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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Riverside High School is a public school located in Milwaukee, WI. It has 1,496 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 6% of students are at least proficient in math and 9% in reading.

Riverside High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
9%
Percent Proficient - Math
6%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1100
6 responses
Average ACT
19
175 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$40,036
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$842
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,000
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Prep Rallys
    27%
  • Working out after school
    20%
  • Volunteering and Leadership
    18%
  • Helping out with teachers
    16%
  • Sporting events
    11%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,496
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,242
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.8%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,648/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Riverside High School Reviews

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Riverside turned out to be family, it’s not that easy to say that about schools now a days. Teachers are just so helpful there and helped me get the grades I needed by providing extra help after school hours. If there was ever a problem, Riverside staff were quickly to solve any problems happing. As well, Riverside staff made me feel absolutely safe with security always around making sure everyone is safe going to class. The diversity is very impressive and I’m glad everyone was able to get along. Especially in sports, that’s very important as well. Overall, Riverside gave me the best experience of my high school years that I won’t ever forget!
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This high school is excellent I chose for Riverside University High School I spend time studying, focusing, doing my best. Riverside is a really fun School they got different times of races they are really strict about everything especially education I really recommend this school . I love High School! Go Tigers!
Starting Riverside I was scared I was gonna be alone. But when I got there that all changed. The environment was friendly, everybody there had a story you just really had to go to know them in order to see what you had in common with them. I love how the teacher supported me when I didn’t believe in myself. They would make time to help me with my work if I’m doing a sport cause they know how much energy I’m using to complete the work and still attend basketball or track practice. Riverside had it ups and downs but overall the school felt like a family. We would argue and fight but when it came down to voicing our opinions about a new administrator or what we want to change we become even closer. Our clubs was really nice each club would try to put Riverside on the Map as one of the best schools in Milwaukee. So my 4 years at Riverside was amazing, not everyday was amazing but the overall picture I can say Riverside was my second home.