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Riverstone has a new on-site elementary school, Anne Sullivan Elementary School, which opened in August 2016.
“This school is needed in the community of Riverstone. This community is growing rapidly, and there are many parents who are very excited about seeing this school open,” says Fort Bend ISD Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Charles Dupre.
As part of Fort Bend ISD, Riverstone residents and students of Anne Sullivan Elementary have access to exemplary academics and a healthy learning environment with the added benefit of being close to home. Anne Sullivan Elementary offers a 21st Century learning environment, complete with innovative technology and teaching strategies.
TEA Rating: A
Distinctions Earned: ELA/Reading, Mathematics, Comparative Academic Growth, Postsecondary Readiness
School mascot: Dalmation
School colors: Red, white and black
Principal: Donna Whisonant
Along with a high level of parental involvement, Austin Parkway Elementary boasts an excellent academic program designed to meet the needs of every student. One of its premier offerings is Reading Recovery, an international program that identifies first-grade students with reading difficulties and then provides them with 20 weeks of intensive, one-on-one instruction. Students also enjoy dedicated art and music instruction, with fourth- and fifth-grade choirs open to young songbirds.
Students from this top-performing school, located at Crosslakes Boulevard and Austin Parkway, routinely score high on challenging state-mandated tests.
TEA Rating: A
Distinctions Earned: ELA/Reading, Mathematics, Comparative Academic Growth, Postsecondary Readiness, Comparative Closing the Gaps
School mascot: Sailors
School colors: Red, white and blue
Principal: Audrey Macklin
Assistant Principal: Brittany Bathe-Loomis
With students at the heart of every decision, Commonwealth Elementary’s formula of high expectations coupled with a nurturing environment has yielded impressive results for the Fort Bend school.
An advanced curriculum enhanced by state-of-the-art technology helps students succeed. In addition to a gifted and talented program, other initiatives include multi-sensory grammar, fifth-grade/kindergarten book buddies, electronic bookshelf, art à-la-carte, character education, writer’s workshop, math solutions, mountain math, math problem of the day and more. The school has earned a rating of Met Standard from the Texas Education Agency, with distinctions in all available categories.
TEA Rating: A
Distinctions Earned: ELA/Reading, Mathematics, Science, Comparative Academic Growth, Postsecondary Readiness, Comparative Closing the Gaps
School Mascot: Cougar
School Colors: Burgundy, green and beige
Principal: Dr. Latecha Bogle
Assistant Principals: Cindy Snyder and Mariolga Parra
As one of Fort Bend’s oldest elementary schools, Settlers Way has a long history of doing it right. The school’s success comes from strong teacher instruction and the ability to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
The school's guiding philosophy is that every student can learn, with teachers and staff working to provide a motivating, challenging learning environment that meets the needs of all students, regardless of learning style.
Settlers Way teachers are experts at differentiated instruction, which presents information in a variety of ways for a variety of students – hands-on, auditory and visual learners. Many Settlers Way teachers have made a career-long commitment to the school, which enjoys minimal employee turnover. Many teachers have been there for nearly 20 years.
Embracing its mission of concentrating on the many facets of a child’s development, Settlers Way offers an array of extracurricular activities, including choir for fourth- and fifth-graders, a chess club and a Bluebonnet after-school reading program for all students.
TEA Rating: A
Distinctions Earned: ELA/Reading, Postsecondary Readiness
School Mascot: Hot air balloon
School Colors: Red, white and blue
Principal: Danny Emery
Assistant Principal: Anetria Woodard