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K-8
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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 534
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1088 Broadway
San Jose, CA 95125

(408) 535-6240
(408) 298-8377
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April 28, 2014
Our family is in our 12th year at River Glen and we remain so committed to it and extremely happy with it! It is a community of dedicated parents, and teachers. We have seen 3 principals over our 12 years and really respect the leadership of our current one. Our older children were very well prepared for high school and are excelling beyond what we could have imagined. We have seen previous graduates of RG to go on to excellent colleges, play in collegiate sports, become artists/musicians and generally very engaged community members. We have 3 more years at this school and cannot quite imagine leaving, however the gifts, more than just being bilingual/biliterate, it has offered my children we will see for the rest of their lives.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
This is a great school. Scores don't tell the full story. The facility is old (except the 6-8 classrooms), but Measure H will probably help with upgrades. The principal is extremely engaged and is a great administrator. We feel lucky that our kids go here.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
I was a parent at Riverglen for 16 years, the spanish immersion program was a success w/my children. However,I disenrolled my child from the 5th grade due to lack of support that she received from the new principal& her 5th grade teacher. My child is IEP,& she was left behind in this "no child left behind" era. What troubled me the most was the lack of support & the indifference of her 5th grade teacher & of the principal. I was a devoted parent for many years here & have seen quite a difference. The motto of the school prior to this new principal was the success for ALL students. Now, if the child is struggling academically, they are forgotten & the minimum support is offered. My daughter is now in the 7th gr., struggling due to the indifference she received from the principal/her 5th grade teacher. So if your child is an average student, they will succeed anywhere, but if you are a parent with a child that has a learning disability, look elsewhere, because they will not prepare your child for high school. My meetings of concern for my child seemed to have annoyed the principal; I'm sure he is very happy that we left. I was there for 16 years; River Glen is NOT THE SAME!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
Amazing teachers & staff, wonderful students, engaged parents, grandparents, and extended families... a true community that values learning. The leadership of the principal is exciting!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2012
I love the teachers and staff at River Glen cause they care, my two neices attened R.G. and I know this school is great I choose it for my son!

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2011
It is difficult to read the previous post and have someone try to speak on behalf of the entire Parent/Student community. Our new Principal is a great leader, and he is always extremely professional. He is generous with his time and gives of himself all that he possibly can. He attends every school function and is hands on helping any way he can. He is supportive with any event or activity. His first words are "Let me know how I can help" When disciplining, he means business. What's wrong with that!?...although we miss our past principal's....we are very fortunate to have Mr. Salcido!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
This was a great school until the new principal arrived this year. He lacks leadership and experience on working with children. He is unproffesional not a people person. Lacks communication skills. He intimidates the staff to turn against the children for his own personal ego. He doesnt belong at River Glen the kids dont like him and neither do parents or staff. He's turning our family environment into a cold feeling school being run by Mr. Scrooge.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2011
It's been a pleasure and an honor to be part of the River Glen family. I've been a teacher of this school for many years now, and have loved every day of it!

- submitted by a teacher
May 17, 2010
River Glen is fantastic. My daughter is now graduating after 9 great years from a caring community that absolutely integrates parents-teachers-kids-volunteers. She is so prepared for high school; as a fluent Spanish-speaker non-latina, she is already special. I'm glad my 4th grader has years to go, so I don't yet have to say good-bye to my RG family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
It has a wonderful and dedicated staff and great parents.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 02, 2010
the teacher are great and very caring,they love our children at the same timevery assertive

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
The sense of community- the parents and teachers are very involved, much like a private school. The bilingual immersion program pushes the non-Spanish-speaking kids to excel and boosts the confidence and performance of the English learners.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2009
The immersions program rocks as do the totally committed teachers. The family community is the best. Being part of the huge San Jose Unified school district can be frustrating and I do think the administration needs strong leadership in order for the school to maintain high standards.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
My kids are excited to go to school everyday. The teachers seem to really care about the students and theres a lot of parent participation which also keeps the teachers accountable. Its like a little village where everyone takes care of there River Glen family.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
like nothing else! our family has been at this magnificent school for 14 years now! IT is truly one of a kind.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2008
Being that my husband and I are monolingual English speakers, I was intrigued by the River Glen two-way immersion model, but worried that I couldn't adequately support my children in a language I couldn't speak. I now have a 2nd and 4th grader at River Glen, and the school has far exceeded my expectations. Not only are our children reading, writing and speaking fluently in both languages, but they take pride in being bilingual. And, the teachers, other students and parents are so supportive of each other in this tight-knit community, that I should not have worried -- it's amazing how quickly learnings in one language (regardless of subject) seems to seemlessly transfer over. We love River Glen, the teachers, the two-way immersion model, and the wonderful community support among the families. I can't say enough about this fantastic school, and wouldn't consider another for my 4-year old.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2008
I was an 8th grader at River Glen last year, and I'm on my way to high school this year. I'm proud to say that I'm fluent in two languages. I'm glad I got this opportunity. But I didn't like the small community. Having less then 60 kids in your grade does not prepare you for high school. Its makes the transition much harder. Also in my middle school years the teachers weren't very good. Last year most seemed to lose intrest. Math used to be great, but with the new teacher it was bad. Anybody looking to send their kids here in the next couple years...Just hope that the middle school improves before your kids get there.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 08, 2008
This school is the best! I have so much fun

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 18, 2008
I am completing my second year at a Ivy League Univeristy and I am greatful that my parents chose River Glen. Because I am bilingual and biliterate, I was selected for a research and endeavor overseas. Mil Gracias a River Glen.

- submitted by a student
March 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2008
this school is a very great Spanish-immersion school my son is in 8th grade and is enjoying his last year at river glen. if only there were a high school like this.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2007
Good school, but not for the 'outside the box' learners. The parent involvement and second language are a plus but the math and science programs are very basic. We are considering moving our kids to another school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
I'm pleased that my 3rd child started Kinder at RiverGlen,after having my oldest graduate the 8th grade from there since Kinder & now my 2nd child is in 7th grade,there was no other school I would've considered for my youngest.My oldest started school with very little English,by 3rd grade her scores were just as good or sometimes higher than any monolingual english speaking child, not to mention her spanish, she just passed her AP spanish in 10th grade and is now a junior in highschool,my 2nd child had a little more difficulty in all subjects, he struggled through most of his primary grades, but with the extra help he qualified for through the district and the extending of hands we received from the teachers at RiverGlen, my son has made a turnaround and has been in the honor roll all of the 6th grade! River Glen is a great school

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2006
We have three children in this wonderful school. All are fluent in spanish and english and they love the school. We are very happy with the excellent teachers and the school community. The parents are very involved with their children's education and with the school. It is our extended family!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2006
Great experience having our DD in this school. Very family oriented and strong school spirit. She is very fluent in her Spanish and is always improving. The teachers are very supportive as well. They are always there to support you and your child and will keep you abreast should there be any trouble to come.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2006
Curriculum is excellent. The advantage of bilingualism is a plus.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2006
My daughter is in Kindergarten and I could not be more pleased with this Spanish immersion school. The parent community is amazing. They pull you in and involve you on all levels. My daughter's teacher has also been very helpful in communicating both strengths and weakneses visible in the classroom. I would strongly recomend this school to any interested parent.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 24, 2005
River Glen school offers the most successful bilingual models available in California, two-way mmersion.

- submitted by a former student
December 08, 2003
I love River Glen. I feel the school has a rich community and curriculum. My 3rd grade student can converse fluently in Spanish and reads well in both languages. I am proud to have given my child the gift of another language.

- submitted by a parent
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River Glen School
1088 Broadway, San Jose, CA  95125
(408) 535-6240
Last modified River Glen School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
River Glen School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top