Perched on a hill above James Creek, Riverwatch Middle School, part of the Forsyth County School System, serves the southeastern Forsyth community. The school, established in the fall of 2003 and officially opening its doors for students the following year, developed a culture of excellence in academics, athletics, and service from its very beginning and includes State School Superintendent Awards as well as Gold and Platinum distinctions for student performance, achievement, and progress.
We believe that, “Together we LEAD – Learn, Exceed, Achieve, and Dream.” From teachers, to students, to parents and business partners, we believe in collaboration to expand opportunities for students that will help them achieve their dreams. Through high expectations and strong system collaboration, the school community is working to help students succeed to prepare to be member's of tomorrow's work force where problem solving, creativity, and technology will drive growth and prosperity.
At Riverwatch, we make it our mission to assure that all students reach their maximum potential by providing high quality instruction, focusing on effective communication skills, nurturing healthy relationships and community ties, and fostering well-rounded, life-long learners.Riverwatch holds several beliefs in our hearts as we work with our students and community. Each statement centers around the notation of developing a happy, healthy, and hardy environment for all. As a result, we believe . . .
. . . a happy environment is one in which positive communication between all stakeholders is a priority so that everyone feels their work is acknowledged and their time is valued.
. . . a healthy environment is one in which common goals among all stakeholders are met using a support system, understanding the purpose of work, and nurturing self and others.
. . . a hardy environment is one in which our resilience allows us to overcome challenges, is a product of the support from others, and helps us to maintain balance and flexibility.It is our belief that by developing a happy, healthy, and hardy culture for all we will maximize student success not only within school, but throughout life .
Riverwatch provides a rigorous curriculum that challenges students to think and perform at high levels focusing on Webb's depth of knowledge questioning, along with speaking, listening, reading, and writing in all content areas. As an extension of their core learning, connection courses provide the students an opportunity for real world application. To further enhance the middle school experience, Riverwatch offers team sports and a myriad of diverse extracurricular activities.
It is our school goal to continue student academic success. Recent awards that celebrate our student achievement include being named a 2009 Georgia School of Excellence, as well as a 2019 Platinum Award recipient from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement, and recently named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.It's Great to be a Panther!For More Information about School Data and Improvement Plans: