Riverside Middle School

458 Riverside St

Pendleton, SC 29670-0248

Tel: (864)403-2200
Grades: 7-8

420 students

Riverside Middle School serves 420 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Riverside Middle School operates within the Anderson 04 School District.

Overview

The student population of 420 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 420 students
Riverside Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Riverside Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Riverside Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
Riverside Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
1%
Riverside Middle School Asian (2000-2012)
Hispanic
1%
7%
Riverside Middle School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
15%
37%
Riverside Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
77%
52%
Riverside Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Riverside Middle School Sch Ethnicity Riverside 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.
0.38 0.41
Riverside Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
45%
51%
Riverside Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2012)
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.
9%
7%
Riverside Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,866 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Anderson 04 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
7
Number of Students Managed 2,866 4,051
Anderson 04 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $32 MM $37 MM
Anderson 04 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $31 MM $43 MM
Anderson 04 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,829 $9,170
Anderson 04 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,677 $10,604
Anderson 04 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pendleton High School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is R. C. Edwards Middle School (5.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pendleton Elementary School (1.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PendletonPendleton Elementary School
    902 East Queen St
    PendletonSC 29670
    (864)403-2500
    1.4 mi | 408 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • ClemsonClemson Elementary School
    581 Berkeley Dr
    ClemsonSC 29631
    (864)397-1500
    2.6 mi | 786 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • PendletonPendleton High School
    7324 Hwy 187
    PendletonSC 29670
    (864)403-2100
    2.9 mi | 848 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • La FranceLa France Elementary School
    550 Williams St
    La FranceSC 29656
    (864)403-2300
    3.2 mi | 465 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • CentralHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award D. W. Daniel High School
    1819 Six Mile Hwy
    CentralSC 29630
    (864)397-2900
    5.8 mi | 1021 students | Gr. 9-12                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended December 14, 2009 - I am appalled by the lack of concern and complete disregard of bullying in this school. My brother attends this school and has been abused by a group of children for over two years. My brother has sought help from his teachers. The bullying only worsened. My mother has spoken with the guidance counselor every year in an attempt to solve the problem to no avail. It has been two and a half years of daily physical and verbal abuse with no intervention by the school staff! This school does NOT provide a safe learning environment! - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Anderson County, SC 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 0.37, which is lower than the South Carolina average of 0.41. The most diverse school district in Anderson County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or national school diversity statistics.