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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Rivera Early College High School is a public, magnet school located in Brownsville, TX. It has 2,348 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

Rivera Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
990
227 responses
Average ACT
20
117 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$36,499
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$710
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
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  • Pep-rallies, homecoming, prom and many more
    36%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Choir concerts and the theater plays
    9%
  • Book Club and TSA events
    5%
  • Estudiantina concerts and competitions
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,348
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,378
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.5%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,803/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Rivera Early College High School Reviews

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Rivera Early College High School is a school with many interesting aspects. It has good academic resources for students to prepare for College and University. The experience is like any other high school, but with the addition of the early college aspect. The teachers are always very helpful, always try to make students succeed. The sports and arts field is varied and fun. I am part of the dance team so I’m talking with experience. It has computer labs, science labs, libraries, cafeteria, tennis court, football field, soccer field, dance room, weight room, auditorium, etc. It’s filled with innovative resources and thanks to this, the students are always pushed to do better.
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I started my 4 high school career at Rivera High School. The lack of enthusiasm by the students made my overall experience not so exciting. The administration was good to me, and they got along with the students well. The only complaint was the exaggeration of punishments for something small and the way they were quite disorganized with academics. At the beginning of my freshmen year, I would have preferred for the school to advocate more for college level classes and have given better information about college opportunities. I was unable to take classes that I lost the opportunity to obtain based on the fact that I did not knew enough. Towards my junior and senior year, I did however got a lot of help with academics and preparation for college. I was more informed and I realized the improvement they had over that. My school was not the best but I am not mad at the experiences and friends I met throughout the years attending Rivera.
I graduated from Rivera High School last summer, June 2019. Rivera is a great high school. I was involved i n many extra curricular activities which made my high school experience so much better. From sports, to clubs, to volunteer groups, I was always involved. Since I was enrolled in AP and upper level courses, I was always learning great material. My teachers we great, super helpful and always there to assist any of their students. The staff was always super nice and willing to help. My counselor was wonderful; she always helped with my application and references. Our college advisor: a life saver!! I would have not been able to apply for all the colleges and make up my mind if it wasn't for her! Rivera: the best high school! Once a raider, always a raider.