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Riverside Elementary School10

Suwanee, GA | Gwinnett County

July 24, 2014


Riverside is the best. Teachers and staff care for the students and the administration is top notch. I'm glad we moved here from Dekalb county to go to a superior school.

Submitted by a parent

April 29, 2014


I moved from L.I. New York and initially settled in Alpharetta. School leaders/staff in the elementary schools my child attended there, were not colorblind. Treatment received by me and my child was detrimental to my child's success. The diversity of the schools did not equate to equal treatment for all. School leaders went out of their way to undermine my child's academic success. No way was I going to allow my youngest child to attend an Alpharetta school. I opted to move to Suwanee; visited 3 elementary schools and met with the Asst.Principals. Riverside felt like the best fit because the AP was genuinely engaged and I know leaders set the tone for the school culture. I have been so happy with the move to this school zone. We have received the best treatment from the K/2nd Grade Riverside School A.P., Ms. Schwefler. She's made us feel truly a part of the Riverside family. My concerns get addressed and my child's success is paramount to the A.P. and the teacher. No matter who you are, It is clear that parents and students are very important. Academic success for your child is vital. My child is excelling academically, has made many friends and loves going to school each day.

Submitted by a parent

March 30, 2014


Administration is pompous and put more money towards looks of school rather than toward the kids.

Submitted by a parent

November 3, 2013


RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY'S SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS THE BEST!!! I can't say enough good things about this school. My son has significant special education needs related to learning disabilities and this school by far has embraced his "uniqueness and learning differences" and continue to strive to help him be the very best student he can be. Year after year, the special education teachers and administration try new things with him to see if something works better. They do not rest on providing the standard education, they strive for the best. My other child learns normally and the teachers continue to challenge her to be the best she can be. Any concerns taken to administration are addressed seriously and appropriately. My voice as a parent is heard and respected. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this school.

Submitted by a parent

March 21, 2011


A private-like public school. Dr. Barlow is a leader among leaders. He challenges not only the teacher - student, but the teacher - teacher professionalism. It is a wondrous place to work and learn.

Submitted by a teacher

October 3, 2010


I am a Grandparent out of state and want to keep informed about my Grandson's activities.

April 27, 2010


We absolutely LOVE this school! My son has had the best teachers so far. Mrs. Clelland in Kindergarten and Mrs. Lacey currently in the first grade. The teachers love and care about the children and make learning lots of fun. The teachers are always available and encourages parent involvement.

Submitted by a parent

June 23, 2009


I am so thankful for Riveride this year. When we moved here, we set up a meeting with the school to discuss our child and they worked very hard to make us feel welcome. The parent involvement is great and we love participating in the night time events. The AP and principal were very friendly and made us feel like a part of team for our child's learning. Thanks Riverside for an A+ year!

Submitted by a parent

May 26, 2009


This school is very over-rated. cliques in the pta, parents not invited to meetings. Principal is never around and does not know any parents or children. Teachers are good. clubs only open to 5th graders or the 'clique kids' in 4th grade. Too much focus on CRCT and not enough on life lessons/learning. UGH what a mistake moving here!

Submitted by a parent

March 31, 2009


We moved to the US from Latin America recently and our second grader daughter found in Riverside a friendly environment that made for her transition a really smooth and enjoyable one. Her teacher is a loving and caring individual that encourages love for study and the highest values.

Submitted by a parent

November 14, 2008


My daughter is in Kindergarten at Riverside this year and absolutely loves it! Mrs. Clelland is an excellent teacher. The PTA, staff and administration are all excellent. I love how they communicate and get everyone involved. The school runs so smoothly for being such a large school. Students are receiving a private school education at a public school!

Submitted by a parent

November 3, 2008


My children love Riverside and all of their teachers. I am so impressed that we have so many ways to be involved. I also love the fact that the school gives parents a chance to give input about their child's placement. The matches for my children have been perfect. As a single parent, I am so blessed to have children at this school! Thanks Riverside for a job well done!

Submitted by a parent

September 18, 2008


I also believe their hunger for good rating in the school sys interferes with itergrity or lack there of. I think it's a good school but if you are not well connected in the PTA, your child/children will be victim(s) of favortism plague due in part to the 'good old boys' type of administration.

Submitted by a parent

July 28, 2008


I have 2 children (soon to be 3) at Riverside. We moved from out of state a few years ago and I had researched schools in the area. We moved to the Riverside school district because of the schools. I was not disappointed. The principal and teachers are excellent and parents are very involved.

Submitted by a parent

March 14, 2008


I love Riverside and enjoy the parent involvement. My child loves her teacher and the 5th grade counselor, Dr. H.

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