Riverbend Elementary ~ Advanced Scholars Academy is one of twenty elementary charter and programs of choice schools located in Hall County adjacent to the city of Gainesville. Riverbend sits at the foothills of the Northeast Georgia Mountains, within minutes of Lake Lanier, and only an hour from downtown Atlanta. A multitude of activities, a warm and friendly atmosphere, excellent schools, and easy access to the interstate makes Hall County an outstanding place to live. Hall County is home to Brenau University, University of North Georgia and Lanier Tech. These institutes of higher learning provide a variety of instructional and cultural programs for the community and staff of Riverbend.

Riverbend is a Title I school that strives to create a community of difference that encompasses the diverse backgrounds of all students and stakeholders. Building relationships out of mutual respect and establishing partnerships with area businesses, institutions of higher learning, community agencies, organizations, and parents all help to strengthen programs and support student success. Dedicated staff, parents, and students have afforded Riverbend the reputation as a “School of Excellence” and quality with a focus on student achievement.

Our system and school closely monitor the Hi Q status of teachers. All teachers at Riverbend meet the Federal definition of “highly qualified”. Riverbend has an excellent reputation and many applicants have an interest in working at our school. Title I schools receive funding that helps to reduce class size and also pays for support staff such as Instructional Coaches and a part-time Reading Intervention teacher. We also have a teacher from China who teaches the Chinese language and culture to all students K-5. Title I schools annually receive additional books, technology, and materials to support various teacher needs.

The current enrollment at Riverbend is 406. Riverbend Elementary serves students in Pre-K through fifth grades with a pupil teacher ratio of 20 to 1.