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Riverside Middle School

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Posted January 11, 2013

This School Is AWESOME!!! The Teachers Love and Respect each and every student. They do their very best to help us.


Posted January 4, 2010

My daughter is attending 8th grade at Riverside. She has attended a private Christian school the last 7 years. I am very pleased with this school and the teachers. My daughter loves the school and is in all honors classes. I am very pleased with this school and give it a 5 on the scale. You will be very happy you allowed your child to attend such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

I would say that this school because they have great teachers and great courses
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2008

I have had 3 kids to attend Riverside Middle in Pendleton, SC. I give the school a 5 star rating or 10 on a scale of 10. The teachers are excellent and the principal is very involved in the students' progress. Excellent preparation for high school. My son was accepted into Clemson with scholarships and my daughter received a full scholarship to Furman University. All in all a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

I have had two kids at this school so I have been involved here for several years. It is an outstanding school by any measure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

It is a middle school, need I say more. Kids are cruel. My son is learning disabled and at this school I do not see him going anywhere. He is being teased a lot and the Staff seem to think that he is doing it to himself. He has so much stress from school that he makes himself sick trying not to go. All the awards they have won are based on test scores and I sincerely believe that if it weren't for our district elementary schools providing the basis for these students, Riverside would not have scored as well as it did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

My daughter is a seventh grade student at Riverside Middle School. I have been extremely satisfied with the challenges in the classroom. The efforts of the school to reward student achievement, student behavior and student effort far exceed any other school I have experience with as a student, teacher or parent. Recent awards at Riverside are well earned and include 2006 Palmetto's Finest Visit 2006 Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School Of Excellence 2005 - 2006 Palmetto Silver Award Winner 2006 - 2007 Palmetto Silver Award Winner
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

Well I am a student and I love this school. Academics are great and the teachers are really friendly. Teachers keep in touch with parents and make sure you know what your child is doing. The principal is great and we just won the blue ribbon award.
—Submitted by a 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.

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.
English/Language Arts

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male79%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabled45%
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant83%

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
African-American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial58%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals81%
Disabled23%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
African-American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals84%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled55%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial67%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabled52%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%

Writing

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
African-American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled50%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-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 Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled18%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals65%
Full-pay meals82%
Disabled21%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant73%

Science

All Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled43%
Not disabled81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
African-American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Subsidized meals76%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled36%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant80%

Writing

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
African-American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Subsidized meals77%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled20%
Not disabled94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 77% 53%
Black 16% 36%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 55%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Award (2007)
  • Palmetto Silver (2007)
  • Palmetto Silver (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:15pm
School Leader's name
  • Kevin Black
Fax number
  • (864) 646-8025

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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458 Riverside St
Pendleton, SC 29670
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Phone: (864) 403-2200

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