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Atlanta, GA
Students enrolled: 635
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8 Peachtree Battle Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

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(404) 802-7050
(404) 350-2831
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December 28, 2014
E. Rivers has amazing teachers and a dedicated principal. We have had such a wonderful experience at this school!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2014
Our daughter went to Rivers for 5 years, love the staff and it is truly a neighborhood school. She had some amazing teachers and the principal knew her by her first name, which is different than my experience at Sara Smith right now. My education experience at Rivers is on par or exceeds what I have now at Sara Smith.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2014
We love this school. The community is warm and enthusiastic, the teachers and administrators are focused on giving all the students the best education and experience possible, and the kids are wonderful individuals, each unique and appreciated for who he or she is.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2014
We have 3 children at E. Rivers, and our oldest will graduate this year. We were sold on E. Rivers after talking to other parents in our neighborhood, many of whom sent their oldest to private schools and now wish they had started them all at E. Rivers. It was the best decision we ever made. The quality of education is excellent. Our children have have developed a love for learning thanks to the incredibly talented teachers, most of which hold advanced degrees. The Principal, Matt Rogers, has done an excellent job ensuring only the very best teachers get hired. He gets it! Also, the new building is going to be state-of-the-art. We're lucky to have such a wonderful neighborhood school!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2014
My daughter has been going to E Rivers for 3 years now and we are very pleased with the level and quality of education, the staff and the facility. It is one of the best schools in Atlanta.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2014
This is a great school! My son has been going there since kindergarten and now he is in Forth grade! He loves it. The teachers are great! We are so excited about the new school almost being done! Can't wait for my two years old to go there!!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2014
We have two daughters at E Rivers. We love the community, administration, and staff there. Both of our kids are thriving and we have been very impressed with the quality of the instructors. They are very enthusiastic about school and learning. The parent involvement and support is amazing. This school will only get better, particularly after the new campus is completed.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
Last summer, I moved from North Buckhead (Sarah Smith) to South Buckhead (E Rivers) and our entire family (2 kids included) couldn t be happier with E Rivers. Everyone has gone out of their way to make us feel welcome. Even though Sarah Smith is a great school, I have to say that level of parent involvement in E Rivers truly amazing and far more impactful then I observed at Sarah Smith. I was worried that we were sacrificing education quality for a better location/more convenience by living in Peachtree Hills but now we have the best of both worlds!

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2013
This is our family's 4th year at this truly neighborhood school. Our 3rd and first grader have had excellent teachers who love the school and diverse student body. Teachers are creative and push students academically but in a warm, caring environment. Our children have also had amazing experiences with the Challenge/gifted teachers which they would not have elsewhere (such as dissecting squid). Mr. Rogers, principal since fall 2011, is an excellent leader. He knows students and parents by name and has the utmost respect of teachers. Thanks to Rogers leadership the school is a very caring , learning community which doesn't just teach the IB principals but lives them. The best predictor of a child's success in school is how active parents choose to be. Dedicated parents are visible in all aspects of the school, with volunteer opportunities to fit each parents schedule/availability/ skills/talents. Currently the school is in a temporary campus while a completely new complex is being built (to open by fall 2015 at latest) in our home campus. Students and staff are excited to be receiving a building reflecting the excellent education which has been offered at here for years

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2013
I went to school here from kindergarten through 5th grade. Charles Arter and David York were the principals at that time, the mid to late 1970's. I loved this school and always felt that the staff and other school personell cared for the students

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2011
Couldn't be happier, 7 years now. My son graduated here at E. Rivers and now my daughter going to 2nd grade. Principle, Dr. White is AWSOME!!!! LOVE ALL THE TEACHERS AND STAFF. AWSOME SCHOOL. :))

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
This is our fifth year at E. Rivers and we've been thrilled with our decision to send our children to our neighborhood public school. Mr. White is an outstanding principal and my children have had some truly wonderful teachers. The Challenge Program for gifted and talented students is fabulous. Children in the Challenge program spend 45 minutes each day doing enrichment activities. My children have covered an amazing range of topics in Challenge -- robotics, the Roman Empire, architecture, Ancient Egypt, and photography, just to name a few recent projects.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2010
I am so impressed with this school, the parent involvement and the leadership and dedication of Principal David White! We couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
As a grandparent who does some volunteer work at the school, I have had the opportunity to see firsthand the caliber of E. Rivers. Mr. White is an amazing principal, always striving to better the school. All of my grandsons' teachers have been qualified, dedicated, caring and wonderful to work with. Definitely a top notch learning experience for the students.

- submitted by a community member
March 17, 2010
My son is in his second semester of kindergarten at E Rivers, and we could not be happier that we chose this school over the Atlanta private schools. He loves his teachers, his classmates, and looks forward to each day. He is learning at a challenging pace, and is well into reading and math. The children here are wonderful, as are the teachers and Principal White. It has been a 100% positive experience and we look forward to our daughter starting school here in another year!

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2010
Our son is in Kindergarten and we could not be more pleased with E. Rivers. The principle and staff are remarkable. His teacher is getting her PHD in childhood education and has far exceeded our expectations. He LOVES going to school and wants to be the first one there every morning. He went to 2 prestigous Buckhead preschools, but says E. Rivers is his favorite. The curriculum is strong and the work is challenging, but his teachers make it fun. His reading and math skills are off the charts, and he has 2 field trips this month thanks to the wonderful PTA (Botanical Gardens and Center for Puppetry Arts). He has made great friends from the neighborhood (we live in Haynes Manor) and enjoys the short bus ride home everyday. E. Rivers was the best decision we ever made and we cannot imagine sending him anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2009
E Rivers has surpassed every wish we could have. Its hard to list it all but for starters the Principal is second to none. He holds his staff responsible as well as his students. The staff is outstanding with many having a long tenure. The parent involvment is fabulous and it seems to only get better. It is a great school and from what I read it is giving all other schools a run for their money.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating June 12, 2009
It has been great to watch the surrounding community FINALLY get it that E Rivers is such a gem. Rivers has done nothing but strengthen since our 2 sons graduated -- one of whom is a Senior at Duke, the other a graduate of Emory. They both say the best teacher they ever had was Mrs. Smith in 5th grade.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2009
My daughter has been attending E. Rivers for 3 years now and we couldn't be happier with the quality of education she is receiving. The school's diversity is a real advantage and one the school recognizes and celebrates. My son will start E. Rivers in the Fall and we are thrilled to send 2 children to such a great neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2009
We love E. Rivers! After comparing all the local private schools, we could not believe our first choice for our son would be our local public school - but it is! It has a diverse, international feel in the middle of Atlanta. I highly recommend E. Rivers!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
This school is truly the best kept secret in Buckhead. Unlike many other schools in the area, we are not overcrowded. Each student recieves the individual attention that they need. The teachers are the best. THey are warm, caring and challenging, all at the same time.The schoool's diverse student body make it a great place to learn about different cultures and beliefs from around the world. Why would you NOT want to send your child to this wonderfully, enriching school??

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
E. rivers is a wonderful and loving school. it's academic values are superb. All the teachers are all so kind, when i hear other kids' horror stories of their evil teachers i just cant relate. the challenge teacher is very smart and an excellent teacher all in all. I've been very well prepared for middle school and have high a's in all my classes thanks to my excellent education at e. rivers! the diversity is wonderful, with many children from all different backrounds. The french program is absolutely great with the best teachers out there. the new principal is great, he takes care of all the problems, from disiplinary to academic, easily and is a great addition to E.rivers! if i were deciding on which school to send my child, i would chose E. Rivers in a heartbeat!

- submitted by a student
June 06, 2007
E. Rivers is the best little secret in Buckhead elementary school education. It is loving, very sweet environment for children and provides a great education. My son started taking French in kindergarten and giving oral book reports. The advanced placement teacher seems more like a college professor and the staff is very, very dedicated and friendly; overall, an outstanding environment and the diversity--(kids from loving families from all over the world) makes it a truly magical experience. I was hesitant before I stepped through the door, since it isn't as popular as some other district schools. Once I did, I have never considered anything else for my child. It has been an enriching experience in so many ways.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2006
E. Rivers is a wonderful school from top to bottom. We relocated to Atlanta after Katrina, everyone at the school welcomed not just my daughter, but our family into theirs. The curriculum at E. Rivers is stimulating and I could not have hand picked a better faculty. My daughter was in the first grade last year with Ms. Cheroff and had a great year! We have returned to New Orleans and my daughter wants to move back to Atlanta to continue school there. We really miss E. Rivers, there is none like it. Thanks to all of the faculty an staff at Rivers!

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2005
The academis programs here are great. From french, to art, to music the stduents will be well rounded when they leave this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2004
Great School - it has a French Program and a low student to teacher ratio. There are well respected Counselors and an excellent principal. The cultural diversity makes it rich the PTA moms are a pain but they mean well. _ Great School!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2004
E. Rivers is a small school that is culturally diverse. It is more like a salad bowl where every culture is respected and not forced to assimilate. My daughter loves the school and her teachers. This is the type of school I wanted for my child, it is rich with culture and experiences. The PTA is strong and parental involvement is very high!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2004
The school is great. Teachers don't leave, they only retire. Our figures are low only because we have alot of Hispanics in our area and the children come to us with no english and have to learn but are still required to take the tests off the bat.

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Rivers is a special place with many exciting things happening right now. We have just moved back in to our new facility; the largest single elementary school in Atlanta Public Schools. The original Rivers School was also the first public school in the city of Atlanta; built in 1917. Our diversity, community relationships and International Baccalaureate program make Rivers an incredible public school choice for families living in the south Buckhead community.

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Rivers Elementary School
8 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA  30305
(404) 802-7050
Last modified Rivers Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rivers Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top