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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Riverdale High School is a highly rated, public school located in Portland, OR. It has 236 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.

Riverdale High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1290
55 responses
Average ACT
29
59 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$142,515
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,267
National
$949
Median Home Value
$689,854
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
  • Every valentines day every student gets a card.
    33%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Field Studies
    11%
  • Graduation festivities
    11%
  • Senior Gank
    11%
  • Soccer Games
    11%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
236
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,008
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,701/ year
National
$12,239
38%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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We had high hopes when we sent our daughter to this high school. In the end, we were disappointed and pulled her out. While the academic rigor is present, the teachers are mixed; some are amazing, others just present the material and expect the students to figure it out on their own.

The culture is seemingly welcome at first, but can quickly turn if you don’t fit into the mold. Clubs are pretty nonexistent. Sports are scarce and since there are no on site facilities, also not convenient. And when we approached administrators about a serious issue we were having they seemed very attentive and concerned, but ultimately did nothing to help. And when they heard we were considering leaving the school no one approached us to ask why or if we’d reconsider. We did not feel the small school caring we were expecting.

We were paying as much tuition as St Mary’s and Jesuit HS, but definitely not getting our moneys worth. Ultimately, we would not recommend this school.
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Riverdale is a small school with roughly 60 students per grade. It is a k-12 school although has a different campus for the high school. Because it is so small, you get lots of attention to really help ensure everyone is doing well. Everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. For the most part education is very good. It’s weak spot is STEM which is unfortunate considering how many people at the school want to go into a STEM major. It is also a very wealthy school sitting in the town of dunthorpe. Many wealthy people live here, over half of the residents are in the top 1% of wealth which forces students to be very sheltered. This creates a lack of diversity which is challenging.
It was a wonderful community to be apart of. It allowed for students to explore their areas of interest through small class sizes and individualized curriculum. However, at times it seems removed from actually immersing students into the outside world. With the “bubble” type mentality that often caused students to explore things in an unhealthy manner.