School Details

Riverside High School

794 Hammett Bridge Rd, Greer, SC 29650
(864) 355-7800
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1541 students 21 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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High School Assessment Program (HSAP)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Greenville 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP)

In 2011-2012 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school sutdents in Algebra 1, Biology 1, English 1, 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Greenville 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riverside High School is a public high school in Greer. The principal of Riverside High School is Andrew Crowley, who can be contacted at acrowley@greenville.k12.sc.us. 1,541 children attend Riverside High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 21% of the 1,541 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Riverside High School is 21:1. Eastside High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 59%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Asian 5% %
Multiracial 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 23%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    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..

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

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

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