Welcome to River Bend Middle School
Our school, situated on a beautiful campus in the eastern part of Catawba County, represents the merging of distinct rural and cultural communities into an evolving area anchored in rich traditions and a commitment to excellence.
As the bridge between elementary and high school, our intentionally-designed 7th- and 8th-grade middle school program makes education better for growing adolescents. Our educators understand your child's need for both independence and guidance. Teachers work in grade-level teams to nurture each student's individual personality and unique potential.
We embrace rigorous academics, but we also understand that school is about far more. Exploring elective courses and participating in athletics, clubs, and other activities ensure that students are ready for their next exciting learning opportunity.
Ensuring a safe and healthy environment for students and staff
Personalizing our students’ education by getting to know each student’s unique academic, social, and emotional needs
Teaching soft skills like character education, teamwork, and collaboration that make our students attractive in the workforce
Helping our students explore career options through our extensive Career & Technical Education courses including robotics and graphic design
Providing students with technology as a tool for personalized learning including Chromebooks for each student, robotics programs to teach literacy, math, science, STEM, and more
Giving our students the flexibility of taking a variety of courses online through Online Catawba Virtual Academy
Offering a well-rounded curriculum that includes visual and performing arts such as drama, band, chorus, handbells and piano.
"See Something, Say Something" Anonymous Reporting System
This service is designed to help you anonymously and securely report anything that's scaring or endangering you, your friends or your family. You don't need to be afraid to contact us. You never have to give us your name if you don't want to.
We take your security seriously at Catawba County Schools, and we will do everything we can to resolve your concern as quickly and as safely as possible.
- In the event of an Emergency Dial 9-1-1
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
- The Anonymous Tip Line is monitored Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.