A wonderful school, the staff is kind, the teachers are dedicated. My girls love to go to school. My oldest daughter started there in Kindergarten and is about to enter her final year as a 5th grader, my younger daughter also started in Kindergarten, and is entering 2nd grade. We couldn't be happier. They have a wonderful balance of learning and fun and letting kids be kids in a safe and happy environment. South River is the closest thing to a private school you could get in a public school. Highly recommend if you are looking for a school that is family oriented and puts your child's education and safety first.
South River Elementary is a great school I have had one child that has gone through K-5 and I have another child in the school presently. The teachers and principal are top notch and the parent involvement is incredible. I would highly recommend this school to any parent.
My boys (2nd and 4th grade) have been attending Southriver since Kindergarten and it is a wonderful school. All the teachers so far have been great, the staff welcoming and strong leadership from the principle. I could not have asked for a better school for my children.
South River Elementary has been the answer to our prayers. We were first time parents and hadn't had any experience with choosing a school that would nurture our daughter as well as teach her. After sending her to a school that was horrible at nurturing and redirecting children, we prayed that God would send us in the right direction. That is exactly what happened. Mrs. Fraeyman's first grade class was a God send. She is amazing with our daughter. This school has shown us that shaping the child of this school is their top priority. I thank God for everyone that works with the staff to make it a wonderful experience for the children as well as the parents. You guys are awesome!
I've been an involved parent at South River Elementary School for 11 years. The teaches and principal are great and the parent involvement in phenomenal. Because we have so much parent participation and active PTC we are able to offer many fun after school functions. Some of them include an Ice Cream Social, Movie Nights, Game Nights, Fall Festival, Field Day, Holiday Party Events, etc. The school practices the Fish Philosophy! which is an amazing practice for a school or work atmosphere.
Great teachers and the school is beautiful. However, the principal does not let boys be boys. They cannot play tag, football, soccer, etc. My child loved it until the principal put the strict rules in place 5 years ago.
We moved our three children to this school in 2010. Our favorite part about it so far are the teachers. One, in particular, has been so proactive about wanting to understand our daughter's academic needs and help her to succeed. Our kids have fun at school, and there are many quality children to choose friendships. Our previous school had a website to check a child's progress, but this one does not. That's the only thing that I wish the school utilized.
The new school is beautiful but the discipline issues that are prevalent create a negative environment. Some conflict of interest with staff member's children attending and being allowed to bully classmates is unacceptable. As my children got older and were able to better express their experiences, i learned that staff behavior is very different when not in the presence of parents.
We are only rookies when it comes to teachers/schools/boards/PTC, ect. but moving to this school was an absolute plus for us. I have found the Principal/Teachers to be on top of everything...with great communication lines between them and us(parents). The current Principle is a no-nonsense great leader who is highly respected. At the same time she is fun and energetic with the kids as well as our family. The parents make an effort to be friendly and want to get to know you. With a second grader and a pre-schooler we are absolutely looking forward to our coming years at South River Elem.
My two girls love the teachers and the school itself. A very warm and friendly staff resides at this school whos passion is teaching the children !
South River is one of the best schools in the region. Supportive staff, fantastic administration, outstanding support and curriculum.
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