School Facts

Location: Riverside, IL
9-12 Enrollment: 1,636
Staff: Not Noted
Certified: Not Noted
Administrators: Not Noted
Facilities/Buildings: 1

Demographics: 52.9% of students in the school reported being White, 36.7% Hispanic, and 4.6% Black. 4.2% reported being English Language Learners (ELL). 11.3% of students reported being economically disadvantaged.

Reducing Tardiness and Suspensions Through Positive Behavior Platform

The Challenge

Due to their location and size, the students at Riverside Brookfield High School arrive at school by walking, riding their bikes, or being dropped off instead of riding the bus. This was resulting in a significant tardy problem with their student population and while staff tried to implement a positive behavior program to mitigate the problem, only about 10% of the student population was being incentivized to change their behavior. They needed to revamp their program in a way that would allow them to reach more students and build a culture of changing habits.


The Results (Data Points):

Decrease in First Semester Suspensions
  • Created a more consistent and objective discipline culture to focus on positive student behavior.

  • Re-aligned their existing student behavior expectations into a new system with easier tracking and data management.

  • Promoted engagement and incentivized more students by offering motivating rewards, such as gift cards and sports memorabilia, donated by local businesses.

The Solution

  1. Modify the existing school behavior program and integrate it into an online platform.
  2. Institute clear and consistent behavior expectations that are utilized school-wide.
  3. Reach out to local businesses to obtain highly motivating rewards that students can work towards earning.
  4. Utilize insightful data to monitor student progress and make decisions for those requiring extra support.