Riverton School

1600 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 874-8210
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 445 students 11 students/teacher (ME avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

39%
49%
62%
54%
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68%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Portland Public Schools average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
59%
66%
55%
63%
69%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Portland Public Schools average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
56%
62%
58%
71%
71%
46%
56%
45%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Maine used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
48%
60%
70%

Maine Education Assessment (MEA)

In 2012-2013 Maine used the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MEA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Portland Public Schools average
  • Maine state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riverton School is a public elementary school in Portland. The principal of Riverton School is Ms. Jeanne Malia, who can be contacted at maliaj@portlandschools.org. 445 students go to Riverton School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the 445 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Riverton School is 11:1. Spurwink Services is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 5% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 62%
Asian 12% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 8%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent school! Staff is very approachable and welcoming. A wonderful community feel and students' progress is a priority at Riverton.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school educates each child to be good students and ambassadors in our community. Our diversity is an asset to to town because through education a diverse community can understand the challenges each family faces despite language and economic barriers. Our teachers truly reach out and teach families because of thier passion professionalism a chance to make a difference in each students lives.

  • (3 years ago)

    My first-grader has loved every single day of school since he started at Riverton as a Kindergartener. His reading writing and math have really taken off! This school has some really great teachers and a diverse student body. It's not surprising that its test scores aren't as high as other schools since so many of its students are English Language Learners and they must take the tests too. Even so the latest test scores are way up and the school has new leadership. Come visit!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a proud Riverton parent and community member. I have a 1st grader and a 3rd grader and both are succeeding academically and socailly. Our school is filled with lovely children from pre-K to grade 5 and we have the hardest working teachers in the district. Riverton School welcomes anyone to come in and take a tour. They would be happy to answer any questions from any parent in the area.

  • (4 years ago)

    My 2nd grader just started here and I volunteer two days a week in his classroom. Other then the issue of security this school is turning out to be a good school. They have a learningworks after school program which is a huge plus!

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from Riverton and I just have to say that Riverton is a very great and very diverse school. It offers something for everyone and was a great school to go to and to graduate from.

  • (10 years ago)

    I only have to say the best thing about that school is all the diversity and curlture. With out riverton park residents. riverton school would not be a great enough school for children to attend and learn in the future. -Samantha Serfes

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