The 65 square miles that encompass the Riverside Local School District are located in Lake County and serve nearly 4,500 students residing in Painesville Township, Concord, Leroy, Grand River, and a small section of northern Chardon. In July of 2007, the Board of Education passed a resolution to change the name of the district from the Painesville Township Local School District to Riverside to develop a more cohesive bond throughout all the communities the district serves. Riverside prides itself in offering an excellent education program to its students at a great value to the district taxpayers.
The Riverside Campus houses students in grades 8-12 and offers a variety of high quality experiences for its students. Currently the campus offers nine Advanced Placement courses, one dual enrollment class. Additionally, 24% of Riverside Juniors and Seniors participate in one or more Post-Secondary Enrollment Options. Many students have earned an Associate’s Degree from Lakeland Community College before earning their high school diploma. Riverside Campus students have embraced the Credit Flexibility provision with students applying to receive high school credit for activities outside the traditional classroom setting.
Riverside High School joins an elite group of high schools being recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best High Schools Bronze Award Recipient.” U.S. News & World Report announced the Best High Schools rankings, highlighting top-performing public schools on a state and national level. LaMuth Middle School is a 6-7 building that has won numerous awards from the Ohio Middle Level Association (formally Ohio Middle School Association) in the areas of teaming, scheduling, and interdisciplinary curriculum. LaMuth utilizes a schedule that provides common meeting time for both interdisciplinary teams and subject area teachers. The four elementary schools (K-5) are working together to provide common educational experiences and assessments across the vast district.
Technology opportunities in the Riverside Local Schools provide a great array of engagement and assessment opportunities for students.