Students enrolled 823
School leader Neil Pinnock

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9000 Eves Rd
Roswell, GA 30076

(770) 552-4550
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4 stars
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October 21, 2014
We have been very happy at River Eves, and find the parent involvement wonderful. Increased technology every year is helping our kids keep up with the times and we love it there.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2014
River Eves is a great school. Parent involvement is incredible. There is a very strong PTA and Foundation. Both have supplied many opportunities for the students - science lab, technology in every classroom, ipad carts, etc. My child has been able to excel. The teachers have allowed him to progress at an accelerated pace. If he understood and mastered a subject, they would allow him and the other students a chance to work on other advanced topics rather than sit and listen and continue to review an area he already understood.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2014
There are some great teachers here, but they are not the norm. If your child is smart but doesn't test into the gifted program, most teachers don't know how to let your child go ahead. They will reprimand your child for trying to keep busy by getting ahead with that homework while bored in class. If you even suggest that your child is bored, they will get offended. My child was given extra homework as a punishment for finishing his homework for that night before class was over. That showed me an insecure teacher more than one who could see that my child needed more advanced work.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
We have had a great experience at River Eves. Really appreciate the commitment the teachers have to the kids. Looking forward to this year.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
Amazing school. I always felt welcome whenever I wanted to come by class or have lunch or breakfast. Sabrina Donnell is the best Kindergarten teacher You could imagine. The only draw back of the entire school is the rude blonde front desk lady. I recommend to all parents!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2014
First year my child attended at REES, the whole year was a bad experience, from the bus pickup, (rude driver,) to the end of school when a teacher put her hands on my child! Not cool! A child needs love, respect and the disipline comes from the parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
The teachers at this school are awesome. However, the Administration and the PTA go hand in hand. If you can't be a huge contribution to them then you are pushed out. If you live in an apartment expect your child to be labeled. The worst of all though is the fact that the principal is more willing to listen to a PTA member than his own staff which in return makes the students who are middle and lower class less heard.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2014
As a parent of 2 children attending REES I cannot put into words how impressed I am with this school. We have had such a great experience and I'm thrilled to see the leadership from the top down. I have been most impressed with the leadership and the quick removal of average or sub-par teachers. It's great to see a school hold its teachers to the same standards as we the parents do. I'm also impressed with the school involvement in technology and their strong focus of becoming a S.T.E.M school. That is fantastic news for all of our children! I am also amazed at the level of involvement of the parents both in PTA and REEF. The amount of time volunteered and money raised by both of these organizations is jaw dropping! The children in the REES community are so incredibly benefitted by the outstanding commitment to excellence of the REES parents, teachers and staff. I've now been a part of REES for 3 years and have 2 children that are growing and thriving due to this wonderful school. Come see what this school has to offer and, even more, get involved!!

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2014
Wonderful school. Teachers are very engaging with the students as well as the Principal. There is a tremendous amount of Parent involvement at the School. REES offers a variety of after school curricular activities for students who want to develop beyond the normal School day. Both my children attend and are doing quite well as a result of the dedication and teaching methods employed by the teachers and faculty at REES.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2014
We have been at River Eves for the last 5 years and have been thoroughly pleased. The teachers are amazing and the PTA involvement is exceptional!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
great school. i have 3 in the system and it's been great for my kids. families are supportive and involved and my kids have enjoyed being there.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2014
I have a 5th grader and a 3rd grader at River Eves. We moved to River Eves from a private school environment and have been so pleased that we have not considered going back. Some of the things we love about River Eves: loving teachers who provide loads of feedback to parents; fabulous parents who give of their time and talents to PTA and Foundation; overnight field trips to Tybee Island, Rock Eagle and the Ga Aquarium; a full time technology coach funded by the Foundation; iPads for every teacher and Active Boards for every classroom; fun and creative media center staff and Reading Bowl team; school gardens; Science Lab with full time science teacher; Eagle Fliers running team...the list goes on! We are feeling very well prepared for middle school, and that is the best compliment of all!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2013
I moved my kids to River Eves Elementary from a private school environment. I was happy to see how well they blended in and adjusted to new friends and great teachers. River Eves has a strong academics curriculum and enrichment programs. Accelerated and Advanced Class Placements for Math and English are available at each Grade Level. Therefore my children were challenged academically and thrived! Parent involvement is essential to ensure that your student succeeds in school. Join the PTA and volunteer in committee or in the foundation!

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2013
Having attended elementary school in another Metro Atlanta county, coming to River Eves Elementary two years ago was a breath of fresh air. The teachers and staff are dynamic and engaging, going way above and beyond the call of duty to offer the students a meaningful and memorable learning experience. My fifth grader has learned how to start a business this year! That's valuable, real-world knowledge that she will take with her into the future. The PTA at River Eves is as involved as any I've ever seen, offering a multitude of enrichment programs and extra-curricular activities for the kids enjoy. My child has thrived at River Eves Elementary and we are grateful for the experience!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2013
Our family has been at River Eves for over 5 years and I can not say enough wonderful things about this school. My children have thrived academically and are surrounded by the greatest group of kids. They have had some incredibly dedicated teachers who go above and beyond in their teaching...incorporating technology such a interactive white boards, "Mystery Skype" with other schools in the country and iPads to engage the students...creating hands on experiences such as publishing their own books in the younger grades to learning the process of starting a business through an entrepreneur fair in the 5th grade. The administration is comprised of focused leaders and driven to make our school the very best it can be. There is also a strong PTA and foundation (REEF) who work together to bring additional enrichment opportunities to the classroom and organize fun events that bring our community together. Our older child is beyond prepared for middle school next year and we look forward to a few more years at River Eves with our younger child.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2013
We have had a fantastic experience at River Eves. Both my kindergartener and 2nd grader have had engaging, creative and inspirational teachers. Our school continues to receive numerous awards with the most recent being the Fulton County Schools Northeast Learning teacher of the year-Ms. Aga, 5th Grade. We have a very active PTA who spends time and talent enriching the classroom experience for all students and stellar foundation (REEF) who puts the latest technology in the classroom so every student has a chance use it. There is a strong focus on academics but also outstanding enrichment opportunities --our specials teachers in art/music are very creative and talented and there are many school sponsored events that are widely popular and well attended. I find the teachers and administration easy to communicate with on a weekly basis. It is an exciting time for our kids to be at RIver Eves Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2012
My review is solely based on my daughter's experience in Kindergarten and 1st grade and it has been excellent. Her teachers have been energetic, disciplinarians, and motivating. I feel the key is to get involved as parents. Meet with your teachers and volunteer. As with any public school in our current economic environment, there are budget shortfalls but the River Eves PTA and Education Foundation work diligently to provide funds and man power to fill in the holes. Our second child will begin attending next year and we look forward to continued success.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
Between the teachers yelling at students and penalizing the whole class for something that one or two students may have done, this school has been a terrible experience. Last year was our first year and it was a bad experience with the teacher. I was hoping that this year it would have been better, but it's almost the same thing. If you can live in a different school area, I would definitely recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2010
We just love River Eves. The teachers and admin are so knowledgable and helpful. They are understanding and give the children confidence. Parents are always welcome to come have lunch with the kids, and there are many opportunities to get involved. The academics are incredible,,, my second grader is already learing his multiplication tables! WOW!

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2009
The school is more about obedience, 100 percent discipline to the point it is at times ridiculous, and following directions than about children and education. If you want your child to be a creative and possibly even independent thinker, or if you are looking for a nurturing environment, or an environment where you get to talk to your child during lunch time when you visit (Silent Lunch is standard...), look elsewhere. We are taking our kids out and stop wondering, if this is what GA schools are like, no wonder that the state ranks so low and that half the people around us have their kids in private schools. Test scores are not everything!

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February 12, 2009
I'm very happy with my family's experience at River Eves so far. My daughter is also in the accelerated reader program. She's only in kindergarten and writing using capitalization, punctuation, contractions, etc. Her teacher and teacher's assistant are both super sweet and they do a great job communicating with my husband and I. I look forward to my daughter's 1st grade experience with River Eves this fall.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2008
I have a first-grader at River Eves and we could not be happier! I also have a teenage step daughter who has attended private school all her life and I am really so impressed with what River Eves has to offer. The new principal is outstanding and a great leader. He is very involved in the PTA and looking to stay on the leading-edge of education and making this great environment for our kids. Kindergarten was a dream and we had the very best teachers! We are excited about 1st grade. Thumbs up, all the way around!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2008
Overall, I think River Eves is an excellent school. My kids have received a wonderful education so far and would rather be no where else. My kids have always loved their teachers and had a good relationship with them. I'm glad my kids are at a school that has a great open door policy; there's always something going on where I can get involved and be a part of my kids' life while they're at school.

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no rating September 03, 2008
We love River Eves. It has really worked well for both of my children. My 3rd grader has been moved to an accelerated reading class and loves the challenge. My first grader is excited about the money he is earning as part of his consumer and producer unit. Both my children have Activ Boards in their classes and I understand the school is getting three more this year. They are wonderful teaching tools. We are happy with the way administration operates and love the open door policy.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2008
My daughter started Kidnergarten a few weeks ago and we are so very pleased with River Eves. The Principal, the Front Desk, the teachers are all wonderful. We LOVE this school and most importantly our daughter LOVES this school. The 1st two weeks you are asked to not visit so the kids can get used to the new routines. Which we thought was understandable. Sometimes when parents are there it can make it harder on the kids. After the two weeks was up they had an Orientation night where we got to meet with the teachers, learn more about them, how the kids were doing so far and what the plans were for the year. We are very impressed with the curriculum. There has been tons of encouragement to be involved with the school. Very good PTA

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2008
Our experience with RE has been mixed. With the new principle we had high hopes...to be disappointed. The administration discourages parents for being in involved. Does not want to communicate with parents, it appears to be a pain- unless they want money. Teachers are rarely observed, which is an important factor in maintaining a supportive, consistant, and knowledgable environment. Teachers are often confused about the curriculum and have trouble discussing how parents can support the children at home. They spend all of the time teaching to the CRCT, in fact after the test I could have pulled my children out for the rest of the year and missed nothing. New principle is making swepting changes, without communicating them in a timely and appropriate fashion. The front office staff can be extremely rude. Save your money for private or move to another district!

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July 09, 2008
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June 02, 2008
My son has been in this school for three years now and he has had an excellent experience. RE is a very supportive and encourging place for learning. The new principal has been fantastic so far.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2008
I am very pleased with River Eves. The front office staff could use a little work, but most of the teachers are wonderful! My only complaint is the carpool line - it's just so slow in the mornings and afternoons. The people they have out there just stand around and chat, it's crazy. My child is very happy, he is smart too, and they have recogonized that, so I'm thrilled. Our new principal seems to be very nice, we'll see how things go in the years to come.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2007
We are almost half way through our oldest child's Kindergarten year and love River Eves. Her teachers are excellent, the new principal is open to ideas from parents and teachers, and she has made many new friends. It is a great learning environment. I am looking forward to the rest of the year.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2007
We've had at least one child at River Eves for the past 8 years, and couldn't be happier. Our new principal is very accessible to parents, the teachers are first-rate, and the PTA goes above and beyond to help produce a superior learning environment. We're thrilled with the education that our kids are receiving.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2007
My family relocated here during the summer. After research we chose River Eves because of location and its mission of community and parental involvement. I have a daughter in Kindergarten and will forever have a high expectation for teacher quality. We could not be happier with our experience here. She is happy, enriched and busy. I could not possibly fit in all the opportunities to particpate, volunteer and be involved in her classroom and the school at large. I look forward to having a new principal who appears to be here because of what River Eves is already about. The campus is lovely, no portable classrooms and ample outdoor space.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2007
I had high hopes for RE when my child entered a few years ago, but my expectations were disappointed. Children are regarded as a nuisance and the environment is anything but welcoming and warm. On the first day of school the principal was snapping at parents. Dealings with the principal and asst. principal gave me the feeling that neither even likes children.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2007
We just started this year, and we love Rivers Eve, it's a wonderful school! My kids are very happy, and the teachers they have are great. We will definitely stay through 5th grade!!

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no rating August 31, 2007
We moved to this area because I thought Rivers Eve was suppose to be a good school. It's only been a few weeks, and we're not too happy. The staff just doesn't seem to care, and the Principal is retiring and no one knows who the new Principal is going to be. Kids need a lot of love and I don't feel they offer it here. I doubt I will keep my kids there next year.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2007
Horribly disappointed! Upon transferring my child to RE from out of state, they recommended my child attend an extended day program in Math and Reading, despite her grades from the previous school she attended. The idea of parent involvement at RE is limited to bake sales, clothing drives, and cleaning up after sock hops; PTA meetings held in the early mornings, when working parents are, well, working. Parents are not allowed to observe classes - ever. If your child is creative or used to nurturing evirons, please send them elsewhere.

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March 28, 2007
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October 04, 2006
My child has attended River Eves for 3 years. We were intially happy with the lower grades, but recently we have found teachers are teaching for the CRCT, and there is little creativity. My child is bored in most classes and the administration are not supportive of individualized education. This school focuses too much on discipline rather than encouraging children to explore. Unfortunately, I feel this school has taken away some of my child's love for learning.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2006
Unless your child fits 'in the box' this school is not for you!These are children- they need respect, nuturing, behavioral modification,not disipline. Council, and understanding- not remarks to make them feel worse! The teachers could do well- if not for the jaded administration.

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February 11, 2006
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September 07, 2005
This school is very poor at helping parents with children with learning disabilities feel welcome, the teachers are not helpful neither are the counselors, I wish they had a program that addresses 'the issues' the students instead of just pushing them in the corner to be forgotten.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2004
This school is racially divided. The teaching staff is not diverse. The PTA holds it's monthly meetings at 9:30 in the morning to exclude & discourage working parents from attending. The focus is not on helping minority kids excel but rather keep them behind. The office staff is not friendly, helpful nor kind to visitors. Overall the school is very poor.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2004
Both my sons attended River Eves for a total of 8 years. We were happy with the teachers we had, the school is well run and safe. Parental involvement is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
This is my daughter's first year and I am very impressed with the quality of the school. The teachers are very involved with the students and there are several activities so that parents can get involved. The quality of work they do is impressive. I am very happy with this school.

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River Eves Elementary School
9000 Eves Rd, Roswell, GA  30076
(770) 552-4550
Last modified River Eves Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
River Eves Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top