Riverton High

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.

Riverton Silverwolves CrestThe 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 and 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, 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 than 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 73% 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.
  • Riverton High is committed to the Professional Learning Community process that emphasis teacher collaboration and a focus on student learning.
  • Our graduation rate is above 90%.
  • The class of 2015 received $3,225,611 in scholarship offers.
Student Achievement

The Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) is a collection of computer-adaptive assessments given to Utah students beginning in grade 3. SAGE assessments provide questions that assess students’ ability to apply higher-order thinking skills and better emulate real tasks students may encounter in education and in life.

SAGE assessments were developed through a joint effort on the part of Utah teachers, parents, test development experts, and the Utah State Board of Education. SAGE assessments provide information to assist in determining students’ educational progress towards being ready for college and careers upon completion of secondary school.

Test Subject 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Language Arts 50.4% 51.4% 45.5% 39.1%
Science 52.2% 55.4% 46.0% 44.0%
Mathematics 42.5% 44.0% 35.1% 34.3%

School Accountability Report Cards
School Accountability Report Cards are issued for each public school once a year by the State of Utah.  The 2017-18 school year marks the first report card under this new accountability system.  Elementary and middle school report cards have four main grade categories: achievement, growth, English learner progress, and growth of the lowest 25%.  High schools have one additional grade category entitled postsecondary readiness.  For the 2017-18 school year, achievement and growth scores are calculated from the statewide end-of-year SAGE assessment.  In future years, achievement and growth will be calculated from the new Readiness. Improvement. Success. Empowerment. (RISE) assessment for grades 3-8 and the Utah Aspire Plus assessment for grades 9-10.  The English learner progress category score is calculated from the annual administration of the WIDA test, which assesses students’ language proficiency in English.  For high schools, the postsecondary readiness score is calculated from 11th grade performance on the ACT, advanced coursework performance, and graduation rates.  The state’s School Accountability Report Cards are intended to inform educators, parents, and community stakeholders about school performance as they work collaboratively to improve student outcomes.

CATEGORY 2017-18
Achievement 22
Growth 23
ELL Progress 8
Growth of the Lowest 25% 16
Postsecondary Readiness 59

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.

Composite 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
School 20.4 20.8 21.2 21.7
District 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.6
Utah 20.2 20.2 20.3 20.4
National 21.0 20.8 21.0 20.8

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.

% Passing 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
School 73 71 60 75
District 71 67 66 70
Utah 67 66 68 68
National 57 58 60 58
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