Riverside Middle School

615 Hammett Bridge Rd, Greer, SC 29650
(864) 355-7900
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1042 students 18 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

89%
74%
69%
89%
71%
68%
85%
70%
66%
92%
83%
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89%
78%
74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Greenville 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
72%
68%
87%
73%
69%
88%
77%
74%
87%
72%
67%
91%
77%
74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Greenville 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
72%
67%
87%
74%
70%
90%
75%
69%
89%
75%
70%
89%
75%
72%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Greenville 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riverside Middle School is a public middle school in Greer. The principal of Riverside Middle School is Ron Harrison and can be contacted at rharriso@greenville.k12.sc.us. 1,042 children attend Riverside Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 22% of the 1,042 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Riverside Middle School is 18:1. Calvary Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 12%
White, non-Hispanic 73% 59%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Asian 5% %
Multiracial 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Great school!!!! I'm glad we moved just for my kids to be able to attend this school. Best money ever spent!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    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

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

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

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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 ?

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great. My daughter loves her first yar of middle school!

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

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