School Details

Riley School

2424 South 4th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 902-7100
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 588 students 16 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

12%
23%
49%
0%
15%
34%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
53%
75%
21%
26%
51%
8%
16%
36%
47%
50%
75%
70%
78%
91%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

10%
22%
50%
6%
13%
33%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riley School is a public elementary school in Milwaukee. The principal of Riley School is Harry Russo and can be contacted at 313@milwaukee.k12.wi.us. 588 students go to Riley School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 38% of the Riley School students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 588 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Riley School is 16:1. St. Josaphat Parish School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% %
Hispanic 76% %
Black, non-Hispanic 14% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 77%
Limited English proficiency 38% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Riley school is very helpful to me in getting my son focused and ready for the school day. He has issues that keep him from wanting to go to school and most days he refuses but the staff and teachers at Riley do a great job at getting him to calm down and participate.

  • (5 years ago)

    Riley is a very enthusiastic and Collaborative school. Parents and staff are always on board! The clc program also has lots of activities that promote care and community involvement!

  • (5 years ago)

    Riley has onew of the best afterschool programming for kids and parents alike.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the community of learners at the school. I appreciate the efforts of the parents in helping achieve academic excellence and I also appreciate the efforts the teachers make to build self-esteem in the students at Riley.

  • (5 years ago)

    At Riley we are dedicated to our students. We strive to create the best learning environment and offer experiences that will prepare each student to succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    We were one of the few schools last school year that was not on the states need to improve list!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Riley Elementary School for many reasons. We have a diverse population of students and families as well as a dedicated and experienced staff. We are committed to providing the best education for our students and we offer a variety of programs to meet individual student needs such as bilingual instruction English as a second language and a K4 program. We also have a variety of after school programs including arts and crafts soccer basketball and tutoring.

  • (5 years ago)

    There are many teachers that take time out of their day to learn about their students and really care what happens. We have a great CLC program that offers kids things to do after school. I know many people who do more than their share to get things done at the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Riley because the staff makes an extra effort to address the needs of all of its students. We are a predominantly low-income school where teachers and other staff try to make Riley feel like an extension of home for the students a place where they are nurtured and pushed to excel.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a bilingual school Riley cares about all students and their cultural heritages.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff of the school cares about the children. We have children who are learning. We have over 90% free and reduced lunch children. When President Obama was elected the children were so excited. I had kindergarden kids who knew the Presidents name. They still talk about him. They are excited about learning.

  • (6 years ago)

    I definitely would recommend this school. They truly achieve high academic standards and require that children meet these standards and help them do so successfully. I also think it's wonderful that they have day care/after school programs right on site which makes it very convenient for working parents not to have to worry where there kids should go before or after school. I also like that they keep the children together close to their age range and even for breakfast and lunch time not like other schools who mix the little ones with the pre-teens making it a potentially scary/intimidating/uncomfortable situation for little ones.

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