Welcome To Riverdale
Welcome to Riverdale School District.We are a unique, distinctive and successful educational organization that demonstrates how a focused vision can have a profound effect on the learning outcomes for students.Among the many strengths of the District, first and foremost are our students.This is clearly evident in the range and depth of school activities they are involved in on a daily basis.Dedicated faculty enhances the strength of our students and involved parents who shine a light on the vibrant educational community we call Riverdale.
Our schools embrace the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) principles and benchmarks. Adopted in earnest at the High School and practiced as well at the grade school, these principles (listed below) create a framework in which teachers engage students in authentic learning. The vision of CES is to equip all students with the intellectual, emotional, and social habits and skills to become powerful and informed citizens who contribute actively toward a democratic and equitable society.
The Coalition of Essential Schools provide a guiding philosophy that embrace 10 core principles:
The CES principles are brought to life through organizational practices that support and enable classroom practices known as "benchmarks".The benchmarks are tools for teachers and schools as they develop ways of assessing reform efforts and reflect on best practices and lessons learned. The benchmarks are:
Teachers and administrators at both schools are involved in Professional Learning Communities (small groups of teachers focused on common discussions and actions to improve student learning). During these discussions, teachers and administrators keep in mind the guiding principles and practices to insure so that every child reaches their potential.
Riverdale School District is a place where students thrive and excel academically, artistically and athletically. Our schools welcome students from the Riverdale neighborhood and from the surrounding communities who join us as tuition or transfer students. We warmly welcome you and encourage you to visit our schools and discover the exceptional learning community we offer our students.
"Teaching students to be thoughtful in their education, about each other,
and for their community."
Last Modified on September 10, 2012