School Details

Riverside Elementary School

211 Stillmeadow Dr, Joppa, MD 21085
(410) 612-1560
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 501 students 14 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

60%
86%
74%
75%
85%
77%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Harford County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
91%
81%
87%
92%
86%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Harford County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
87%
73%
83%
92%
89%
50%
74%
64%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Harford County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riverside Elementary School is a public elementary school in Joppa. 501 students attend Riverside Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Riverside Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 57% of the 501 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Riverside Elementary School is 14:1. Magnolia Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 5%
Multiracial 8% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 46% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 28%
Limited English proficiency 3% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my daughters third year at Riverside and we love it! The parents are involved and the teachers are great with the kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    This was our first year here and I couldn't be happier. My daughter's teacher Mrs. Dawson is wonderful and really cares about her students. My daughter grew by leaps and bounds this year and I owe her succes to the teaching staff at RES. The principal office staff cafeteria people Mr. John and everyone there care about what they do and the kids at the school and it shows. I'm very thankful every day that RES is our elemetary school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The Principal teachers and staff at Riverside are fantastic. It shows how much they care about their students. They take great care in working with each student on their level.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school My son loves Riverside. The teachers and staff are truly caring. Miss Sadler and Mrs. Utter have been a blessing to my child.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a great school! The teachers and other staff are awesome. They show great concern for the students and my daughter as well as her friends and other family members that attend the school love it there!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 2 children that attends this school. The Principal is awesome the teachers and staff really care about the children. My son started the school in Kindergarden with a speech problem. Thanks to Ms. Perry and the staff he speaks clearly now and no longer needs speech therapy this has also helped to boost his confidence in himself. My kids absolutely love this school they actually get upset whenever school is out. Riverside has given my children the option to dream big and to believe that they can accomplish anything. I would reccommend this school to anyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school and the wonderful people who work there who love the children and very caring no matter what thier tittle and they make sure our kids get the best and the safest care

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of an elementary school student and I have been substitute teaching at Riverside for 3 years. I love the school. Next school year 2009 - 2010 my daughter will be attending RES!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has been an honor roll student for 4 years. The teachers are very caring. Mr Leazier an excellent principal.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is awesome. From the moment you walk into the school you can see that the staff from the janitor to the principal care about their students. The teachers and staff work great together. A very positive experience for my children.

  • (7 years ago)

    My 2nd child is attending RES.It is average. There is 1 handful of good teachers. The rest are to young to handle their classes. Art program is great music program below average admin. fair. The janitorial staff is fantastic & much more friendly and put together than the teachers. I cannot wait until we move so my child can finally go to a great school. I would not recomment this or any other school in Harford County. The HCPS system just cannot produce more than a handful of quality schools.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think Riverside Elementary is a great school. My son loves it there. I think all the staff does a great job.

  • (9 years ago)

    Riverside Elementary is an exceptional school. The staff is amazing. The administration the teachers the custodial staff and the cafeteria staff from bottom to top and back again are truly fabulous. The years my children have spent at Riverside have given them a solid educational and social foundation.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have nothing but positive things to say about Riverside. The Principal is EXCEPTIONAL. His main concern is the education and safety of our children. I know have three children attending this school and every teacher I have had the pleasure of dealing with have went well above the call of 'education.' They have put my children's needs as well as the other students needs first. The entire staff has a positive friendly and concerned attitude. I am grateful that my children are honored to attend such a fine elementary school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to this school for 5 years. She struggled academically the first few years and had great support from her teachers Principal Vice Principal and all the counselors. Now she is above in her reading level and doing great. She loves school and that is halve the battle. I don't think there is a better elementary school in Harford County.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a very good school. The faculties that work at this school is always helpful.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was once a student at Riverside Elementary School and I thought it was terrific. It's a good size school and a well balanced race. This school's test scores my be a little low but it still teaches the same as any other school. I loved the school year and so will your child.

  • (10 years ago)

    this wiil be my daughters third year and my sons frist I have been very happy with this school since we got a new princaple. I have to say that they have met my childs needs .

  • (10 years ago)

    I am very happy with this school. This will be the third year that my children attended this school. Everyone at the school is friendly and helpful. The education at riverside is great!!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am extremly happy with our son's school. I know that he is getting a great education and he is very safe when he is there. I highly recommend this school.

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