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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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