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7400 Parkside Drive
Parkland, FL 33067

(754) 322-8200
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November 23, 2014
Miserable office staff. They don't even know who the children are when you call in. Very few good teachers that seem happy to be there.

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April 04, 2014
We move to parkland 2 years ago. Both my children enrolled at Riverglades. One K and one in 4th. With the exception of Bridgette the office staff is not friendly and always acts as if they are inconvenienced. One 4th grade teacher particularly is horrible. After 2 months begged to get my child out of her class. Speaks with a slang, is rude and does not deserve to be a teacher. Guidance.... Good luck getting time from her. Principal and assistant principal, new and last one. They are always in meetings or too busy. Lots of unhappy looking kids and teachers when you walk around. Not really sure how this school is a "9". Other florida schools must be terrible. Oh yes, and don't let me forget about Coach K. The school is trying to get rid of him for the way he treats the children. Ask around. In a nut shell my recommendation is private school for sure.

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September 09, 2013
My oldest is in her 3rd year at Riverglades and the school is just amazing. From the principal to the teachers to the parent involvement, it's just wonderful. The only thing that could make this school better was if the class size was smaller. But I went to school/classes with almost 30 other kids and did just fine so I guess 20 is not too bad :) I highly recommend this school.

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September 08, 2013
This is our second year at Riverglades. Our experience has been fantastic. Our girls have had great teachers both years that communicate constantly with the parents & they clearly love what they do.

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September 05, 2012
It's my daughter's first year attending Riverglades, and were only 2 weeks into the school year, but so far, WOW! I am totally inlove with this school! Not to mention, my duaghter actually loves to go to school now. Her teacher actually takes the time to email the parents and communicate with them. And she leaves the line open to communicate with her as well. My daughter loves her teacher and just loves going to this school. I think already said that, but I this is such a big thing compared to how she felt last year about her old school. She would cry almost everyday and say she hates school and never wants to go back. Now, she freaks out if she doesn't get to school by 7:30am. We are both so happy. This school is sucha community involved school. I love it!

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May 19, 2012
There are good teachers like Mrs Marks in this school. But there is super lousy teacher in grade 3 gifted class. She is unfair, ill-minded and race discrimination. She does not fit to be a teacher. She is really the worst teacher we ever met so far.

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November 04, 2010
This school has the best teachers that are there for their students and a great office staff. My son has been there from Kindergarten and now in 5th Grade and my daughter started Kindergarten this year and they both have teachers that truly love being teachers and have the gift of making a difference.

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June 14, 2010
I am going on my 6 year at RE, and have 8 more to go! By far this is a community school, you feel part of it all! The communication is great! The PTA is a good organization and allows for parents to be involved.

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March 11, 2010
The teachers at Riverglades challenge the students and themselves to excel. Most parents are involved in the school and you feel a great spirit of cooperation towards common goals. The principal is outstanding and so are the counselors. I've had 2 of my children attend this wonderful school.

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November 10, 2009
We moved to Parkland from New England last year. This is a wonderful and compassionate school. I have one daughter now in 4th grade and it has been a fantastic experience for her and a very smooth transition from the Rhode Island school system. Her teacher last year was phenomenal and this year, again, she has an amazing teacher. - Thank you Riverglades!

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September 08, 2008
I have 3 children, so I've known the school, teachers and staff for 8 years now and I am very happy with the school. There is always room for improvement, but in my experience, all of the teachers (and I've dealt with 13 of them so far) have been wonderful to my children and my perception is that they genuinely care for them, and they have done job teaching them.

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September 07, 2008
This school definitelly does not live up to the hype. While the teachers seem to be good, the office staff is cold and unhelpful at best like some other parent said. Also the classes are crowded and parking is limited. If you are thinking of moving to parkland for the schools don't. Your child would do much better in a private school.

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August 01, 2008
wonderful school, the principal is wonderful as well as the teachers, they care a lot about their students and it shows

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June 11, 2008
My son has attended this school for 3 years and we have been pleased. I believe more could be done with the yard and area where the children play and have pe. They unfortunately have to be in the hot pavement or weed covered grass without any shade. With the donations this school recieves I would think they could improve that. Otherwise, they have some wonderful programs and after school events children and family attend. Teachers caring and very willing to work with the parents as a team.

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September 04, 2007
If you want a school that teaches to the test and has larger class sizes, this is your school. The only score that counts is reading and in 4th grade, writing. The parent involvement is amazing, the teachers care, but the administration is quite cold and ungrateful. It is not optimum learning environment.

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January 13, 2007
We currently have an incredible spanish teacher.

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October 22, 2006
Riverglades is a great school. My daughter has been attending this school for 4 years and she is attending music and Spanish class this year. There are some teachers I like better than others but that will happen at any school. I love that the school is next to the nature preserve and sometimes the teachers will take the students there and teach outdoors. I still think this school is the best in Broward county.

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September 19, 2006
Riverglades is a really good school with good staff, however, this is a case where new regulations regarding class size restrictions have killed all of the great non-core non-FCAT programs. So the teachers have to include these within the classroom whenever possible and I thank them for trying.

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July 21, 2006
I am so impressed by the quality of their academic program. My daughter just finished Kindergarten and is now able to read and write at a level higher than the children of our family and friends at other schools throughout the country. The faculty is exceptional and focused on educating the students with the latest principals and in a safe environment. The administration is friendly and responsive. This is a top rated school and the reasons are clear.

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January 29, 2006
A school that has very involved parents and hard-working staff.

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December 29, 2005
This school is supposed to be one of the best elementary schools in Broward county, but it has a lot of problems. If you are willing to move to Parkland just for the school system, consider private school instead. Riverglades doesn't live up to its reputation.

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August 19, 2005
I think this school is going down the road of many schools in the area. Where it once was a shining star.. it is now just another overcrowded, undersupported school. I just think we can do better, especially with the parent support and sponsorship this school gets.

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June 09, 2005
This school has such a great PTA and involvement from not only Parkland but the parents as well. This is such a well-rounded school.

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March 30, 2005
My daughter has been in Riverglades for 2 years now and I cannot express how happy I am. The academic programs are excellent. My daughter has learned so much in the past two years. The teachers are caring and I am happy to send my daughter to Riverglades everyday. The extra programs that the school offers are terrific. There is something for everyone at this school. The level of parent involvement is wonderful. All of the parents get together and work with their childs teacher and work with the other parents to make Riverglades a great environment for our children. I cannot express how happy I am.

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February 11, 2005
My twin boys have been enrolled in this school for two years now and it has been a wonderful experience. Both have had excellent teachers and the after school program is also very good.

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April 26, 2004
We love this school. Theya re providing a wonderful education for my 1st grader. He is in the gifted program and is truly thriving.

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October 09, 2003
My child is in the gifted program. He loves his teacher, Ms. Utariello. She gives them problems that truly teach them to think and not just to memorize. I have a tough time doing them myself, but he does them in no time. He wants to be in school earlier and earlier. This means one of two things, either he has a crush on someone, or he adores his teacher. I think is the latter. Thank you, Ms. Utariello and Ms. Klenke.

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October 06, 2003
We moved here a year ago, in 2002, and moved to Parkland strictly for Riverglades. While others spend a lot of money for private school, we didn't feel the need. Our son is in fifth grade with Mr. Gauch now and we think he is very energetic and is very involved with the kids. The only downside is the large class sizes here, but I think as parents we can keep on top of things by being involved, making sure our children are where they should be. The FCATS last year were high, and our son is happy at Riverglades.

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August 26, 2003
My daughter is starting 2nd grade this year. With an awesome foundation in Kindergarten(Miss Solenski)and 1st grade (Mrs. Civettini), my daughter has gone above and beyond our expectations. Riverglades is top-notch!

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Riverglades Elementary School
7400 Parkside Drive, Parkland, FL  33067
(754) 322-8200
Last modified Riverglades Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Riverglades Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top