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PK-5
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Suwanee, GA
Students enrolled: 1,141

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5445 Settles Bridge Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024

(678) 482-1000
(678) 482-1018
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July 24, 2014
Riverside is the best. Teachers and staff care for the students and the administration is top notch. I'm glad we moved here from Dekalb county to go to a superior school.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
I moved from L.I. New York and initially settled in Alpharetta. School leaders/staff in the elementary schools my child attended there, were not colorblind. Treatment received by me and my child was detrimental to my child's success. The diversity of the schools did not equate to equal treatment for all. School leaders went out of their way to undermine my child's academic success. No way was I going to allow my youngest child to attend an Alpharetta school. I opted to move to Suwanee; visited 3 elementary schools and met with the Asst.Principals. Riverside felt like the best fit because the AP was genuinely engaged and I know leaders set the tone for the school culture. I have been so happy with the move to this school zone. We have received the best treatment from the K/2nd Grade Riverside School A.P., Ms. Schwefler. She's made us feel truly a part of the Riverside family. My concerns get addressed and my child's success is paramount to the A.P. and the teacher. No matter who you are, It is clear that parents and students are very important. Academic success for your child is vital. My child is excelling academically, has made many friends and loves going to school each day.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2014
Administration is pompous and put more money towards looks of school rather than toward the kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2013
RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY'S SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS THE BEST!!! I can't say enough good things about this school. My son has significant special education needs related to learning disabilities and this school by far has embraced his "uniqueness and learning differences" and continue to strive to help him be the very best student he can be. Year after year, the special education teachers and administration try new things with him to see if something works better. They do not rest on providing the standard education, they strive for the best. My other child learns normally and the teachers continue to challenge her to be the best she can be. Any concerns taken to administration are addressed seriously and appropriately. My voice as a parent is heard and respected. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2011
A private-like public school. Dr. Barlow is a leader among leaders. He challenges not only the teacher - student, but the teacher - teacher professionalism. It is a wondrous place to work and learn.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 03, 2010
I am a Grandparent out of state and want to keep informed about my Grandson's activities.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2010
We absolutely LOVE this school! My son has had the best teachers so far. Mrs. Clelland in Kindergarten and Mrs. Lacey currently in the first grade. The teachers love and care about the children and make learning lots of fun. The teachers are always available and encourages parent involvement.

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February 16, 2010
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December 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2009
I am so thankful for Riveride this year. When we moved here, we set up a meeting with the school to discuss our child and they worked very hard to make us feel welcome. The parent involvement is great and we love participating in the night time events. The AP and principal were very friendly and made us feel like a part of team for our child's learning. Thanks Riverside for an A+ year!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 26, 2009
This school is very over-rated. cliques in the pta, parents not invited to meetings. Principal is never around and does not know any parents or children. Teachers are good. clubs only open to 5th graders or the 'clique kids' in 4th grade. Too much focus on CRCT and not enough on life lessons/learning. UGH what a mistake moving here!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
We moved to the US from Latin America recently and our second grader daughter found in Riverside a friendly environment that made for her transition a really smooth and enjoyable one. Her teacher is a loving and caring individual that encourages love for study and the highest values.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2008
My daughter is in Kindergarten at Riverside this year and absolutely loves it! Mrs. Clelland is an excellent teacher. The PTA, staff and administration are all excellent. I love how they communicate and get everyone involved. The school runs so smoothly for being such a large school. Students are receiving a private school education at a public school!

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no rating November 03, 2008
My children love Riverside and all of their teachers. I am so impressed that we have so many ways to be involved. I also love the fact that the school gives parents a chance to give input about their child's placement. The matches for my children have been perfect. As a single parent, I am so blessed to have children at this school! Thanks Riverside for a job well done!

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September 27, 2008
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no rating September 18, 2008
I also believe their hunger for good rating in the school sys interferes with itergrity or lack there of. I think it's a good school but if you are not well connected in the PTA, your child/children will be victim(s) of favortism plague due in part to the 'good old boys' type of administration.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
I have 2 children (soon to be 3) at Riverside. We moved from out of state a few years ago and I had researched schools in the area. We moved to the Riverside school district because of the schools. I was not disappointed. The principal and teachers are excellent and parents are very involved.

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June 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 14, 2008
I love Riverside and enjoy the parent involvement. My child loves her teacher and the 5th grade counselor, Dr. H.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2007
The schools constant goal of achieveing high ranking in the county has overshadowed it's determination of providing a good education to students. Students are tought to take tests, follow directions and not to think for themselves. Information is taught solely for test taking purposes and not for general knoweldge. I am disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2006
Riverside is one of the best schools my children have attended. I just can't say enough wonderful things. I am surprise that this level of education is received in a public school!

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2006
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! I can't believe the supportive and caring staff. This school is the best school in our area. The administrators work so hard to make sure that parents are involved. The teachers are terrific also!

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2006
I love the music, art, and physical education departments. Creativity is number 1 at this school. The principal personally toured us through the school when we visited the community. You can't ask for more in such a large school!

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2006
I have had 3 children go from k-5th over the past 8 years at this school. It is as close to private as you'll find. Teachers are staff are high quality. A great education and a wonderful experience. Voted 2005/6 School of Excellence

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2006
We love Riverside! The administrators welcome parental involvement and the teachers are wonderful! I give this school an A+.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2006
The school is wonderful! Principal really cares about kids and loves parental involvement! You won't find a better school!

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June 17, 2006
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May 07, 2006
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March 16, 2006
Teachers are excellent, parent involvement is higher than the previous school my son attended, and my son enjoys going to school everyday. The only negative is the administration.

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March 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2004
We returned to Riverside after a year at another Gwinnett County school. My 1st and 5th grader are both extremely happy. The teachers and staff have been wonderful and work hard to meet the educational needs of each child. We love the way parents are welcomed and encouraged to be a part of the educational process.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2004
This school is great! My daughter attended kindergarten last year. Her teachers, Michelle and Mona Williams made the year a very special one. She will start 1st grade next week and I have already received a call from her 1st grade teacher! Parents are very involved. I was very pleasantly surprised with this school.

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May 21, 2004
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November 27, 2003
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Riverside Elementary School
5445 Settles Bridge Rd, Suwanee, GA  30024
(678) 482-1000
Last modified Riverside Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Riverside Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top