Riverview Elementary School (RvES) opened its doors to the students of Dawson County in August 2010.  Prior to this event, there was much planning and time spent by many in the county.  Mr. Nicky Gilleland was the Superintendent of Dawson County Schools while the planning took place.  He along with the Board of Education took a comprehensive look at the growth and future needs of the county.  Mr. Gilleland explained that growth projections showed this area to be a good site for future schools.  The Board of Education felt that by having a site capable of containing an elementary, middle and/or high schools would be beneficial and cost effective for the future. The land was purchased from Etowah Water and Sewer Authority (EWSA).  Teachers and administrators in partnership with the Robertson/Loia/Roof architectural firm designed the building.  The design, which includes a centralized common area containing the lunchroom, gym, media center and administrative offices, is user-friendly. 

On opening day, the administration, faculty, and staff eagerly awaited students to enjoy our school with all of its new sights and smells.  To fully embrace the wonders of a new school, we have acknowledged “Our Firsts”…first student to enter the doors on the first day of school, first class to have lunch in the cafeteria, first student to loose a tooth….  The “firsts” allowed everyone at RvES to enjoy the excitement of Dawson County’s new school.

You will see familiar faces and new faces among Riverview’s faculty and staff, which bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to provide high quality instruction.  We strive to provide a supportive learning environment in which students feel encouraged and secure.  Our programs and facilities are specifically designed to meet the changing needs of our students.  All of this combined has helped us plan goals for the academic accomplishment of our students.

Riverview is the fourth elementary school in Dawson County, Georgia.  It is located on the hilltop off of Highway 9 above Riverview Middle School.  Riverview Elementary and Riverview Middle Schools received their names in memory of a previous school in this area and for the river flowing just below the schools.  The river and surrounding forest create a scenic location for learning. We welcome everyone to visit our school and enjoy the vista of our great county.
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