I have one child at heritage and one child attending the middle school. I have experienced city schools and in my opinion they do not hold a candle to RV. The teachers work hard to give you weekly progress reports and they keep the lines of communication open. There are many activities offered like summer sports (tee-ball baseball etc..) and a running club for the elementary school students to encourage fitness. Character education is taught and they have a great bully policy. If you look at the district progress report it beats MCS hands down and has for years! The staff is great and I will never go back to mediocre city schools. Excellent schools just like their rating!
River Valley High School is a public high school in Caledonia. The principal of River Valley High School is Mr. David J. Coleman and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 575 students go to River Valley High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 18% of the 575 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 22% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at River Valley High School is 18:1. Harding High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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this ia written by a teacher who had a great experience being in the RVHS faculty. I had the pleasure of working there for a year and I can say it was refreshing to say the least. I was treated immediately as one of their peers. The students were for the most part normal teenagers trying to get through high school. The teaching staff was very professional and cared deeply for the students. Rating RVHS on a scale from 1 to 10 I would rate my experience an 8.5. There is still room for growth in all things. Good luck this year and keep up the great work.
I attended this school and in my opinion the teachers were sub par and did almost nothing to encourage and challenge students.
I don't know what this other parent has against RVHS but compared to some of the schools we are definitely competitive- musically academically and even athletically. Sure maybe we don't 'challenge' like Harding does but let's think about this- our job is not to be college professors if students want that have them take PSEO. But if you notice at OSUM you see the same thing...so I really don't know why you're taking it out on RV. There are extra curricular activities available for anyone and everyone- from politics to music sports to academia...whatever floats your boat.
I have been generally disappointed with the quality of education provided by River Valley H.S. My younger two children have attended here but my older two were at Marion Harding H.S. I believe my older two worked harder and were challenged to think more than my younger ones have been. I am disappointed in the lack of real pre-college thinking skills presented by most of the teachers with the exception of the Spanish teacher. Too many teachers have wasted time in class and others expected students to already understand material without really doing any 'teaching.' Some of the coaches were in my opinion actually stealing money from the district instead of helping students to grow in skills and confidence in their chosen sports. The new building is great and the guidance counselors have been helpful but I would otherwise not recommend this school.
This is a wonderful school. The attention a student gets is uncomparible to big city schools. Class sizes are sometimes only 10-12 depending on the class you are enrolled in. The teachers all know you and you know everyone else. It was a great experience for me and I'm sorry I had to leave.