Riverdale Middle School

Public 6-8

 400 Roberts Dr
       Riverdale, GA  30274


 (770) 994-4045

District: Clayton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
436th of 543 Georgia Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.2
Number of students:  690

Racial breakdown:
African American:
80.7%
Hispanic:
11.6%
Asian:
5.1%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.6%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 27, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Riverdale Middle School ranked worse than 80.3% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranked 6th among 14 ranked middle schools in the Clayton County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.81. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (80.7%), Hispanic (11.6%), Asian (5.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 99.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Riverdale Middle School is 17.2. 8 middle schools in the Clayton County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Riverdale Middle School employs 40 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Riverdale Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Riverdale Middle School 436th of 543 Georgia public middle schools. (See Riverdale Middle School in the ranking list.)

Clayton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Clayton County 153rd of 182 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Riverdale Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 25.55 362nd 420 13.8%
2007 36.90 331st 445 25.6%
2008 31.75 366th 462 20.8%
2009 36.02 353rd 466 24.2%
2010 31.37 391st 494 20.9%
2011 22.79 436th 504 13.5%
2012 28.85 415th 508 18.3%
2013 35.22 397th 527 24.7%
2014 34.67 403rd 521 22.6%
2015 25.16 409th 537 23.8%
2016 20.24 437th 545 19.8%
2017 17.86 458th 539 15.0%
2018 22.81 436th 543 19.7%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Open Quote I hate giving an overall score, it belittles the teachers who really do care. Even so, truth is truth. It took me from the time my daughter entered public school until she had to repeat 6th grade, for ANYONE to listen when I said something is wrong with her comprehension. Cobb County would rather fail her in 2nd grade, than conference with me to prevent it. Enter Riverdale Middle School. Batteries of tests, 4 therapists, 1 psychiatrist, 1 neurologist and THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of dollars later, a teacher simply decides to remove my child from her 504 program without so much as a phone call. All of those years and sacrifice, gone in under 5 minutes. No wonder, Clayton County lost their accreditation. There is no mystery about it. Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a student on FaceBook)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Open Quote I'm astonished at how many people consider this facility even remotely 'good'.
Where to begin? Well, let's start with the fact that barely half of the teachers even care about the well-being of the students, with most of them across all grade levels acting to degrading and condescending, or lazy and unpassionate towards their students. Sure, the extracurricular teachers are somewhat more encouraging, but extracurricular classes only account for a sixth of the entire day. Speaking of which, the health program has a definite conservative bias, with abstinence-only pledges and contradictory statements about nutrition and mental health. I'm sure that's a given when you live in the 'Bible Belt', but it not at all efficient.
Second, there is prominent violence in the environment, especially during the last few months of the year. I've seen plenty of instances of fights breaking out throughout the year, and half of the time, it's because of the authorities' ignorance. They may appear spontaneous, but with proper resources and procedures, the altercations may not have happened at all. Let me tell you that the school only has one counselor, and many people react in shock whenever I tell them that, including my own parents.
Thirdly, the staff of the school make very questionable decisions about how to go about running the school. It appears that they enforce rules that either make no sense, or are just flat out inefficient. For example, when eight-grade students are dismissed, we are dismissed by 'team' order(the extracurricular classes were in a separate building). Keep in mind, both 'A' and 'B' teams were on the same hallway. So team 'A' were dismissed outside through the back door of classrooms on the edge of the building, and students on team 'B' were sent into the hallway through the front door, and taking considerably more time to get to class than team 'A'. Now, why it was organized this way in anyone's guess, and it may seem insignificant to others, but for me, a student on team 'B', we really should have just gone out the back door together to out own classes.
All in all, it's not the worst school ever, there is definitely room for improvement. Close Quote


by a citizen
Monday, May 16, 2016

Open Quote Awesome teachers! Close Quote


by a student
Saturday, June 11, 2011

Open Quote Excellent school to go to because I went there in 2010 in 7th grade they teach alot they make sure you are safe at school because of them i wouldn't be where i am now i go to Charles drew high school i love Clayton county public schools Close Quote


Enrollment information for Riverdale Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 924 919
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1035 1035
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1072 1067
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1113 1108
1994 487 567 81 28 3 n/a n/a 0 1166
1995 369 712 96 19 3 n/a n/a 0 1199
1996 369 712 96 19 3 n/a n/a 0 1199
1997 324 796 85 20 2 n/a n/a 0 1227
1998 176 715 68 17 2 n/a n/a 0 978
1999 130 778 67 22 3 n/a n/a 0 1000
2000 88 823 88 31 2 n/a n/a 0 1032
2001 83 875 71 24 2 n/a n/a 0 1055
2002 60 857 61 47 2 n/a n/a 0 1027
2003 60 857 61 47 2 n/a n/a 0 1027
2004 51 901 63 45 3 n/a n/a 0 1063
2005 36 886 55 61 0 n/a n/a 32 1070
2006 13 723 53 42 0 n/a n/a 22 853
2007 15 739 45 39 0 n/a n/a 21 859
2008 19 798 48 52 0 n/a n/a 25 942
2009 20 716 33 45 0 n/a n/a 28 842
2010 18 678 45 32 2 1 22 0 798
2011 12 637 36 52 2 2 11 0 752
2012 7 646 48 67 1 1 9 0 779
2013 7 618 41 85 0 0 9 0 760
2014 7 556 48 87 3 0 11 0 712
2015 5 570 37 76 3 0 17 0 708
2016 6 557 35 80 2 0 10 0 690

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Riverdale Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 919 51.0 18.0 6.7
1991 1035 57.0 18.1 17.3
1992 1067 57.0 18.7 21.6
1993 1108 54.0 20.5 28.2
1994 1166 64.3 18.1 34.3
1995 1199 67.0 17.9 43.9
1996 1199 67.0 17.9 43.9
1997 1227 76.4 16.1 53.9
1998 978 57.4 17.0 64.8
1999 1000 60.4 16.6 59.6
2000 1032 62.7 16.5 66.4
2001 1055 51.7 20.4 65.1
2002 1027 47.1 21.8 71.5
2003 1027 47.1 21.8 71.5
2004 1063 52.1 20.4 73.5
2005 1070 59.6 18.0 80.5
2006 853 53.6 15.9 81.8
2007 859 50.0 17.2 79.8
2008 942 59.0 16.0 76.3
2009 842 59.5 14.2 81.6
2010 798 54.5 14.6 83.0
2011 752 46.5 16.1 87.0
2012 779 46.8 16.6 89.5
2013 760 41.0 18.5 91.8
2014 712 43.0 16.5 99.6
2015 708 42.0 16.8 95.5
2016 690 40.0 17.2 99.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Riverdale Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 919 51.0 18.0 6.7
1991 1035 57.0 18.1 17.3
1992 1067 57.0 18.7 21.6
1993 1108 54.0 20.5 28.2
1994 1166 64.3 18.1 34.3
1995 1199 67.0 17.9 43.9
1996 1199 67.0 17.9 43.9
1997 1227 76.4 16.1 53.9
1998 978 57.4 17.0 64.8
1999 1000 60.4 16.6 59.6
2000 1032 62.7 16.5 66.4
2001 1055 51.7 20.4 65.1
2002 1027 47.1 21.8 71.5
2003 1027 47.1 21.8 71.5
2004 1063 52.1 20.4 73.5
2005 1070 59.6 18.0 80.5
2006 853 53.6 15.9 81.8
2007 859 50.0 17.2 79.8
2008 942 59.0 16.0 76.3
2009 842 59.5 14.2 81.6
2010 798 54.5 14.6 83.0
2011 752 46.5 16.1 87.0
2012 779 46.8 16.6 89.5
2013 760 41.0 18.5 91.8
2014 712 43.0 16.5 99.6
2015 708 42.0 16.8 95.5
2016 690 40.0 17.2 99.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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