My son entered this school last year, and had the most remarkable kindergarten teacher, a great way to start his foundation in life. She was very vocal and corressponded alot with us as parents. I like the school generally because of all the activities that involve both student and parent. I look forward to my son's success at Riverside Elementary.
As this review is greatly edited, I have no choice but to choose my words. Larry Katz was a fantastic Principal at Riverside Elementary, he has been greatly missed, the big shoes he left behind have not even come close to be filled. Need I say more?
The school is doing good because of the dedicated teachers, talented students and supportive parents!
I agree with the posting about the principal. The current one seems disconnected from the parents and students. Mr Katz had a down to earth one-on-one approach.
I have two children who attend this school. One is about to graduate this year from 5th grade. This school had a change in principal this past school year. I think Mr. Katz was the best but the school is doing great and our scores prove it. Great school. A+
I think that Riverside is a very good school. Most of the teachers care. But I agree with the parent who said that they do not have any notes to help them with their homework. It is true for math because if they do not have homework from the textbook, they do not bring it home. When they have homework from they workbook it could be difficult for some parents to help them. A lot of us forgot the math that we learned in elementary school. The kids should bring their textbooks home.
I feel that this school don't really help the kids that are in need, and always make excuses to cover that they are failing as teachers, also they allow kids to be bully, they don't take action, all they give is referrals, and that just makes the kid feel like they there is no major consequence for their actions, and when addressed, they give the lame excuse well the kid likes her and that how they demostrate it. My daughter feel like she can't go to a teacher anymore because they brush it off. Also the children have no school notes of what they have done in class, and when they get home to do they homework they have nothing to look back to to help them it makes it harder for them and stress them out.
I like this school very much because it gives alot of information about what is going to happen in the school in that month or week. It also lets the teachers have confreneces with the parent and child and talk about the childs help in many areas and more. In the school in teaching hours there are many programs the school has for kids for helping them with the same stuff the kids learn in the regular class but slower. I would say this school is very very well educated and all.
Riverside is an excellent school! The Administration, Faculty, and Staff at this school is extremelly dedicated to providing the best eduation possible to the children entrusted to their care. Safety is definitely a priority at Riverside. The After School Care Program at Riverside is outstanding!
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