School Details

Riverside High School

112 E Washington Street, Riverside, NJ 08075
(856) 461-1255
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 433 students 14 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

82%
82%
92%
66%
66%
80%

High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA 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. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Riverside Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
34%
58%

New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess high school students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it
  • This school in 2013
  • Riverside Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riverside High School is a public high school in Riverside. The principal of Riverside High School is Mr Todd Pae, whose e-mail is tpae@riverside.k12.nj.us. 433 children attend Riverside High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 4% of the Riverside High School students have "limited English proficiency." 37% of the 433 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Riverside High School is 14:1. Holy Cross High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 69%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 12%
Hispanic 12% 17%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Asian 0.4% %
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 47%
Limited English proficiency 4% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    All three schools on same property in the small town. Elementary teachers were all phenomenal in the 6 years only had one that I was not thrilled with but I would rate the rest that my children had the pleasure of dealing with 5 stars. Middle school- teachers work together on curriculum and instruction and it's obvious Principal always addressed concerns promptly and professionally. High School- sadly the lack of professionalism of some teachers and administrators is discouraging. This is sad as at this age the students really need proper role models. There are some fabulous teachers that my teens have completely admired and respected. A huge concern is the lack of resources and guidance for students furthering their education. It's the biggest downfall. Overall the small community certainly has it's ups and downs the key is being a parent that communicates with the school and gets involved when possible.

  • (1 year ago)

    i like this school it not the best but it gets the job done. everyone seem to get along there is the ups and downs but i believe we have more ups at are school. and there is no major drugs here so thats a plus

  • (1 year ago)

    Coming from a student I honestly wish I never went to this high school. No one is friendly or inviting. Everyone bullies people. It's extremely clique-y. The school is very unprofessional & the teaching is not good. Do not enroll your children here.

  • (2 years ago)

    We transferred from another out of school. The school took it into their own hands to put my child into special classes and when confronted they were very discouraging to put my son into regular ed class...now is in regular ed classes doing well. / my other child was forced into a special school where education is not their number one priority. Educators are determental to me and her as far as her abilities/ now is home school where number school is number one priority WOULD NOT RECOMMEND RIVERSIDE SCHOOLS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS AS THE SCHOOL FEELS THEY NEED TO BE SEGREGATED AND KEPT WITH LIKE MINDED CHILDREN DIRECT QUAT.

  • (3 years ago)

    I should of thought twice before enrolling my children in Riverside Public Schools. Most of the teachers that I have came in contact with are more so worried about there self unstead of the child. The education there forget it. My experience is the school is very prejudice not just against race but against certain disabilities. Think twice before looking into Riverside Public Schools and subjecting your child to a school that cares less about children education.

  • (9 years ago)

    Grades K-12 are all in 1 building. So kids stay pretty much stay together thru all grades. Counselors were very involved with parents. Great Teachers. A nice community. Sports ROTC school paper etc.

  • (10 years ago)

    My children transferred into RHS from a school out of state. They love it! They cannot believe how different it is from their old school. They told me they don't ever want to move again! The teachers care about the kids and treat them with respect. The kids are great to one another. It is a small atmoshphere and every knows everyone. The academics are some of the best I've seen. The JROTC program is phenomenal! The teachers really challenge the kids and take an interest in them. My kids cannot believe how much is available for them to do. Anything they have an interest in is available at RHS. RHS can get them anywhere they wish to go! I'd highly recommned this school.

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