River Bend Middle School

River Bend Middle School serves 555 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 48%.
River Bend Middle School operates within the Catawba County s School District.

Overview

The student population of 555 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 555 students
River Bend Middle School Total Students (2000-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
River Bend Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (2000-2012)
Students by Grade River Bend Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
River Bend Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (2000-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
12%
2%
River Bend Middle School Asian (2000-2012)
Hispanic
14%
13%
River Bend Middle School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
5%
27%
River Bend Middle School Black (2000-2012)
White
63%
52%
River Bend Middle School White (2000-2012)
All Ethnic Groups River Bend Middle School Sch Ethnicity River Bend Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.57 0.89
River Bend Middle School Diversity Score (2000-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
52%
45%
River Bend Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
8%
River Bend Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,681 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Catawba County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
28
4
Number of Students Managed 17,681 1,682
Catawba County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $184 MM $19 MM
District Spending $174 MM $18 MM
Catawba County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,313 $11,105
Catawba County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,763 $10,880
Catawba County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bunker Hill High School (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Catawba Rosenwald Education Center (4.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oxford Elementary School (2.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Claremont Bunker Hill High School
    4675 Oxford School Rd
    Claremont , NC , 28610
    (828)241-3355
    0  mi  |  935  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Claremont Oxford Elementary School
    5915 Oxford Rd
    Claremont , NC , 28610
    (828)459-7220
    2.4  mi  |  647  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Claremont Claremont Elementary School
    3384 East Main St
    Claremont , NC , 28610
    (828)459-7921
    3  mi  |  465  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Statesville Sharon Elementary School
    880 Sharon Sch Rd
    Statesville , NC , 28677
    (704)872-3401
    3.4  mi  |  305  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Catawba Catawba Intermediate
    403 6th Ave Sw
    Catawba , NC , 28609
    (828)241-3131
    4.4  mi  |  534  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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  • Recommended July 24, 2014 - i think this school will be a good school for me in 7th grade a hear only good things and im ready for next year:) - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Did You Know?
Catawba County, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.47, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.89. The most diverse school district in Catawba County is Hickory City Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.