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Shreveport, LA
Students enrolled: 456

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625 Dixie Garden Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105

(318) 865-3576
(318) 865-3721
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March 26, 2011
We transfered to Shreveport and were nervous about starting a new school. We feel that we have been blessed to have our 3 sons attend Riverside. The teachers and principal sincerely care about the students. I have been very invlolved as a parent and parent involvement is always encouraged. It is such a huge relief knowing that I am dropping my sons off in the morning at a school that provides great learning and has the best interest of my sons at heart. Riverside is Grade A+.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2010
Riverside has been a great school for us for the past three years. I have no complaints with the principal. My only complaint was with the school counselor. She would not return phone calls, I requested a conference and never received a reply and also sent emails to her and she replied six weeks later with an answer that had nothing to do with the question that I ask. She was helpless....Im excited to see that we have a new counselor this year. I hope that she will be helpful if needed for any reason.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
We actually have been going to riverside now for 3 yrs. I had one issue so far and that's it. Matter of fact, I didn't even have an appointment but the office staff was wonderful and let me wait. They took thier time and listened while I went on and on. Ha ha they immediately took care of the situation and it has been wonderful. I could not ask for a better school. As far as the comment about the principal, I'm so excited she has made the changes. I feel as if my child is safe. I do not worry that when we drop her off, and we feel the principal is very involved. Thanks riverside for being such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
We have been at Riverside for 2 years and we love it!! The teachers and all other staff are top notch. They do all they can to challenge all the children and make sure they are learning all they can. I know my daughter is cared for and safe the entire time she is at school. Because Riverside is small, it is truly a family environment. They know each child and parents are encouraged to visit. I could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2009
Wonderful, Great, A+ school. I love Riverside. We are moving to another state and I am so sad that we will be leaving Riverside. I have no complaints at all. Keep up the great work. Thank you Mrs. Joffrion and Mrs. Epps.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2009
My daughter just graduated from Riverside and I want to say that she was more than prepared to enter middle school. The teachers and staff were kind and caring. The high expectations of doing your best and making good choices helped my daughter to become a wonderful student. The principal was always out and about expecially in the mornings and afternoons making sure everyone arrived and departed safely. Thank you Riverside for 6 wonderful years.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2009
We have just started our second year at Riverside (1st grade this year), and I want to say that it is a great comfort to me, every morning, to be able to drive away and KNOW that my little girl is well taken care of and safe at Riverside. Everything is well organized! The teachers, as well as the office staff, are wonderful and caring and present a family atmosphere to anyone who is willing to accept it. The PTA is really great. I am extremely pleased with what my daughter has learned in kindergarten and look forward to her accomplishments in first grade and in years to come. This is a great school. I have never been made to feel unwelcome by anyone at the school. I would highly recommend this school to anyone, especially parents who want to see their child(ren) succeed and be happy. We Love Riverside!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
I was a bit surprised to read the more recent comments about Riverside and the new principle. Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course, but I do not think that the new principle has created a wall or pushed the parents out. I do think that things have become more stringent when picking up and dropping off your child, but quite frankly, I prefer it that way. I do not want people walking up to the school having access to my child. I also worried about the disorganization of how you picked up and dropped your child off with the last principle. I watched small children crossing the street where the buses ran with very little or no supervision. Now it's more stringent, but also a lot more safe. As far as the office staff, it's the same staff we've had for years. The teachers are all still great, and quite frankly it's hard to argue with the excellent test scores coming out of this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 19, 2009
I have been disappointed with Riverside over the last 2 years since the new principle has taken over. It is like she has created a fortress around the school that keeps parents out. The office staff is also very unfriendly, which makes parents feel as if they are intruding. On the other hand, the school does have great teachers and they seem to care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2009
Riverside is an excellent school. The teachers and administration are wonderful to work with. The school has grown in population a lot since my kids started 4 years ago. My kids love the school and are happy to be there.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 17, 2009
Everything was great until the new principal came in about 2 yrs ago now and the parents are no longer welcome. She has done everything to push the parents away. It is a shame it was a great school. I took my children out of it as other parents have since her arrival

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2007
It is the greatest school in the 50 states!

- submitted by a community member
September 02, 2006
Riverside is a wonderful school! This will be my son's third year at the school, and we couldn't be happier with all of his teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2006
Riverside is a wonderful neighborhood school. The teachers are competent and helpful and truly care about the children. This school has all the characteristics of a magnet school but better. I am so glad my children are at Riverside.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2005
Riverside Elementary School was very accommodating to my grandchildren who attended there during the Hurricane Katrina disaster. The academic program was challenging and the teachers were very helpful helping meet the children's needs. The children also enjoyed the strings program and the French program offered at the school. Both children celebrated their birthdays at the school and made many new friends. Thank you so much.

- submitted by a teacher
September 04, 2005
5 Star Rating. This school is awesome. They have a fabulous Special Education Dept. In one year my autistic child went from being a special needs student to attending Kindergarten with regular children and having a Gifted Teacher help him excell in his reading. He is now reading at a 3rd grade level! Amazing school. A+ This school is a very caring, loving school with wonderful teachers!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2004
This is our first year at Riverside. The teacher's seem so excited about learning. I really am excited to see the 3rd grade teacher's making such a big impact on the kids. Back-to-school night was a great turn out! The school seems to be runned by a great principal. He is out and walking the school all through the day. My son is thrilled to go to PE. He loves the coach. Thanks for making my child want to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2004
Mrs. Meis is the very best! ~zachary a. & Mom

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2004
Riverside is a great school. The teachers and general staff really care about the children. Riverside is like a second family for the students.

- submitted by a parent

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Riverside Elementary School
625 Dixie Garden Drive, Shreveport, LA  71105
(318) 865-3576
Last modified Riverside 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.
Riverside Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top