Riverton High

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About Riverton High

Riverton High School serves the southwest corner of Salt Lake County, including Riverton, Herriman, and Bluffdale. The Riverton High School campus sits on 52 acres and is a beautiful, modern facility that effectively meets the education needs of community, students, and staff.

LogoThe focus of Riverton High School is summed up in the following mission statement:

At Riverton High School, we, the participants and
patrons, exemplify an environment of mutual respect and cooperation, a commitment to excellence in all endeavors, and the encouragement of positive character traits.

  • Our school serves over 2,000 students, grades 10-12, and the student population is expected to continue growing rapidly.
  • Teacher/pupil ratio is budgeted at 27.3 students per teacher, with actual class size varying among classes.
  • RHS is on a traditional nine-month calendar, but it is on a block schedule in which students have eight classes. They have four classes every other day for approximately 87 minutes each.
  • Riverton High School offers a broad curriculum. In addition to core classes, they offer a wide variety of electives.
  • Students must earn 27 credits and pass basic skills tests to graduate.
  • All teachers and administrators are evaluated regularly.
  • The counseling department has a full-time school psychologist, in addition to five regular counselors and a vocational education specialist.
  • There are many Honors and Advanced Placement an Concurrent Enrollment courses available.
  • Special services are available to students with learning disabilities.
  • Technology training is available to all students, and is encouraged in most subjects, in addition to actual technology classes.
  • A full extracurricular program is in place at RHS, including sports, forensics, drama, dance, art, clubs, student government, etc.
  • RHS has an active and supportive PTSA as well as a community group that meets monthly.
  • Bus service is available to students who live more that two miles from the school.
  • A hot lunch program is available for students.
  • Adult visitors are welcome, but must check in at the main office upon arrival. Students from other schools are not permitted during school hours except under special circumstances.
  • Our science program has applied for and received large grants from private corporations like INTEL. We have had students receive monetary awards at the International Science Fair.
  • Our technology classes are among the best in the state.
  • Many of our students earn considerable college credit through the AP program. Our Art 2D Design, Drawing, English Literature, Music Theory, Statistics, and Photography classes all had pass rates of 70% or higher.
  • Our choral and instrumental programs are excellent.
  • Our athletic teams are steadily improving, and have won several regional championships and have had good showings in state competition.
  • Our graduation rate is above 90%.
  • The class of 2011 received over $4,600,000 in scholarship offers.
Student Achievement

UCAS and SCHOOL GRADING Accountability Reports
The Utah Comprehensive Accountability System (UCAS) Report and the SCHOOL GRADING Report have been created to assist in evaluating the academic performance of Utah schools in language arts, math, and science. The UCAS and SCHOOL GRADING Accountability Reports are based solely on schools’ performance on end-of-year assessments in language arts, math, and science, and on graduation rate (high schools only). No other aspects of school performance are considered in either the UCAS or SCHOOL GRADING Report.

American College Test (ACT)
The ACT includes testing in the areas of Math, Science, Reading and English. Scale scores range from 1 (low) to 36 (high) for each of the four tests and for the Composite. The Composite score is the average of the four test scores, rounded to the nearest whole number.

Year
School
Composite
District
Composite
Utah
Composite
National
Composite
2009-10
21.8
21.8
21.8
21.0
2010-11
22.1
21.8
21.8
21.1
2011-12
20.7
20.1
20.7
21.1

Advanced Placement Test (AP)
Advanced Placement classes are college-level classes offered at the high school campus. Advanced Placement is a national program administered by the College Board. Many colleges and universities around the nation award credit based on scores from the AP Exams.

Year
School
% Passing
District
% Passing
State
% Passing
Nation
% Passing
2009-10
66
67
67
58
2010-11
72
68
69
60
2011-12
72
68
68
59
Boundary Description

HighBegin at 11800 S. and the Herriman City line (approx 4570 W.); east along 11800 S. (south side) to 1700 W.; north along 1700 W. (east side) to the South Jordan/Riverton City line (approx. 11695 S.); east and north east along the South Jordan/Riverton City line (south side) to 1300 W. and approx 11600 S.; south along 1300 W. (west side) to the South Jordan/Riverton City line (approx. 11745 S.); east along the South Jordan/Riverton City line (south side) to the Jordan River; south along the Jordan River (west side) to Bangerter Hwy.; east along Bangerter Hwy., (south side) to Bluffdale City line (approx. 800 W.); south and east along Bluffdale City line (south and west sides) to the Freeway I-15; south along the Freeway I-15 (west side) to the south county line; south and west along the south county line (north side) to the proposed Mountain View Corridor (approx. 1500 W.); following the proposed Mountain View Corridor north and west (east side) to the Herriman City line at 12600 S.; east along the Herriman City line (south side) to approx 4570 W. (still Herriman City line); north along the Herriman City line to 11800 S.

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