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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Riley High School is a public school located in South Bend, IN. It has 1,249 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
1902 Fellows St
South Bend, IN 46613
Telephone
(574) 283-8400
Website

Riley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1070
109 responses
Average ACT
24
20 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$37,441
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$741
National
$949
Median Home Value
$81,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
53%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Sports events
    48%
  • Homecoming Mini Olympics
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Assemblies and orientations
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,249
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,458/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
12%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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I thoroughly enjoyed my upper-level classes, teachers were able to keep me engaged in my work. The average level classes, however, ran at a pace that was much too slow for me. I understand that teachers must make sure all students are equally prepared in these situations, and sometimes that means pulling the whole class back so that a few students can catch up to the rest of the class. Unfortunately, I am guessing this problem is inherent with public schools and that there may be no way to fix this; I am merely bringing it to light once more, as I am sure you're well aware. The faculty, however, are tremendously encouraging and inspiring and that is what I appreciated most about Riley, the teachers and counselors do a great job of establishing relationships with students in order to optimize work and progess.
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I graduated from Riley High School in 2016. I enjoyed my time there; the teachers were good and made going to school a lot better. The work load can sometimes be hard considering there are 7 periods a day. I played on the softball team since freshman year, and had a good athletic experience. National Honors Society(Junior and Senior year) was fun, and we had to have volunteer hours to stay involved in the group. I would highly recommend taking art classes, and mixed choir and choraliers(swing choir) are great courses. Also, you can join the play, or musical, and have an amazing time connecting with your other cast members. High school, in general, does not really prepare you for college, but the English classes did help me in college English. Riley High School was a good prep for college.
Riley High School is the best place to find your voice. It’s easy to make the right kind of friends and the teachers truly cares about you. Even when you feel like your back is against the wall, plenty of teachers and student come to help you through. They tell you that you aren’t alone and stand by you. They push you to succeed and to be the best version of yourself you can be. They highly encourage academics. For example, they specifically tell athletes that their a student first, so if they arent doing right by their grades then they can’t participate. However, they don’t just tell you to get your grades up or to get it together but they also walk you through it. For instance, I remember my sophomore year I was struggling with my Math so my Cheerleading Coach helped me with all my homework before class. The teachers are dedicated to their job and that is what makes the school that much better.