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Dec. 9 Riverdale High School News

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Thursday, Dec. 9

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Riverdale Outscores on PSAT

PSAT scores were released last week, and not only did Riverdale students drastically outscore the Oregon and National averages, but they also scored better than Riverdale students who took the test in 2019.
If students have a College Board account, they should have received an email about the scores being posted. Students who do not yet have an account can create one, which should then allow them to view their scores. Hard copies of student score reports should arrive in the next few weeks.
We know that a lot of families are interested in this years’ PSAT data so as to get a better picture of where students are after a year and a half of distance learning. Further, it’s also important to place this data in context alongside both other 2021 PSAT test-takers and their pre-Covid 2019 counterparts. 

11th Grade Scores

The average PSAT score for 11th graders was 1149, meaning that the average Riverdale student scored better than 85% of students who took the test. This was also 2 points higher than the 2019 11th grade average score.

10th Grade Scores

The average PSAT score for 10th graders was 1059, meaning that the average Riverdale student scored better than 76% of students who took the test. This was 59 points higher than Riverdale’s 2019 10th Grade average.

9th Grade Scores

The average PSAT 8/9 score was 995, meaning that the average Riverdale 9th grader scored better than 87% of students who took the test. We did not offer the PSAT 8/9 during the 2019 year, so we will have better longitudinal data after introducing it this year.

The Data in Context:


The PSAT and SAT tests primarily cover content from Algebra 2. As students become more and more removed from their last Algebra 2 course, overall performance on the Math sections of the tests decreases. This is one of the reasons that significant test preparation before the official SAT can result in significant increases in scores. Students who have yet to finish Algebra 2 are at a significant disadvantage. 

Reading and Writing

Insofar as it comes to these scores, the overwhelming majority of juniors this year are prepared to take the official SAT or ACT. Forty percent of the junior class is already scoring in the 90th percentile. This number would likely increase with student preparation.

Athletics News

Basketball Schedule

Basketball game dates can be found at Home games are listed on the image below. 

Swim Meet Schedule

The Riverdale Swim Team is hosting their first invitational meet of the season at the Lewis and Clark pool this Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.
Spectators at all sporting events must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the past 72 hours. Masks are required. 


Volleyball All-League Selections

2nd Team
  • Ashley Koski 
  • Vittoria Corvelli 
Honorable Mention
  • Grace Gay 
  • Thais da Silva Corsi  
BBall Home games

Important Dates

  • Friday, Dec. 10 - Last day for incomplete work from Trimester 1
  • 12/20-31 - Winter Break
  • Friday, Jan. 14 - Teacher Inservice Day (No School)