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River Bend Middle School

10 reviews
46240 Algonkian Parkway
Sterling, VA 20165
(571) 434-3220

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River Bend Middle School
Based on data from the 2019 school year

Community Reviews

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Overall it has been a good experience
Posted by a parent on 5/27/2018
River Bend is an excellent school with caring teachers who go above and beyond to help students succeed. The academics are top notch. The new principal Mr. Shaffer is excellent. He truly cares about the students and the school. Since he has been there the level of teaching and accountability has risen. The school also does a great job of communicating with parents. My daughter has made many friends there and she loves going to school everyday.
Posted by a parent on 12/20/2017
Kids are safe, teachers care, and parents are involved. Riverbend is a school where Teachers, Parents and Students are equally invested in the education process, making it a successful place to learn.
Posted by a parent on 4/24/2016
I go to River Bend currently and I find that it's no better or worse than any other middle school. What I find bad, though, are the space issues. The locker areas are crowded and because they're are too many students, there are several different lunches for all of them. In schools like Sterling, all the grades have one lunch together, as a grade, and I think it's the most proactive way to do things. Another bad thing is that with the new principal, there have been many drastic changes that the student body despises. The dress code for one. Shouldn't a school be more focused on education than what someone wears? Of course, if a student comes in wearing something explicit, actions need to be taken, but if he or she is wearing a hat? Or a pair of leggings? My last, and probably most significant complaint, is the fact that 8th graders were promised in the past that they would be able to listen to music during study hall. The principal has taken that privilege away. At Sterling, all three grades got to listen to music as long as they weren't failing any classes and I think that's a great idea to incorporate. Thats something that can be taken away for a valid reason- your grades are poor
Posted by a community member on 9/14/2014
We also had a problem with bullying at this school. My child was bullied and so are many others. Since this has never happened to my child before attending River Bend (or since), I believe it was the culture and lack of discipline at this school that caused the problem. The administration made only minimal effort with short-sighted solutions and no serious consequences for the bullies. I do not believe the parents of the bullies were ever informed of their kids behavior. Despite months of complaints the bullying became worse over time as the bullies became more aggressive. The student body is so accustomed to this behavior they stand by silently. This is unfortunate for those being bullied, and in particular for the bullies themselves. Being permitted to treat others this way will harm them too. My family is out of the situation but sincerely hopes the school will take more proactive steps to stop and prevent bullying activity at the school. The teachers noticed when the bullying affected academic performance, but failed to take effective action. The guidance counselor is friendly with the bullies and unwilling to have difficult conversations with the bully's parents.
Posted by a parent on 4/18/2012

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Sterling schools - River Bend Middle School is located at 46240 Algonkian Parkway, Sterling VA 20165. River Bend Middle School is in the Loudoun County Public Schools. River Bend Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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