School Details

Riverdale Sr High School

9622 256th Street North, Port Byron, IL 61275
(309) 523-3181

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 339 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Riverdale Community Unit School District 100 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riverdale Sr High School is a public high school. The principal of Riverdale Sr High School is Mr. Rick Dwyer. 339 students attend Riverdale Sr High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Riverdale Sr High School students have "limited English proficiency." 12% of the 339 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 20% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Riverdale Sr High School is 15:1. Camanche High School 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

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 94%
Hispanic 5% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 26%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 12% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is not good with diversity. The teachers don't handle bullying well at all. They let it happen right in front of everyone and don't intervene unless they are told about a complaint (which takes a lot of complaining). Many of the administration seem very oblivious to the bad things that happen at this school. Some teachers even teach by u tube instead of teaching the class themselves. Not all teachers are bad but i think if they take on the responsibility of teaching your child they take on the responsibilities of keeping them safe by making sure the bullying stops. Every school has there own issues but just investigate and compare. Then decide what school will fit your child best.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is absolutely incredible. The sense of small town and community make this school one of a kind. The teachers are dedicated and caring and are genuinely interested in helping your child to succeed. I would never send my children anywhere else especially no where around here.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is absolutely terrible. The staff Faculty &Students are very rude and i would not recomend anyone who is a little different to attend this school. They don't seem to be able to handle diversity.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has went to this school for 2 years and has adjusted wonderfully to this school. The teachers were very helpful and there are plenty of activities to interest all of the children. Small towns are what you make them and Riverdale is a wonderful school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My children excelled in every school they attended. Until they attended Riverdale. The lack of gifted programs coupled with the mediocre staff and the small town mentality effectively hindered my children's education and ultimate outlook on life. -proud parent p.s. Don't blind yourself with the thought that the size of this town will bring security or a 'salt of the earth' sense of community.!!

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