School Details

Riverside Elementary School

58 Riverside Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 806-4260
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 255 students 6 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

88%
85%
66%
78%
88%
78%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Princeton Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
80%
59%
93%
92%
78%
96%
95%
90%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Princeton Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
85%
61%
97%
95%
80%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Princeton Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riverside Elementary School is a public elementary school in Princeton Township. The principal of Riverside Elementary School is Mr William Cirullo, whose e-mail is bill_cirulllo@princetonk12.org. 255 students go to Riverside Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 8% of the Riverside Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 15% of the 255 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Riverside Elementary School is 6:1. Littlebrook School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 62% 67%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 17% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 15%
Asian 11% %
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 10%
Limited English proficiency 8% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Riverside School is a phenomenal school that has a principle who is a passionate leader gifted and devoted teachers and a diverse international student body due to its proximity to the university. From innovative science classes to great music and choral instruction to McCarter Theater residencies and a large instructional garden this school is on par with the best private international schools. A dream come true for our family.

  • (5 years ago)

    Riverside has the best principal and the most dedicated teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has attended Riverside for 4 years. His transformation from a rough edged kindergartner to a gregarious student of history and social sciences has been amazing. My son is categorized as learning disabled so this change is such a gift. I credit this to the integrated approach the school has taken along with the leadership exhibited by the principal. It is a diverse school with active parent and community involved. I really appreciate this connectedness as a parent. And it demonstrates what can be the very best of public education. I wish I had gone to Riverside!

  • (7 years ago)

    Riverside by far competes with the private schools available in the Princeton area. My son is challenged academically but the school recognizes what supports a child needs to achieve great success both academically and socially. Riverside is a parent's dream come true!

  • (8 years ago)

    Programs are geared to high pressure and success for academically oriented students. Special services are extensive if needed. Limited extracurricular and sports. High parental involvement. Too much focus on individual needs and not on the level of everyone is the same. If your child is advanced or ready for that high pressue scenario to overacheive this school will work for you.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs at Riverside are easily up to par with those being offered at the expensive private schools in the area. Students gain exposure to several music classes physical education sports and a variety of extracurricular activities (including a well run chess program and gardening program). Most of all the school offers an environment for student growth through strong parental involvement and exceptional teachers. At Riverside faculty and staff get to know the students personally and help them grow. My wife and I are so impressed and delighted to be sending our daughters here.

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