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K-5
Public
North Hollywood, CA
Students enrolled: 408
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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4243 Satsuma Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91602

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(818) 761-6147
(818) 508-8158
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December 10, 2014
The school has very high standards in meeting students academic needs. The beautiful arts and music programs are a great addition. The PTA are very involved in making sure these EXTRA programs don't go away. My son has excelled since starting the school two years ago and the teaching staff has been a big part of this success.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2014
I used to LOVE this school when McClay was principal. He ran it by inclusion: responding to parent and student needs while balancing teacher input. It was a great little neighborhood school where everyone knew everyone, only 3 classes per grade. Now parents are prohibited from walking their kids onto campus. Teachers want it this way. The feeling at RVES, unlike other lausd schools in Studio City is isolation, alienation, and lack of community. No chance for much teacher parent interaction. And it's getting worse. The new principal Ms. Sadaquatmal doesn't care about parents. Despite requests to open the campus to bring back that lovin' feeling, she forces parents to do pizza sales off campus and pass food through the bars of the locked gates to students in the after school program. It is a sorry sight. New this year are big NO Tresspassing signs at both gates. How unwelcome! I thought we were partners in our kids' education. Not under the Sadaquatmal regime. Many parents with the means to donate are looking for alternatives. So the school that rose from 2000 to 2012 will most likely return to its 1990 days when most homeowners didnt send their kids there.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2014
It's the time to stand for this school and raise parents voice from falling down its gratitude . My kids are very unhappy even wants to change the school after six year. Why????.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
Rio Vista Elementary School Very Unsatisfied. My child lost her motivation to learn just because she had the worst teacher who yelled at them for no reason . I let the Principal know but looks like she didn't even care so I had to change my child's school .

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2013
I've been a parent at Rio Elementary School since my son was in pre K. He is now in first grade. I'm pleased with not only the education that it provides for my son. But, also the eduction that it provides for parents as well. I've learned so much in attending some of the parent workshops that have been provided for us. From fun games to play to help in teaching site words, math and reading to earthquake prepardness. It certainly goes above and beyond to help equip not only the students of the school but the families as well.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
We love our small (just over 400 students), community-oriented school in the Valley. The families are wonderful. Teachers are dedicated and take the time to help each child learn in their own way. We are proud to have our children growing up in this environment, and they are thriving. We love Rio Vista!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
Rio Vista Elementary is like a little country school in the middle of a very busy city. My child has been there since kindergarten and she is happy! I have personal been involved with both the PTA and LAUSD board for my her entire career so when I tell you we have a great group of hard working parents who truly love our kids. I mean it from the bottom of my heart. With all of the changes that our kids have to deal with it's nice to still walk her to school and know that teacher, staff and parents all one goal-To make this the best school possible! It's both an honor and privilege to have my child attend Rio Vista Elementary North Hollywood, California. Ari Mc Intyre Rio Vista PTA EVP 2013-2014 Valley Gateway PTSA EVP 2013-2014

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
This is our first year at Rio Vista. We were a little bit nervous, because we loved our school last year, but we moved, and wanted our kids to be in school in their home neighborhood. As it turns out, there was nothing to be nervous about. What an amazing school Rio Vista is, from teachers, to events, to the PTA, we are so happy that our children get to go to a school where each child is pushed on their particular level to be better. We couldn't be happier, this was a good change for our family!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
My children have been at Rio Vista for the past three years and we have been very happy with staff and school. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Principal Mrs. Sadaquatamal is very involved with school activities and students. Teachers have been extremely helpful and academically excellent. Excellent parent involvement. Strong and extremely active PTA group. Academically my children are learning a lot, Homework is given everyday and helps teach them accountability and to be responsible. Submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
Rio Vista Elementary School is a very diverse school with very smart & dedicated teachers. Parent involvement is great and very welcomed. Its score last year was an amazing 905!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
I have three children - and I LOVE Rio Vista because it is small, diverse, and the teachers are fantastic! From the moment you walk into the parent center or on campus you get the feeling of a united community where everyone is working together for the children. It is warm and inviting and not overcrowded. It reminds me of the kind of elementary experience I had in the 70s. We are so lucky to have smart boards in grades 2-6, music, art, and P.E. (even ballroom dancing for 5th graders.) The API score is now over 900 and we have a new principal, Pia, who is a mom herself and a former teacher. I couldn't be happier. Rio Vista also has a hidden garden located in Weddington Park (a gift from the city) where the kids grow their own vegetables. It is comfortable to have a school with only 3 classes per grade. But the flip side to that is fundraising is much more difficult than at the other 2 schools which have deeper pockets, a bigger/overcroweded student body and more PR. But I wouldn't trade it for the neighborhood - family feel to Rio Vista.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
Rio Vista Elementary has been a wonderful school which my child has attended for the past 5 years. Each teacher has supported and challenged. Our principal has strived to improve our school whether by working with parents, attending and contributing his time to PTA functions or working with our community partners. Our PTA has grown stronger, becoming a true partnership with our staff to continue our educational and arts programs in spite of educational funding cutbacks. I could not be happier with our home school and will truly be sad to leave at the end of this, our last school year at Rio Vista.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
Rio Vista Elementary is a wonderful school. We have a diverse student body, excellent and amazing teachers and staff and involved parents. The Music Program is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
Rio Vista Elementary is the little school with the big heart. We love our students, who come in all shapes, sizes, and abilities. We have amazing and brilliant teachers! We have dedicated parents and grandparents who do everything possible to make certain we have the best learning environment possible.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
My son has just completed 5 years here at Rio Vista and is on his way to middle school...I would not trade the memories he has made at this school for anything in the world. Diversity is certainly not an issue here as there are just a little of everyone here and I know that no matter what your background is you will not be disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
So happy with Rio Vista!!! Our son loves it and enjoys going to school there everyday. We love the entire staff and feel completely safe sending our boy there. Support your public schools everybody! Especially the ones like Rio Vista who really really care about their students and the community.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2013
This school does not value diversity. Take a tour and see who is with you on tour, then look at who consistently gets left out. Chandler ES is a FAR SUPERIOR education and everybody doesn't look the same. I wouldn't send my dog to this school after how I was treated for more than a year.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2012
This school is on its way from good to great!!! The kids love being in school. I wish they offer more challenging academic programs in the coming years.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2012
EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT school. I've could of not ask for more. I'm very proud of this school so happy my Daughter attends this school. very organized the staff is very friendly and helpful the principal great. he stands outside by the maing entrance every morning greating parents and students. The valet drop off/and pick up nice touch and convinient for parents.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2012
My Child has been attending Rio Vista since Kindergarten, and is now going to be begin the 4th grade. I also used to work at this school for 8 years, and actually moved out of our residential school, Carpenter Charter Elementary to make sure she could attend Rio Vista. The positives at this school are small campus, small class size, teachers who stay happily at Rio Vista for years, very DIVERSE atmosphere, and that family feeling that everyone genuinely cares here. We have an amazing principal and office staff as well. I am so happy I was lucky enough to judge a school from behind the scene, as well as a parent. If your thinking of considering this school for your child, you will not be disappointed. It has the feel of a private school, with out the yearly tuition!! Hope this post helps a lot of you :)

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
Wonderful principal who is caring, kind, easy to speak to, and completely involved with everything going on at the school, trying to make it the best school possible. Small class sizes, with a personable community. The Pre-K teacher is a perfect balance of kind and firm, academic and play. The students and parents alike, adore her. GREAT, great arts program with music, dance, and instruments. Very involved, non-policitcal or gossipy PTA, all striving to better the school and pull together to get great things done!. Nice kids that are happy, safe, and following a very healthy structured/strict set of rules for the school. Wonderful representation of Los Angeles, with a perfect mix of students from different cultures, and socieo-economic backgrounds.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2011
My son is finishing up his third year at this school, and we love it. The small enrollment is a real advantage over some of the larger public schools in the area, and means that the principal and staff really get to know each child, and family. The principal is a wonderful leader, the PTA is active and strong, and the teachers are excellent. We are so happy to be at this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
Our son is in Grade 3 and is having a wonderful educational challenging year with his teacher. This is the first male teacher he has ever had and we can not say enough about our sons positive experience. He tells us that he is learning more than educational skills everyday. He is learning life skills that he will never forget from this amazing teacher. We as parents are very involved in or son's education and in supporting our schools in whatever way we can. This is the only time he will be a kid and we want to cherish every moment of these precious years as they fly by fast. A small school with a lot of caring teachers and parents. We love it here and our son loves it here as well. We feel a real sense of belonging to our neighborhood school and our community. It takes time to give time. However, we know that way down the path in life these are really the golden days. We have a wonderful Principle that really cares. He listens to everyone and is willing to do his best to resolve any issues that we may have. He greets every parent and their children as they enter school every morning with a warm smile. We are proud Roadrunners'

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2011
We LOVE this school. Our son is in the Pre-K program with Mrs. K and it is excellent. She is beyond wonderful. So grateful for such a fantastic program and school.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
I am so proud of Rio Vista. This is our family's 5th year here and I can see that this school is getting better every year - our API is now 857 and we truly are one of the best school's in the state because of the dedication of our teachers. More and more parents are getting involved and our school PTA just raised $20,000 from a golf tournament that will help pay for arts and computers. Most of all my kids feel safe here - it is truly a loving community and small (only 3 classes/grade) so it's not overwhelming for youngsters. I feel like I'm getting a private school education for free without the "bullying" problems or "spoiled" problems some of my private-school Mom-friends talk about. Principal Kevin McClay has been an awesome addition to the school in the last two years and is really moving it forward.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
I was impressed with the reading and writing skills of the Kindergarteners by years end. But it looks like all work and no play. Is there any help with the development of the whole child?

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Because they have the best teachers and parents who care.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
My sisters and I went to Rio Vista so it bring me joy to see all of my old teacher who I looked up to that are still here and to meet all of the wonderful new ones starting with the wonderful Pre k teacher she is AMAZING!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Its the greatest school that my son is going the teachers are great they care about their students my loves going to school each day

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Great teachers and great principal. The school is ranked one of the best in the area. My child loves it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Great principal and wonderful teachers. We love Rio Vista Elementary school !!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
Wonderful diversity across many levels! A beautiful representative sample of what makes Los Angeles great!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
The teachers and staff here really care about the students they go above and beyond to make sure the kids are doing their very best and given the very best! My son goes here and we could not have ask for a better school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
The students at this school are exceptional as well as the parents who work hard and dedicate their time!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
I have both taught and sent 4 out of 4 of my children to this jewel of a school. This is such a special community that will forever be part of my heart and that of my friends and family. I am still involved & referring people to RVE.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2010
I love Rio Vista because is has heart and soul. It is a true melting pot insofar as ethnic and socioeconomic diversity truly reflecting the world we live in. The children also represent a wide range of learning abilities and disabilities. It is truly a humble, real place where we are all trying our best to the make the best of a challenging situation due to our public school budget crisis.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
It has an off campus Organic garden.So the teachers can bring their students to garden and learn science outside.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
I feel that the teachers are very dedicated and sincere to my children.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
you will not find a harding working or more creative staff... and the Parents are amazing... we have a garden, reading library, theater and the 5th graders go to Catalina Island! x

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
We have a new principal who runs a tight ship--and, more importantly, the teachers are excellent and caring. I am very happy with the education my children are receiving.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
Fantastic school! Teachers genuinely care about the students and make sure each students strives to be the best they can be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
I love Rio Vista School, because they have excelent staf and PTA.They are so involve on education and safty.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
The teachers of Rio Vista are excellent because they really care about the kids!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
teachers care about students and take extra time to talk to parents

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
It has a great community of parents, staff, and kids. It is a very diverse school, but it seems that everyone communicates and gets along. All kids are treated with high standards, expectations, and regard.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
A wonderful little school with great participation from the students, teachers, PTA, administration and parents. Everyone in involved!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Rio Vista is a terrific school, my son loves it and his teacher is absolutely wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
The commitment of the teachers is overwhelming. The children are delightful and the PTA is very very strong. It's a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Rio Vista in North Hollywood, Ca is the best school in the district. With a excellent score of over 800 point and a staff that really cares. It's my honor to have my child at Rio Vista

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Rio Vista has wonderful teachers, a committed staff and dedicated parents, The students are bright, warm and happy. My daughter is thriving there and we love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
It's a small school that cares about the kids and the parents. They have great commited teachers starting from Pre K!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Rio Vista has the most dedicated, enthusiastic teachers. It is a very small school and with this prize we could keep our music And art instructors. Please hepl us reach our goals

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Exciting learning activities are motivating students. I am a grandparent who has enjoyed helping in the classroom

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
Rio Vista is involved in all aspects of educating our children. The school is very safe and the after school programs are great.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
The children don't get lost in the system because the school is not too big. The kids seem healthy, the teachers are commited and the parents are involved. They're very community based and even have Tuesdays organic produce thru CSA.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
The teachers at Rio Vista provided a nurturing environment that sets a good foundation a lifetime love of learning and acheivements. Rio Vista makes a difference and deserves this honor.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
Rio Vista is a wonderful school with good teachers, nice kids, parent s involvement etc. They have variety of programs to encourage kids to explore many things.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Rio Vista is a fabulous small school with a great parent committment. Our new principal is fabulous and our parents are working hard to improve opportunities for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
They have creative students that show a great future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
I am very happy with Rio Vista Elementary School, The Principal is doing a Great Job, The PTA team is awesome always working to improve and bring new parents to get involved in creating more programs and support for our Kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
We are a close community of parents and our children have wonderful teachers. The new principle, Mr McClay, is such a positive, engaging asset to our hidden gem of a school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Rio Vista does not have a view of any real river per say, but it does have a great community of students, parents and teachers who need funding to continue educating these youngsters in the fine arts. Gotta get 'er done!

- submitted by a community member
April 14, 2010
It is a small school with caring teachers, administration, PTA and parents. We feel lucky to be here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Rio Vista is a school where the teachers are extremely commited and dedicated to seeing the students learn. New principal McClay has added a new energy level to the school that has made a difference. The API scores have been significantly higher over the past years and this school will definately be ranked as one of the best in LA very soon.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
My grandson loves his kindergarten teacher. She has helped him grow this year.

- submitted by a community member
April 14, 2010
I feel that my child is safe when I drop her off. The cafeteria lady knows her by name. The parents are extremely active and concerned about the betterment of what matters to me: arts, environment, community, health, access to technology, and diversity. Rio Vista is a place where your input matters and so does your child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
My granddaughter Gabriella attends kindergarten at Rio Vista Elementary and she loves the school and her teachers. She's already reading!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
It has great parent involvement and the new principal is doing a great job trying to improve the test scores which have been steadily rising..

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
I love our teachers at Rio Vista Elementary! It is easy to know your kids friends & their parents. The afterschool program is LA's Best, and the coaches are awesome!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Rio Vista is a jewel of an elementary school with devoted teachers and staff! My child has loved going there. The parents are devoted to working hard at making the school a success... thanks to all Rio Vista parents and faculty!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
It is the little school that could and does! Everyone in the Rio Vista community cares about everyone of the children. An awesome environment. Exactly what public education should be.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 13, 2010
Rio Vista is a great school and giving our kids the best education possible, they deserve our support.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
It's a wonderful school with sweet children, involved parents, and a caring staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 12, 2010
Rio Vista is a small school, some might say a hidden gem! The teachers and Administration are so caring and hands on, they greet both students and parents by name. It is very multi-ethnic and has a large number of Autistic Special Day classes which adds to the well rounded enviornment. I feel my child is safe and well cared for at this school. We are surrounded by schools that are more successful both in fund raising and test scores but we have come a long way and have improved greatly. The parents are very eager and ready to move up to the big leagues. The students deserve all that we can provide for them. Hopefully if Rio Vista wins this contest we can buy the computer lab they so despertly need or save the arts program or P.E. Everything is being cut this year and we need all the help we can get! Rio Vista deserves this!!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
Rio Vista has new principal and new vice principal starting 2009, and they're great. PTA is very strong and helpful. My daughter loves it there. Teachers are great, always listen to your concerns and respond in timely manner. My daughter loves it there and can't wait during vacation breaks to come back. They have so many activities - something is always going on at Rio Vista (fund raising, field trips, shows, etc.). They have music classes and theater class.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2010
I just wanted to say that this has been a great year at Rio Vista. We have a new Principal and Vice Principal who are wonderful! They are very hands on, greeting students & parents every morning and learning kids names and which parents they belong to. Also, with their leadership, we are back to that team feel, we're all in this together and they really want to work with the students, teachers and parents to keep this the special school that it is!!! The family/community feeling on campus is wonderful and a lot of the credit goes to our new principal, vice principal and the very enthursiastic kindergarten parents!!

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2009
Wonderful teachers and individual attention seems to be given each child. Small class room sizes, in ratio to teachers. Computers education, not mention general studies and of plenty parent partpicipation.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2009
I am the parent who posted about our Principal not knowing kids names. If she has been checking this board (or not), and thus learning the names, I am grateful. Everyone can grow. This is a wonderful school and I hope we all keep our modest qualms in relative perspective. For a Public School on the planet earth, we are very, very lucky indeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 21, 2009
Just the other day I saw the principal greeting children by name in the morning. I even told her that I was impressed that she knew all of their names.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2008
I love Rio Vista!! My child has been there since Kinder and feels safe and happy attending a small school..approx 400 students. The SAS (Advanced Studies) teachers are Amazing...especially Ms. Campos and Ms. Hakimovich!! The PTA has been EXTREMLY involved in making the school a welcome, pro-active environment for the kids. If it wasn't for PTA fundraisers, the students would never had had the opportunity to take multiple field trips and have special events continually throughout the school year. Koodos to the strong PTA!! As far as the comments regarding the principal in prior comments....I unfortunately have to agree. I stronger, more supportive principal would be benefical. The school wouldn't have proper funding without attendance, so more parent-friendly activities (AFTER 5:30Pm events) would show more support for family activities, not just 'in school' activities. Maybe the PTA will be able to push for this as they represent the parents and students.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2008
My child just finished up our first year at Rio Vista - we loved it. What a great experience. The SAS teacher Ms. Campos was amazing; we got art, dance, music as part of the package and I now have a child reading, writing, and doing math and science well above grade level. I think the PTA really cares. It's a tight-knit group. There was a great end of the year party thrown that really shows the school spirit at nearby Wedington Park. We were seriously considering either an expensive private school or Catholic school at our parish and we're really happy with Rio Vista. The price is right; the classroom size is about 19 and all the teachers I've met seem excellent. Also, I don't see why she gets so many complaints but the 'average' principal seemed fine to me. I do think the new assistant principal is great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2008
Two of my children are enrolled at Rio Vista, and we are thrilled with their education. The staff is friendly and the PTA does wonders for the school. The principal seems a lost and unsure of herself, but the teachers--wow. My daughter was reading and writing at an advanced level when she left kindergarten, and my son (now in Pre-K) is right behind her. We came from a private school, and my kids are now learning at an accelerated level for free. Can't beat that in LA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 28, 2007
My child no longer goes to Rio Vista. Kindergarten and 1st grade were excellent, (two fabulous teachers). In 2nd and on the teachers seemed to be miserable and could not motivate the gifted class my child was in. Bullying was a problem as well; the teachers could not and did not handle it. I had to take matters in my own hands numerous times. The principal and teachers never had an answer to any of my questions or concerns. My child is now attending a different school and a huge change took place. Loves school, loves the challenge and the schoolmates. I was lead to believe it was my child that had the problems until I talked to other parents at Rio Vista who had the same issues. This can be a great school. Parents need to speak up, and wake up the faculty. We are the customers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2007
I'm not thrilled with this school as of yet. I have a child in kindergarten - my child came from a private pre-school. I see all the things that frustrate me about public schools at this school. I think it has potential but the principal has to go. There is no leadership here - it's completely up to the parents to make this a great school

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
Lovely school. Great teachers. Hooked up to a huge park. Can't believe we're in the middle of LA. Amazing luck!

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
This school used to be something everyone was proud of. The teachers are excellant. Unfortunately, since the new principal arrived the place has noticably gone downhill. Had I not been a struggling single parent I would put my child in a private school.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
My child has attended Rio Vista since Kinder. All of her teachers have been wonderful! She has excelled in subjects which she usually avoids. Parent involvement has increased every year. Principal could use a little motivation. Determined parents have really taken the initiative in making administrative improvements as well. A strong PTA won a beautification grant and the 'Hidden Garden' was born! It allows children new experiences and alternative choices for nutrition. It's amazing what children will eat...when they grow it! Also, a new tile wall project continues to add beauty, color and memories to our school. A welcoming Parent Center Director makes all Parents and children feel secure and comfortable. Thanks to our dedicated staff our API scores continue to increase. Come and visit!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2007
My daughter is in the 5th grade and I absolutlely love this school. Her teacher Ms. Sanchez has been the best! This school has the best staff and teacher I have experienced. This school is #1 in my eyes.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2007
Our child is in 1st grade and we are really happy with Rio Vista so far. I wish all teachers could be like Mrs. DM, as she really encourages the children and they all seem to want to do their best for her. She's one of those teachers that a child will always remember! Some parents work really hard, but it's always the same few doing everything. The yard needs more supervision after school

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2007
So far it's been good. The kid's have no complaints about the school and/or their teachers. They love going to school/class. I've been lucky they're all in the sas program. Great teachers; approachable and understanding with the kid's needs. Overall the school staff(office personnel, teachers, teachers' aid, counselors, etc.) has been very helpful. Love the afterschool/l.a. best program, it helps a lot. It's a small school but it has alot to offer. Highly recommend this school to others.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2007
As an involved parent of Rio Vista I feel it is a wonderful school. The PTA has worked hard to open an organic garden in the North Weddington park right next to the school. Which will be a great opportunity for our children to learn by doing and reaping the benefits.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2007
We love this school! Our daughter is in First grade with Miss DM and she is wonderful! She is really excited about going to school each morning. For a public school, you cant get any better teacher involvement and Administration involvement. The teacher has nurtured our daughters love for reading and challenged her so she is reading at grade 2+ They are great at embracing the diversity factor and kids of all backgrounds can feel comfortable there. All around great school! We love it

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2006
My daughter is now attending Rio Vista, we came fro a private school and all I can say is that Rio vista exceeds in al levels. I am so happy with the school. The staff is great and the parents are super involved.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2006
The teachers and support staff are excellant.

- submitted by a staff
April 13, 2006
This school has great programs available for gifted students as well as special eduacation and all of those in between. They have the LA's Best afterschool program as well as Arts Prototype and a Wonder of Reading Library. It is a great little school nestled in a quiet neighborhood with great teachers and a nice campus. I hate that we have to leave it.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2006
What a great school! I highly recommend Rio Vista to any parent who is searching for a small, community based school.

- submitted by a teacher
December 15, 2005
wonderful small school that teaches great values to studensts. It has a great SAS program and the teachers are all outstanding! I love this school because focuses on the 'student comes first'. The PTA envolment is very good and the staff is really friendly.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2005
Rio Vista is an excellant school with a wonderful SAS program.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
July 13, 2005
My son is enrolled in Rio Vista, he completed kindergarten this June. The school is wonderful, everything I could hope for in a public school. His teacher was great, very warm yet professional with the kids. My son was so enthusiastic to go to school every morning. He learned to read, write and do arithmetic by the end of the school year. The PTA is really involved and welcomes anyone who wants to volunteer. It is a small school with smaller classes and improving every year. I recommend Rio Vista highly.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
This is a great school, small and personable with test scores on the way up. It has quality teachers and a wonderful music program. There is a dedicated core of involved parents, but there is always a need for more parents to participate in PTA and school events.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
Rio Vista is a wonderful school. Great academics and the teachers are very knowledgeable and caring. The parents that are invloved with the school are doing a wonderful job. I wish more parents would get more involved in any way that they can to help the school and the children grow and excel.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
my children were only able to do one year @ this great school but, we loved it & hated 2 leave. I truly loved my sons K-teacher(bowen) great. Also Pre-k(mrs.K.) also my daughter(Owens). my daughter had learning problems & she was not scared to help us find the problem. I never wantd to leave such caring teachers. The parent involvment was ample.

- submitted by a parent
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Rio Vista Elementary School
4243 Satsuma Avenue, North Hollywood, CA  91602
(818) 761-6147
Last modified Rio Vista Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rio Vista Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 105 reviews. Top