Listed in National schools for 2016 in Illinois.

Riverside Brookfield

rank

16

-6
index

3.431

0.046

Riverside Brookfield

160 Ridgewood Road

Riverside, IL

708-442-7500

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RANK YEAR E&E% SUBS. LUNCH% INDEX
17 2014 40.00 17.00 2.873
11 2013 51.00 17.00 2.955
7 2012 46.00 20.00 2.822
5 2011 53.20 13.00 3.279
RANK SCHOOL CITY STATE E&E% SUBS. LUNCH% INDEX
1 BASIS Oro Valley Oro Valley AZ 100.00 27.320
539 Amador Valley Pleasanton CA 70.00 5.50 3.433
540 Riverside Brookfield Riverside IL 3.431
541 Harmony Science Academy - Carrollton Carrollton TX 73.30 41.00 3.429
2868 Hot Springs Hot Springs AR 20.00 1.000

School Information

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, , German Language, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Psychology, Physics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History AP Courses
0 IB Courses
0 Cambridge/ACE
Badminton (G); Baseball (B); Basketball (B&G); Competitive Cheerleading (B&G); Cross County (B&G); Football (B); Golf (B&G); Gymstics (G); Pupette Pompon (G); Soccer (B&G); Softball (G); Swimming (B&G); Tennis (B&G); Track & Field (B&G); Volleyball (B&G); Water Polo (B&G); Wrestling (B) Varsity Sports
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    Statistics

    Four-year graduation rate

    93%

    Principal's years of experience

    4

    Enrollment

    1447

    Age of school building

    106

    Students in special education

    8%

    Students attending 4-year colleges

    61%

    Ethnic Breakdown

    61.9% Caucasian/white
    30.1% Hispanic/Latino
    3.6% African-American/black
    2.3% Multi-ethnic
    1.7% Asian/Pacific Islander

    School Pep

    Fight Song—"RB Fight Song"

    School Colors—Blue and White

    Mascot—Bulldog

    Enrollment Policy

    Neighborhood enrollment

    Extra Item(s) of Interest

    We are very proud of the fact that 97% of our students who took AP courses last year also took their AP tests, while the national average reported by the College Board in 2011 was only 76%. We offer open access to AP classes at our school. Students who wouldn’t be encouraged to take AP classes at other schools are welcomed with open arms at RB. In large numbers, our students step up to the challenge of taking more rigorous courses, accepting the expectation that taking the AP exam is part of the experience. That makes our average 69.5% passing rate (earning 3, 4, or 5) all the more impressive when compared to the global passing rate of 60.9%. Certain courses are immensely popular. 96 students to Micro Economics and 86 students took Macro Economics last year. Of those students, 80% and 81% respectively earned passing scores. Other courses have large numbers of students coming from regular as well as the honors levels, a truly diverse mix of learners. Statistics is such a course. For many students, it is the only AP class they will take. 75 students opted for this class last year. We are proud that almost every student took the exam and 35% of them earned passing scores. In addition, we are worked hard to achieve "equity and excellence” for our students, earning a rating of 40.1% from the College Board this year, which is well above the national rate of 19.7%. For these reasons, we are proud to be a school that is beating the socio-economic odds when it comes to academic achievement. In 2013, U.S. News and World Report in their independent high school ranking identified RB as #15 out of 649 public and 8 magnet schools in Illinois. They recognized RB at 427th nationally from among 21,000 public high schools, giving it Gold Medal status as one of the top 500 schools in the nation. This recognition identifies schools whose students perform better in reading and math than statistically expected for the average student in the state. This ranking factored in the percentage of economically disadvantaged students (who tend to score lower) who are enrolled at the school in order to identify the schools that were performing better than statistical expectations. For those schools that made it past this first step, the second step determined whether the school's least-advantaged students (black, Hispanic and low-income) were performing better than average for similar students in the state. Finally, schools that made it through the first two steps became eligible to be judged nationally on the final step – college-readiness performance – using Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data as the benchmarks for success, depending on which program was largest at the school. Principal Pam Bylsma sums up RB’s successful formula in this way, “These are the elements that make Riverside Brookfield High School the remarkable school that it is: high expectations and standards for all students in both academics and character; open access to a broad array of courses and extracurricular opportunities to match our students interests, abilities, and aspirations; a supportive, personalized environment provided by our talented, compassionate teachers who are committed to the success of their students as well as to their own professional growth; and our wonderful students, who amaze us with their ambition, talent, caring, and willingness to grow and learn.”

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