Riverside Elementary

Summary:

Riverside Elementary is a public elementary school located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, serving grades 3-5 with a student population of 423. The school is part of the Menomonee Falls School District, which is ranked 114 out of 424 districts in Wisconsin and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Riverside Elementary consistently ranks among the top 20% of Wisconsin elementary schools, with strong performance on the Forward Exam across grades 3-5. The school's performance is particularly noteworthy for specific student subgroups, with African American students ranking among the top 10 schools in Wisconsin, Hispanic students ranking among the top 5%, and English Language Learner students also ranking among the top 5%. Riverside Elementary has a relatively diverse student population, with a racial makeup that is more diverse than the nearby schools in the Menomonee Falls School District. Additionally, the school has maintained a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 3.8% to 9.0% in recent years, which is lower than the state average.

Riverside Elementary's consistent high performance across multiple academic measures and student subgroups is a testament to the school's effectiveness in delivering quality education. The school's exceptional performance for traditionally underserved student populations, such as African American, Hispanic, and English Language Learner students, suggests that Riverside Elementary has implemented effective strategies and practices to support the academic success of these students. While the school's overall performance is strong, there are a few areas where the school could potentially improve, such as the performance of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds and students with special education needs.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 W153N8681 Margaret Rd
       Menomonee Falls, WI  53051-3185


(262) 255-8484

District: Menomonee Falls School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
391st of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,956 Help


Students who attend Riverside Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    North Middle
High:    Menomonee Falls High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0 Help
Number of students:  423

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.6%
Asian:
11.3%
Two or more races:
8.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Riverside Elementary ranks better than 63.4% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 64.26. (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 (68.6%), Asian (11.3%), two or more races (8.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Riverside Elementary is 15, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Menomonee Falls School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Riverside Elementary is $11,956, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Menomonee Falls School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Riverside Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Riverside Elementary 391st of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Riverside Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Menomonee Falls School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Menomonee Falls School District 114th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Riverside Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Riverside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 69.81 199th 633 68.6%
2006 68.27 263rd 712 63.1%
2007 59.11 359th 689 47.9%
2008 52.66 608th 1021 40.5%
2009 49.74 641st 1030 37.8%
2010 49.71 682nd 1045 34.7%
2011 51.41 643rd 1046 38.5%
2012 69.61 285th 1045 72.7%
2013 63.91 359th 1053 65.9%
2014 50.91 599th 1061 43.5%
2015 64.19 386th 1076 64.1%
2016 68.74 311th 1075 71.1%
2017 69.83 297th 1071 72.3%
2018 65.18 344th 1025 66.4%
2019 63.69 377th 1037 63.6%
2021 77.76 181st 1050 82.8%
2022 71.95 257th 1067 75.9%
2023 64.26 391st 1067 63.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Riverside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.07 29th 67 56.7%
2019 53.67 32nd 76 57.9%
2021 63.23 24th 85 71.8%
2022 74.06 15th 77 80.5%
2023 59.13 33rd 96 65.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Riverside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 93.24 11th 248 95.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Riverside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.70 322nd 721 55.3%
2019 38.08 453rd 742 38.9%
2021 52.30 299th 746 59.9%
2022 68.35 156th 748 79.1%
2023 52.03 319th 770 58.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Riverside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.49 433rd 854 49.3%
2019 57.54 327th 874 62.6%
2021 56.75 315th 847 62.8%
2022 50.41 433rd 859 49.6%
2023 47.34 470th 871 46.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Riverside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.42 360th 997 63.9%
2019 70.03 268th 1002 73.3%
2021 76.83 172nd 1004 82.9%
2022 62.71 382nd 1017 62.4%
2023 67.77 317th 1010 68.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Riverside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.49 321st 997 67.8%
2019 56.71 450th 1002 55.1%
2021 74.90 194th 1003 80.7%
2022 77.41 176th 1017 82.7%
2023 60.09 430th 1011 57.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Riverside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.32 35th 107 67.3%
2019 64.84 42nd 122 65.6%
2021 79.44 24th 106 77.4%
2022 67.61 38th 110 65.5%
2023 50.78 51st 116 56.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Riverside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.54 11th 165 93.3%
2019 87.75 11th 161 93.2%
2021 97.41 1st 141 99.3%
2022 82.97 12th 133 91.0%
2023 81.48 11th 138 92.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Riverside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.04 220th 271 18.8%
2022 79.10 45th 296 84.8%
2023 91.55 17th 290 94.1%
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Rank History for White students at Riverside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.22 255th 686 62.8%
2019 55.07 332nd 718 53.8%
2021 72.45 157th 699 77.5%
2022 64.54 222nd 704 68.5%
2023 52.36 355th 715 50.3%
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Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 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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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Riverside Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 304 12 0 12 2 n/a n/a 0 330
1996 304 12 0 12 2 n/a n/a 0 330
1997 313 31 5 9 2 n/a n/a 0 360
1998 294 36 9 12 3 n/a n/a 0 354
1999 306 51 8 10 2 n/a n/a 0 377
2000 280 47 10 10 1 n/a n/a 0 348
2001 266 51 19 7 1 n/a n/a 0 344
2002 259 54 42 16 0 n/a n/a 0 371
2003 259 54 42 16 0 n/a n/a 0 371
2004 250 49 39 15 1 n/a n/a 0 354
2005 256 47 31 12 1 n/a n/a 0 347
2006 238 37 33 12 1 n/a n/a 0 321
2007 241 42 34 13 1 n/a n/a 0 331
2008 241 48 37 7 1 n/a n/a 0 334
2009 249 41 36 12 1 n/a n/a 0 339
2010 245 40 46 21 0 n/a n/a 0 352
2011 249 51 33 21 2 0 25 0 381
2012 245 34 31 23 2 0 27 0 362
2013 241 38 32 27 2 0 27 0 367
2014 239 49 28 30 2 0 26 0 374
2015 225 53 34 38 2 0 27 0 379
2016 213 47 40 38 1 0 29 0 368
2017 230 38 34 29 1 0 37 0 369
2018 295 43 54 21 2 0 35 0 450
2019 305 39 40 17 1 0 33 0 435
2020 311 28 32 18 2 0 31 0 422
2021 301 28 37 16 1 0 27 0 410
2022 282 27 34 22 2 0 31 0 398
2023 290 27 48 20 1 0 37 0 423

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 330 23.6 14.0 5.5
1996 330 23.6 14.0 5.5
1997 360 24.7 14.6 5.6
1998 354 25.0 14.2 4.8
1999 377 24.8 15.2 7.4
2000 348 24.7 14.1 7.8
2001 344 26.4 13.0 7.8
2002 371 26.9 13.8 29.4
2003 371 26.9 13.8 29.4
2004 354 27.3 13.0 34.5
2005 347 27.7 12.5 n/a
2006 321 28.6 11.2 n/a
2007 331 27.9 11.9 29
2008 334 24.9 13.4 30.8
2009 339 24.5 13.8 28.9
2010 352 23.9 14.7 33.2
2011 381 28.1 13.5 21.3
2012 362 25.1 14.4 30.7
2013 367 25.4 14.4 31.1
2014 374 28.7 13.0 27.3
2015 379 n/a n/a 23.2
2016 368 28.0 13.1 29.6
2017 369 26.8 13.7 27.1
2018 450 30.1 14.9 17.8
2019 435 28.6 15.1 20.7
2020 422 28.0 15.0 18
2021 410 27.5 14.8 18.3
2022 398 27.1 14.6 18.1
2023 423 28.1 15.0 17.5

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 330 23.6 14.0 5.5
1996 330 23.6 14.0 5.5
1997 360 24.7 14.6 5.6
1998 354 25.0 14.2 4.8
1999 377 24.8 15.2 7.4
2000 348 24.7 14.1 7.8
2001 344 26.4 13.0 7.8
2002 371 26.9 13.8 29.4
2003 371 26.9 13.8 29.4
2004 354 27.3 13.0 34.5
2005 347 27.7 12.5 n/a
2006 321 28.6 11.2 n/a
2007 331 27.9 11.9 29
2008 334 24.9 13.4 30.8
2009 339 24.5 13.8 28.9
2010 352 23.9 14.7 33.2
2011 381 28.1 13.5 21.3
2012 362 25.1 14.4 30.7
2013 367 25.4 14.4 31.1
2014 374 28.7 13.0 27.3
2015 379 n/a n/a 23.2
2016 368 28.0 13.1 29.6
2017 369 26.8 13.7 27.1
2018 450 30.1 14.9 17.8
2019 435 28.6 15.1 20.7
2020 422 28.0 15.0 18
2021 410 27.5 14.8 18.3
2022 398 27.1 14.6 18.1
2023 423 28.1 15.0 17.5

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 Riverside Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $220 (1.9%) $11,331 (98.1%) $11,551
2020 $274 (2.4%) $11,246 (97.6%) $11,520
2021 $336 (2.8%) $11,619 (97.2%) $11,956

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Riverside Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 377th of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 391st of 1067 Elementary schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Riverside Elementary)49.346.2
 3.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Menomonee Falls School District)4747.3
 0.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Riverside Elementary)69.864.4
 5.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Menomonee Falls School District)71.468.9
 2.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Riverside Elementary)42.144
 1.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Menomonee Falls School District)46.750.2
 3.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Riverside Elementary)67.960.2
 7.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Menomonee Falls School District)70.862
 8.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Riverside Elementary)52.958.7
 5.8%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Menomonee Falls School District)57.259.3
 2.1%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (Riverside Elementary)57.152.6
 4.5%
   4th Grade Science (Menomonee Falls School District)59.554.3
 5.3%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Riverside Elementary)39.238.9
 0.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Menomonee Falls School District)42.140.9
 1.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)40.939.2
 1.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Riverside Elementary)59.566.7
 7.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Menomonee Falls School District)61.368.1
 6.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)47.848.4
 0.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students435423
 2.8%
African American3927
 30.8%
American Indian11
Asian4048
 20%
Hispanic1720
 17.6%
Pacific Islander00
White305290
 4.9%
Two or More Races3337
 12.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients20.7%17.5%
 3.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 423 students attended Riverside Elementary.

Students at Riverside Elementary are 69% White, 11% Asian, 9% Two or more races, 6% African American, 5% Hispanic.

Students who attend Riverside Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : North Middle
High : Menomonee Falls High

Riverside Elementary ranks 391st of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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

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