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Riverside Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1042 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted October 3, 2014

Excellent environment for learning and growing. Was nervous for my kids starting middle school this year but the school is such a good place for children to develop good work ethic. Loving it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

my school is wonderful but the buses is terrible the bus I ride is 221 theres too many kids on the bus and not enough room the kids on the bus physicly threaten you and they will cuss you the 6th graders get treated like garbage and some 7th and 8th graders get in trouble all the time so the bus driver will move you up front and then they bully the 6th graders in the front and take up all the seet so they cant set


Posted April 19, 2014

We recently moved here from NJ and I'm pleased with the school. The teachers have a genuine concern for their students and respond in a timely matter to any concern that is voiced. My son loves the school and the teachers, has made friends and he is finally coming out of his shell. The curriculum is challenging but not overwhelming. I like the parent portal to check on grades at my discretion and there's also a student portal to involve the student in gauging his own progress. The communication between teachers and principles has been good. The only issue I had was with a bus stop incident. The principle was helpful in who I needed to get in touch with to resolve the issue and kept in touch to make sure it was resolved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

A fantastic choice of schooling! Wonderful teachers, high education standards, excellent student base, and friendly to all. Expected little but was wonderfully amazed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2013

We relocated to the area this school year. The school has been very good for my 8th grader. Academically the teachers are "tough" but not overly so. My son was used to a somewhat lax atmosphere and this year he is actually studying. My son has not had any problems making friends. District is well organized academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

Terrible school. They all have liberal views and the first year principal will not address your concerns cause he is to busy and on his power trip ?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2008

Having the teacher's grade book availble via the parent's portal is great. I can keep up with my student's grades weekly and don't have to wait for a progress report to become aware of missed assignments. Email updates from the teachers make me feel that I'm aware of my student's progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

Although the school has a dress code, I don't see the admin and teachers enforcing it. There are girls wearing embarrasingly short skirts and low-cut blouses. Despite the excellence in the academics, it is unacceptable for students to dress inappropriately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

This school is great. My daughter loves her first yar of middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

I am a student at riverside and this is an awsome school. We have the best teachers ever and I made friends easily. We have great disipline practices and bullies are not tollerated. The best pact scores are located in are school. If you have good grades you get in the classes you should be in, and if you are having trouble you get help. I love this school its amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2007

Most teachers at this school are great. There are a few exceptions where teachers do not reach the needs of their students and don't seem to care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

This is one of the best middle schools in the state, based on test scores. Discipline is excellent and teachers are certainly well qualified. The only downside is the social 'scene' at Riverside. If you expect your child to make friends, good luck! Students are rude, unfriendly, and sometimes snobbish. Your child will be educated well, but will quickly lose self-esteem and happiness--trust me.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students91%
Female95%
Male86%
African-American72%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled60%
Not disabled93%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
African-American70%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled47%
Not disabled93%
English language learners87%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant89%

Science

All Students81%
Female85%
Male78%
African-American55%
Asian80%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled41%
Not disabled85%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial100%
White94%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled54%
Not disabled93%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Writing

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
African-American69%
Asian95%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals73%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled43%
Not disabled93%
English language learners84%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
African-American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled43%
Not disabled91%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
African-American53%
Asian96%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled43%
Not disabled91%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
African-American53%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled54%
Not disabled92%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
African-American56%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled54%
Not disabled91%
English language learners89%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
African-American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled41%
Not disabled95%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
African-American66%
Asian88%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled33%
Not disabled90%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
African-American63%
Asian94%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals91%
Disabled30%
Not disabled92%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

Science

All Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
African-American43%
Asian80%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals63%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled20%
Not disabled91%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female88%
Male94%
African-American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled67%
Not disabled94%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
African-American72%
Asian88%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled35%
Not disabled95%
English language learners84%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 53%
Black 10% 36%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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