This school is AWFUL. The principal hides in his office all day and is passive aggressive. The staff do the best they can while working under his fear and intimidation tactics. The AP is just following in his footsteps. The curriculum is very easy and the students breeze through their courses. Take your child somewhere else. This school is AWFUL.
one of the worst school in dade, principal and some teachers are just overpaid staff probably hired by "someone", if you love your child please take him(her) to a different school
This is the best school ever ! I'm going to miss these middle school years . #ClassOf2014 Best Class Ever
This is a very poor school. My child was bullied continually and the staff did not do anything about it. The ESE teachers are good but the administrators are awful. I had to remove my child from this school. If you have a choice do not send your school here.
This school may not seem as awesome as it is said to be, nevertheless it is a SCHOOL. Any where you go you have your dramas, your fights, etc. This school is what it is and actually holds higher standards than what most schools have. Schools can have an A average and be pressuring there students to death. The C is not our fault but the impromptu induction of a new grading system. instead of barking at us they praised us for giving our best effort. the ESE portion of this school is amazing as well as the ESOL and Mix and STIR Magnet. Believe What You want, but this school IS my home away from home
Disappointed with this school overall, its now a "C" school with the new grading system, previously a "B" and would have been an "A" this year if not for the new grading system. The principal is top notch, but unfortunately cannot say the same about all his staff. The Magnet side people are extremely helpful, not so the regular side of the school where we had a run in with a counselor the first day who just did not seem to want to do their job. 6 subjects, 6 teachers, 2 good, 3 average, 1 not so good. Hes in advanced classes as we did not want to put the added pressure of gifted, but this school is so easy to breeze through its not funny, so next year, gifted it is. Basically, if your Magnet with gifted or ESE this is a good school, else you might want to look elsewhere if you can. Afterschool activities were also a big letdown, so many things listed on the roster at the begiinning, but took many months to happen and even then pretty disorganized.
My son is about to enter this school, so I hope it can be worth the score!
Honestly parental comments are nice and all but its nothing to what the students actually have to say. I'm not sure if they still have the BIR thing, (Because It's Right). What. The. Heck. That entire "program" was a waste of students time. Its very unsanitary, and the entire school is a sink or swim situation. If your kid doesn't try, they aren't going to make it. The MIX program? I get the kids think its fun and stuff, but I used to just talk in that class and i still got A's. Don't be decieved that they are actually making "music" with great effort. And i'm honestly so confused on how that is a magnet program. Anywho some of the rules they had were ridiculous and overbearing. Tuck in your shirts, and your sweater has to have a zipper? We aren't nuns here, and getting a detention for that? Please.
Worst school ever. If you think you are doing what's best for your child, think again. They care only about dollar signs and Mr. Cohen is proof. Do yourself a favor and go elsewhere. I also know of another family that had a similar situattion at that school and they did not act correctly.
I choose this school for the MIX Magnet program and i have to say in overall the curriculum they have to offer exceed my expectations!
This is my daughter's first year, she is currently in the M.I.X. program, and she is very happy , she loves her teachers and the staff in general. I am very pleased on what this program has to offer.
I love that this school is small and that they have a better control of the children.
The teachers are exceptional - very caring. They take the time to ensure that my son's needs are met.
Riviera is a great school; where students learn the neccessary skills they need in order to succeed in academics and life. We all care about them and we are constantly reinforcing their development of integrity and fairness to be good citizens.
This school year is my son's third and last year at Riviera Middle School, when he became aware of the Magnet Program they offered he wanted to attend no other school but this one. I m glad he made that decision because he has really thrived thru the years at Riviera. The teachers, administrators and staff are excellent, the discipline is amazing and their think outside the box approach has allowed them to come up with some very innovative programs to encourage students to do better and take away the nerves at test time. I have recommended and continue to recommend Riviera to all parents of elementary school children who would listen and the ones that have sent their children to Riviera have not been disappointed with their performance.
It is a caring environment where students are encouraged to do their best. The teachers are genuinelyinterested in the kids' overall education ~ Mind, heart, & soul! A great place to be!
Riviera is a Magnet school that happens to be situated a a low income area. My finance's daughter chose to attend this school because of it's music program. I had the pleasure to meet her shcool counseler, Vice Pricipal and Principal and was very pleased with their dedication, interest in the students and participation in student activities. Shannon (6th grade student) is very happy with the her teachers and her classes.
My daugther goes to Riviera and loves it! The school offers a strong curiculum and an excellent music program. The Teaching Staff, Vice Principal and Principal are very supported of the students and offer a safe learning environment for my daughter.
My child is a student at this middle school and I love it....the teachers really go out of their way to work with kids. They have a great magnet program and the kids do very well academically. I am glad we chose Riviera Middle over the other schools.
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