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 237.
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 MacBook environment in grades 6-12. We continue to achieve in academics, activities, and athletics with one of our most recent accomplishments being an AQuESST district classification of "Excellent" for the second time in our five short years of existence! We have great students, teachers, and patron support!
Our Mission: To give all students an opportunity to learn the necessary skills to be able to adapt, evolve, and grow to become productive community members in an ever changing world.