River Bend Middle School

4670 Oxford School Road
Claremont, NC 28610
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
River Bend Middle School serves 469 students in grades 7-8.
River Bend Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 55% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 469 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

School Overview

River Bend Middle School's student population of 469 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
469 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

River Bend Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,568 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of River Bend Middle School is 0.64, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1341 out of 2568 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
12%
4%
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Hispanic
20%
20%
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Black
5%
25%
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White
55%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
2%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is River Bend Middle School's ranking?
River Bend Middle School is ranked #1341 out of 2,568 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
What schools are River Bend Middle School often compared to?
River Bend Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mill Creek Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% NC state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NC state average).
How many students attend River Bend Middle School?
469 students attend River Bend Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of River Bend Middle School students are White, 20% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Asian, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of River Bend Middle School?
River Bend Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does River Bend Middle School offer ?
River Bend Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is River Bend Middle School part of?
River Bend Middle School is part of Catawba County Schools School District.

School Reviews

5   7/24/2014
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 - bubbl

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 469 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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