School Details

River Ridge Middle School

11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654
(727) 774-7200
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1149 students 16 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Pasco average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
57%
56%
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57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Pasco average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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56%
57%
60%
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56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
80%
77%
78%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Pasco average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
66%
66%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Pasco average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

River Ridge Middle School is a public middle school in New Port Richey. The principal of River Ridge Middle School is MR. JASON JOENS, whose e-mail is JJOENS@PASCO.K12.FL.US. 1,149 students go to River Ridge Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the River Ridge Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 61% of the 1,149 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at River Ridge Middle School is 16:1. Bishop Larkin Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 66%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 53%
Limited English proficiency 5% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have one child moving on to RRHS and one entering RRMS itwill be interesting to see the change with the new principle. I will miss Mr. Joens.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a student at RRMS and I love it there. There is so many music and engineering programs at this school. Easy 5 out of 5 star school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school. Teachers care about the students and give 100% to assist them with academic and social skills. We are pleased with The Dream Team and all of the extra support given to make RRMS a top notch school!

  • (3 years ago)

    Taking into consideration the size and the budget given for a public school River Ridge is great. I often pondered whether or not to provide our children with a private school education (as I grew up going to a private school). My philosophy seems to be right regarding my decision in placing our children in a public school. Not every child is cut out for public or private school. With our children's personalities social appetites and learning abilities River Ridge is able to provide what they need. In any school whether private Christian public charter etc. there will always be great teachers and not-so-great teachers. The key is tuning in to what your child's needs are and following through. Again this school has everything our children need. Side note Principal Jason Joens is a very good principal. I would guess he puts in 60 hour work weeks on a regular basis. He can be seen at every theater production in the audience in the stands at every football game basket ball game and more. He is hands on and that is wonderful. There are several caring teachers as well. Mr. Nason the drama teacher is worthy of praise to say the least. The students LOVE drama class!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school emulates near perfection and promotes greatness in the students. My daughter has not only thrived academically but has also grown socially. This can only be done through strong leadership from the administration and staff. I could not have asked for a greater more positive middle school experience!

  • (4 years ago)

    RRMS IS A TRIRABLE PLACE TO GO . THE STUDETS WERE VERY DISRESPECTFUL DRESS CODE VERY OUT OF ORDER. ONE TIME MY CHILD HAD NO WAY OF GETING HOME.WAS BULLIED A LOT . ONE TIME AT A DACE I HERD ONE STUDENT SAY ( THIS IS GRAET IF I CAN FLIPOUT THE TEACHER AGEN ILL GET ANOTER REFEREL.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son began attending RRMS as a 6th grader and now is a Jr at RRHS. There have been some horror stories about having to deal with the Guidence dept. Anything they tell you check out for yourself. They appear to have their own agend. Overall the teachers have been wonderful. Florida has chosen to put the education of it's childen at the loosing end of the state budget. For what the teachers have to go through they are way underpaid - but - if a student shows interest and is a willing student it is my experience that they are all for the kid.

  • (7 years ago)

    i am a former student of river ridge i attend there for 7 years(3 years in the middle school and 4 in the high school). it was a great school the teachers were all great and the faculty deffinittally did a great job at running the school. I was a member of the color guard and and of its events were great..i wouldnt change a thing about it if i could!

  • (7 years ago)

    My children have attended and graduated from both middle and High. We came from a small Catholic school so we were overwhelmed with the size. Pasco County has school choice so I could have sent my children to any of the nearby schools we chose RRMHS. And I have to say we chose right. Yes River Ridge does have some problems what school doesn't? But they try! and they do a good job. I would recommend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My Oldest child just graduated from River Ridge High school and my daughter is the 8th grade. My daughter attended Dayspring academy last year for 3 months and that proved to be a disaster. River Ridge is a much better school they don't yell scream and belittle the children like they do at Dayspring Academy. Her FCAT scores were very good and overall I am pleased with what she is learning.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a former student of RRMS and i was very disappointed with the quality of education and communication. Some people may say that the High school and Middle school are well seperated but i beg to differ. On average i had to enter the high school side about 5 times per day along with high schoolers passing through the middle school side to get to busses which leads to my next point. The buss system at rrmhs was poorly thought. Combining High schoolers and Middle schoolers on a hot bus in the afternoon isn't the best of ideas. Both at the school and on the bus there were many fights due to the combination. Finally the education given was too focused on passing FCAT and isn't the best of systems. Overall This school isn't my favorite.

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