Riley High School

Summary:

Riley High School is a public high school located in South Bend, Indiana, serving grades 9-12 with a student population of 992. The school is part of the South Bend Community School Corporation, which is ranked 307 out of 364 districts in Indiana and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Riley High School has a diverse student population, with 31.45% White, 34.48% African American, and 22.38% Hispanic students. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the state and district averages. For example, only 9.54% of Riley students were proficient or better in ILEARN/Biology, compared to 11.22% for the South Bend Community School Corporation and 29% statewide. Riley's four-year graduation rate has also been around 81-84% in recent years, lower than the state average and some nearby schools like Adams High School (87.6%) and Penn High School (97.3%). Additionally, Riley High School has a high chronic absenteeism rate, reaching 59% in the 2020-2021 school year, significantly higher than the state average and many nearby schools.

While Riley High School's overall academic performance is lower than the state and district averages, its performance for certain student subgroups is more competitive. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, Riley's African American students ranked 87th out of 125 Indiana high schools, and its Hispanic students ranked 117th out of 166 high schools, both receiving a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's diverse student population and the performance of certain subgroups suggest that there may be opportunities for targeted interventions and support to help improve student outcomes at Riley High School.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1902 Fellows St
       South Bend, IN  46613


(574) 393-5100

District: South Bend Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
318th of 403 Indiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,330 Help


Feeder schools for Riley High School:

Elementary:    Lincoln Elementary School
    Marshall Traditional School
    Monroe Elementary School
Middle:    Jackson Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  992

Racial breakdown:

African American:
34.5%
White:
31.5%
Hispanic:
22.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Riley High School ranks worse than 78.9% of high schools in Indiana. It also ranks 3rd among 5 ranked high schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.22. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Riley High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Riley High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (34.5%), White (31.5%), Hispanic (22.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 67.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Riley High School is 13.2. 2 high schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Riley High School employs 74.9 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Riley High School is $15,330. 2 high schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Riley High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Riley High School 318th of 403 Indiana public high schools. (See Riley High School in the ranking list.)

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South Bend Community School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks South Bend Community School Corp 307th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Riley High School

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Rank History for all students at Riley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 17.63 315th 349 9.7%
2006 16.01 319th 349 8.6%
2007 21.40 320th 354 9.6%
2008 22.04 320th 360 11.1%
2009 32.63 298th 364 18.1%
2010 24.62 295th 362 18.5%
2011 22.63 311th 364 14.6%
2012 30.21 286th 373 23.3%
2013 14.31 322nd 353 8.8%
2014 7.82 351st 379 7.4%
2015 14.71 351st 400 12.3%
2016 28.96 317th 394 19.5%
2017 22.92 315th 380 17.1%
2018 31.91 292nd 385 24.2%
2019 28.18 301st 389 22.6%
2021 25.33 305th 388 21.4%
2022 31.17 294th 409 28.1%
2023 23.22 317th 398 20.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Riley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 13.79 83rd 94 11.7%
2023 32.56 66th 104 36.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Riley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 43.34 34th 74 54.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Riley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 50.34 113th 285 60.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Riley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.66 310th 379 18.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Riley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 16.24 336th 388 13.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Riley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 28.42 287th 383 25.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Riley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 50.86 50th 125 60.0%
2023 28.36 87th 125 30.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Riley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 23.62 130th 164 20.7%
2023 28.70 117th 166 29.5%
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Rank History for White students at Riley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 59.04 147th 378 61.1%
2023 41.31 204th 375 45.6%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a parent
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Open Quote My daughter had a choice between Riley and Adams. She shadowed at both schools and picked Riley! I was kind of worried with the schools grade at 1st but now she is a sophomore and her decision to attend Riley is the Best decision she could of made! The teachers actually care about what they are teaching! Mr. Henderson the principal is the Greatest! I have never seen a principal attend athletic events! Mr. Henderson not only attends these events but takes pictures with the athletes, students, and fans! Riley’s engineering program is one of the best as well as the CTE program! My daughter is college ready as a sophomore taking honors advanced and AP classes! She’s a straight A student and participates in 2 sports. Please don’t look at Riley’s ratings and think this is a bad school because it’s actually one of the best High schools in SBCSC! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Riley High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1229 319 15 40 5 n/a n/a 0 1608
1989 1142 280 17 42 6 n/a n/a 0 1487
1990 1038 300 15 46 3 n/a n/a 0 1402
1991 1004 313 16 47 2 n/a n/a 0 1382
1992 1003 302 16 50 7 n/a n/a 0 1378
1993 1054 290 15 66 10 n/a n/a 0 1435
1994 1060 320 11 84 10 n/a n/a 0 1485
1995 1089 318 13 86 9 n/a n/a 0 1515
1996 1089 318 13 86 9 n/a n/a 0 1515
1997 1063 305 19 80 7 n/a n/a 0 1474
1998 998 325 19 80 5 n/a n/a 0 1427
1999 951 337 19 86 8 n/a n/a 0 1401
2000 1006 442 37 96 5 n/a n/a 0 1586
2001 949 426 13 125 4 n/a n/a 0 1517
2002 967 477 20 149 6 n/a n/a 0 1619
2003 967 477 20 149 6 n/a n/a 0 1619
2004 911 484 17 151 5 n/a n/a 0 1568
2005 892 461 17 145 5 n/a n/a 0 1520
2006 918 447 13 169 5 n/a n/a 0 1552
2007 849 453 13 151 10 n/a n/a 49 1525
2008 828 401 13 155 7 n/a n/a 54 1458
2009 806 392 10 162 6 n/a n/a 58 1434
2010 762 359 9 169 9 n/a n/a 71 1379
2011 773 400 13 207 7 0 84 0 1484
2012 640 399 11 224 7 0 84 0 1365
2013 567 337 10 218 4 0 81 0 1217
2014 510 335 10 237 2 0 91 0 1185
2015 467 326 11 235 3 0 98 0 1140
2016 505 383 17 268 2 0 136 0 1311
2017 440 409 15 256 1 0 128 0 1249
2018 374 407 10 275 1 0 105 0 1172
2019 356 398 12 275 1 0 106 0 1148
2020 332 347 10 269 1 0 96 0 1055
2021 366 364 9 279 3 0 112 0 1133
2022 330 346 6 230 3 0 115 0 1030
2023 312 342 7 222 2 0 107 0 992

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 Riley High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1608 86.1 18.6 9.5
1989 1487 77.6 19.1 9.9
1990 1402 78.3 17.9 16
1991 1382 80.0 17.2 16
1992 1378 n/a n/a 19.8
1993 1435 86.5 16.6 24.5
1994 1485 85.4 17.4 23.7
1995 1515 75.6 20.0 23.6
1996 1515 75.6 20.0 23.6
1997 1474 76.7 19.2 26.6
1998 1427 77.6 18.4 28.8
1999 1401 79.4 17.6 34.5
2000 1586 84.9 18.7 34.4
2001 1517 90.6 16.7 42.2
2002 1619 76.8 21.1 43.4
2003 1619 76.8 21.1 43.4
2004 1568 77.1 20.3 46.7
2005 1520 78.2 19.4 48.9
2006 1552 80.6 19.3 50.3
2007 1525 n/a n/a 51.9
2008 1458 78.4 18.6 54.1
2009 1434 82.5 17.4 57.1
2010 1379 86.2 15.9 64.4
2011 1484 89.3 16.6 60.1
2012 1365 94.4 14.4 64.2
2013 1217 75.1 16.1 67.1
2014 1185 74.2 15.9 65.4
2015 1140 n/a n/a 68.5
2016 1311 87.0 15.0 66.8
2017 1249 89.2 14.0 68.8
2018 1172 93.7 12.5 69
2019 1148 85.2 13.4 65.5
2020 1055 82.8 12.7 59.2
2021 1133 85.6 13.2 63.6
2022 1030 88.7 11.6 57.9
2023 992 74.9 13.2 67.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Riley High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1608 86.1 18.6 9.5
1989 1487 77.6 19.1 9.9
1990 1402 78.3 17.9 16
1991 1382 80.0 17.2 16
1992 1378 n/a n/a 19.8
1993 1435 86.5 16.6 24.5
1994 1485 85.4 17.4 23.7
1995 1515 75.6 20.0 23.6
1996 1515 75.6 20.0 23.6
1997 1474 76.7 19.2 26.6
1998 1427 77.6 18.4 28.8
1999 1401 79.4 17.6 34.5
2000 1586 84.9 18.7 34.4
2001 1517 90.6 16.7 42.2
2002 1619 76.8 21.1 43.4
2003 1619 76.8 21.1 43.4
2004 1568 77.1 20.3 46.7
2005 1520 78.2 19.4 48.9
2006 1552 80.6 19.3 50.3
2007 1525 n/a n/a 51.9
2008 1458 78.4 18.6 54.1
2009 1434 82.5 17.4 57.1
2010 1379 86.2 15.9 64.4
2011 1484 89.3 16.6 60.1
2012 1365 94.4 14.4 64.2
2013 1217 75.1 16.1 67.1
2014 1185 74.2 15.9 65.4
2015 1140 n/a n/a 68.5
2016 1311 87.0 15.0 66.8
2017 1249 89.2 14.0 68.8
2018 1172 93.7 12.5 69
2019 1148 85.2 13.4 65.5
2020 1055 82.8 12.7 59.2
2021 1133 85.6 13.2 63.6
2022 1030 88.7 11.6 57.9
2023 992 74.9 13.2 67.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Riley High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $636 (6.1%) $9,866 (93.9%) $10,502
2020 $394 (3.5%) $10,865 (96.5%) $11,260
2021 $970 (8.3%) $10,760 (91.7%) $11,730
2022 $2,616 (17.1%) $12,715 (82.9%) $15,330

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Riley High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 301st of 389 High schoolsRanks 317th of 398 High schools
 2.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Riley High School)20.89.5
 11.3%
   End of Course Biology (South Bend Community School Corp)20.211.2
 9%
   End of Course Biology (Indiana)38.629
 9.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1148992
 13.6%
African American398342
 14.1%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian127
 41.7%
Hispanic275222
 19.3%
Pacific Islander00
White356312
 12.4%
Two or More Races106107
 0.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients65.5%67.2%
 1.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Riley High School

Riley High School ranks in the bottom 21.1% of Indiana high schools.

Riley High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Lincoln Elementary School
Elementary : Marshall Traditional School
Elementary : Monroe Elementary School
Middle : Jackson Middle School

Students at Riley High School are 34% African American, 31% White, 22% Hispanic, 11% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 992 students attended Riley High School.


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

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