Riverside Junior High

Summary:

Riverside Junior High is a high-performing public middle school located in Fishers, Indiana, serving grades 7-8 with a total enrollment of 895 students. The school is part of the Hamilton Southeastern Schools district, which is ranked 13th out of 364 districts in Indiana and is rated 5 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Riverside Junior High consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Indiana, ranking 36th out of 489 schools in the 2022-2023 school year and receiving a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's proficiency rates in ILEARN English Language Arts and Math assessments are generally higher than the district and state averages, particularly in 8th grade. For example, in 2022-2023, 62.47% of 8th-grade students at Riverside Junior High were proficient or better in ILEARN English Language Arts, compared to 61.28% for the district and 43.8% for the state. Additionally, Riverside Junior High has a relatively diverse student population, with 66.26% White, 9.72% African American, 10.17% Hispanic, and 7.26% Asian students in the 2022-2023 school year, which is higher than some nearby schools like Carmel Middle School and Clay Middle School.

Riverside Junior High's performance stands out when compared to some nearby schools, particularly those in the MSD Lawrence Township district, which have significantly lower proficiency rates and higher chronic absenteeism. For instance, Belzer Middle School has a chronic absenteeism rate of 35.4%, and Fall Creek Valley Middle School has a rate of 24.9%, compared to Riverside Junior High's relatively low rate of 6.8%. This highlights the importance of factors like district leadership, resource allocation, and school-level practices in driving student outcomes.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 10910 Eller Rd
       Fishers, IN  46038


(317) 915-4280

District: Hamilton Southeastern Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
36th of 489 Indiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,168 Help


Students who attend Riverside Junior High usually attend:

High:    Fishers High School

Feeder schools for Riverside Junior High:

Elementary:    Fishers Elementary School
    Harrison Parkway Elementary School
    Lantern Road Elementary School
    New Britton Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  895

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.3%
Hispanic:
10.2%
African American:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Riverside Junior High ranks better than 92.6% of middle schools in Indiana. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.6. (See more...)
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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 Racial makeup is: White (66.3%), Hispanic (10.2%), African American (9.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Riverside Junior High is 15.8, which is the lowest among 7 middle schools in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Riverside Junior High employs 56.3 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Riverside Junior High is $10,168, which is the 2nd highest among 4 middle schools in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Riverside Junior High was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Riverside Junior High 36th of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See Riverside Junior High in the ranking list.)

Hamilton Southeastern Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamilton Southeastern Schools 13th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Riverside Junior High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 92.42 9th 392 97.7%
2009 93.86 9th 423 97.9%
2010 91.40 9th 428 97.9%
2011 89.34 13th 451 97.1%
2012 89.84 13th 447 97.1%
2013 89.28 12th 444 97.3%
2014 87.90 11th 470 97.7%
2015 93.51 11th 485 97.7%
2016 91.83 12th 494 97.6%
2017 90.10 21st 472 95.6%
2018 89.25 23rd 473 95.1%
2019 87.41 38th 470 91.9%
2021 85.85 53rd 483 89.0%
2022 85.76 49th 490 90.0%
2023 90.60 36th 489 92.6%
See the entire list of Indiana Middle School Rankings!

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

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Enrollment information for Riverside Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 895 37 36 24 4 n/a n/a 35 1031
2008 881 30 38 25 4 n/a n/a 27 1005
2009 900 48 34 31 3 n/a n/a 39 1055
2010 808 43 37 24 4 n/a n/a 33 949
2011 866 54 37 50 5 0 36 0 1048
2012 814 55 40 53 3 0 43 0 1008
2013 807 62 49 49 0 0 51 0 1018
2014 779 47 49 50 1 0 55 0 981
2015 748 57 47 49 2 0 56 0 959
2016 798 60 50 52 3 0 58 0 1021
2017 802 64 51 55 3 0 50 0 1025
2018 773 58 54 64 2 0 47 0 998
2019 697 55 58 77 3 0 47 0 937
2020 693 74 62 87 2 2 38 0 958
2021 707 72 68 99 0 0 36 0 982
2022 654 89 77 92 3 0 46 0 961
2023 593 87 65 91 3 1 55 0 895

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 Riverside Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 1031 n/a n/a 7.9
2008 1005 59.8 16.8 9.5
2009 1055 59.0 17.9 13.7
2010 949 52.5 18.0 13.6
2011 1048 53.5 19.5 15.6
2012 1008 57.1 17.6 15.2
2013 1018 61.1 16.6 15.7
2014 981 61.5 15.9 12.3
2015 959 61.0 15.7 14.6
2016 1021 56.0 18.2 13.8
2017 1025 59.0 17.3 13.5
2018 998 56.1 17.7 12.9
2019 937 57.0 16.4 14.7
2020 958 55.0 17.4 17.1
2021 982 55.0 17.8 17.2
2022 961 52.7 18.2 18.2
2023 895 56.3 15.8 24.9

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 Riverside Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 1031 n/a n/a 7.9
2008 1005 59.8 16.8 9.5
2009 1055 59.0 17.9 13.7
2010 949 52.5 18.0 13.6
2011 1048 53.5 19.5 15.6
2012 1008 57.1 17.6 15.2
2013 1018 61.1 16.6 15.7
2014 981 61.5 15.9 12.3
2015 959 61.0 15.7 14.6
2016 1021 56.0 18.2 13.8
2017 1025 59.0 17.3 13.5
2018 998 56.1 17.7 12.9
2019 937 57.0 16.4 14.7
2020 958 55.0 17.4 17.1
2021 982 55.0 17.8 17.2
2022 961 52.7 18.2 18.2
2023 895 56.3 15.8 24.9

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Riverside Junior High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $183 (1.8%) $9,771 (98.2%) $9,954
2020 $176 (1.8%) $9,352 (98.2%) $9,528
2021 $200 (2.1%) $9,169 (97.9%) $9,370
2022 $259 (2.5%) $9,909 (97.5%) $10,168

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Riverside Junior High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 38th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 36th of 489 Middle schools
 0.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Riverside Junior High)67.754.1
 13.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton Southeastern Schools)69.557.3
 12.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (Riverside Junior High)64.362.2
 2.1%
   7th Grade Math (Hamilton Southeastern Schools)68.458.8
 9.6%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Riverside Junior High)63.862.5
 1.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Hamilton Southeastern Schools)67.261.3
 5.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (Riverside Junior High)50.646
 4.6%
   8th Grade Math (Hamilton Southeastern Schools)61.751.6
 10.1%
   8th Grade Math (Indiana)3831.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students937895
 4.5%
African American5587
 58.2%
American Indian33
Asian5865
 12.1%
Hispanic7791
 18.2%
Pacific Islander01
White697593
 14.9%
Two or More Races4755
 17%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.7%24.9%
 10.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Junior High

Students who attend Riverside Junior High usually go on to attend Fishers High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 895 students attended Riverside Junior High.

Students at Riverside Junior High are 66% White, 10% Hispanic, 10% African American, 7% Asian, 6% Two or more races.

Yes. Riverside Junior High ranks in the top 7.4% of Indiana middle schools.


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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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