Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
School leader Mr. Matthew Rogers
District Atlanta Public Schools
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school International baccalaureate
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Our school’s educational philosophy is centered on the International Baccalaureate's mission to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. IB programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Environmental
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Science
Service learning
Special Education
Visual arts
World languages

Classes

7
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
1
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
2
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Performing & written arts Drama
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Architecture
Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught French
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish

Support

16
Facilities
including: Parent involvement center
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent involvement center
Parenting center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Gifted and talented programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Special education program details We have increased the number of our inclusion classes in order to provide students with the least restrictive learning environment at our schoool. For the 2015-2016 school year, we have added 3 regional autism units and a special needs Pre-K unit to our family.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Self-contained classroom
Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Developmental delay
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Hearing impairments
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Other health impairment
English Language Learner program details We provide pull out and push in instructional service models for our ELL learners based on their specific learning needs. Our goal is to increase co-teaching environments so students are immersed in the language of instruction with appropriate supports in place.
English Language Learner programs Dual language programs
Push-in model
Self-contained ELL classrooms

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 38% 41%
Black 28% 38%
Hispanic 23% 13%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 54% 49%
Male 46% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 59%
English Language Learners 22% 7%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
5
Boys Sports
including: Gymnastics
10
Clubs
including: Book / reading club
Girls sports Cross country
Golf
Gymnastics
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Soccer
Tennis
Boys sports Golf
Gymnastics
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Soccer
Tennis
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Chess club
Cub Scouts
Girl Scouts
Girls on the Run
Recycling club
Robotics club
Student council / government
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Sutton Middle School
  Various private schools in Atlanta area
Parent involvement details We have a school-wide view towards communicating with our diverse population. We translate documents into Spanish and English, including a newsletter, flyers and email blasts. We have bilingual staff on hand and we work together to plan meetings on topics such as testing, literacy, Common Core, technology, Math Night, Picnics and principal chats. Families are encouraged to give feedback through surveys, and we endeavor to provide families with what they need to help their children to succeed.

Teachers

12
Staff
including: Special education coordinator
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
School counselor
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Arabic
French
Spanish
Staff details Our staff invest their energy and time to build positive relationships with students and families. This is evidenced in multiple ways: after school clubs, PTA memberships, tutorials on Wednesdays, staff involvement in school activities in the evenings and on weekends.....our school-home connection makes Rivers a great place for all.

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Transportation provided for special education students
Accessible via public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Agape Center
Partner website Http://agapeatlanta.org
Partner La Amistad
Partner website Http://www.laamistadinc.org
Partner Computers for Youth
Partner website Http://cfy.org

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.atlantapublicschools.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=342
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Type of application deadline Rolling

Sources

Student diversity GA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Students by group GA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
  NCES, 2011-2012