• Matthew Donahoe, Principal

    Susan Gowin, Assistant Principal


    About Our School

    River Eves opened its doors in August of 1996.

    "Community" is more than just a word at River Eves Elementary.  It is a way of life that we put into practice every day. Working collaboratively with parents and community members, teachers nurture and promote self-worth and respect for all learners. River Eves typifies a true neighborhood school surrounded by a supportive residential community.  We are exceptionally proud of our diverse student demographics and embrace the fact that we have students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, races, and walks-of-life!  

    Parent volunteers are welcome to support the school through a streamlined district vetting process.  We pride ourselves on being holistically minded by emphasizing and providing a rigorous curriculum, instructional technology, and exposure to the fine arts.  River Eves is a state-certified STEM school where scientific and mathematical inquiry, critical-thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving are embedded within learning environments.  Students and teachers also have access to our "Aquaponics Lab" which was established through our "River Eves Education Foundation" (REEF).  Aquaponics instruction is accomplished through a contracted teacher where students receive additional "doses" of inquiry-based lessons.  Project-based learning is a key component of Aquaponics instruction and is an integral element of STEM certification; lab experiences directly support state science standards at each grade-level.  River Eves also has a STEM Lab that is a part of the weekly specials rotation where students gain consistent exposure to the “Engineering Design Model” (EDM) that drives the scientific thinking process for students.  River Eves is also recognized as a Georgia “PBIS Distinguished School”, as well an AVID certified school.  To learn more about PBIS & AVID, please access the portions of the website that provide descriptive explanations about these frameworks.   

    The school community gathers regularly for evening family events, book fairs, talent shows, student productions/concerts, field day activities, as well as a multitude of other “family first” gatherings. 




  • School Data


    Kindergarten - 5th Grade


    School Day

    7:40 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.



    Navy Blue, Hunter Green and White





    Average Enrollment



    Feeder Schools

    Holcomb Bridge Middle School

    Centennial High School