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Riverside Primary School

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Posted March 10, 2010

I have been very impressed with Riverside Primary. This is my sons first year here (he is on a school transfer) and I have seen so much growth in him. The school is always clean and the staff is extremely friendly. I have attended every PTA meeting and I learn something new every time. They have hosted a couple of literacy breakfast, learning workshops for students and parents, once a month family night-out. I could go on and on. My experience here has been very positive.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 24, 2009

I love Riverside Primary. My daughter is in her second year of school and I can tell that the teachers really care about the students. The principal keeps the school in tip, top shape. It also helps that it is a new school building. The Enrichment Program teachers are phenomenal too. They give the children a good foundation in math and science so that they won't fall behind in higher grades.
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Posted May 27, 2009

This was my daughter's first year in Kindergarten. She came mid year from a Gwinnett County school which I loved. She was always advance and top of the class since preschool so I have high expectations of her. When she came to Riverside Primary her teacher claimed she was behind. Her teacher was concerned because my daughter couldn't read and write sentences. In Kindergarten?!! She was just learning sight words! I thought the teacher was being a bit extreme but after working hard on homework assignmennts and continually practicing and keeping updates of her progress, my daughter ended the school year being one of the top students of the class - reading and writing journals! Riverside Primary has met and even exceeded some of my expectations. Great 1st impression.
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Posted October 20, 2008

I think you will definately find what it is that you are looking for anywhere you go. I am a parent who expects the best from the myself as a parent, my children and the teachers. I have 3 children and 2 of them all have attended this school. My experience has been great every year--not perfect! My children have grown here both academically and socially.
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Posted October 13, 2008

Come to riverside primary now, there have been no reviews on this page since 2007. If you come into that school you can feel the tention just as soon as you enter the front door. The staff are running scared the principal never has a smile on her face and has a history of running her staff away. Why is she still there cobb county?
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Posted November 9, 2007

My child has attended Riverside for two years. Last year was great. My child's teacher was great. She sent daily behavior reports and when my child had trouble she contacted me immediately. This year however has not been so good. The teachers have no standard of communication. I never know what is going on unless I seek information myself.
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Posted May 15, 2007

Riverside Primary is a great school! My daughter has been a student there for 2 years and it has been a wonderful experience. The teachers are very helpful and always have an open door. The programs are great too - my daughter was in the art program that was showcased at Morehouse College and came in 2nd place. The principal is a caring, helpful and a great leader! She motivates and participates in everything that the children do. This is one school that I would definitely recommend!
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

221 students were tested at this school in 2010.



The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

222 students were tested at this school in 2010.



The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

221 students were tested at this school in 2010.


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In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 52% 37%
Hispanic 44% 12%
White 3% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Doris Billups-McClure
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  • (678) 398-0040


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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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461 S Gordon Rd SW
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone: (770) 819-5851


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