Riker Hill Elementary School

Public K-5

 31 Blackstone Dr
       Livingston, NJ  07039-1801


(973) 535-8000

District: Livingston Board of Education School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
75th of 1,317 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,741 Help

Students who attend Riker Hill Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Heritage Middle School
    Mount Pleasant Middle School
High:    Livingston High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4
Number of students:  405

Racial breakdown:

White:
44.0%
Asian:
41.2%
Two or more races:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3%

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Riker Hill Elementary School ranks better than 94.3% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 5th among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Livingston Board of Education School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.05. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (44%), Asian (41.2%), two or more races (5.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Riker Hill Elementary School is 14.4. 4 elementary schools in the Livingston Board of Education School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Riker Hill Elementary School is $10,741, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Livingston Board of Education School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Riker Hill Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Riker Hill Elementary School 75th of 1317 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Riker Hill Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Livingston Board of Education School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Livingston Board of Education School District 19th of 590 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Riker Hill Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 89.45 15th 1204 98.8%
2004 76.55 283rd 1298 78.2%
2005 79.29 204th 1303 84.3%
2006 80.76 137th 1314 89.6%
2007 77.99 202nd 1329 84.8%
2008 78.32 215th 1338 83.9%
2009 78.70 247th 1346 81.6%
2010 85.58 62nd 1354 95.4%
2011 79.00 246th 1360 81.9%
2012 76.89 312th 1363 77.1%
2013 80.96 213th 1367 84.4%
2014 87.65 45th 1363 96.7%
2015 92.51 64th 1357 95.3%
2016 93.73 41st 1346 97.0%
2017 92.21 51st 1352 96.2%
2018 92.30 53rd 1353 96.1%
2019 89.55 95th 1360 93.0%
2021 93.05 75th 1317 94.3%

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

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Data source: New Jersey Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, June 8, 2018

Open Quote It’s been an entire year and my child’s kindergarten teacher can’t pronounce our last name. Awful experience! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, May 19, 2014

Open Quote This is a rather mediocre elementary school. On the whole, parents are not well-educated or interested in top notch quality education. School is very focused on social and material aspects--clothing labels, birthday party venues, sleepaway camps, etc. Students that do well are generally tutored out of school. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, December 3, 2012

Open Quote Disappointed with this school. Don't sense they focus on the best interest of a child. Test scores likely due to the socio-economic background of the kids rather than any teaching ability or effort of the school staff/admin. If your child has any academic issue, school will complain until you put your kid into tutoring. Note: School can't recommend any special support for your child without paying for it, so will not offer any suggestions proactively. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Riker Hill Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 253 3 61 0 0 n/a n/a 0 317
1989 248 4 55 1 0 n/a n/a 0 308
1990 192 4 67 2 0 n/a n/a 0 265
1991 183 6 55 4 1 n/a n/a 0 249
1992 196 6 47 0 0 n/a n/a 0 249
1993 208 9 43 0 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1994 226 6 40 1 0 n/a n/a 0 273
1995 245 3 45 4 1 n/a n/a 0 298
1996 245 3 45 4 1 n/a n/a 0 298
1998 262 3 72 2 0 n/a n/a 0 339
1999 266 3 66 2 0 n/a n/a 0 337
2000 273 2 71 4 0 n/a n/a 0 350
2001 278 1 66 5 0 n/a n/a 0 350
2002 290 3 71 13 0 n/a n/a 0 377
2003 290 3 71 13 0 n/a n/a 0 377
2004 306 2 76 13 0 n/a n/a 0 397
2005 334 1 87 14 0 n/a n/a 0 436
2006 347 6 73 14 0 n/a n/a 0 440
2007 346 9 84 11 0 n/a n/a 0 450
2008 313 4 81 19 0 n/a n/a 0 417
2009 314 3 87 16 0 1 6 0 427
2010 293 3 85 16 0 1 7 0 405
2011 309 3 81 14 0 3 9 0 419
2012 305 3 82 15 0 2 9 0 416
2013 314 2 75 17 0 2 8 0 418
2014 307 3 87 11 0 0 11 0 419
2015 284 6 86 13 0 0 13 0 402
2016 258 7 104 12 0 0 14 0 395
2017 239 7 111 12 0 0 13 0 382
2018 225 13 135 14 1 0 11 0 399
2019 208 18 140 19 0 0 13 0 398
2020 184 22 156 21 0 0 17 0 400
2021 178 16 167 21 1 0 22 0 405

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 Riker Hill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 317 16.0 19.8 n/a
1989 308 20.0 15.4 n/a
1990 265 20.0 13.2 1.5
1991 249 18.0 13.8 1.6
1992 249 19.0 13.1 1.2
1993 260 16.0 16.3 1.2
1994 273 18.0 15.2 1.8
1995 298 19.0 15.7 0.7
1996 298 19.0 15.7 0.7
1998 339 20.2 16.8 0.9
1999 337 20.9 16.1 n/a
2000 350 21.0 16.7 0
2001 350 21.3 16.4 1.4
2002 377 24.0 15.7 0.8
2003 377 24.0 15.7 0.8
2004 397 25.6 15.5 0.8
2005 436 26.0 16.8 n/a
2006 440 25.2 17.5 0.2
2007 450 28.0 16.1 0.9
2008 417 21.0 19.9 1.7
2009 427 29.1 13.5 0.2
2010 405 20.0 20.2 0.7
2011 419 20.0 20.9 0.7
2012 416 24.6 16.8 1
2013 418 26.0 16.0 0.7
2014 419 25.0 16.7 1.2
2015 402 26.0 15.4 1.5
2016 395 26.0 15.1 0.8
2017 382 25.6 14.8 1
2018 399 25.6 15.5 1.3
2019 398 24.5 16.2 1.8
2020 400 28.5 14.0 2.8
2021 405 28.0 14.4 3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Riker Hill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 317 16.0 19.8 n/a
1989 308 20.0 15.4 n/a
1990 265 20.0 13.2 1.5
1991 249 18.0 13.8 1.6
1992 249 19.0 13.1 1.2
1993 260 16.0 16.3 1.2
1994 273 18.0 15.2 1.8
1995 298 19.0 15.7 0.7
1996 298 19.0 15.7 0.7
1998 339 20.2 16.8 0.9
1999 337 20.9 16.1 n/a
2000 350 21.0 16.7 0
2001 350 21.3 16.4 1.4
2002 377 24.0 15.7 0.8
2003 377 24.0 15.7 0.8
2004 397 25.6 15.5 0.8
2005 436 26.0 16.8 n/a
2006 440 25.2 17.5 0.2
2007 450 28.0 16.1 0.9
2008 417 21.0 19.9 1.7
2009 427 29.1 13.5 0.2
2010 405 20.0 20.2 0.7
2011 419 20.0 20.9 0.7
2012 416 24.6 16.8 1
2013 418 26.0 16.0 0.7
2014 419 25.0 16.7 1.2
2015 402 26.0 15.4 1.5
2016 395 26.0 15.1 0.8
2017 382 25.6 14.8 1
2018 399 25.6 15.5 1.3
2019 398 24.5 16.2 1.8
2020 400 28.5 14.0 2.8
2021 405 28.0 14.4 3

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 Riker Hill Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $404 (3.8%) $10,337 (96.2%) $10,741

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Riker Hill Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 95th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 75th of 1317 Elementary schools
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students398405
 1.8%
African American1816
 11.1%
American Indian01
Asian140167
 19.3%
Hispanic1921
 10.5%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races1322
 69.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients1.8%3%
 1.2%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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