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Riverside High School

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Posted August 20, 2014

New to SC, new to Greer, new to Greenville county, relocated from a very diverse Atlanta, GA. First two days of school for a sophomore and senior. Faculty and staff have been very informative and helpful. Students, well, it's High School, but....diverse it's not and it shows. Our children are coming from Gifted/High Achiever Programs. Oh, and our children are White, just not the mainstream, they are artistic, creative, musically inclined, don't play golf or lacrosse, look different than most. I fully realize it's very early, but to a teenager, it's now and forever. I'll post again related to what they take away, education, preparation for college. Very concerned about my choice to relocate our family..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2012

We are moving back home from GA just so that our boys can graduate from RHS! As parents we love the school, teachers and staff. Our sons love the school just as much if not more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

Very competitive school; the YIG program and speech and debate is great and the teachers are academically challenging; overall, it is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2011

Riverside High School is VERY difficult! It is by far the most difficult school in the county. Most of the teachers are very good at what they do. They all have different teaching styles, but for the most part they are all well above the average teacher. This school has a reputation of being such a great school. I dont know how to define great but its forsure a totally academic driven style school, "Work first, play later", should be our school motto.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2010

We had hoped to find an equivalent school outside the Riverside district, because it is closed to students asking special admission from outside it's attendance area. People get a lot more for their houses within the district, simply because of the schools, and we could have found a dream home for half the price. Our daughter attended Riverside while we lived locally and looked for permanent digs. She came from a very progressive IB school and refuses to consider any alternatives here in the Greenville area. As a serious academic, I have to trust her judgment. All my interactions with the staff have been positive and there is a genuine sense of compassion for kids with issues. This is the school you want your kid in if they are a serious student, otherwise, one of the other schools will suffice. Eastside has leadership issues. If these were addressed, the school would no doubt be on par with Riverside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

We are new to the area/state this year. I had much hesitation when I knew we were moving to SC because their schools have such a bad reputation. I have to say that we are pleasantly suprised! We are very pleased with Riverside schools - both elementary and the high school. Great teachers, touch curriculum, lots of activities and sports for the kids to participate in, great kids, great, involved families. Very happy with this school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

its a great school....#1!!! great teachers and students.. best in south carolina... believe me...couse i go there =)
—Submitted by a student


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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 91% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP 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 proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African-American94%
Asian95%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Subsidized meals93%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled79%
Not disabled99%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant97%

Math

All Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
African-American77%
Asian95%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals78%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled55%
Not disabled96%
English language learners89%
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP 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 proficiency level 2.

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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

757 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%
English I

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
Physical Science

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

395 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
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 70% 53%
Black 12% 36%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 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 21%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (864) 355-7898

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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794 Hammett Bridge Rd
Greer, SC 29650
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Phone: (864) 355-7800

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