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1095 Furys Ferry Rd
Evans, GA 30809

(706) 868-3712
(706) 868-2192
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July 18, 2015
Went to this school for 6th and 7th grade and enjoyed it for the most part. The teachers are all fairly nice except for my science teacher in 6th grade, she was obviously waiting for retirement and only showed us videos and red out of textbooks and barely taught. On the other hand my 6th grade advanced math and gifted social studies teach was amazing, she made the class very fun and interactive and I always looked forward to her class. The 7th grade teachers were l very nice and touch us well as long as you actively paid attention. Starting 6th grade was very easy, the transition was very smooth, they allowed extr time in case you got lost, had teachers in the hallway to help you find your class. The school is very nice with few flaws, in the terms of the people there. My experience was very peaceful, fights were a rare only about three during my two years, non physical and the school felt with it nicely. Classic bullying was almost non existent although the gossip (for the girls at least) was vicious, as it is in most places. A close friend of mine was targeted by bullying and the school did little to stop it, the people doing it were called to the office several times and barely scoled, it took some of my other friends confronting them to get it to stop. Drug wise the school is fairly clean although in curtain groups there was a lot of talk about it but very few actually did them. The social environment is very good with nice teachers and and mostly nice students, with the few very closed off groups but those are everywhere. The dress code is very strict on the girls, with many things not really mentioned in the guide book, but if you are one of the kids that the teachers like you can get away with wearing close to anything. One thing the did bother me, a friend of mine wore blue nail polish to school and was forced to remove it because he was male even though there were no rules against it. Overall I loved this school and I hope this somewhat detailed review helps.

- submitted by a student

May 10, 2014
I was not impressed with the 6th grade honors program on May 9,2014. It did not contain and thought nor pride. I expected more from a school rated 4 stars.

- submitted by a community member

April 17, 2014
My son is the Sixth grader there in RMS. It it truly a blessing to be there. Great teachers and very good disciplined school. They really follow the zero tolerance.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2013
Truly a great school! After private school where good teachers were shunned so everyone has a good marks, this was a real learning experience. Front desk: the unseen heroes always professional and with a smile. Administration: efficient and friendly, Principal is easy to reach and talk to. Teachers: fantastic and dedicated, with interesting and innovative teachings. Great opportunities for those who wants to learn, Math club (RMS was a regional winner in the Math Olympiad), interesting field trips. Quality of education is high: Duke University test on the level of college acceptance showed a multitude of 7th-graders who passed it! As parents we are very satisfied with solid knowledge our son received and often demonstrates in topics of history, Earth science, anthropology, or just good speech and writing skills. Great athletics programs: wonderful teachers are equally good coaches. During a meet at GHS one can see HS students running across the field to give a hug to their former RMS coach Mrs.Petty! They remember now she gave everyone chance to shine! Lastly, secure feeling of safe school atmosphere. My son says: "3 years in Riverside Middle were the happiest in my life!

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January 22, 2010
My children attended a Private School and I paid high tuition fees and had to do a lot of fundraising. The level of education they're getting is just as good in this school and it's not costing me $20,000 a year. Parents need to appreciate this Public School. The education and scores my children are getting in this school are just as good as the education thye were getting at the Private School. Parents need to be involved and take responsibilty for their child's edcuation and be cooperative with School officials and you'll have great results. Both are Honor Students. It takes work and dedication from both the child,parent and teachers to do well. I do wish they had more challenges and projects, creativity is essential for a childs growth.

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April 29, 2009
My child is in 6th grade at RMS this year. I t has been a great experience for her and myself.

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March 05, 2009
I have one son who is there right now and one who went there for all 3 years. It is continues to have involved faculty and parents.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2008
My children have spent a total of three years at the school, all years covered. We transferred from another middle school in another state and this one is average to above average in comparison. When my oldest got here, the rest of her 8th grade was a waste of her time and she was barely challenged. The school has a pleasant atmosphere but does not prepare the kids for the high schools they go on to, making freshman year a shock for many. I do not support the in- school suspension policy of the whole district and find it very anti educational to punish kids by making them miss class time. It is a regimented school with very little freedom for the kids. Maybe they have a student body that cannot handle it but it seems to be a big deal to go to the library.

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September 05, 2007
I have two children who are attending RMS for the first time this year and I would just like to say that we are very happy here!

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February 08, 2007
RMS is as good a middle school as you can hope to find. The principal is top notch and our experience there has been nothing but positive. If your child loves music, then this is the place to be. Mrs. Easler is the best of the best! They don't make teachers like her anymore. She has a love and enthusiasm for teaching that is contagious to all. We are sorry to have to move at the end of the year and not have my son go to 8th grade there.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2006
Aside from a handful of teachers who I hold dear to my heart, I generally consider my three years at RMS, three years of waste.

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August 18, 2006
Riverside is a phenomenal school with a great staff. The review of August 2005 is completely unfounded and offers erroneous information. There has never been a drug, sexual harassment or gun problem at Riverside. I've been involved with this school for eight years and had three children who cherished the years spent at RMS. You can't go wrong with this school.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2006
One of the best schools in the nation. Definately by far.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2005
Riverside Middle School is in a highly affluent district. The scores that the school makes academically are as much the results of the parents working with their children, as it is the teachers. RMS has a few outstanding teachers, but the overall faculty is mediocre at best. Many of the teachers employed at the school were hired, not for their ability, but because they were sons/daughters, neices/nephews, of system employees. There is a severe problem in this and other schools in the Columbia County system in relation to nepotism. The schools also try to keep items that could result in 'bad' publicity quiet, including sexual harassment of students, gun, and drug issues.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2003
I would like to be more involved with my childs activities at school, but I live out of state, how can I communicate with his teachers?

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August 10, 2003
RMS is an excellent school and the teachers are willing to go over, above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that no child is left behind. I love RMS and the education that my daughter is receiving.

- submitted by a parent
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Riverside Middle School
1095 Furys Ferry Rd, Evans, GA  30809
(706) 868-3712
Last modified Riverside Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Riverside Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top