Riverside Public Schools was created in August 1, 2014 as a result of a merger of the Cedar Rapids and Spalding Public School Districts. The Riverside District encompasses the communities of Spalding, Primrose, Cedar Rapids, and Belgrade--approximately 273 square miles.
Both Spalding and Cedar Rapids facilities house PK-5 students. Spalding is home to all 6-8 middle grade students, while the district's 9-12 students all attend at the Cedar Rapids site. Riverside is a D-II district with a PK-12 enrollment of approximately 240 students.
We pride ourselves on being a welcoming, supportive environment where all students are given the opportunity to learn and grow. Staff and students benefit from a 1:1 Chromebook environment in grades K-12. We continue to achieve in academics, activities, and athletics. We have great students, teachers, and patron support!
Our Mission: Provide opportunities that inspire students to prepare, progress, and positively contribute to our global world.
1) All students will learn and apply writing strategies across the curriculum as measured by district assessments.
2) Riverside will promote the social-emotional development, safety, and well-being of children through Social Emotional Learning interventions, decrease the number of students in the “Need” range (red) on the DESSA, as well as decrease discipline referrals.