of transportation problems. Overall however my grandaughter likes Riverdale and does not want to change schools. They seem pretty relaxed with dress codes etc which is a relief from middle school paranoia about clothes. The school spirit is good and her friends all seem to be in agreement that Riverdale is their choice in Lee County. It is a rural attitude among some students but has a diverse student population that balances that out.
My child started Riverdale this year in the new IB program. Thus far I have not been overly pleased with the quality of teaching. Furthermore most of the teachers were unresponsive to my requests for updates on my child's progress. The overall quality of my child's education at Riverdale is lackluster at best. The sports programs lack qualified coaches with the exception of wrestling and football. I hate to sound so negative but I believe there is much room for improvement at this school.
Riverdale High School is a great place to learn. my child has excelled in her curricular studies since entering this school last year as a freshman. She is now a sophomore and is doing great. I feel my child is safe when attending this shool. They offer great extra curricular oppurtunities. The teachers do their best to make sure the students understand what is being taught and also to make sure the students are being treated fairly and with respect. I would definetly recommend this school to other parents and students.