66 out of 10GreatSchools

River View Elementary School

Plainfield, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 747


River View Elementary School
2097 Bronk Road
Plainfield, IL 60586
(815) 439-4840
River View Elementary School is located in Plainfield, IL and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Two or more races

Reviews6 Reviews

For a higher property tax driven school that is often sending letter's with their hand out begging for money, it offer's very little positive things to say. The administration does not handle bullying, let alone handle it well. The curriculum is weak and there is no drive to challenge the kids academically. Unorganized and last minute communication is a problem as well when it comes to planning of events. Students were given only 3-4 weeks to prepare for a Science Fair obviously limiting the possible projects to choose from.
This school was terrible. It has bullying issues even though they were such a young age and it has terrible disciplinary problems. Finished in 2015 and going to middle school, but the food was like it came fresh out of the trash. The bullying problems was extremely emotionally harmful. The disciplinary action was when the students didn't stop talking when lunch was over they all missed out the beginning of a 20 minute recess. The bullying was emotionally scarring. Worst school I know.
Ever since the new principal took over, things have gone downhill quickly. She does not answer emails or return phone calls. If she does ever communicate with you, it's with a fake smile and empty promises. She doesn't keep parents informed about anything at all. I cannot wait to leave this school district.
This school has done nothing but go down hill in the past 4 years. What was once a great school is now mediocre at best. For the most part the teachers are great, but there are at least a couple in each grade that don't belong in that grade level, teachers that just don't care . This is largely in part to the principal and vice principals laissez faire attitude toward their staff. They are never in the classrooms and just as rarely seen in the hallways. Good luck trying to get a hold of the principal or finding him in his office, he is rarely there, and rarely in the building except for first and last bell. I can not even begin to speculate where his time is spent, but we are surely paying for it. This school is on the Joliet border and needs to start taking a queue from the good principals over there. Trim dead weight, make administration proactive rather than reactive, and do something to help save your district in these troubling times. This school is the antithesis of that. It's such a shame that this once great school has succumbed to poor leadership, and dead weight teachers. If I were forced to live in this school's district I would pay to have my children sent elsewhere.
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