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Riverview High School9

Sarasota, FL | Sarasota County

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July 30, 2013


Continued from my other review... Perhaps a change in the AP running the IB program would make program better. Please speak to other parents and students before making your decision on this program. Seems everyone I've spoken to has about the same complaints. Lastly, I've called about the traffic in front of school and they have not done anything. Called sherriffs dept and they said the schools choose where to put their officers...at parent drop off, two to three at times sipping coffee and talking. Another great decision by administration. Don't plan on making a left onto Lords Ave. at drop off or dismissal and look out for student drivers speeding out of parking lot. This is an accident waiting to happen which is what it will take for them to do something about it. I'm sure they will say they never received any complaints.

Submitted by a parent

July 30, 2013


My child attended RHS as a Freshman this past year. At orientation we were excited, as it seemed the administration was going to be great, class choices would be great, a strong zero tolerance on bullying as well as proper dress code enforcement. Well, thatwas very short lived. There is no dress code, I have seen girls wearing white spandex pants with black thongs, a short shirt and flip flops! Shorts could not be any shorter and some even where pajama shorts with fluffy slippers. They walk in right in front of the principal and school officers without being told anything. Administration, Counselors and teachers have been rude, have spoken down to my child, speak inapropriate in class, and do not offer any help when asked, they continually say ask someone else. One teacher, does not even teach on the subject, they are too busy talking about personal or religious stuff. The administration will tell you they have never had a complaint about whatever you may addressing, but in speaking with other parents this is a lie, just making sure the school looks good. Continued on other review.

Submitted by a parent

March 19, 2012


We are new to the area this year; I used websites like this one to help my family determine what part of Florida we should move to. What we have discovered, out of seven educational class periods each class has offered our student several opportunities to see students control the class. We are not blaming teachers, more so the culture. Our student has only been required to write two papers to date. Brings home countless ditos, when we ask if the work is at all challenging the response is always, no. When on campus I have heard such wide spread patronizing conversations from adults to students. I would not recommend this high school, we are already looking into other options.

Submitted by a parent

February 12, 2012


I will be moving to sarasota this summer, and I would like to know what high school would be the best to attend. This would be regarding the most fun school in the county, with the best students and staff. It will be my senior year so truthfully I am just looking for the coolest and funnest school in Sarasota. Thank you

November 30, 2009


Excellent! A great learning outlet for my child. Great teachers, students, and campus! Thanks so much to RHS! Go Rams!

Submitted by a parent

November 5, 2009


Riverview is my alma mater and I still have Ram pride! Excelling in both academics and athletics, Riverview produces well-rounded leaders that help shape the future of our country!

Submitted by a student

October 21, 2007


great teachers and amazing football staff

Submitted by a parent

January 5, 2006


The school has great opportunities for advanced placement.

Submitted by a parent

October 5, 2005


Generally I think my education from Riverview was pretty good. The selection of courses was pretty diverse and it offered at fair amount of Honors and AP courses.

Submitted by a parent

August 29, 2005


Riverview has one of the best academic programs in Sarasota. It offers the IB program, honors, and AP classes. I have found that the teachers are for the most part dedicated and very competent. I have been very pleased with my experience. I found the extracurricular activities to be a great asset, especially the band. I am not yet sure if the Small Learning communities is a good thing, but otherwise Riverview is a great overall school.

Submitted by a teacher

June 27, 2005


From what I can ascertain, this school is a very good school both academically and in their sports, but especially in the music department. I am looking forward to becoming very involved as a parent and have enjoyed working with the teachers and guidance departments so far. There are so many classes from which to choose, as well as extracurricular clubs and groups, there is a place for everyone.

Submitted by a parent

June 24, 2005


Great music departments. I.B. program needs a little more work but is worth the effort. The phisical structures need facelifting. The AP honors program needs to be polished.

Submitted by a parent

May 10, 2005


My daughter graduated from RHS and my son now attends RHS. Fantastic teachers, safe enviornment. A+ school.

Submitted by a parent

March 8, 2004


All three of my children have attended the International Baccalaureate program at this school, and have been challenged and grown beyond our hopes for them. The Kiltie Marching Band has 44 years of straight superior ratings in competition, and their drama program is excellent, too.

Submitted by a parent

October 27, 2003


I am a student at Riverview and I believe that the overall education level and other items are just wonderful.I came from Louisiana and my old school could not even compare to this school's level.

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