School Details

Riverside Brookfield Twp High School

160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 442-7500

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1450 students 20 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2013-2014 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Riverside-Brookfield Twp School District 208 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riverside Brookfield Twp High School is a public high school in Riverside. The principal of Riverside Brookfield Twp High School is Mrs. Pamela J Bylsma. 1,450 students attend Riverside Brookfield Twp High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 5% of the Riverside Brookfield Twp High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 1,450 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 17% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Riverside Brookfield Twp High School is 20:1. West 40 Reg Safe School Middle Prg is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 63%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Hispanic 29% 29%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 17%
Limited English proficiency 5% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 7% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is absolutely amazing. One thing I have a problem with is how they recognize the students at RB. Last year I got all straight A's and I got nothing. I wasn't really expecting something big maybe something like a bumper sticker or my name in the news paper (for honor roll) but nothing. Another thing is that they treat the people on the sports team differently. Like there was this kid in my Bio class on the football team. He had all D's and like one C AND he was STILL on the team. Not to mention that he got SUSPENDED 10 times in one year! And you know he got? A jacket a patch assemblies and other such. I work hard all year for NOTHING. Not even a to be appraised for. NOTHING. I feel like I am putting everything to waste. Does this mean I should join a sport just to get recognized for throwing a ball? NO. I work to hard for nothing.

  • (2 years ago)

    AMAZING <3 ! Everything was just perfect! Excellent teachers! Strong leadership! Principal was FANTASTIC! Everything was just great overall!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love RBHS! I am only starting my freshman year right now but so far i love it. RB has been working with my middle school and my class since the beginning of eight grade. I felt so prepared walking in the first day. All the students and staff were very kind. I am just loving it. I play volleyball there and I love that too. It helped me get to know more people...There is a club for everyone there and i mean everyone. I have a 4 page packet on the list of clubs there. l love this school and I hope you will too!

  • (4 years ago)

    Things are changing at RB I don't think for the better. The school did not make AYP the graduation rate is down they say test scores are down and the AP ranking is down too. Some of the leaders that brought the school to where it was also left Gobble Grice and of course Baldermann. RB had really improved I loved it while my students were there and my last just graduated. I just hope it maintains its excellence.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has been a wonderful High School for my daughter. The personel is great and very pleasant to deal with. My daughter has accomplished so much in her short time at RB so far. She is a Sophomore and I am very proud of her.

  • (5 years ago)

    Baldermann was a great leader and brought in some talented people. He put this school on the map and everybody knows it. The school has improved in so many ways.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school and I learned so much while I was there. I was so prepared for college when the I left. The teachers are terrific.

  • (7 years ago)

    Im 3/5 of the way through my Freshman year and no complaints here! I love this school! They are really good with gifted kids and kids who need help. There is minimal fighting and the school is under renovations but it will look and be amazing when its done (around 2009-2010) I recommend this school. They are really great with freshmen and most of the teachers I have are fun but still manage to get us to leaqrn.

  • (8 years ago)

    RB is the best high school a parent could hope for. These people care and there is excellent leadership. The rankings are impressive but the opportunities and compassionate environment set this high school apart. Go Bulldogs. This high school has gone from Good to Great.

  • (8 years ago)

    My children were very well educated at this high school. Many opporuntites to get invovled. a positive experience.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great school small enough for individual attention big enough to geta quality education. Needs to be in a more competitive athletic confernce.

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