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About This School

Riker Hill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Livingston. The principal of Riker Hill Elementary School is Ms Jo Tandler and can be contacted at 416 children attend Riker Hill Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the Riker Hill Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 0.7% of the 416 students here are paying reduced lunch prices.The average class size at Riker Hill Elementary School is 21, and the ratio of students to teachers is 14:1. Hillside Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 71%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 22%
Multiracial 2% 0.8%
Asian 19% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0.7% 0.9%
Limited English proficiency 2% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    The quality of this school is very mixed. Although the school does a decent job of teaching the basics on the whole they do very little beyond getting the child the pass the NJASK. Teacher quality is also very mixed with some excellent ones (and consequently hordes of parents clamor inn for their child to be paired with them) there are a quite a few that are of questionable quality. The school does little to motivate students especially boys. Parent involvement is good but very cliquey and hard for a new parent to break in.

  • (1 year ago)

    Despite its high rating the quality of the staff in questionable. They don't seem to know how to motivate or interest kids in learning if the child is not naturally into school (like most normal boys). School will complain about academic performance rather than work with your child and will put the teaching responsibility on the parents. Probably why Livingston has so many tutoring programs. The school needs new blood - a better and moreclued in principal and a batch of new ennrgetic and caring teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    My children learned absolutely nothing in this school. Teachers and principal only care about clothes and their unionized benefits.

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from Riker Hill and must say I was very sad to leave. I d been to Riker Hill just for fourth and fifth grade but I already loved it during those two years. For a student coming from an underprivileged school that nearly wrecked my education Riker Hill revamped my intelligence. Immediately I fell into the arms of a loving community. I miss it there.

  • (3 years ago)

    teachers are very supportive eventhough my kids are new to the school they identify the special needs and talents of the children.

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers are very helpful and kind to kids; responsive to parents' questions. Parent volunteering is ample but those from minority parents are disproportionally lacking. Academics performance has been slipping in recent years compared to its peers in the same school district. A little more emphasis on math and language arts would be better.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are excellent. We get constant feedback from them. Our daughter is in first grade and has already learned addition and subtraction and is reading at a much higher level than I expected at the start of the year.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school -- parents teachers are really involved with the students!

  • (8 years ago)

    My daugter started third grade. I am somewhat disappointed as many kids still don't know addition/subtraction facts to 20. Will they be spending time learning that while my daugter is completely bored or will they go forward and let those kids stay behind?

  • (9 years ago)

    Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name.

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