Riverside Elementary ~ Little River, SC
The mission of Riverside Elementary, a community of families and friends embracing progressive learning, is to ensure that all learners attain a lifelong love of learning, by giving the best of our minds and hearts in personalized, innovative, challenging curricula.
Our school motto is "Riverside Students - Soaring to Success." This bold statement exemplifies the strong feelings of pride held by our school family. The Riverside staff strives to provide the very best educational opportunities for all. Our mission is "Reaching and Teaching ALL children." We currently serve approximately 680 students at Riverside Elementary. Our teaching staff brings expertise from as far away as South Africa and California. We also have an international group of students representing many different countries and nationalities around the world.
Student achievement is our top priority. Students are afforded many opportunities to develop academically, socially, and emotionally while discovering individual talents through participation in extra-curricular activities and the fine arts. Our students are provided with weekly opportunities in physical education, technology skills acquisition, music education, art education and library sciences. It is our intent to develop the whole child. Through various service learning projects our students learn the meaning of goodwill and caring for the community. Our weekly lifeskills program reminds students of the traits of good citizenship.
Our students are very fortunate to have a highly qualified staff to meet their educational needs. The faculty and staff, now numbering more than 80, work especially hard to stay abreast of current educational research. Monthly staff development opportunities are provided and our teachers collaborate weekly in teams. Riverside has two full-time instructional coaches who assist with teacher preparation, collects necessary resources, provides staff development and guarantees that our students are provided with rigorous and challenging instruction. Our school is fortunate to have advanced technological resources for all teachers including SMART Boards in every classroom, one to one digital devices, and a stationary computer lab. Additionally, our STEM Lab and Library Learning Commons utilize Chromebook labs.
We salute our parents as our partners in education and thank them for providing countless hours of time and valuable resources. We are also fortunate to have many devoted business partners in the Riverside community. We consider OUR school YOUR school and we welcome you to participate in our many volunteer programs or just come and visit.
Riverside Elementary provides for the "total student," shaping and molding young minds to become the brightest and best!