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About This School

Riverbend Prep is a charter elementary school in Phoenix. The principal of Riverbend Prep is Joseph Hattrick, who can be contacted at jhattrick@riverbendprep.org. 325 students attend Riverbend Prep and identify mostly as Asian, Native American or Native Alaskan, and Hispanic. 69% of the 325 students here get reduced lunch prices. Sun Valley Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Asian 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 5%
Hispanic 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 23%
White, non-Hispanic 20%
Multiracial 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    I am so glad to be at Riverbend Prep. I have had 3 of my 4 children attend Riverbend Prep and have had nothing but success out of them. We love our school! The staff are very caring and concerned about all the students and they have a family feel to them. The teachers love their students and very compassionate to their needs. I love Riverbend Prep and am soo glad that we found this awesome school. If you are in need of a school for your child/ren this is the place to be. But I would do it soon because they are such a great school that they usually have waiting list early into the summer. Now is the time to look. Thanks Riverbend Prep staff! You ROCK !!!!

  • (4 months ago)

    I was sad to see a negative review because my experience at Riverbend has been excellent. I brought my three children here because I was unhappy with their previous school. It was a breath of fresh air walking into Riverbend. I agree that the office staff was very caring and pleasant. My experience with the teachers has been nothing but positive. You can tell they are teachers because they love what they do. They are always available to talk and all three of my kids are bringing home new things. I like that every grade seems to be doing similar things to improve their academics (Moby Max). Finally the principal is very friendly and committed. He is always around (I have even seen him cleaning up the school when it needs it) and available but most of all he knows my children. He takes the time to get to know everybody and is open to suggestions (even if I dont always get what I want). My experience with Riverbend has been very good and I would absolutely recommend the school. As with any big decision I would suggest anyone looking for a school to come and check it out for yourself.

  • (4 months ago)

    This is school was a great school the office staff was very pleasant and it made me feel comfortable taking my children there. That lasted a good couple of weeks until my son started getting bullied and there was little done about it and also my daughter I believe was getting intimidated and failed to want to attend school. She often said the teacher would get mad and say he wasn't going to return to school. The class as she said had no discipline the children took over the class. The children acted barbareic like they had no sense and the teacher just overlooked it had no structure. I thought that taking my children there would be a blessing it was so close the classes were so much smaller. It was totally the opposite the classes were smaller but they were dirty cluttered and it looked like the kids just played all day. I would not recommend this school to anyone but some people don't mind and they get used to the environment but as for me I grew up in a school like that and didn't want my kids to have to grow being in a hostile environment.

  • (8 months ago)

    I have two children that attend Riverbend Prep and they LOVE going to school. They enjoy their teachers principal and office assistants. Riverbend has a GREAT music teacher and PE coach which is hard to find at a public school now days. As a parent I feel confortable sending my children there and I know they are getting an excellent education. I really like that everyone at Riverbend makes the parents and kids feel like they are a part of an extended family. I believe the principal and teachers have my children's best interest in hand all the time and their ability to install values in the students in everyday activities is AWESOME! The only thing I would like to see more of are fieldtrips because Arizona has a lot of unique places to visit. Riverbend is a small but powerful school and I would recommend parents in the Laveen area to send their child/children to this wonderful school.

  • (8 months ago)

    This a great school with a very nice family dynamic to it. Everyone is extremely helpful and is committed to the children's success.

  • (8 months ago)

    The experience I have had with this school has been excellent. I like the small setting as it allows staff to recognize children's faces. I have been amazed of how everyone knows my kindergarten girl by her first name. Frost staff is very nice and always friendly. There is afterschool program and the teacher is motivated and keeps me up-to-date on what my little girl did or how she is doing. My daughter's teacher is friendly caring and responsive to my daughter's education. To this date my daughter has really enjoyed her experience at school. I also like how it is not crazy to drop off my girl to school as compared to other schools.

  • (8 months ago)

    Riverbend Prep is a great school! The teacher's are great. My kids love going to school and I know it's because their teacher's really care about each student and works hard to create a safe and fun learning environment for the class. The principal is doing a great job as well. He has been working hard to make Riverbend Prep the best school in Laveen.

  • (8 months ago)

    This is an amazing school. My daughters love going to school now. The teachers and the principal are truly dedicated to the students. This is a perfect school for determined hard working students. I am confident that my kids are receiving a top notch education and I am proud to say that my kids are attend Riverbend Prep. Thank you to the great teachers principal and staff for all your hard work.

  • (8 months ago)

    I love love love Riverbend! My kids were recieving C's and D's at their other school and had no support to help with after school tutoring or help from teachers at all. We came to Riverbend Prep and my kids got help afterschool or even before school. I couldn't get other schools to help me with my son to get an IEP and within the first quarter it was done and in place. This school is the best ! Thank you Riverbend Prep Staff and Admin.

  • (8 months ago)

    I am so pleased I chose to send my child to Riverbend Prep. The school campus truly feels like a community. We always feel welcome on campus. It is a safe environment for my child to learn in. The staff there are very friendly and dedicated. My son has difficulty with learning and he was excited about some of the learning he was doing inside the classroom. He especially loves their Paragon class. That is his favorite time of day. I would highly recommend Riverbend Prep to my friends neighbors or just anybody who is looking for a quality school to send their children to.

  • (10 months ago)

    Riverbend has done a most outstanding job creating a sense of community for the students parents and staff. I feel very comfortable knowing my kids are in a safe environment to learn without fear of violence or abuse. I am also extremely pleased that they have launched after school sports (running club for now). The school hours and bus make it very convenient for me as a working parent and communication with the teachers is seamless. Expectations are clear and my kids are learning some amazing new things. I recommend Riverbend for students/parents looking for a safe fun friendly and focused learning environment.

  • (10 months ago)

    MY BOYS HAVE BEEN GOING TO THIS SCHOOL FOR YEARS NOW AND WE LOVE THE FACT THAT THE TEACHERS OUR SO CARRING AND UNDERSTANDING. MY KID HAS ADHD AND THE SCHOOL HELPS HIM WITH IT AND FOR THAT I WILL ALWAYS GO TO THIS SCHOOL. I ALSO LOVE THAT THERE OUR SMALL CLASSES SO I KNOW MY BOYS GET THE ONE ON ONE THEY NEED.

  • (10 months ago)

    I love Riverbend prep. i did ALOT of research before i placed my son here last year. I needed to find a school that had all day kinder and had teachers that seemed to love what they do and have fun teaching our kids and making it fun for them to learn. before starting kinder my son didnt know how to write his name or even know the begining of knowing how to read he learnerd his name like the 2nd day of school and by the end of kinder he knew I mean really knew 200 sight words. my son is now a first grader and my daughter is now a kindergartener at riverbend and they love their school their teachers who make learning challeging but fun and they cant wait to do their homework each day. The staff at Riverbend is some of the Best that ive see they are always around and always nice and helpfull the principal is always walking the halls willing and waiting to help in anyway.. Riverbend makes sure to keep the parents up to date on everything and work with the parents to make sure that the kids have a good school experiance i would and will recomend this school to anyone and have already recomended it to both of my sister in laws who now have their kids in Riverbend as well

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school. I love the new Principle and the changes he has made since the last year. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful in any way they can be. The teachers are amazing! And I love the fact that it is not a huge school and the classroom sizes are not over flowing and they have tutoring after school as well. Love it!

  • (1 year ago)

    Best school ever! Amazing staff such a safe school! The teachers have great communication and I love how the principle mr hattrick has amazing communication with parents and students. He's always out and about with every student and always involve and not to mention the teachers are the sweetest and most caring as well! I'm so glad I brought my daughter here! They have helped her so much! After having a terrible experience with another school I'm so glad I chose this school!! Couldn't ask for a better school! Keeps kids busy and active! Definitely recommend!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been going to Riverbend since Kindergarten and he loves it. The teachers have been great. We did take him out at the begining of the 2012-2013 school year to attended another school but return. The other school did not have the same quality teachers that cared. We were never informed of how he was doing even when emailing the teacher serveral times. Mr. Hattrick has been great and the running club was awesome for the kids to get involved. The school has been running very well with him in charge. We have actually have recommended other parents to check the school out.

  • (1 year ago)

    Mr. HENDRICK AND MR. HATRICK ARE AWESOME.!! MOST caring assistant. And principal I've. Ever meet! My two boys teachers ( Ms. Ramos & Ms. LUSSON )are very patient helpful. Teachers. They have worked hard to help them get a head and made suggestions s of tutoring. And clubs to keep them active and interested. In school. I love that therrare activities /afterschool sports! They keep in touch. W. Parents. And keep them involved! I am thankful. To find such a school!! Thank you and keep up the good work!! )

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers here are top notch. They not only care about the students academically but personally. They are passionate about education and shaping the students to be the leaders of the future. The small class sizes allow for more personalized instruction and makes reaching each child an attainable goal. The school offers tutoring extracurricular activities and a before/ after school program. The principal provides clear direction for the staff and open communication with the parents. The school truly feels like a community and brings meaning to the saying "It takes a village to raise a child."

  • (1 year ago)

    Have to say that my boys love to go to school everyday. both of their teachers are very concerned with how their students are doing.

  • (1 year ago)

    mr fredrick mr rose mrs keen ms lewis you guys make that school everyone else suckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkks

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