South River Public School District (23-4920)

South River Public School District

Welcome to the South River Public School District, home of the Rams. Our District has long been synonymous with the highest quality public education.

The waves of a rapidly changing global economy are continuing to be felt within our educational community and as such, we will continue to be presented with a multitude of challenges. If there ever was a time that we needed to think big, work hard and adopt a can-do attitude, it’s now. The District from its earliest beginnings has stressed academic, artistic and athletic excellence; in this there cannot be any change. Education must remain a hallmark of life in South River.

During the 2015-2016 school year, the District maintained its commitment to 21st century learning experiences through the assimilation of research validated instructional pedagogies and cutting edge technologies as well as rigorous content central to helping students successfully navigate the challenges of the ever changing world in which we live. Teachers tirelessly explored new strategies designed to make a constructive difference in each student’s life, while they continued to create an educational environment that was filled with positive energy, where students are fully present for learning and for each other, where everyone has fun, in a way that added to the excitement of learning and where exceptional memories were realized. According to Rita Pierson, “Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” That said, our classrooms featured goal formation, collaboration, communication, problem solving, creative thinking, technology integration and global connections along with passionate, supportive encouragement tailored to motivate students to become astute critical thinkers and life long learners. Summing up, teaching methodologies were personalized toward meeting the individual needs of students to enable them to reach their full academic potential.

South River Public Schools serve a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse student population. The District consists of South River High School with 617 students, South River Middle School with 512 students, South River Elementary School with 587 students, and South River Primary School with 501 students.

Excellent schools are created through the dedication of students, teachers, staff members, administrators, Board of Education members, parents, PTA/PTSA members and community members who are passionate about outstanding achievement. When the community of stakeholders unites to provide students with encouragement and support, they significantly strengthen the school's ability to prolifically impact the educational foundation of the students. Creating an instructional setting that inspires students to learn and ensures success for all requires meaningful, informed teamwork and clear, measurable goals, coupled with a spirit of collaboration, enthusiasm and caring for the individual. The District is devoted to the assurance that all students are prepared with essential skills necessary to acquire knowledge and understanding in a stimulating, learning-efficient, student oriented surrounding. As Michael Jordan once said, "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." Unquestionably, as evidenced by a multitude of positive occurrences, South River Public School educators continue to make it happen with each and every passing school year.

Over the years, South River's contagious spirit and winning traditions have played a key role in shaping the learning experiences. Together with our impressive faculty, staff, administration and Board of Education, involved and caring families, a supportive community, and most importantly, our remarkable students - South River School District will continue to realize new heights!