My daughter is in her first year at Rivercrest. We couldn't be more pleased!!!! She jumps out of bed every morning so excited about going to school. She is greeted at the door by name. They make kids feel loved a special at this school. It has a great atmosphere. She has grown a learned so much this year. We are so excited that we get to be a part of the Rivercrest family for years to come.
I was cautiously optimistic about my daughter swithching to Rivercrest this year from a private school. Since Bartlett took over administration, I hoped it would be positive, but it hadn't ranked well on great schools website. What an eye opener! This has been such a wonderful change for my 4th grader. She has never been so supported and encouraged. When she started she had some learning gaps from a season of illness years before. They had never fully been filled in. Now at Rivercrest, she has had superior intervention and is not only pulling her weight academically, but she is applying for their STEAM program (a specialized program focusing of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Her confidence has soared. She loves school again and improves daily. I would recommend Rivercrest to every family! Ms. Tate runs a tight ship and knows every child. The teachers are excellent and well prepared. Couldn't ask for better.
Our Principal won Outstanding Principal of the Year for the whole entire state of TN. She regularly is in the back parking lot during drop-off and pick-up to make sure drivers are following the rules to keep children safe. I know that she would jump in front of a speeding car to save a child. She loves children that much. The parent who left the negative comment about our principal "barking" must have been one of the drivers who was on a cell phone exceeding the speed limit. Our principal is an excellent role model; I hope my children grow up to be so caring and protective of children. The teachers at Rivercrest are wonderful and go above & beyond their jobs. The PTA is strong and active, too. We love this school!
Did you know that Rivercrest Elementary has been names a PTA School of Excellence? This is do to the wonderful parent involvement that we have at our school. They work so well with the teachers and administrators. The administrators are top-notched! They are always available. I can't say enough great things about Rivercrest and we are just beginning our journey in this school.
Rivercrest Elementary has the BEST teachers and administration! The teachers go out of their way to really love and nurture their students. Mrs. Tate and Mrs. Woods are amazing administrators. They both have a heart for students, teachers and education. We can't wait to see how Rivercrest Elem will thrive in the Bartlett City School District. Rivercrest is truly a hidden gem.
Be forewarned, if you live within 1.5 miles of the school your child cannot ride the bus. For working parents, this leaves 5 years olds walking miles alone, parents paying an average of $200 a week for before and after school care, or problems at work.