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405 S Riverhills Dr
Temple Terrace, FL 33617

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4 stars
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September 25, 2013
Riverhills is now a magnet school for International studies and is applying to be a PYP IB program. I have a fourth grader and kindergartener that attend there, and its been a wonderful start!! All students take spanish and strings. The teachers work hard in communicating in daily student planners, and I have never a better run PTA!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2013
I love Riverhills. My child was in first grade this year in miss amylynn Dawson's class and she is a very caring teacher. She took extra time with my child and was very patient with the bad behavior!! She even contacts me (after school year is done) to check on my child. My child loves her very much and loves riverhills and the other teachers very much. God bless this school and miss dawson!!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
My grand daughter attends Riverhills Elementary where I believe because of Ms. Harkness and her commitment to her classes and to the school, Isabella who had a learning disability had been able to overcome all of the obstacles. Ms. Harkness truly lives out the life "no child left behind". Ms. Harkness not only worked with isabella to provide a firm foundation for the future school years, she worked with me, a grandparent raising the children. Riverhills has a focus on parent involvement, and hires only the highest of teacher quality. My only wish is that Isabella and all of my grand children can attend such a school with such gifted instructors and leaders. Thank you Riverhills Elementary for providing the best foundation for our future leaders!

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2012
Riverhills is not a good, safe, educational school. I have two kids that have gone to this school, and everytime they have attended, teachers try to make it look like they aren't catching on to the subjects that they are teaching everyday when really it's the teacher's trying to push the children so they can get their raise. They don't care about the students ability to learn and adapt differently than others and take more time out to help in their troubled areas. I'm so glad my kids are at another school and the Teachers at their school compliment them everyday, as well they call me so happy to have my kids as their students. And their grades are great better than the average students in the school. They give work to the kids for the parents to do and teach but yet they have a problem with how the work is completed. Just not a good school.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2012
As the new lead teacher at Riverhills Elementary Gifted Academy for Learning and I can honestly say that I am honored to work with a staff and administration that is dedicated to each student and to creating an extraordinary learning environment. With the implementation of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, the focus of learning is student-centered around individual talents - increasing engagement and motivation. The kids have opportunities to expand their learning through Enrichment Clusters on a weekly basis. Specialized teaching strategies are designed to help develop the potential of every child. 100% of the staff and administration are getting their gifted endorsement through the district. Enrichment speakers from the community help expose students to areas of expertise. Through innovation, creativity, and dedication, Riverhills truly is a wonderful place to be!

- submitted by a teacher
May 27, 2012
This school is great only one thing it does not prepare them for middle school. you know the kid has to grow up so leave us alone teachers. I sure miss the teachers at Riverhills.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2012
The teachers at Riverhills are beyond awesome but the administration is in disarray. My child has been at this school for a while and we have seen so many changes and not for the better. A lot of pressure has been placed on the students to score highly on state and FCAT testing to increase the school's grade and many of the extra programs like gardening, robotnik, and ect have been cutout all together. Parent participation is extremely lacking and the school's PTA, which seemed to be doing well the past couple of years, has not been very active. I have learned that while the teachers are doing the best job, the lack of administrative guidance, parent participation, and the focus of all work and no play has taken a toll on my child and some of the other students and parents who attend Riverhills. I know school is not meant to be fun but it is suppose to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children to learn in and that is not something that this school provides anymore.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2011
Riverhills staff are great. There are bad people in every profession, but I have met the best at Riverhills. My grandchildren loved the school and staff. Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2010
I like riverhills because the teachers care. they have a fantastic media production program which shows children how to create projects on the computer, research items on hte computer, and create movies using imovie. fantastic

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2010
some of the teachers are AWESOME ! the other lack the knowledge and skills to follow through to make sure that papers make home in a timely manner so parents are in the loop. lack of communication

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2009
My daughter has attended the school since Kindergarten. She was found to have a learning disability in the 1st grade and was retained. Even though I was upset, the faculity made the transistion as comfortable as possible for my daughter and myself. They have been both patient and understanding with my daughterand have never acted as though she was a bother, even when she has been known to 'act up'. I truly believe my daughter has come along as far as she hase because of the caring and nuturing she has recieved from the faculity at Riverhills. They have out forth a great effort with her and many other children.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 06, 2009
This school has really changed for the better in the past few years. My child has attended since kindergarten and we were very skeptical because of what we had been hearing about the school, but we gave it a try. Much to our delight, the teachers, administration, and everyone involved with the school has made it a great place for my child and all children who are there.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2008
I love the teacher at the school. The people in the office doesn't care for the kids at all. They are rude and not at all helpful.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2008
The faculty and administration has done a great job of creating a positive healthy environment for the children to learn. The strict guidelines for FCAT prep and assessments had handicapped many of the teachers' abilities to be creative with the students. Need more focus on the successful students.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2008
but the student can be horrible to other students.i personally think they can be alittle more stricter with the for the son has mrs.farmer..i can say she is an excellent teacher.very thourough.principle is fantastic.but the school has not met it's marks for the fourth year in a row.and the children are extreamly mean to other students.of course i blame the parents on learn from the home.but i do believe the school can be alittle more strict in dicaplin,they really need to inforce that.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 03, 2007
This school has worked extremely hard to meet the needs of all the students. Like everything else in the world, it is not perfect, but at least they try. The staff is more like a family than co-workers. The administration is helpful and caring.

- submitted by a administrator
October 03, 2007
I am a veteran teacher in my first year at Riverhills. I am impressed by the effort put forth by the administration, teachers and students to promote a healthy learning environment for the school. During my day I see high quality, standards-based teaching taking place, and a good deal of intervetion strategies in place to assist struggling learners as well as learners that may require an extra challenge.

- submitted by a teacher
September 29, 2007
I'm sorry to see the negative posts about this school. The teachers that I have been associated with through the past 4 years have been outstanding in every way. There are so many activities that parents can take part in, but it is unfortunate that too many parents do not take the time to be at the school during school events. Although, this year, the events to date have been extremely well attended. My advice to anyone who is looking at this school for their child - make a point to visit the school, speak to the principal, and see for yourself. Don't go by the negativity displayed by a couple of sour people. It is a great school, with a great staff, and great things happening all of the time.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
Communication with parents is lacking. My son has attended Riverhills Elementary for 2 years now. I have tried sharing my concerns of my child with everyone in the school. The only response I have had is there are steps, guidelines, and this or that. I also was unsure why my child has had no spelling homework. I was informed that spelling is not the top priority of this school by multiple people. I am a single parent and no assistance for me.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
So far into this school year I would give this school a big fat F. My daughter's teacher is very unresponsive and doesn't always send home communications about my daughters progess or behavior. As a single parent I rely on the teachers in her school to help me help my daughter and so far this school has not been helpful to me or my daughter. If you have a choice between Riverhills and another school try the other school first. I wish I would have.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
excellent principal, dedicated teachers & staff. very safe location. orderly & well behaved children.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2007
Riverhills Elementary School is definately a place that has a caring staff and when I say staff, I mean everyone...the principal, a.p., lunchroom workers, teachers and custodians. Every day when I go through the halls, people are communicating and everyone always looks so happy. The happiness around the school rubs off on the students, and there are truly not any discipline problems that parents should worry about. All of the students are very happy and learning alot. The school grade is a B, but they are meeting the needs of all of their students and made Academic Yearly Progress which is harder than going up a letter grade...You will love this school and the staff!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2006
My grandkids have been attending Riverhills for 2 years. I can honestly say I have had more good experiences with Riverhills than bad. I am a working grandma and can not always make the events however, I am there for meetings and certain family participation. You also have to factor that most of the parents probably are working parents and it is not always easy to get away, especially if you do not have a flexible job. I am very blessed to have job flexibility and still can not make all the events. Bottom line, you can participate in all the school functions but if you do not have a solid foundation at home, no amount of meetings will make your child a 'good' student.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2005
My son has been at Riverhills for 4yrs. I am trying to learn as much as I can about the school and how it all works, so I can be a better informed parent. My son has had a great time and very good experiances at the school. I am sure they will only get better.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2005
This school has a great centrally located library.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2004
I don't feel like this school is challenging enough for my child. Talking with other parents who have children in the same grade, my child has easier work. I feel the other children at the school are in the same boat. It seams as though there are disruptions in many of the classrooms. I feel if the children were challenged more there would not be as many disruptions. Also there is poor parent participation. Seeing many of the parents and how they carry themselves it is no wonder why the children act out. The parents don't have any respect for the teachers or administration either. I don't think they realize these children are a smaller version of themselves. There is a plus to this school, the administration and teachers are very nice. I think alot of the schools problems has to do with the parents. Better parents make better children.

- submitted by a parent
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Riverhills Elementary School
405 S Riverhills Dr, Temple Terrace, FL  33617
(813) 987-6911
Last modified Riverhills Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Riverhills Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews.