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It is a privilege to be a part of the Rivers community! We are a diverse and dynamic family with a common focus on academic excellence, character development and international mindedness. If you would like to learn more about our school community, please check out the following sites: E. Rivers Facebook page Rivers principal Facebook page http://eriverselementary.com/
February 13, 2015

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Our son attends. Last year we were super impressed with E Rivers - especially his teacher. This year E Rivers seems like a different school. His grades are lower, he doesn't understand homework, he was switched to a different class in September due to overcrowding or imbalanced classes (?). We'll wait and see if things make a 'u-turn' or not. If no change for better, then we'll reconsider private schooling.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


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We have been *very unimpressed* by how ineffective our child's teacher has been this school year. The teacher has poor communication skills, is unorganized, late / no-show to all meetings this year, regularly sends home incorrect materials or sends materials home late. Our child has done exceptionally well during other school years....

Amount of homework: Disagree


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TOO MUCH HOMEWORK! 1.5-3 hours spent on homework each night. Our child's backpack weighs 10lbs which is equal to 1/4 of her total body weight. Teacher does not effectively teach new concepts in classroom, so our child often does not understand materials assigned as homework. We spend extra time teaching the un-learned material at home. It's utterly ridiculous!

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The teachers at this school are all very energetic and wonderful! (except for a select 1 or 2, however this should be expected)

Develops character: Strongly agree


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Since this school is I.B., integrity is a value that is highly stressed. Teachers also demonstrate fairness.



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My years in E. Rivers were some of the best years of my life. E. Rivers is an amazing school. The French program as well as the challenge program are fantastic! The school is also a wonderful community. The whole student body as well as parent body is very tight knit and diverse. If I were trying to find a school for my child, I would choose E.Rivers!

Develops character: Strongly disagree


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Very strong emphasis on self reliance & innovation . Many classes have open selections of homework, seems to cut down on tote learning.



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Very approachable staff & administration . Generally , teachers here are willing to make changes & not stuck on any teaching strategy that's not working.

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It is a privilege to be a part of the Rivers community! We are a diverse and dynamic family with a common focus on academic excellence, character development and international mindedness. If you would like to learn more about our school community, please check out the following sites: E. Rivers Facebook page Rivers principal Facebook page http://eriverselementary.com/
Posted February 13, 2015



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E. Rivers has amazing teachers and a dedicated principal. We have had such a wonderful experience at this school!!!

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Last modified Rivers Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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