School Details

Riverside Jr/Sr High School

585 Riverside Dr, Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 352-3341

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 1947 students 20 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Riverside Local School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Riverside Local School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riverside Jr/Sr High School is a public high school in Painesville. The principal of Riverside Jr/Sr High School is Mr. Peter E. Hliatzos, whose e-mail is 1,947 children attend Riverside Jr/Sr High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 20% of the 1,947 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 23% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Riverside Jr/Sr High School is 20:1. Harvey High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 89%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian 1% 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.05% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.05% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 24%
Economically disadvantaged 20% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    The school may have warranted 4 stars in the past. Over the last few years it is been poor at best. The curriculum does not prepare the kids for college and the majority of the teachers are poor to adequate compared to other school districts my children have attended. This year they have taken away the school buses due to poor budgeting causing an hour to two hours back-up during drop off and pick-up; 16 year old drivers; parents having to leave early from work; and the safety of our children is in jeopardy especially during the harsh winter months. We will be physically moving to another county just so our kids can attend a decent high school. The school is very old and very over crowded. If you are considering I would suggest you think twice.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was in this school system for 5 years and although there are a lot of opportunities available I have to agree with the other student review. It's just an average public high school with the same general problems. There are good teachers and there are bad teachers there is every kind of student imaginable and the academics are completely based on getting you ready for tests rather than really teaching you something useful. On the other hand the way they structure their PSEO program is great. I know people from different schools that complain that their schools only let them take so many college courses and that they still have to take classes at the high school. At Riverside you can take absolutely everything at Lakeland Community College and never have to step foot on the Riverside campus your junior and senior years. Also there are a lot of options in regard to sports and clubs so that's a plus. Good band program too. Overall I graduated with an honors diploma and an associates degree and I feel prepared for college but only because of the PSEO program.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school offers diversified classes and the chance for students to choose many ways to pursue studies to prepare them for the future.

  • (6 years ago)

    On the surface Riverside appears to be a great school with a well=kept and attractive campus new football field and recreation center and good test scores. As a former student I can tell you that Riverside is nothing more than the average public school. Most of the teachers are very good; however they must base all of their curriculum on state standards making their goale solely to help each student performed acceptably on state standardized tests. The honors classes are a joke. The only difference between and honors kid and a 'regular' kid is that an honors kid knows how to successfully cheat the system. There is a major drug/alcohol problem within the walls of every public school and Riverside is definitely no exception. Overall I graduated Riverside with a 4.0 GPA yet I have found that I have no real use for any of the so-called 'knowledge' I learned there.

  • (6 years ago)

    School is great and good group of teachers.

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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