About Rivera Elementary
Rivera Elementary was built in 1994 and received two additions since it opened, most recently in 2009. The school is named for Tomas Rivera, an award-winning poet and author from Texas who later became the first Mexican-American chancellor in the University of California system.
Rivera Elementary is one of Denton ISD’s most culturally diverse schools and builds on that with a welcoming and nurturing environment for students and their families. The school offers academic instruction in bilingual classrooms and uses technology-based programs such as Think Through Math and Classworks to give students unique ways to learn and understand various concepts.
Making a connection with students and their families is stressed at the school, with staff members offering monthly Practical Parenting Nights and Communities in Schools of North Texas working with community volunteers to provide students with academic and social support during and after school. Community partners see the value in supporting Rivera as well with many local business and organizations offering students rewards for attendance, academic success and good citizenship.
Rivera students have a number of opportunities to showcase their talents as well through participation in numerous academic and extracurricular clubs, choir and orchestra. A burgeoning mentorship program provides students with role models and defines career aspirations, while the nearby MLK Recreation Center often offers social and athletic support to the school’s families through games and programs.
Colors: Royal Blue, Silver and Gold