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Riverton, IL
Students enrolled: 655

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Po Box 470
Riverton, IL 62561

(217) 629-6001
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May 21, 2008
I have a child here and have gotten to know many of the elementary school faculty very well. The educational program is excellent. From my classroom visits, talking to other parents, and the communications that come home, I can tell that the teachers are really able to get every child involved and excited about participating in class. A note about Special Education: I am familiar with the Special Education program here, and every member of the Special Education faculty that I have met have been excellent teachers. Any perceived shortcomings are likely not the fault of the Special Education faculty, but rather reflect the lack of training general education teachers receive concerning students with special needs. Unfortunately, students with special needs who don't qualify for special education run into this every where in the US.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2007
The principal at this school has frighteningly little actual teaching experience, which makes it difficult for her to relate to and work with the teachers. The few experienced teachers who have stayed are very good, but unfortunately they are becoming the minority.

- submitted by a teacher

October 17, 2006
providing an excellant education for grandchildren

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2006
My son (8) and daughter (7) started out in kindergarten at this school. My daughter has had absolutely no problems at all moving forward and progressing. Every teacher she has has thus far has been so good to her. My son has not been so lucky. He has some learning disabilities and in my opinion most of the teachers are not very patient or understanding with IEP children. They have been quick to put him out and not deal with him. If he had exsessive behavior problems I may be a little more understanding but he is a great kid and VERY rarely gets into any trouble at all. I also think that the special education program they have is horrible. If your child doesn't need any extra assistance.... this is a good school for you. Great children and the staff pretty much is the parents!

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2006
This is a fantastic school with high class staff. I have 1 student in the pre-k program and 1 in the elementary school. Both of my children are happy here and think a lot of their teachers, teacher aids, special studies teachers (art, music, etc) and secretaries. I have experienced first hand, on several occasions, dedicated teachers who have gone above and beyond in their duties. There are many avenues for additonal help for the students, if necessary.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2005
My two children attended this school, K-4. They experienced high quality, caring administrators, teachers and staff. The school has great programs in computers, video technology and the arts. Numerous teachers and staff show devotion above and beyond the call: student services coordinator (who is also the PTA staffer), music teacher, librarian -- all are wonderful. The reading program seems to be highly effective. The school has a 'balanced calendar' (9 weeks on followed by 2 or 3 weeks off), which we really like! It allows for great family time and the kids' participation in 1-week enrichment courses that have broadened their view of the world and of learning, or in remediation courses if needed. This has been a great school for our kids. We feel that they are very well prepared to be life-long learners.

- submitted by a parent

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Riverton Elementary School
Po Box 470, Riverton, IL  62561
(217) 629-6001
Last modified Riverton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Riverton Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews. Top