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River City Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 530 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 14, 2014

Do not move to Post Falls School District if you want or expect a top notch education for your middle schooler. If you have a "special" needs child this school is definitely not for them. They will find ways to send the child home or kick them out all together. They told me they would provide a tutor, three weeks later we still have not received a tutoring session. This school district does not care about your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2014

My school is amazing. After moving from a large school of bullies, I expected to be treated the same here. But in reality, almost everybody is extremely nice. The teachers and students alike are all friendly and caring. I made about 30 friends on day one. On the first day, I felt too afraid to sit with people I'd met at lunch, so I sat alone, despite my panic attacks from loneliness. A(n also new) sweet girl came and sat with me, and she turned up to be my best friend. I have at least 150 friends now, almost my entire grade. The only bad kids are a group of them, and when they get into trouble, the teachers send them straight to the office for suspensions (it's actually a bootcamp-like alternative to suspension) or weeks of lunch detention. I took in a girl from that group, and she's not actually that mean, she just felt pressured by her "friends". The only thing this school could improve on is the lack of student engagement and fundraisers. The most that's happened this year are two school dances, and students protested against the lack of a talent show (we're getting one C:).


Posted June 16, 2009

Working at RCMS is a joy! We are a team, and it shows. We love working with the students, parents, and community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 23, 2008

This school is really great and the staff here is really nice. The new girl in my class said that when she met some new friends, she felt right at home.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2008

M daughter attends this school and since we've moved here she has had a wonderful time! Keep it up River City Middle school! Keep it up River city Middle School!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 75% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 75% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students79%
Female80%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 78%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2832 East Poleline Rd
Post Falls, ID 83877
Phone: (208) 457-0933

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