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Riverside Job Fair

Riverside ESD is hosting a job fair this month! Please join us on April 29, 2014, from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the district office. For your convenience, you can view additional information about employment with Riverside on our Working With Us and Job Openings pages.

April Newsletter

We have lots of news to announce. Be sure to check out the Riverside April newsletter.


With the enactment of the No Child Left Behind, family and community partnerships with schools have become central. Supportive families and social support within communities contribute to students’ success. Read more >>>

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Riverside School District #2 is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Our district is made up of newer residential properties with nearly 1,000 students on two campuses with a third campus on the drawing board. We are very fortunate to have the advantage of commercial, university, and industrial partnerships that help support our advanced curriculum, state of the art sports facilities, year round extracurricular activities, fully funded afterschool academic tutoring programs, and integrated instructional technologies that are unavailable to many large and private schools. In essence, we are the school district of choice for the discerning parent.

We are excited for parents, students, and the community to become part of the Riverside family; a community school district where students are provided with an advanced curriculum by master teachers and highly qualified staff. We invite you to use our district website to learn more about our wonderful programs, our state of the art schools, and our many academic achievements. For information about becoming part of the Riverside School District faculty and staff, visit our Human Resources Department page. To take part in donating directly to our student extra-curricular programs, please visit our School Tax Credits page to facilitate your contribution. Please take the time to review the Current District School Calendar so that you may schedule your volunteer time at one of our schools. If you have any questions or comments, we hope you will feel free to contact us directly.

 Riverside Gazette

AZ Common Core Standards

Dear Riverside Elementary School District Family: 

It is the start of a new school year at Riverside Elementary School District! I hope that you and our students, staff, families, and business partners have been enjoying a restful summer break. The 2013-2104 academic year will be full of excitement and learning at both of our wonderful and highly performing schools. In the year to come, we will continue to work hard to support our students in reaching their academic goals based on high expectations and the belief that each student is capable of achieving high academic standards for a future of involved citizenship and prosperity.

We will continue to focus on our mission to provide our students with a “Private Education in a Public School Setting,” our strategic plan highlights these efforts by continuing to:

  1. Develop and implement a rigorous core standards curriculum aligned to the National Academic Standards through detailed pacing guides and scientifically-supported assessment protocols;
  2. Reinforce our current culture of using student achievement data to inform instructional practice and decision making;
  3. Expand our schools’ and staff’s capacity to deliver effective, engaging core standard instruction by requiring 70% of a teacher’s overall evaluation be tied to student achievement as formalized through the R2 Teacher Folio evaluation process;
  4. Raise our expectations for student achievement, collegial interaction among faculty and staff, and an increase in student ownership of their learning through student-led conferences and student developed achievement portfolio; and
  5. Efforts on expanding our instructional day to include before and after school tutoring and enrichment activities for all our students.

As always, family involvement is extremely important, and we continue to welcome parents into our schools. The invitation is always open for parents to communicate with school staff regarding any questions or concerns they may have regarding their children’s academic performance. We continue to request that parents and families talk with their children about what they are learning at school. This connection is very important for our students as it instills in them a value for education.

Our success is a result of the preparation, dedication, and teamwork among our administrators, teachers, and support personnel. Partnerships with parents, businesses, and community members are key to assisting students achieve their full potential in an environment that is second to none.

We have a wide variety of quality academic and extracurricular programs designed to meet our district’s focus: “Excellence in Education”. We strive to give every child an opportunity to succeed in a safe, nurturing, and academically rigorous environment. 

I invite you to visit our schools and get a firsthand look at our standard based academic programs and extracurricular activities designed to prepare our students to achieve educational excellence. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at our district office at (602) 477- 8900. 

To a great magical and learning 2013-2014 academic year!


Jaime A. Rivera, Ed.D.