I Attended Riverdale for nine years and received not only an excellent education but made great friends as well the staff is kind and works majorly well with the student body and communicates often with parents or at least tries too I was taught well enough that I take almost all honors classes and I'm a year ahead in Science I highly recommend this school
Its been almost a year since my kid stared going to Riverdale . We moved to 4 states prior to coming here and out of all the schools my son has been to this school is he most rude and unfriendly school we have ever seen. we find the staff rude and insensitive and treat parents as bad influence on their kids . They have zero transparency and discourage parents to any sort of communication to their teachers . Infact many have complain that they push the parents that parent feel intimidated. Riverdale is proud of being 9 out of 10 school grade and has gotten snobbish , but they should never forget that if they continue pushing off the parents and maintaining a parent unfriendly attitude it will not take them longer to be 2 out of 10 . I hope some one from the "rude" staff reads it and be more sensitive towards the parents .
We love Riverdale. Our boys have attended since Kindergarten and we all couldn't be happier. We miss our beloved retired principal but the number 2 got the job and so far things are still great. We moved to Germantown in this school district to attend and not attend the city schools after being annexed. Just praying now that we are "unified" things don't change much. Great staff, teachers and conselors.
We moved from New Orleans without knowing a soul up here. Of course we wanted the best for our child, naturally we said "private school". But, then we saw the tuition...I could send my child to LSU for less. So, we looked around at our public school options. Riverdale was absolutely the way to go. K-8th makes an unbelievable difference. I believe it keeps out some of that JrHigh attitude I have witnessed at other facilities we had toured. The teachers Really love what they do! My daughter has never been happier, which is a miracle in it self for a child who "hates" school. My only concern is the new redistricting they are about to do. I hope we don't get zoned out :-(
We moved from San Diego in October and this school has been the best !! The teachers are very good and there is a lot of parent involvement. School has a lot of positive reinforcement techniques and the kids are doing better than ever, they love it :)
What a great school! We did months of research and communicating with several schools in Germantown before moving here. Riverdale stood out above the rest! We have been so happy! What a great school and staff. Without a doubt the best in the State and being K-8 it is the best!
Five years ago, I reviewed Riverdale as a mom of an elementary student. But now, I can review the school as a mom to an elementary and middle school student. The middle school grade levels are as impressive as the elementary. My greatest concern five years ago was a lack of extracurricular activities but that has definitely improved over the years with the addition of new sports teams and after school clubs. It is a very friendly, welcoming, neighborhood school with involved parents and a wonderfully experienced yet innovative administration. A powerhouse combination that is so rare in public education.
Excellent schools with the best Principal ever. I cannot say enough good things about Riverdale.
When I came to America, I could give my children (10 and 14 years old, then) to get the flexible and quite excellet education in this school.
Awesome principal, staff, and teachers. Parents are allowed and expected to be involved. Great kids!!!
Riverdale has great parent involvement in every aspect of the school. The teachers work hard to educate the kids on all aspects
It is better than any private school and there are phenomenal teachers, programs, PTSA and extracurricular activities that make this one of the leading schools in the state of Tennessee and probably in the nation.
We switched from a private school to Riverdale--and we are so very happy. Great teachers, parental involvement and a safe atmosphere! LOVE IT!
The teachers work hard to educate the kids on developing character as well as academics.
With a truly exceptional faculty, and very involved family support structure, our children are offered the best opportunity to grow physically, mentally and emotionally!
The entire staff! They are the best! The many volunteers support the school with their time and talents! A K-8 school is wonderful.
Riverdale is a wonderful school! We are blessed with the best teachers, administrators and staff and so many parent volunteers! It is neat to be a part of the Riverdale family! My kids love attending school at Riverdale and are getting a top-notch educational experience!!
'K-8'..It's a no brainer-you don't need a PHD to know this is best for children,families & community!! Wake-UP ..BEST SCHOOL
Great teachers who love the students. They want them to succeed and will work with the parents to give their best effort.
My son has been a student at Riverdale School since kindergarten. Presently, he is in the sixth grade and I can proudly say that I would not trade our experience at Riverdale for any other school in Memphis. The principal, teachers and staff are all eager to offer support and encouragement to the students and parents. It is hard to imagine, but he will be leaving Riverdale in two years. It does make it easier knowing that he will be well prepared academically to meet the demands of high school. We truly love Riverdale !!
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