Crocker Riverside is an excellent school. It not only ranks as the best performing school in Sacramento with an API score of 937, it ranks as one of the top schools in the state. My daughter has been attending since Kindergarten, and is now in second grade. The teachers are excellent, the curriculum is first-rate, and the 4th R program that provides care for students before and after school and during school breaks is awesome. Dropping your child off all day at school for the first time can be terrifying! But the staff has done a wonderful job of caring for my baby, communicating with me through phone calls, emails, meetings, etc. There is even a Facebook page, and the website is very helpful. Much of the success is owed to the parental involvement and PTA. Parents are extremely involved in day-to-day activities both in and out of the classroom, and within a few days of your child starting school here you are bound to make a lot of new friends! The school's dress policy is great and helps to support unity and school spirit. The kids are happy, energetic, and well-mannered. The cafeteria provides excellent variety and healthy foods.
My son has attended Crocker since kindergarten (now entering 5th) and every year he manages to have a new favorite teacher. Honestly, I have not one complaint. The principal is very involved and supportive, the parents are very involved, and you really feel like you are a part of a Crocker "family". In times where my son has struggled, there have always been staff and programs available so that he always caught right up. A+
Our family has been attending Crocker since 1980 our youngest student just completed Kindergarten . Mrs. Coffing her teacher was amazing through the entire year. Organized, efficient, resourceful, supportive, kind and no nonsense. Very pleased with her. Thank you for a great start with our great grand daughter she pushed her to do her best. .
Crocker is an exceptional school. The principal is extremely hands on and involved. The extra-curricular activities are great. The parent involvement couldn't be higher. The teachers are so involved that 3 of them have actually attended outside events of my daughter without request.
Crocker Riverside is the best school in the whole entire town including California Middle School (CAL).
this schol is awful whe i first stepped my foot up on the campus. crocker is undisciplined very bad food and teachers are awful
Crocker Riverside is a very intelligent school. The principal and teachers are very kind with their students from what I see.And they encourage them to do many things.The tile wall mural looks very nice and you can see the effort in mural the teachers,staff,parents,and children put into it.
As a new family at Crocker Riverside, we are thrilled. The level of parent involvement is high. Academics are strong. Art and other extracurriculars are encouraged. In fact, the school has been working on a community-based tile wall that goes far beyond the typical hand-print-on-a-tile design that one might expect. Crocker Riverside is an all-around first rate school.
Overall Crocker is a very solid school; however, I feel they trade off a little too much in terms of the arts, sciences, and creative studies in favor of preparing the students for the standardized tests.
Great School, great neighborhood. This is a neighborhood where children can and do walk to school. The parents are very involved. That is a big reason for the schools success. The teachers are very committed to the children learning. They care about each and every students in their class room. They want the child to succeed in learning. They want the parents to be invovled with the childs homework and expect the parents to work academically with their child. The success of the child is everyones job. The PTA is very big on enrichment for the children. The principal knows each and every student by name. He does yard duty and crossing guard duty, he is very hands on with the children.
The support given to studetns and parents at Crocker Riverside is spectacular! The homework is heavy but appropriate and the teachers are very dedicated.
Excellent teaching staff; great neighborhood; lacking in sports activities; adequate music/arts program; highly recommended.
Crocker Riverside can best be described as a traditional school. I feel that the teachers and administrators work together well and everyone seems to do their best to meet ca curriculum standards. A number of extracurricular activities are available, including sign language and drama.
Crocker Riverside has the BEST teachers I have ran across yet. This is more important to our children than most realize. They are very commited to our children. This school has very high standards, both in conduct and education. I have yet to see a better school. Being at Crocker is my childs fondest memories of school. I cannot say enough wonderful things about it. Every aspect is something every adult would want for their child.
Our experience is with our youngest child over a period of four years. The principal is one of the best. The teachers are another another thing. Due to one teacher's opinion my child was labeled as learning disabled. Nothing was further from the truth. My child test as normal and most categories and excelled in math. My child was quiet, nondiruptive and did the work. After various committee meetings and extensive testing my child was deemed normal. The school is one of the best but the teachers vary widely and whose opinion I would always suspect.
There are only very few schools that have wonderful Principal and an excellent staff. The PTA plays a key roll through out each school year too. I wish more families and children can experince this in a childs ealry years of development in learning. This is extremly important during a childs educational career.
Crocker/Riverside is a school with a real community feel. Parents input and participation is encouraged and welcomed. The school has high standards for behavior and academics. The curriculum also includes enrichment (art, music, physical ed). Students take a great deal of pride in the school, too.
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