School Details

Riverside Primary School

461 S Gordon Rd SW, Mableton, GA 30126
(770) 819-5851

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-1 544 students 9 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Riverside Primary School is a public elementary school in Austell. The principal of Riverside Primary School is Doris Billups-McClure, who can be contacted at 544 students attend Riverside Primary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 36% of the Riverside Primary School students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 544 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 92% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Riverside Primary School is 9:1. Destiny Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 57% 33%
Hispanic 40% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 41%
Asian 0.9% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Multiracial 0% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 44%
Limited English proficiency 36% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 85% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been very impressed with Riverside Primary. This is my sons first year here (he is on a school transfer) and I have seen so much growth in him. The school is always clean and the staff is extremely friendly. I have attended every PTA meeting and I learn something new every time. They have hosted a couple of literacy breakfast learning workshops for students and parents once a month family night-out. I could go on and on. My experience here has been very positive.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Riverside Primary. My daughter is in her second year of school and I can tell that the teachers really care about the students. The principal keeps the school in tip top shape. It also helps that it is a new school building. The Enrichment Program teachers are phenomenal too. They give the children a good foundation in math and science so that they won't fall behind in higher grades.

  • (6 years ago)

    This was my daughter's first year in Kindergarten. She came mid year from a Gwinnett County school which I loved. She was always advance and top of the class since preschool so I have high expectations of her. When she came to Riverside Primary her teacher claimed she was behind. Her teacher was concerned because my daughter couldn't read and write sentences. In Kindergarten?!! She was just learning sight words! I thought the teacher was being a bit extreme but after working hard on homework assignmennts and continually practicing and keeping updates of her progress my daughter ended the school year being one of the top students of the class - reading and writing journals! Riverside Primary has met and even exceeded some of my expectations. Great 1st impression.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think you will definately find what it is that you are looking for anywhere you go. I am a parent who expects the best from the myself as a parent my children and the teachers. I have 3 children and 2 of them all have attended this school. My experience has been great every year--not perfect! My children have grown here both academically and socially.

  • (6 years ago)

    Come to riverside primary now there have been no reviews on this page since 2007. If you come into that school you can feel the tention just as soon as you enter the front door. The staff are running scared the principal never has a smile on her face and has a history of running her staff away. Why is she still there cobb county?

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has attended Riverside for two years. Last year was great. My child's teacher was great. She sent daily behavior reports and when my child had trouble she contacted me immediately. This year however has not been so good. The teachers have no standard of communication. I never know what is going on unless I seek information myself.

  • (8 years ago)

    Riverside Primary is a great school! My daughter has been a student there for 2 years and it has been a wonderful experience. The teachers are very helpful and always have an open door. The programs are great too - my daughter was in the art program that was showcased at Morehouse College and came in 2nd place. The principal is a caring helpful and a great leader! She motivates and participates in everything that the children do. This is one school that I would definitely recommend!

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(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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