School Details

Riverside Middle School

458 Riverside St, Pendleton, SC 29670
(864) 403-2200
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 420 students 13 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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84%
75%
84%
77%
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89%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Anderson 04 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
79%
70%
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77%
69%
76%
82%
75%
80%
87%
71%
84%
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74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Anderson 04 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 Pendleton. The principal of Riverside Middle School is Kevin Black and can be contacted at kblack@anderson4.k12.sc.us. 420 children attend Riverside Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 55% of the 420 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Riverside Middle School is 13:1. R. C. Edwards Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 77%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

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

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    I would say that this school because they have great teachers and great courses

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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